OKLAHOMA’S Kristian Doolittle (11) defends as Baylor’s Mark Vital (11) positions for a shot opportunity in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday in Waco, Texas.

OKLAHOMA’S Kristian Doolittle (11) defends as Baylor’s Mark Vital (11) positions for a shot opportunity in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday in Waco, Texas.

WACO, Texas

Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night to remain in a tie for second place in the Big 12.

Baylor almost blew all of a 15-point lead in the second half, and held on even after not making a field goal in the last 6 minutes

Kameron McGusty had 13 points to lead the Sooners (9- 18, 3-12).

No. 11 Kentucky 72, Missouri 62

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bam Adebayo’s fourth double double of the season helped Kentucky avoid a late-season upset, as the freshman scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds.

Terrence Phillips led Missouri with a career-high 22 points, shooting 4 for 8 from 3-point range while the rest of the Tigers shot a combined 0 for 14.

No. 13 Florida 81, South Carolina 66

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — KeVaughn Allen scored 26 points for Florida.

Devin Robinson added 14 points for Florida, which won its ninth consecutive game and locked up one of the top four seeds in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Chris Chiozza and Kasey Hill chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.

South Carolina (20-8, 10-5 SEC) dropped its third in a row and fourth in five games.


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