MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia beat No. 1 Baylor 89-68 on Tuesday night in the Bears’ first game as the top-ranked team in program history.

Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) committed a season-high 29 turnovers – the school record is 31 – and never led in its second true road game of the season. The loss means No. 5 Gonzaga is the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I.

West Virginia (14-2, 3-1) started the second half with an 11-3 run and kept pouring it on, leading by as many as 26 points down the stretch.

(3) VILLANOVA 79, (15) XAVIER 54: Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each scored 20 points and as the host Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) beat the Musketeers (13-3, 3-1).

The Wildcats were dominant in the second half in their first game since their five-week run at No. 1 ended with a loss last week at Butler.

Jalen Brunson scored in transition off a steal and Donte DiVincenzo and Hart each converted three-point plays midway through the second half to help bust the game open.

The Wildcats made 15 of their first 20 shots in the second half.

(6) KENTUCKY 87, VANDERBILT 81: Malik Monk scored six points in the final 32 seconds and the visiting Wildcats (14-2, 4-0) held off the Commodores (8-8, 2-2).

(9) FLORIDA STATE 88, (7) DUKE 72: Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, helping the Seminoles (16-1, 4-0 ACC) top the visiting Blue Devils (14-3, 2-2).

Dwayne Bacon and Terance Mann had 13 points apiece as the Seminoles set a school record with their 11th straight win, breaking a mark that had stood since 1970. It is also the first time they have started 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

COLBY 83, UM-FORT KENT 71: Patrick Stewart scored 22 of his game-high 36 points in the second half, hitting eight 3-pointers as the Mules (7-6) pulled away from the Bengals (15-3) in Waterville.

Stewart shot 10 of 18 from the field and 8 of 13 from deep.

Joe Connelly and Sam Jefferson each added 13 for the Mules, who ended the game on a 28-17 run. Connelly added seven rebounds and three assists. Rosevelt Smith Jr. and Joe McCloskey each scored 17 points to lead the Bengals. Smith Jr. added 12 rebounds and six assists.

JOHNSON & WALES 75, ST. JOSEPH’S 71: Anthony Jernigan scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as the Wildcats (3-8, 3-2 GNAC) held off the Monks (7-6, 4-2) in Standish.

Jernigan added seven assists and five rebounds and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line; Matt Madoian added 18 points.

Aaron Hall scored 11 points to lead the Monks and John Crawley scored 10 of the bench. St. Joseph’s trailed 71-63 with 51 seconds left but got to within 73-71 with 9 seconds left on a 3-pointer from Ian Mileikis. Jernigan hit a pair of free throws with 7 seconds left to put the game out of reach.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ST. JOSEPH’S 62, JOHNSON & WALES 44: The Monks (10-2, 4-0 Great Northeast Athletic Conference) dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats (6-6, 1-2) 20-7, to take the lead for good to win at Providence, Rhode Island.

Johnson & Wales held a 19-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but St. Joseph’s opened the second quarter with a 11-3 run capped by an Abbie Eastman 3-pointer with 4:35 to go in the period to take a 23-22 lead.

The Wildcats countered with an 8-3 run to end grab a 30-26 halftime lead.

Kelsi McNamara finished with a game-high 18 points and dished out nine assists for the Monks, and Emily Benway had 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Ashley Thompson topped all scorers for Johnson & Wales with 16 points, Raquel Pederzani tossed in 10 points.

MEN’S HOCKEY

UMAINE: The Black Bears’ game at Fenway Park has been moved up 21/2 hours to begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, event organizers announced.

Times for Maine’s game vs. Connecticut and the Northeastern-New Hampshire game (now 5 p.m.) were changed to avoid a conflict with the New England Patriots’ playoff game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots play at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Gates at Fenway Park will open at noon on Saturday.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 6, BOWDOIN 4: The Nor’easters (6-5-1) scored four goals consecutive third-period goals to rally for a win over the Polar Bears (6-7-0) in a nonconference game at Biddeford.

Trevor Fleurent and Ryan Bloom scored twice for UNE, which also got goals from Dmitris Jones and Blaise Healy.

Thomas Dunleavy, Brendan Conroy, Mitch Barrington and Cody Tedesco scored for Bowdoin.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

COLBY 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3: Gabriella Moscato scored with 3:04 remaining in the third period to tie the game as the Nor’easters (5-6-2) played to an overtime draw with the Mules (0-9-3) in Biddeford.

Katie McLaughlin scored two goals for Colby.


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