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Texas Tech takes out No. 12 Baylor

LUBBOCK, Texas — Jaye Crockett had 19 points, Toddrick Gotcher added 17 and Texas Tech beat No. 12 Baylor 82-72 Wednesday night for its first Big 12 win of the season.

Dejan Kravic and Robert Turner scored 14 apiece for the Red Raiders (9-8, 1-3 Big 12), who ended a four-game slide against Baylor in Lubbock.

Texas Tech led all the way and held off a late comeback by the Bears (13-3, 1-2) after they pulled to 76-66 on a 3-pointer by Taurean Prince with 2:02 left. That was the closest Baylor had been since late in the first half, but it got no closer.

Baylor failed to make a field goal in the final 4:24 of the first half and trailed 43-22.

Kenny Chery scored 22 and Prince had 13 for the Bears. They finished with a season-low six assists, coming in averaging 16.3.

Cory Jefferson, the Bears' leading scorer (13.5), had eight and center Isaiah Austin was well below his 10.7 average with four.

Texas Tech outrebounded Baylor 35-19, and the Bears failed to capitalize on Texas Tech's errors. On nine Red Raiders turnovers, Baylor managed only two points.

no. 4 mich. st. 54, n'western 40: Gary Harris scored 14 and the visiting Spartans (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) won their ninth straight. Branden Dawson, fighting an illness, had 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Michigan State overcame the absence of forward Adreian Payne (sprained right foot). Payne sat out his second straight game and will have more X-rays on Friday. "Frustrating for him," coach Tom Izzo said. "Although I have to admit he actually had better suggestions on the bench than he had in the games. I appreciated him as an assistant." The Spartans continue to roll, although it was hardly an easy night for them. They overcame a sluggish start and pulled away down the stretch even though they struggled from the outside. They were 2-of-16 on 3-pointers with Harris 0-for-6.

No. 9 Oklahoma St. 82, TCU 50: Marcus Smart scored 20 for the Cowboys (15-2, 3-1 Big 12), who stayed within range of conference leader Kansas. The 15th-ranked Jayhawks (4-0 Big 12) host Oklahoma State on Saturday, and the Cowboys made no effort to downplay the importance of the matchup. "This is a statement game," said Le'Bryan Nash, who had 13 points and eight rebounds. "Who can be the best team in the Big 12?''

No. 16 umass 88, george mason 87: Chaz Williams had 26 points and eight assists and Derrick Gordon made a go-ahead layup with eight seconds left as the visiting Minutemen (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rallied from eight down in the second half to win their fifth straight. The Patriots have not beaten a ranked opponent in more than six years.

No. 24 St. Louis 66, St. Bonaventure 60: Dwayne Evans scored 18 for the host Billikens (16-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10), off to their best since the 1993-94 team was 19-1.

rutgers 85, ucf 75: Myles Mack scored 21 of his 25 in the second half as the host Scarlet Knights (8-9, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) won their first meeting against the Knights (9-6, 1-3). Isaiah Sykes had a career-high 29 points along with eight rebounds for UCF, which has lost two straight after winning six of seven. Eugene McCrory had 14 points and Kasey Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds for UCF, which shot poorly but stayed in the game with free throws (26-for-34). Knights coach Donnie Jones praised Sykes: "We just have to get more out of some others; we haven't gotten too much lately."

Texas A&M 75, S. Carolina 67: The host Aggies (12-4, 3-0 SEC) overcame a 14-3 deficit and tied Florida atop the conference standings. Every other school has at least one conference loss.

Xavier 80, Georgetown 67: The Musketeers (14-4, 4-1 Big East) overcame a 17-point deficit in the final 15 minutes to improve to 12-0 at home. The Hoyas (11-5, 3-2) hit 10 3-pointers but didn't score in the final six minutes. "They made a run, and they kept going," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "We couldn't stop that run."

tampa 64, eckerd 49: Da'Marcko Foster scored 15 for the visiting Spartans (10-4, 3-2 SSC), who held the Tritons (9-6, 2-2) to a season low in scoring. Alex Bodney and Jerrick Stevenson scored 13 each for Eckerd.

no. 18 louisville: Point guard Chris Jones won't play tonight against Houston because of an injured oblique muscle.

seton Hall: Transfer center Chier Ajou enrolled. The 7-foot-2 native of South Sudan who played at Northwestern must complete two semesters of academic residency before playing for the Pirates.


No. 5 Louisville 75, UCF 56: Shoni Schimmel scored 27 as the host Cardinals (17-1, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) won their 10th straight. Sara Djassi scored 28 for the Knights (8-8, 1-4).

West Va. 73, no. 13 Iowa St. 59: Linda Stepney had 16 points and seven rebounds as the visiting Mountaineers upset the Cyclones (14-2, 3-2 Big Ten).

Michigan 65, No. 22 Purdue 49: Madison Ristovski scored 17 and the visiting Wolverines never trailed. The Boilermakers (11-5, 1-3) shot 30 percent.

tampa 66, eckerd 57: Illyssa Vivo scored 18, making six of the Spartans' nine 3-pointers as visiting Tampa improved to 9-5, 3-2 SSC. Liga Vente had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Tritons (7-6, 1-3).

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