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14 January 2018, 11:21 | Devin Moran
West Virginia Athletics Jevon Carter is averaging 16.1 points 5.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists this season
Texas Tech reserve guard Brandone Francis (1) scored 17 points in a 72-71 win over No. 2 West Virginia on Saturday. The Mountaineers had their nation-leading 15-game winning streak stopped.
West Virginia has the home court and will have the best player on the court, as they do most Big 12 games with Jevon Carter. Esa Ahmad added 18 in his season debut after an NCAA academic suspension.
Keenan Evans scored 20 points to pace the Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1), none bigger or more improbable than his off-balance, line-drive jumper from the top of the key that widened the gap to 70-66 with 39 seconds left.
NO. 1 UCONN 95, HOUSTON 35: Azura Stevens had 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead four players in double-figure scoring, and the visiting Huskies (15-0, 5-0 AAC) forced the Cougars into 28 turnovers.
But, for the Red Raiders, this was a long time coming, as the team has been much closer to the bottom than the top in the conference ever since Bob Knight left the team.
Donte Grantham had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mark Donnal had 12 points, including two critical second-half 3s, for Clemson. West Virginia vs Texas Tech tv channel is on ESPN. Ponds scored a career-high 37 points in front of 17,123 fans at the Garden. The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of nine games overall and two straight against their rivals. The Wildcats are 16-1 and 4-1.
Wichita State 72, Tulsa 69: Landry Shamet and backcourt mate Conner Frankamp each scored 16 points and No. 5 Wichita State held off Tulsa.
Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Duke, which was without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski due to a virus.
NORMAN, Okla. - Trae Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime, and No. 9 Oklahoma defeated No. 16 TCU in overtime. Brady Manek added 22 points for the Sooners (14-2, 4-1 Big 12). The Bluejays (14-3, 4-2) gave up a season high in points in their worst loss of the season.
Villanova 78, St. John's 71: Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy NY crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John's at Madison Square Garden. TCU crept back and then a 10-0 run pulled the Frogs into a tie at 64-all with less than a minute to go in regulation. Christ Koumadje had a career-high 23 points and Phil Cofer added 16 points for No. 23 Florida State (13-4, 2-3 ACC) in a 101-90 victory over Syracuse (12-6, 1-4) in Tallahassee, Fla.
Allonzo Trier scored 25 points and Deandre Ayton added 24 for Arizona.
Jordan Bowden scored 15 points as Tennessee handed Texas A&M its fifth consecutive loss.
They were the last team in the Big 12 with an undefeated league record. King made a career-high six three-pointers for the Buffaloes (11-7, 3-3), who earned their first road win of the season.
When these two teams last met, it was West Virginia's dynamic duo of Naomi Davenport and Teana Muldrow who carried the day.
Stanford 73, Washington 64: One-time Washington commit Daejon Davis returned to his hometown and had 16 points, Reid Travis also finished with 16 points, and Stanford (10-8, 4-1) completed its first two-game road sweep in conference play in almost eight years with a 73-64 win over Washington on Saturday night. He averages 5.4 points per game. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. while the contest will be shown on the Longhorn Network.
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