Men’s Basketball January 4 Scores, Standings & Rankings

Oklahoma v Kansas

Four games between five ranked teams were headlines by the number one vs number two showcase of Kansas and Oklahoma in the Big 12, delivering big time with the Jayhawks walking away victorious after three overtimes. Brice Johnson made some history for North Carolina against Florida State, Virginia were stunned by Virginia Tech and West Virginia had a big second half in a tough win over TCU on the road.

#2 Oklahoma 106  #1 Kansas 109: A tremendous Big 12 game between the two number one teams in the country, maybe the best regular season game we’ve seen in years. Buddy Hield scored 46 points with 8 three pointers getting help from Jordan Woodward who added 27. But it wasn’t enough against what the Jayhawks had to offer, including 27 from Perry Ellis, 22 from Devonte’ Graham and 21 from Wayne Selden Jr. Hield made two critical turnovers in the final overtime, and missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer that would have extended the night even further. It’s Oklahoma’s first loss of the season.

#4 Virginia 68  Virginia Tech 70: The Cavaliers lose for the second time this season and first in conference play, with 16 turnovers dooming them despite a very good shooting day (49% from the field). Zach LeDay scored 22 points for the Hokies, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, as the Hokies improve to 2-0 in the ACC.

#6 North Carolina 106  Florida State 90: The Tar Heels improve to 14-2, including 3-0 in the ACC with a demolition of the Seminoles, as Brice Johnson with 39 points and Marcus Paige scoring 30 put on quite a show. Johnson also grabbed 23 rebounds, making him only the second player in North Carolina history with a 39-23 stat line, putting himself level with hall of famer Billy Cunningham, who did it twice.

#17 West Virginia 87  TCU 79: The Mountaineers are 2-0 in the Big 12 in one of their better performances this season, shooting 57.7% from the field and scoring 50 points in the second half. Six players scored in double figures, including 20 for Jaysean Paige off the bench and 18 from Tarik Phillip, also coming off the bench. TCU led by two points at halftime, and were led by 20 from Chauncey Collins.

ACC Standings

ACC W-L GB PCT W-L PCT STRK
#6 North Carolina 3-0 1.000 14-2 .875 W7
Virginia Tech 2-0 .5 1.000 10-5 .667 W2
#12 Miami (FL) 1-0 1 1.000 12-1 .923 W7
#24 Pittsburgh 1-0 1 1.000 12-1 .923 W8
#14 Duke 1-0 1 1.000 12-2 .857 W3
#16 Louisville 1-0 1 1.000 12-2 .857 W1
Clemson 1-1 1.5 .500 8-6 .571 W1
#4 Virginia 1-1 1.5 .500 12-2 .857 L1
Notre Dame 0-1 2 .000 9-4 .692 L1
Wake Forest 0-1 2 .000 9-4 .692 L1
Georgia Tech 0-1 2 .000 10-4 .714 L1
NC State 0-1 2 .000 10-4 .714 L1
Boston College 0-1 2 .000 7-7 .500 L1
Florida State 0-2 2.5 .000 10-4 .714 L2
Syracuse 0-2 2.5 .000 10-5 .667 L2

Big 12 Standings

Big 12 W-L GB PCT W-L PCT STRK
#1 Kansas 2-0 1.000 13-1 .929 W12
#17 West Virginia 2-0 1.000 13-1 .929 W6
Texas Tech 1-0 .5 1.000 11-1 .917 W10
Oklahoma State 1-0 .5 1.000 9-4 .692 W2
#2 Oklahoma 1-1 1 .500 12-1 .923 L1
#13 Iowa State 0-1 1.5 .000 11-2 .846 L1
Baylor 0-1 1.5 .000 10-3 .769 L1
Kansas State 0-1 1.5 .000 10-3 .769 L1
Texas 0-1 1.5 .000 8-5 .615 L2
TCU 0-2 2 .000 8-6 .571 L2

Current Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (44) 12-1 1,598
2 Oklahoma (21) 12-0 1,574
3 Maryland 13-1 1,459
4 Virginia 12-1 1,409
5 Michigan State 14-1 1,400
6 North Carolina 13-2 1,275
7 Arizona 13-1 1,126
8 Providence 14-1 1,108
9 Kentucky 11-2 1,039
10 Xavier 13-1 1,001
11 Villanova 12-2 979
12 Miami (FL) 12-1 921
13 Iowa State 11-2 844
14 Duke 12-2 830
15 SMU 13-0 731
16 Louisville 12-2 568
17 West Virginia 12-1 558
18 Butler 11-3 516
19 Iowa 11-3 456
20 Purdue 13-2 450
21 Texas A&M 11-2 420
22 South Carolina 13-0 286
23 Connecticut 10-3 107
24 Pittsburgh 12-1 103
25 Dayton 11-2 100
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