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TCU routs Kansas, hands Jayhawks second straight loss

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Shahada Wells scored 17 points as No. 14 TCU beat No. 2 Kansas 83-60 on Saturday in one of the worst losses in Bill Self’s 20-year coaching career with the Jayhawks.

It was Kansas’ second-largest loss at home under Self. The Jayhawks fell 84-59 to Texas on Jan. 2, 2021.

The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak at home for Kansas. The Jayhawks (15-3, 5-2 Big 12), who lost 83-82 in overtime at Kansas State on Tuesday, had not lost consecutive games in the state since 1989, when it had home losses on Jan. 28 to K-State and on Feb. 1 to Missouri.

Kansas trailed by 10 at halftime and never closed the gap within single digits. TCU extended the lead to as many as 24 points. The Jayhawks shot only 32.1% in the second half.

TCU (15-4, 4-3 Big 12), which shot 54.4% (31 of 57) from the field, got 15 points from Mike Miles Jr. and 11 from Damion Baugh.

NO. 4 ALABAMA 85, MISSOURI 64: Noah Clowney and Mark Sears each scored 17 points, and Alabama won at Missouri (14-5, 3-4 SEC).

Alabama (17-2, 7-0) remained undefeated against unranked teams this season. Freshman Brandon Miller added 15 points and eight rebounds, and reserve Jahvon Quinterly scored 13 points.

Clowney also had 14 rebounds, and Sears finished with eight rebounds and three steals.

NO. 6 GONZAGA 99, PACIFIC 90: Drew Timme scored 24 of his career-high 38 points in the second half, including 18 straight points during one stretch, and Gonzaga (17-4, 6-1 WCC) pulled away in the closing minutes for a road win over Pacific (10-12, 3-4).

NO. 11 ARIZONA 58, NO. 5 UCLA 52: Oumar Ballo scored 16 points, Azuolas Tubelis had a double-double and Arizona withstood a late rally to end UCLA’s 14-game winning streak with a victory in Tucson.

The Wildcats (17-3, 5-3 Pac-12) appeared to be cruising to their biggest win of the season, taking a 56-44 lead on Ballo’s alley-oop dunk with 2:07 left.

The Bruins (17-3, 8-1) fought back, creating four straight turnovers to pull within 56-52. UCLA then blocked consecutive shots — one after a review waved off goaltending — but couldn’t convert on two shots of its own.

NO. 7 TEXAS 69, WEST VIRGINIA 61: Marcus Carr scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half to lead visiting Texas over West Virginia (11-8, 1-6 Big 12).

Dylan Disu added 13 points before fouling out, while Christian Bishop and Tyrese Hunter scored 11 apiece for the Longhorns (16-3, 5-2), who bounced back from a double-digit loss at No. 12 Iowa State on Wednesday.

Xavier guard Colby Jones shoots over Georgetown forward Bradley Ezewiro during the first half of Saturday's game in Cincinnati.

Xavier guard Colby Jones shoots over Georgetown forward Bradley Ezewiro during the first half of Saturday’s game in Cincinnati.

NO. 8 XAVIER 95, GEORGETOWN 82: Zach Freemantle tied a career high with 30 points and Colby Jones had 20 as host Xavier (16-4, 8-1) handed Georgetown  (5-15, 0-9) its 29th straight Big East loss.

NO. 9 TENNESSEE 77, LSU 56: Josiah-Jordan James scored a season-high 22 points to lead Tennessee (16-3, 6-1 SEC) over host LSU (12-7, 1-6). James, who missed eight games in November and December due to injury, made his second straight start for the Volunteers.

NO. 10 VIRGINIA 76, WAKE FOREST 67: Armaan Franklin scored 18 of his 25 points during the first half and visiting Virginia (15-3, 7-2 ACC) survived blowing nearly all of a 19-point lead to beat Wake Forest (14-6, 6-3).

OKLAHOMA ST. 61, NO. 12 IOWA ST. 59: Avery Anderson scored 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws, and host Oklahoma State (11-8, 3-4 Big 12) defeated Iowa State (14-4, 5-2) for its first win over a ranked team this season.

NO. 13 KANSAS ST. 68, TEXAS TECH 58: Markquis Nowell had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and host Kansas State (17-2, 6-1 Big 12) beat Texas Tech (17-2, 6-1 Big 12).

NO. 16 AUBURN 81, SOUTH CAROLINA 66: Johni Broome had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds as Auburn (16-3, 6-1 SEC) took control late in the first half to run past struggling South Carolina (8-11, 1-5).

DUKE 68, NO. 17 MIAMI 66: Kyle Filipowski had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeremy Roach scored 14 points in his first game in more than two weeks to lift Duke (14-5, 5-3 ACC) over Miami (15-4, 6-3) at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

NO. 18 CHARLESTON 87, NORTHEASTERN 61: Ben Burnham scored 15 points, Pat Robinson III added 14 and Ryan Larson had 12 to lead Charleston (21-9, 9-0 CAA) to its 20th win in a row, a road victory over Northeastern (8-11, 4-4).

NO. 19 CLEMSON 51, VIRGINIA TECH 50: Hunter Tyson’s 3-pointer with 12 seconds left lifted host Clemson (16-4, 8-1 ACC) to a dramatic victory over Virginia Tech (11-8, 1-7).

NO. 20 MARQUETTE 74, SETON HALL 53: Kam Jones scored 22 points, Oso Ighodaro had 18 on 7-for-7 shooting and Visiting Marquette (16-5, 8-2 Big East) beat Seton Hall (12-9, 5-5). Marquette shot 54% from the field in its second straight win since an 80-76 loss to Xavier last weekend.

NO. 21 BAYLOR 62, OKLAHOMA 60: Jalen Bridges scored 11 points and hit a trio of game-turning 3-pointers in the final five minutes as Baylor (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) rallied to hold off host Oklahoma (12-7, 2-5). Baylor won its fourth straight game after opening conference play with three losses.

NO. 22 PROVIDENCE 75, DePAUL 64: Noah Locke had a career-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help host Providence (15-5, 7-2 Big East) fend off DePaul (9-11, 3-6).

NO. 24 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 67, UTEP 59: Johnell Davis scored 20 points on 6-for-9 shooting and Florida Atlantic (19-1, 9-0 C-USA) extended its program record for consecutive wins to 18 with a road win over UTEP (11-9, 4-5).

NO. 25 ARKANSAS 69, MISSISSIPPI 57: Anthony Black scored 17 points, reserve Joseph Pinion had 13 and host Arkansas (13-6, 2-5 SEC) snapped a four-game losing streak by topping Mississippi (9-10, 1-6).

TCU guard Rondel Walker gets past Kansas forward K.J. Adams Jr., right, for a basket during the second half of Saturday's game in Lawrence, Kansas.

TCU guard Rondel Walker gets past Kansas forward K.J. Adams Jr., right, for a basket during the second half of Saturday’s game in Lawrence, Kansas.

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