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College Basketball: No. 2 WVU Holds Off Baylor

  • Central Florida's Zakiya Saunders, right, blocks a shot by Connecticut's Gabby Williams, left, during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) drives to the basket as West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate (50) attempts to block his shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)



Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Morgantown, W.Va. — Jevon Carter sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.5 seconds left and No. 2 West Virginia escaped with a 57-54 victory over Baylor on Tuesday night.

West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) struggled to make shots the entire game but extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 15, the Mountaineers’ best since winning 22 straight in 1988-89.

Baylor’s Manu Lecomte scored 13 points and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.

No. 3 Virginia 68, Syracuse 61

Charlottesville, Va. — Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De’Andre Hunter added 15 and Virginia beat Syracuse.

Guy made five 3-pointers for Virginia (15-1, 4-0 ACC). The Cavaliers attempted a season-high 27 3s and made nine. Devon Hall added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Virginia.

Frank Howard scored 18 points to lead the Orange (12-5, 1-3).

No. 9 Oklahoma 75No. 8 Texas Tech 65

Norman, Okla. — Trae Young scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to help Oklahoma (13-2, 3-1 Big 12) beat Texas Tech.

Young, a freshman point guard who leads the nation in scoring and assists, made just 1 of 12 shots in the first half. He drained 6 of 11 in the second to help the Sooners bounce back from a loss to No. 2 West Virginia on Saturday.

No. 20 North Carolina 96 Boston College 66

Chapel Hill, n.c. — Luke Maye had career highs of 32 points and 18 rebounds while North Carolina’s small lineup got off to a fast start.

Cameron Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 2-2 ACC), who were trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since January 2014.

Ky Bowman scored 21 points to lead Boston College (11-6, 2-3), which has lost 11 straight against the Tar Heels.

No. 21 Kentucky 74Texas A&M 73

Lexington, Ky. — PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox’s go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help Kentucky rally past Texas A&M.

Trailing 59-53 with 8:43 remaining, the Wildcats clawed back to tie the game three times before Washington stole a high pass and fed Knox for a 69-67 lead.

Women

No. 1 UConn 80, UCF 44

Storrs, Conn. — Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 19 points, leading top-ranked UConn to its 100th consecutive regular-season.

Stevens hit nine of her 13 shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for Connecticut (14-0, 4-0 American), for her fourth double-double of the season and 28th of her career.

Korneila Wright scored 17 points for Central Florida (11-6, 3-1).