In a nearly must-win scenario for the Longhorns at home, they could never gain the upper hand on the Bears until overtime. But they finally outlasted Baylor as Isaiah Taylor’s floater with 4.8 seconds left gave the Longhorns the huge win. Now Texas can get closer to being in the current NCAA Tournament picture and they hosted Kansas State to close out the regular season.
2. No. 17 Iowa State 77, No. 15 Oklahoma 70
The Cyclones stormed back for a little Hilton Magic in the second half as a 17-0 run in a little over 3 minutes got Iowa State back into the game after Oklahoma led by double-digits much of the game. The Sooners led 37-18 at the half and looked like they had an easy win until Iowa State’s offense started clicking. Junior forward Georges Niang had 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Cyclones while Monte Morris had 19 points and five assists.
3. No. 2 Virginia 59, Syracuse 47
The Cavaliers started the first 12 minutes of this one about as cold as can be, but their defense held strong as they stormed back and picked up an ACC road win over the Orange. Despite 20 turnovers on the offensive end, Virginia owned the glass, winning 41-20 there as Anthony Gill finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Trevor Cooney led the Orange with 14 points. It also marked the final Syracuse home game for senior center Rakeem Christmas, who finished with 10 points.
- Dimitri Batten had 18 points to lead Boston College to an ACC road win over Virginia Tech.
- Stephen F. Austin maintained its lead in the Southland with a win over Incarnate Word. Thomas Walkup had 23 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in the win.
- Sam Houston State stayed within striking distance of Stephen F. Austin in the Southland as they beat Central Arkansas. Kaheem Baxter and Paul Baxter each had 12 points to lead the Bearkats.
- Zeek Woodley had 21 points to lead Northwestern State to a win over SE Louisiana in the Southland.
- Ahmad Abdullah had 17 points to pace North Carolina A&T past Bethune-Cookman.
- Nicholls State outlasted New Orleans in overtime as T.J. Carpenter had 28 points in the win.
- North Carolina Central remained unbeaten in the MEAC with a win over Savannah State as Nimrod Hilliard led with 15 points.
- McNeese State had a layup with six seconds to go from Kevin Hardy to get past Lamar for a one-point win.
- Texas Southern knocked off Alabama A&M as Deverell Biggs had 21 points to lead the way.
- Delaware State knocked off Hampton as Tyshawn Bell had 25 points.
- Prairie View A&M was able to hold off Alabama State as John Brisco had 20 points.