WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech ended No. 1 Baylor’s nation-best winning streak at 21 games, getting 12 points and a key 3-pointer from Kevin McCullar in a 65-62 win over the Bears on Tuesday night.
The 19th-ranked Red Raiders (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) had their biggest lead at 59-52 when McCullar hit the 3 from the left corner in front of their bench with 2:39 left, and they held on for their second consecutive victory over a top-10 team.
Adonis Arms had 14 points for the Red Raiders, while Kevin Obanor and Bryson Williams had 13 each. Clarence Nadolny had 11 points.
Adam Flagler and James Akinjo each had 17 points for Baylor (15-1, 3-1), which fell two short of matching its own Big 12 record of 23 consecutive wins set two seasons ago. Akinjo’s try at a tying 3-pointer hit the front of the rim as time expired.
Baylor was the last Division I team to lose this season. Fifth-ranked Southern California was also undefeated before a 75-69 loss at Stanford earlier Tuesday.
STANFORD 75, NO. 5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 69
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Ingram and Spencer Jones scored 21 points apiece and Stanford beat Southern California for its first win over a top-five team in nearly 15 years.
The Cardinal (9-4, 2-1 Pac-12) returned from a nearly three-week break for COVID-19 protocols and delivered a big win in a nearly empty arena. Stanford had lost 14 straight games against teams in the top five of the AP poll since beating No. 3 UCLA 75-68 on Jan. 28, 2007.
Isaiah Mobley scored 16 points to lead the Trojans (13-1, 3-1) and Boogie Ellis added 14.
NO. 18 KENTUCKY 78, VANDERBILT 66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored a career-high 30 points and had 13 rebounds as Kentucky routed Vanderbilt.
The Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) won their 11th straight in the series, and coach John Calipari improved to 22-4 against Vanderbilt with his 797th overall victory.
Tshiebwe became the first Kentucky player with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game since Tayshaun Prince on Dec. 8, 2001, against North Carolina. TyTy Washington Jr. added 15 points for Kentucky.