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Baylor tested but beats TTU to go 12-0

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Second-ranked Baylor knows there will be more games like this, instead of all those double-digit wins. The Bears got the job done on the road.

Davion Mitchell had 17 points, Jared Butler finally scored late and the Bears stayed undefeated when they overcame No. 15 Texas Tech 68-60 on Saturday in their closest game this season.

"It's definitely a good thing. It will build confidence," guard Adam Flagler said. "It just shows that we're more than capable playing these types of games and finishing out strong. It's about all of us being poised and being mature team."

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Gophers hand No. 7 Michigan 1st loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When two of the Big Ten's best and tallest players faced off just last week, Michigan's Hunter Dickinson made his 7-foot-1 mark on a decisive win over Minnesota.

Liam Robbins and his teammates stepped up in a big way to avoid the repeat.

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Butler rallies to upset No. 8 Creighton

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach LaVall Jordan challenged Aaron Thompson on Saturday. The senior guard responded just as Jordan envisioned.

Thompson scored 17 points, found Bryce Nze for the go-ahead layup with 68 seconds left in overtime, and played shutdown defense late to help the Bulldogs overcome a 13-point deficit and upset No. 8 Creighton 70-66.

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No. 18 Virginia routs No. 12 Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Virginia coach Tony Bennett thinks that his team has more to improve this season. But he believes his team's rout of No. 12 Clemson is a strong stride forward in that journey.

"It's one game," Bennett cautioned after the 18th-ranked Cavaliers won their 11th straight over the Tigers, 85-50 on Saturday night. "But we're taking steps in the right direction."

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No. 1 Zags beat Saint Mary's, run at 18

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) McKeon Pavilion is typically one of Gonzaga's toughest conference road stops, so it certainly felt strange devoid of all those raucous fans.

Corey Kispert had 17 points and five rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start with a surge to end the first half, pulling away late to beat rival Saint Mary's 73-59 on Saturday night for its 18th straight victory spanning the past two seasons.

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No. 21 Ohio St powers past No. 14 Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.

The game was especially physical in the second half. One technical was called, on Ohio State's Duane Washington Jr., and the officials had to step in many times to avoid fights.

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Wong has 30 as Miami upsets No. 16 Cards

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Isaiah Wong had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Miami beat No. 16 Louisville 78-72 on Saturday night to end an 18-game skid against ranked opponents.

The Hurricanes lost their first four Atlantic Coast Conference games by single digits before an 84-62 blowout at Boston College on Tuesday.

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No. 4 Texas bounces back, beats K-State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A depleted roster forced Texas deep into its bench for seldom-used Kamaka Hepa, whose biggest moments this season have been as the Longhorns' biggest cheerleader on the sideline.

Given his chance, Hepa delivered the big shots on the court Saturday night, scoring 15 points as the No. 4 Longhorns rebounded from their first Big 12 loss of the season by beating Kansas State 82-67.

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Johnson leads No. 10 Vols past Vandy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nearly an hour after Saturday's game had ended, Tennessee's Victor Bailey was still launching 3-pointers in an empty arena.

Bailey wasn't taking his success in No. 10 Tennessee's 81-61 win over Vanderbilt for granted.

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No. 17 Missouri returns, beats Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) A COVID-19 pause left Missouri a little rusty before the Tigers shook it off and beat Texas A&M.

Dru Smith scored 15 points and the 17th-ranked Tigers beat the Aggies 68-52 on Saturday. It was Missouri's first game since Jan. 5 before they got paused because of a positive coronavirus test within the program.

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