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Top 25 roundup: No. 15 Texas Tech rallies past No. 4 Texas

Field Level Media
14 Jan 2021, 16:40 GMT+10

Mac McClung poured in a tiebreaking jumper with 2.2 seconds to play as part of his 22 points, and No. 15 Texas Tech earned a 79-77, come-from-behind win over No. 4 Texas on Wednesday in Austin, Texas.

A 3-pointer by Greg Brown III gave the Longhorns a 74-71 advantage with 2:58 left. After a layupby Kevin McCullar Jr. cut the Red Raiders' deficit to one, Texas' Courtney Ramey hit a 3-pointer from the corner.

However, the endgame belonged to Texas Tech. Two McClung free throws followed by a layup from the Red Raiders' Terrence Shannon Jr. after a steal by Kyler Edwards tied the game at 77 with 36 seconds to play.

McCullar, a sophomore, added a career-high 16 points for the Red Raiders (11-3, 4-2 Big 12), who have won three consecutive games and five of the past six. Andrew Jones led Texas (10-2, 4-1) with 20 points. Jericho Sims scored 16 while Ramey added 15 points for the Longhorns, who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

No. 16 Louisville 77, Wake Forest 65

Carlik Jones scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Cardinals won their fifth straight, defeating the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Louisville (9-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued its best-ever start in ACC play, moving to 4-0 in league competition for the first time since the 2008-09 season as a member of the Big East Conference. Samuell Williamson added 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and 11 rebounds, while Dre Davis provided 15 points as the Cardinals shot 50.9 percent from the field.

Daivien Williamson pumped in 19 points while Jonah Antonio, Jalen Johnson and Ody Oguama all notched 11 points for Wake Forest (3-4, 0-4). The Demon Deacons have lost four games in a row -- including three straight against nationally ranked opponents. This was the team's first ACC home game.

No. 18 Virginia 80, Notre Dame 68

Jay Huff matched his career high with 18 points for the second straight game and led the Cavaliers over the Fighting Irish in Charlottesville, Va.

It was the fourth straight win for Virginia (8-2, 4-0 ACC), which improved to 5-0 at home and won their 12th consecutive conference contest stretching back to last season. Sam Hauser added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Casey Morsell had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

Cormac Ryan scored 16 points to lead Notre Dame (3-8, 0-5), which is on a four-game losing streak. Notre Dame has lost 27 straight games against Top 25 opponents, including an 0-6 mark this season.

No. 21 Ohio State 81, Northwestern 71

Duane Washington Jr. scored a career-high 23 points and the Buckeyes held on to beat the Wildcats in Columbus, Ohio.

After letting a 13-point advantage shrink to 67-66 with 4:21 to play, Ohio State (10-3, 4-3 Big Ten) scored 12 unanswered points for a 79-66 lead with 1:05 left.

Northwestern sophomore Chase Audige had a career-best 25 points, bettering the 24 he scored for William Mary in 2019 vs. UNC Wilmington. The Wildcats (6-5, 3-4) wound up with their fourth consecutive defeat.

--Field Level Media

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