February 6, 2023

Marcus Carr scored 19 points and Brock Cunningham hit two four-second free throws to end the game as No. 2 Texas on Thursday in a Big East/Big 12 Battle game in Austin, Texas, No. 7 Creighton with 72 -67 defeated.

The Longhorns (6-0), playing at their highest rank since 2010, led by five points at halftime and took the crucial lead midway through the second half when a 10-0 run stretched their lead to 11 points.

Tyrese Hunter scored 15 points for the Longhorns while Timmy Allen added 11 and Dillon Mitchell had 10.

Ryan Kalkbrenner beat Creighton (6-2) with 20 points and 13 rebounds while Nembhard added 17 points and Arthur Kaluma and Scheierman each had 13 points. Scheierman also snagged 11 rebounds in the loss. All of the Bluejays’ points came from their appetizers.

Utah 81, #4 Arizona 66

Branden Carlson scored 22 points, Rollie Worster nearly had a triple-double and the Utes’ defense slowed the nation’s highest-scoring team as Utah shocked the Wildcats in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

The Utes (6-2, 1-0 Pac 12) started fast, never lagged behind and mostly challenged the Wildcats to shoot from long range where they struggled, scoring 4-of-28 from 3-point range. The Wildcats (6-1, 0-1) had averaged a national-leading 97.5 points per game.

Worster had 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Oumar Ballo had 22 points and Azuolas Tubelis contributed 20 for Arizona.

No. 8 UConn 74, State of Oklahoma 64

Jordan Hawkins scored 26 points and Adama Sanogo added 20 as the Huskies defeated the Cowboys in a Big East-Big 12 Battle game in Storrs, Connecticut.

Hawkins scored the majority of his goals from long range, hitting 5 of 9 3-pointers for UConn (9-0). Sanogo went 7-for-14 off the floor and clinched six rebounds, and Andre Jackson Jr. delivered 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Kalib Boone finished with 15 points and eight rebounds for Oklahoma State (5-3) while Avery Anderson III contributed 14 points. The Cowboys’ 17 turnovers resulted in 27 Huskies points.

#9 Kansas 91, Seton Hall 65

Kevin McCullar was returning from a game after being injured and had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Jayhawks ran ahead of the visiting Pirates in Lawrence, Kan.

McCullar – who missed Kansas’ 87-55 win over Texas Southern on Monday with a groin strain – led six Jayhawks scorers in double figures. Jalen Wilson added 15 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, while Gradey Dick also had 15 points for Kansas (8-1).

Kadary Richmond led Seton Hall (4-4) with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Tyrese Samuel added 16 points.

#21 UCLA 80, Stanford 66

The Bruins scored the first 17 points of the game and never looked back as they opened the game of the Pac-12 conference with a win over the host Cardinal.

Amari Bailey and Jaime Jaquez Jr. combined for 15 of the first 17 points for UCLA (6-2, 1-0 Pac-12). Bailey, a freshman, hit his career high with 19 points for the night. Jaquez, a senior, tied his season-high 27 points with 12 of 17 shots from the floor.

Stanford (3-5, 0-1) was led by Spencer Jones, who scored 18 points in 7-of-10 shooting from the floor. Michael Jones added 10 points from the bench.

–Field level media

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