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No. 15 Baylor hands No. 7 Kansas second straight loss, 82-74


WACO, Texas (AP) — RayJ Dennis had 19 points and 10 assists, Jayden Nunn scored 18 points with consecutive fastbreak layups in a key run for No. 15 Baylor and the Bears beat seventh-ranked Kansas 82-74 on Saturday, handing the Jayhawks consecutive losses for the first time this season.

Yves Missi added 17 points and fellow freshman Ja’Kobe Walter had 11 for the Bears (21-8, 10-6 Big 12).

Nunn first drove the length of the court with 13:49 left after grabbing a defensive rebound. Then after 7-foot freshman Missi blocked a Kansas shot, Dennis passed ahead to a breaking Nunn for another layup. Those baskets 25 seconds apart ignited a 13-2 run that pushed Baylor’s lead from one to 12 with 10 minutes left.

Big 12 scoring leader Kevin McCullar Jr., in his return to the lineup after missing four of the previous five games with a bone bruise in his knee, and Hunter Dickinson had 20 points each for Kansas (21-8, 9-7), which was coming off a 76-68 loss at home to Big 12 newcomer BYU. Dajuan Harris had 12 points and nine assists.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Baylor Scheierman scored 26 points and made three straight 3-pointers late in the game to lead Creighton to a victory over Marquette.

Scheierman, a candidate for Big East player of the year who was playing his final game at CHI Health Center, had 16 rebounds for his eighth double-double in 10 games and 14th of the season.

Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 19 points and Trey Alexander added 18 points for the Bluejays (22-8, 13-6).

The Golden Eagles (22-7, 13-5) played without injured star guard Tyler Kolek and big man Oso Ighodaro (illness).

Kam Jones led the Golden Eagles with 23 points, David Joplin scored 21 and Stevie Mitchell had 15 points and nine rebounds.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Caleb Love scored 22 points, Oumar Ballo had his ninth straight double-double and Arizona closed out the Pac-12 era at McKale Center with a beatdown of Oregon.

Keyed by Love and then Kylan Boswell, Arizona (23-6, 14-4) had a 17-point lead by the midpoint of the first half and didn’t let off the gas. The Wildcats shot 61% overall, went 14 for 25 from 3 and had 27 assists on 39 made field goals to finish the season 15-1 at home.

Ballo had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the longest double-double streak at Arizona since Al Fleming had 10 straight during the 1974-75 season. Pelle Larsson had 22 points and fellow senior Keshad Johnson scored 21.

Jermaine Couisnard scored 33 of his 39 points in the second half and Oregon (19-10, 11-7) shot 52% in its final Pac-12 road game.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marcus Domask had 31 points, Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 23 and Illinois continued its recent mastery of Wisconsin by beating the slumping Badgers.

Illinois has won its last six matchups with Wisconsin, which represents the Illini’s longest winning streak in the series since beating the Badgers 16 straight times from 1981-89. Wisconsin beat Illinois 15 consecutive times before this stretch.

Illinois (22-7, 13-5) is 1 1/2 games behind No. 2 Purdue in the Big Ten standings. Wisconsin (18-11, 10-8) has lost seven of its last nine.

Wisconsin got 20 points from Tyler Wahl, 16 from Max Klesmit, 15 from Chucky Hepburn and 13 from AJ Storr.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rob Dillingham scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 6:33 and Kentucky rallied for a victory over Arkansas.

The Razorbacks (14-15, 5-11 SEC) led 86-77 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining before the Wildcats (21-8, 11-5) stormed back with a 21-6 burst to open a 98-92 lead.

Antonio Reeves led Kentucky with 22 points and D.J. Wagner scored 19.

Khalif Battle scored 34 points for the Razorbacks. Arkansas shot 53% from the floor, outscored Kentucky 48-38 in the paint and was 21 for 21 from the free-throw line in the second half. Tramon Mark added 23 points and Jeremiah Davenport added 14 points.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Meechie Johnson scored 25 points including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 43.4 seconds to play as South Carolina rallied for a victory over Florida.

The Gamecocks (24-5, 12-4 SEC) trailed 56-46 with 12 minutes to play, but behind Johnson and Collin Murray-Boyles turned things around with a 26-12 surge. They kept themselves in the chase for an SEC title, a game behind co-leaders No. 4 Tennessee and No. 14 Alabama when the day started.

Murray-Boyles, a freshman, finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.

Walter Clayton Jr. had 20 points and Zyon Pullin scored 18 for the Gators (20-9, 10-6).