WACO, Texas – Johnathan Motley scored 25 points and No. 5 Baylor held on to beat Texas Tech 65-61 on Wednesday night for the Bears’ 13th straight home victory.
A week after getting a career-high 32 points against Texas, Motley was 15 of 16 on free throws as the Bears (19-1, 7-1 Big 12) pulled even with second-ranked Kansas atop the conference standings with a 26-9 advantage at the free throw line. Baylor attempted 28 free throws to 10 for the Red Raiders.
The Bears won their fourth straight since their only loss right after reaching No. 1 for the first time in school history.
Justin Gray scored 12 points for the Red Raiders (14-6, 3-5), who dropped to 2-2 against ranked teams in Big 12 play.
Georgia Tech 78, No. 6 Florida St. 56
ATLANTA – Josh Okogie scored 35 points and Ben Lammers added 18 as Georgia Tech pulled its second home upset of a Top 10 opponent this season.
Georgia Tech (12-8, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 41-15 at halftime and 70-47 with 6:52 remaining on Lammers’ dunk. Florida State never got closer than 18 points in the second half.
The Seminoles (18-3, 6-2) were tied for first place in the ACC and had gone 5-1 in their last six games, all against ranked opponents.
Dwayne Bacon, the ACC’s eighth-leading scorer, finished with 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Florida State.
Southern Cal 84, No. 8 UCLA 76
LOS ANGELES – Shaqquan Aaron scored a career-high 23 points, and Southern California matched its season best with 14 3-pointers.
Elijah Stewart added 15 points for the Trojans (18-4, 5-4 Pac-12). They beat their crosstown rival for the fourth straight time, having swept all three meetings last season including in the conference tournament.
Isaac Hamilton scored 20 points and Lonzo Ball had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bruins (19-3, 6-3), who have lost two in a row for the first time this season. They were beaten 96-85 by then-No. 7 Arizona at home last week.
No. 11 Butler 61, Seton Hall 54
NEWARK, N.J. – Kethan Savage had 15 points, 10 rebounds and hit a go-ahead jumper with 4:00 to play for Butler, which blew a 13-point second-half lead.
Andrew Chrabascz added 16 points for the Bulldogs (18-3, 7-2 Big East).
Kamar Baldwin added 12 points and Kelan Martin had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Butler, which has beaten Seton Hall (13-7, 3-5) five straight times and 7 of 8 since joining the Big East.
Angel Delgado had 12 points and a career-high 22 rebounds – his second straight with 20 – in leading the Pirates, who were limited to 28.6 percent shooting from the field.
Georgetown 71, No. 16 Creighton 51
WASHINGTON – L.J. Peak scored 20 points and Georgetown held Creighton to its lowest scoring game of the season.
The Hoyas (11-10, 2-6 Big East) held the Bluejays to 1 for 18 from 3-point range and 34.5 percent shooting overall. Creighton (18-3, 5-3) entered the game second in the country at 52.8 percent.
The Bluejays lost their second straight game since point guard Maurice Watson Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury in a victory over Xavier on Jan. 16.
Justin Patton scored 20 points for Creighton.
No. 25 Florida 106, LSU 71
BATON ROUGE, La. – Devin Robinson scored a career-high 24 points and Florida made a school-record 19 3-pointers.
The Gators (15-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) had little problem in handing the Tigers their worst home defeat in 54 seasons. Florida took the lead for good at 11-8 on a 3-pointer by KeVaughn Allen less than 5 minutes into the game. The Gators had a double-digit lead before 9 minutes elapsed.
Robinson, who was 9 of 15 from the field, made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Duop Reath led LSU (9-10, 1-7) with 15 points.
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