Oklahoma Basketball

The weather did stop two top 25 games from taking place (Providence vs Villanova, SMU vs Temple) but there was plenty of action besides that, as number one Oklahoma bounced back from their second loss of the season at Baylor, Kansas handled Texas, West Virginia overcame Texas Tech on the road and Michigan State got through a difficult test against Maryland.

#1 Oklahoma (16-2, 5-2) 82 #13 Baylor (15-4, 5-2) 72: The Sooners bounce back from their loss to Iowa State with an impressive win on the road, behind 19 points from Buddy Hield and 20 from Jordan Woodward.

Texas (12-7, 4-3) 67 #3 Kansas (16-3, 5-2) 76: The Jayhawks had a rough first half but outscored Texas 46-32 to win this game, getting 26 points from Perry Ellis and 19 from Wayne Selden Jr. as Kansas played just three players for a total of 29 minutes off the bench.

Seton Hall (13-6, 3-4) 76 #5 Xavier (17-2, 5-2) 84: Xavier lost at home for the first time this season in their previous game, but bounced back quite well against the Pirates as James Farr scored 24 points off the bench and Trevon Bluiett helped with 15 points.

#6 West Virginia (16-3, 5-2) 80 Texas Tech (12-6, 2-5) 76: A tougher than expected game in Lubbock for the Mountaineers, led by 22 points off of Jaysean Paige and 20 from Tarik Phillip, stopping their two-game losing streak.

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#7 Maryland (17-3, 6-2) 65 #11 Michigan State (17-4, 4-4) 74: A huge win for Michigan State who really needed one against a team like the Terrapins, stopping a three game losing streak, including two at home. Bryn Forbes led the Spartans with 25 points, Denzel Valentine helped with 19.

Missouri (8-11, 1-5) 53 #10 Texas A&M (17-2, 7-0) 66: The surprising Aggies had no problem with the terrible Tigers, as the former Big 12 partners couldn’t be more further apart at this point. Jalen Jones scored 20 points for the Aggies, Danuel House helped with 17 points and 7 assists.

#12 Arizona (16-4, 4-3) 73 California (14-6, 4-3) 74: Cal remain perfect at home this season and hand the Wildcats a third conference loss, with a big game from Jordan Mathews, scoring 28 points off the bench.

Wake Forest (10-9, 1-6) 63 #15 Miami (15-3, 4-2) 77: An easy win for the Hurricanes, who have now 14 times by 10 points or more this season. Ja’Quan Newton scored 18 points off the bench to lead Miami, holding the Demon Deacons to just 39% from the field.

#17 Louisville (16-3, 5-1) 75 Georgia Tech (11-8, 1-5) 71: A tougher than expected game for Louisville in Atlanta against the Yellow Jackets, but in the end it all turned out OK, making it a third straight win for Pitino’s team. Damion Lee led them with 17 points.

#18 Butler (13-6, 2-5) 64 Creighton (14-6, 5-2) 72: The miserable Big East season for Butler continues while Creighton beat a top 25 team for the first time in 12 games. Maurice Watson Jr. led Creighton with 20 points, holding the Bulldogs to just 32.8% from the field.

#19 Iowa State (15-4, 4-3) 73 TCU (9-10, 1-6) 60: In between a win against Oklahoma and a game against Kansas, Iowa State sorta relaxed down in Texas against the Horned Frogs, getting 18 points from Monte Morris in a rare easy game for them.

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#20 Duke (15-5, 4-3) 88 North Carolina State (11-9, 1-6) 78: Duke finally win again thanks to a huge second half (52 points), but it might not help them drop out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2007. Grayson Allen led Duke with 28 points, helped out by Brandon Ingram with 25 points.

Vanderbilt (11-8, 3-4) 57 #23 Kentucky (15-4, 5-2) 76: When things click for the Wildcats, they make things look easy, like in their win against the disappointing Commodores. Tyler Ulis led the way with 21 points, Jamal Murray chipped in with 18 points.

#24 South Carolina (17-2, 4-2) 69 Tennessee (10-9, 3-4) 78: The Vols put another nail in the coffin of the Gamecocks impressive start to the season, led by Kevin Punter with 36 points, the most by a Tennessee player since 2003.

Northwestern (15-6, 3-5) 57 #25 Indiana (17-3, 7-0) 89: Indiana remain on top of the Big Ten with their undefeated record thanks to a cupcake schedule so far, led by Yogi Ferrell (17 points) in one of the easiest games they’ve had in recent years.

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