AUSTIN, Texas — Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Thursday night, and No. 6 Texas Christian earned a dominating 48-10 victory against Texas that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.

The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title. The question is whether it was impressive enough to impact the playoff standings, where they sit at No. 5, one spot out of contention for a national championship.

The Horned Frogs had an impressive defensive effort, forcing six turnovers, five by Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. Defensive end Terrell Lathan scored the game’s first touchdown on a 40-yard fumble return.

TCU made Texas (6-6, 5-4) pay for every mistake. Boykin’s 10-yard scoring run in the fourth came after a muffed punt return. Defensive end Josh Carraway returned an interception for the final touchdown.


(2) WISCONSIN 68, GEORGETOWN 65: Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and the Badgers rallied in the second half to beat Georgetown in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The Badgers (5-0) hadn’t trailed in the second half this season, but found themselves down 53-44 with 11:36 left. A 22-6 run put them up for good, and Wisconsin could finally exhale when D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera’s 3-pointer rimmed out as time expired.

Smith-Rivera, who was 5 for 5 from beyond the arc until the game’s final shot, led all scorers with 29 for Georgetown (4-1).

Wisconsin will face Oklahoma in Friday’s title game. Georgetown, which got 10 points from Joshua Smith, will play Butler in an all-Big East matchup for third place.

(5) NORTH CAROLINA 78, (22) UCLA 56: Marcus Paige had 21 points and five assists, Justin Jackson scored 12 points and North Carolina beat UCLA in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation round.

Isaiah Hicks and J.P. Tokoto each scored 10 points for the Tar Heels (4-1), who closed the first half on a 32-11 run and put the game absolutely away with a 15-0 second-half run.

Paige had back-to-back 3-pointers to get that second run going, as North Carolina turned a nine-point edge into a 62-38 lead with 9:12 left.

Norman Powell scored 15 points for UCLA (4-2).

(11) KANSAS 76, RHODE ISLAND 60: Perry Ellis scored 17 points to help Kansas beat Rhode Island in the opening round of the Orlando Classic.

Ellis had 11 points in the opening 20 minutes to help Kansas cruise to a 43-25 halftime lead.

Frank Mason III added 12 points for Kansas (3-1), which has a pair of victories since a 72-40 loss to No. 1 Kentucky on Nov. 18.

E.C. Matthews scored 20 points for Rhode Island (3-1).

(20) MICHIGAN STATE 77, RIDER 45: Denzel Valentine had a career-high 19 points, Bryn Forbes added 15 and Michigan State (4-1) rolled past Rider (2-3) in the first round of the Orlando Classic.

Valentine hit two long-range jumpers and Forbes added a third that extended the Spartans’ advantage to 43-15 3 minutes into the second half.


(1) SOUTH CAROLINA 67, WISCONSIN 44: Tina Roy scored 11 points and Jatarie White added 10 as South Carolina (4-0) beat Wisconsin (1-3) in the Junkanoo Jam at Freeport, Bahamas.

It was South Carolina’s first game as the No. 1 team in the country. The Gamecocks will face No. 22 Syracuse on Friday.

ILLINOIS 77, (9) KENTUCKY 71: Chatrice White scored 23 points, and Ivory Crawford added 22 to help Illinois (5-0) upset Kentucky (4-1) at the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Illinois led 40-39 early in the second half before scoring eight straight, including the last four by Crawford to open a nine-point lead. Kyley Simmons’ 3-pointer with 9:45 left extended the advantage to 57-45 before Kentucky rallied to cut it to 66-63 with 2:15 left.

(19) OREGON STATE 85, BUTLER 53: Ali Gibson scored 20 points and Sydney Wiese 19, both hitting five 3-pointers, as Oregon State (4-0) rolled over Butler (0-6) in the Tom Weston Invitational at Laie, Hawaii.

Jamie Weisner, who made three 3-pointers, added 13 points for the Beavers.

(22) SYRACUSE 69, EAST CAROLINA 58: Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as Syracuse (4-0)beat East Carolina (5-1) in the Junkanoo Jam at Freeport, Bahamas.

Peterson scored 12 in the first half when the Orange, after trailing 6-2 early, went on a 14-0 run. Syracuse led 47-27 at the half, thanks to 44-percent shooting and six 3-pointers against just one for East Carolina during the half.