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Top 25 roundup: #1 Baylor holds off #8 Iowa State

Top 25 roundup: #1 Baylor holds off #8 Iowa State

James Akinjo scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, and #1 Baylor held on for a 77-72 win over #8 Iowa State in a Big 12 matchup Saturday afternoon in Ames, Iowa.

LJ Cryer had 13 points for the Bears and Jeremy Sochan finished with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Baylor (13-0, 1-0 Big 12) won its 19th straight game dating to last season.

The Cyclones’ Tristan Enaruna tallied 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead all scorers. Izaiah Brockington had 18 points and Tyrese Hunter scored 12 for Iowa State (12-1, 0-1).

Baylor shot 50 percent (30 of 60) from the field and 41.2 percent (7 of 17) from beyond the arc. Iowa State shot 47.2 percent (25 of 53) overall but only 7.1 percent (1 of 14) from deep.

#6 Kansas 76, George Mason 67

Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 20 points and Mitch Lightfoot added 14 to lead a 38-3 advantage in bench points as the Jayhawks toppled the Patriots at Lawrence, Kan.

Coleman-Lands, who played previously at Illinois, DePaul and Iowa State, enjoyed his top scoring performance for the Jayhawks (11-1), going 7 of 9 from the floor. Lightfoot equaled his career-high, making all seven of his shots.

Lightfoot also gave Kansas a sturdy defender inside to hold the Patriots’ top scorer, Josh Oduro, to 12 points, five below his average. Davonte Gaines posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Patriots (7-6).

#22 Villanova 73, #15 Seton Hall 67

Collin Gillespie scored 21 points as the Wildcats nipped the Pirates in a Big East Conference matchup at Newark, N.J.

Brandon Slater chipped in 17 points and Jermaine Samuels had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Wildcats (9-4, 2-1 Big East), who did not shoot particularly well from the field (42 percent) or the 3-point line (6 of 20). Villanova also committed 17 turnovers.

Seton Hall (9-3, 0-2) was paced by Bryce Aiken (22 points) and Jared Rhoden (13 points). Jamir Harris had 12 points for the Pirates, while Alexis Yetna pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds before fouling out.

#17 Texas 74, West Virginia 59

Marcus Carr scored a season-high 20 points to lead a balanced attack as the Longhorns swamped the visiting Mountaineers in Austin, Texas.

The Longhorns (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) used a decisive run in the first half to build a big lead. They did not allow West Virginia (11-2, 0-1) to get back in the game.

Texas was up by 19 at intermission, by as many as 28 seven minutes into the second half and easily held on to beat the Mountaineers. Courtney Ramey hit for a season-best 15 points and Andrew Jones added 14 for Texas, which has won five straight games.

#21 Providence 70, DePaul 53

Aljami Durham scored 17 points and Justin Minaya registered a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Friars rolled to their eighth straight win with a rout of the Blue Demons in Chicago.

The Friars (13-1, 3-0 Big East) led by as many as 28 points against the Blue Demons (9-3, 0-2).

Jared Bynum had 12 points and seven assists, while Noah Horchler scored 11 points for Providence.

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