Jevon Carter of West Virginia

NCAA basketball AP Top 25 scores on Jan. 10

MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – AP Top 25 college basketball scores and results from the games that took place on Tuesday night, Jan. 10.

The night saw No. 1 Baylor and No. 7 Duke both losing, while No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Villanova and No. 6 Kentucky all securing wins.

No. 1 BAYLOR, No. 10 WEST VIRGINIA

One day after claiming the top-ranked spot in the latest AP Top 25 rankings, Baylor was beaten 89-68 at No. 10 West Virginia on Tuesday night in a Big 12 clash.

The Bears (15-1, 3-1 Big 12), who entered the game undefeated, was disorganised throughout the entire game and paid the price for turning the ball over a season-high 29 times.

Nathan Adrian paced West Virginia (14-2, 3-1 Big 12) with a career-high 22 points, Jevon Carter added 17 points and Brandon Watkins and Tarik Phillip each had 11 points for the Mountaineers, who led 39-32 at halftime.

West Virginia started the second half with an 11-3 run and Baylor failed to keep up, as the lead build to as many as 26 points late in the second half.

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears, while Terry Maston and Al Freeman each scored 10 points in the defeat.

A year ago, West Virginia took down a then-No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks and just as they did last term, the home Fans stormed the court.

No. 9 FLORIDA STATE 88, No. 7 DUKE 72

Another big title contender, Duke, also fell on Tuesday night after the seventh-ranked Blue Devils struggled to adjust without leader Amile Jefferson and suffered an 88-72 defeat at No. 9 Florida State.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 21 points, including 18 in the second half, while Dwayne Bacon had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals and Terance Mann ended with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Seminoles (16-1, 4-0).

Jonathan Isaac ended with 11 points for Florida State, which won a school record 12 straight games and starting with a 4-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time.

Luke Kennard led Duke with 23 points and freshman Jayson Tatum added 21 for the Blue Devils (14-3, 2-2).

FSU led 41-37 at halftime, but Duke came back to take a 50-48 lead with 15:03 left in the game.

Bacon made a jumper to tie the contest at 50-50 and then the Seminoles used a 16-4 run to take full control late to seal the win.

No. 2 KANSAS 81, OKLAHOMA 70

Frank Mason scored 28 points and made five 3-pointers to lead No. 2 Kansas to an 81-70 victory Oklahoma on Tuesday night.

Josh Jackson scored 16 points and Devonte’ Graham finished with 13 and Landen Lucas added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks (15-1, 4-0 Big 12), who have now won 15 straight.

Rashard Odomes and Kameron McGusty each scored 13 points for Oklahoma (6-9, 0-4), which has lost seven straight and remains winless from four starts in Big 12 play this season.

Meanwhile, Kansas is now positioned to take over as the new AP Top 25 ranked team in the country, following the defeat to Baylor.

No. 3 VILLANOVA 79, No. 15 XAVIER 54

Josh Hart had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, Kris Jenkins finished with 20 points and six boards and No. 3 Villanova beat No. 15 Xavier 79-54 Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East), who were winning two straight since losing for the first time this season at Butler, outscored Xavier 45-26 in the second half to setup the win.

Jalen Brunson scored 11 points and Donte DiVincenzo and Darryl Reynolds each had 10 in the win for Villanova, which shot 54 percent.

Edmond Sumner scored 11 points, J.P. Macura and Trevon Bluiett each finished with 10 in the defeat for the Musketeers (13-3, 3-1), who were 6 of 32 from 3-point range for 19-percent and shot 29-percent overall in their first Big East loss this season.

No. 6 KENTUCKY 87, VANDERBILT 81

In Southeastern Conference action, Isaiah Briscoe scored 23 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists and freshman De’Aaron Fox added 22 points and five rebounds for No. 6 Kentucky to hold off Vanderbilt.

Malik Monk finished with 18 points, including six in the final 32 seconds, and Edrice Adebayo added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-2, 4-0) to stay unbeaten in the SEC this season.

Jeff Roberson paced the Commodores (8-8, 2-2) with 19 points and nine rebounds and Riley LaChance and Matthew Fisher-Davis each ended with 19 points in the defeat.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP TOP 25
Scores and Results on Jan. 11

No. 1 BAYLOR, No. 10 WEST VIRGINIA
No. 2 KANSAS 81, OKLAHOMA 70
No. 3 VILLANOVA 79, No. 15 XAVIER 54
No. 6 KENTUCKY 87, VANDERBILT 81
No. 9 FLORIDA STATE 88, No. 7 DUKE 72
No. 23 FLORIDA 80, ALABAMA 67
TEXAS TECH 66, No. 25 KANSAS STATE 65

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