AUSTIN, Texas, Sporting Alert – Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, including going 13 for 13 from the free throw line and No. 24 Texas upset No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 in college basketball action on Tuesday night.
Taylor also finished with seven assists, four rebounds and two blocks for the Longhorns (17-9, 8-5 Big 12) who made seven of their 10 total 3-pointers in the first half.
Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor, while knocking down all four of his 3-point attempts, Javan Felix added 11 points and Tevin Mack ended with 10 for Texas, which collected a regular-season sweep of West Virginia.
Tuesday night’s win also saw the Longhorns, who shot 48.1 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from 3-point range — snapping a two-game losing streak, while recording their fifth win against a ranked team this season. They also improved to 3-0 at home against top 20 teams.
They also improved to 3-0 at home against top 20 teams.
Tarik Phillip made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and four assists to lead the way for the Mountaineers (20-6, 9-4), who dropped two of the past three games and slipped one game behind No. 2 Kansas in the Big 12 standings.
Devin Williams had 18 points, 12 rebounds and two steals and Jonathan Holton finished with 10 points and eight boards for West Virginia, which dominated Texas in the rebound column, 40-22, but committed 14 turnovers in the defeat.
Both teams will return to action again on Saturday, with West Virginia playing at No. 3 Oklahoma and Texas hosting No. 25 Baylor in another key Big 12 battle.
Also on Tuesday night, A.J. Hammons poured in a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 17 Purdue to a 71-61 victory over Northwestern.
Johnny Hill added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Ryan Cline made three 3-pointers in scoring 11 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Boilermakers (21-6, 9-5 Big Ten), who recovered from the defeat to Michigan.
Tre Demps scored 16 points, Bryant McIntosh added 14 and Alex Olah ended with 12 for the Wildcats (17-10, 5-9 Big Ten), who made a late surge, but came up short and dropped two of the last three games.
College Basketball Scores
Michigan 66, Ohio State 76
Richmond 79, Davidson 83
Kansas State 63, TCU 49
Wake Forest 96, Pittsburgh 101 (2OT)
South Carolina 67, Missouri 72