LAWRENCE, Kan. — No. 3 Kansas staged a stunning comeback, while No. 4 Baylor was upset on a wild night in college basketball on Monday. Here are the NCAA college basketball AP Top 25 scores and results from the latest set of notable fixtures.
At Allen Fieldhouse in front of a crowd of 66,049 in Lawrence, third-ranked Kansas rallied from a double-digit deficit in the final minutes of regulation to force overtime and then beat No. 9 West Virginia in the extra period for an 84-80 win.
The Jayhawks (23-3, 11-2 Big 12) trailed 64-50 when Tarik Phillip made a layup with 2:58 left in the second half but used a staggering 21-7 run to forced overtime after the teams ended 71-all at the end of regulation.
Frank Mason III had 24 points, despite going just 3-of-13 from the floor, while Devonte’ Graham added 18 and hit three big-time 3-pointers down the stretch to lead Kansas, which shot just 34.4 percent as a team.
Freshman Josh Jackson finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five steals and Lagerald Vick ended with 14 points off the bench for the Jayhawks, who avoided back-to-back defeats at home for the first time since the 1988-89 season.
Esa Ahmad scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for West Virginia, which appeared to have the game secured with the late double-figure lead after halftime until the dramatic meltdown.
Tarik Phillip had 18 points and six steals and Nathan Adrian finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Mountaineers (20-6, 8-5), who gave up 34 points in the last eight minutes of regulation and overtime and were outscored by 18 points during those periods.
LUBBOCK, TX — In another Big 12 battle on Monday night, Keenan Evans scored 23 points and led four Texas Tech players in double-digit scoring, as the Red Raiders upset fourth-ranked Baylor 84-78.
Texas Tech (17-9, 5-8 Big 12) made a quick start after jumping out to an 11-0 lead but Baylor rallied to tie the game at 26-all with 5:35 left in the first half before taking a 36-32 halftime lead.
However, things changed significantly after leading point guard Manu Lecomte picked up a late technical and fouled out with 8:29 left in the second half, as Baylor struggled to find a rhythm afterwards.
Niem Stevenson had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists with Justin Gray ending with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Zach Smith scoring 11 points for the Red Raiders, who shot 51.1 percent.
Terry Maston scored a career-high 22 points to lead Baylor Lecomte finishing with 16.
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Johnathan Motley had 11 points apiece for the Bears (22-4, 9-4 Big 12), who are now two games behind conference leader Kansas.
No. 2 VILLANOVA 75, DEPAUL 62
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Jalen Brunson scored 18 points and defending champion and fourth-ranked Villanova used a balanced attack to beat lowly DePaul 75-62 on Monday.
Josh Hart had 16 points, Mikal Bridges ended with 15 points and three blocks and K. Jenkins finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (25-2, 12-2 Big East).
Senior forward Darryl Reynolds missed his second straight game due to a rib injury.
Chris Harrison-Docks led the Blue Demons with 18 points and Eli Cain added 12 points and eight rebounds in the defeat.
DePaul (8-18, 1-12 Big East), which shot 38 percent from the field were losing their ninth straight game.
NCAA College Basketball Top 25 Scores
Monday, February 13, 2017
No. 2 VILLANOVA 75, DEPAUL 62
No. 3 KANSAS, No. 9 WEST VIRGINIA
TEXAS TECH 84, No. 4 BAYLOR 78
No. 8 LOUISVILLE 76, SYRACUSE 72, OT