AP Top 25 Basketball Scores on Jan. 7; Baylor, Kansas, Villanova win

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – College basketball AP Top 25 scores and results from Saturday, January 8 as the top three teams in the country all picked up wins.

VILLANOVA RETURNS TO WINNING

No. 1 Villanova (15-1, 3-1 Big East) bounced back from its first loss of the season to No. 18 Butler in midweek with a 93-81 victory over Marquette (10-5, 1-2 Big East) on Saturday.

Kris Jenkins scored 23 points and Josh Hart added 19 points and seven assists for the Wildcats, who also got 16 points from Jalen Brunson and 15 from Mikal Bridges.

The defending national champions shot 65.3 percent from the floor and made 14 shots from 3-point range for 61 percent.

Markus Howard led Marquette with 21 points, while Katin Reinhardt scored 15, Sam Hauser had 13 and Jajuan Johnson ended with 12 for the Golden Eagles (10-5, 1-2).

BAYLOR BEARS STAY UNDEFEATED

No. 2 Baylor rallied in the second half to secure a 61-57 victory against a stubborn Oklahoma State outfit on Saturday night.

The Bears (15-0, 3-0 Big 12) trailed 30-25 at halftime but knotted the game at 48-48 with 7:50 left in the game.

Jake Lindsey made a key 3-pointer with 3:58 remaining to give Baylor a 56-52 lead and the home side maintained the advantage until the final whistle.

Manu Lecomte scored 17 points despite shooting just 4 of 12 and Johnathan Motley had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor, which is expected to move to the No. 1 spot in the next AP Top 25 college basketball rankings on Monday after Villanova dropped a game this season.

Terry Maston had 11 points and five rebounds for the Bears, who shot 46 percent.

Phil Forte paced Oklahoma State (10-5, 0-3 Big 12) with 17 points and Jeffrey Carroll scored 14 for the Cowboys, who started 0-3 in conference play for the first time since 1995-96.

AP TOP 25 SCORES

In another Big 12 action, Frank Mason III had 26 points and five rebounds and No. 2 Kansas extended its win streak to 14 games with a comfortable 85-68 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Devonte Graham added a season-high 20 points and freshman Josh Jackson contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (14-1, 3-0 Big 12), who are undefeated since losing to Indiana in their season opener.

Aaron Ross and Zach Smith each scored 17 points for the Red Raiders (12-3, 1-2) with Keenan Evans ending with 16.

The defeat saw Texas Tech losing its 15th straight game to Kansas.

In other college basketball AP Top 25 scores on Saturday, No. 8 Duke holds off Boston College 93-82 with Jayson Tatum matching a season-high with 22 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Blue Devils, while No. 6 Kentucky beat Arkansas 97-71, with De’Aaron Fox putting in a 27 point, six rebound and six assist performance for the Wildcats.

No. 7 West Virginia beat TCU 82-70, No. 9 Louisville eased to a 65-50 win over Georgia Tech, No. 10 Creighton topped Providence 78-64, No. 12 Florida State topped No. 21 Virginia Tech 93-78 and No. 15 Oregon beat Washington State 85-66.

College Basketball Top 25 Scores
Saturday, January 7, 2017

No. 1 VILLANOVA 93, MARQUETTE 81
No. 2 BAYLOR 61, OKLAHOMA STATE 57
No. 3 KANSAS 85, TEXAS TECH 68
No. 6 KENTUCKY 97, ARKANSAS 71
No. 7 WEST VIRGINIA 82, TCU 70
No. 8 DUKE 93, BOSTON COLLEGE 82
No. 9 LOUISVILLE 65, GEORGIA TECH 50
No. 10 CREIGHTON 78, PROVIDENCE 64
No. 12 FLORIDA STATE 93, No. 21 VIRGINIA TECH 78
No. 15 OREGON 85, WASHINGTON STATE 66
No. 16 XAVIER 97, ST. JOHN’S 82
No. 17 ARIZONA 82, COLORADO 73
No. 18 BUTLER 85, GEORGETOWN 76, OT
No. 19 SAINT MARY’S 63, SAN FRANCISCO 52
No. 22 CINCINNATI 67, HOUSTON 58
No. 23 NOTRE DAME 75, CLEMSON 70
No. 24 FLORIDA 83, TENNESSEE 70
No. 25 INDIANA 96, ILLINOIS 80

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