Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

No. 2 falls to Texas Tech

No. 2 falls to Texas Tech

That helped Texas Tech (14-2, 3-1) win eight straight games during December and January, including three over ranked opponents and its first three Big 12 contests.

The Mountaineers were riding the nation's longest winning streak at 15 games, and receiving the highest AP ranking for their program in 60 years.

Jevon Carter scored 28 points - one off his career high - for West Virginia (15-2, 4-1). Esa Ahmad, playing his first game of the season after becoming academically eligible, chipped in 18 points in a reserve role.

Red Raiders fans stormed the court after the win. With Zach Smith day to day, they may be down to nine. King played over 30 minutes in each of the last two games, and on Wednesday pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. The two teams last met on February 18, 2017 when the Red Raiders lost 83-74 in double overtime.

There were three lead changes and three ties late in the second half before Niem Stevenson hit two free throws to put the Red Raiders in front for good with 2:07 remaining.

West Virginia controlled most of the first half behind its pressing defense and 3-point shooting. Two of the three in school history were this week, starting with a 75-65 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma on Tuesday.

How big? And how much does that mean for WVU's next five games, a march through fire that, if the Mountaineers can win them all, should cement them as the top team in the country.

No. 1 Villanova 78, St. John's 71: Donte DiVincenzo hit six three-pointers and scored 25 points for Villanova (16-1, 4-1).

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NO. 5 WICHITA ST. 72, TULSA 69: Landry Shamet and backcourt mate Conner Frankamp scored 16 each as the visiting Shockers (14-2, 5-0 AAC) survived a scare.

No. 9 Oklahoma 102, No. 16 TCU 97, OT: Trae Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime for Oklahoma and also had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Jaylen Fisher had a career-high 22 points for TCU (13-4, 1-4).

"Senior guard Justin Gray (6'6" 210-lbs) averages 5.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds. He received a quick hook with 16 minutes left in the game after heaving up a 20-footer when he found himself trapped with the ball at the top of the key.

Arizona 90, OR 83: Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 and No. 17 Arizona used a late run to outlast Oregon. He is averaging a team-best 17.3 points per game and is shooting 49.2 percent from the floor.

It was the Jayhawks' third Big 12 victory by a combined 10 points and they defeated the Wildcats for the sixth consecutive time and 12th in a row at Allen Fieldhouse.

NO. 10 OHIO ST. 77, INDIANA 62: Stephanie Mavunga, the 2013 Indiana Miss Basketball from Brownsburg, had 20 points and 18 rebounds for the visiting Buckeyes (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten).

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.

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