Harmon, Obanor lead Texas Tech to 74-67 win over No. 6 Texas No. 22 Iowa State women snap three-game skid, beat No. 17 Texas Holmes powers No. 2 Indiana’s rout of No. 13 Ohio State Alabama No. 1 in AP Top 25 for first time in 20 years UNLV ranked for first time in 29 years; South Carolina No. 1 New Mexico State cancels season after sex, harassment allegations

LUBBOK, Texas. De’Vion Harmon scored 25 points and Kevin Obanor added 19 points as Texas Tech defeated their second-ranked rival in three days to turn No. 6 Texas 74-67 on Monday night.

Fardaus Aimak scored 12 points for the Red Raiders, who had a 13-point lead in the second half, before fending off the Longhorns on a stretch.

Texas Tech (14-12, 3-10 Big 12) also finished 12th in Kansas State on Saturday.

“Of course I’m very happy for these guys,” said Red Raiders coach Mark Adams. “It was great team work. This is a good basketball team that we beat. Texas is playing hard. We matched their intensity and played, I think, 40 minutes of great basketball.”

Texas (20-6, 9-4) tied at 64 thanks to a 3-pointer from Dylan Dees, but Tech responded by scoring the next six as Obanor dunked twice and Aimak converted a tip. Harmon added the lead basket with 35.1 seconds left and the Red Raiders held on.

“Give them credit,” interim Texas coach Rodney Terry said. “They were shooting. Our guys have put in a lot of effort. We just didn’t do enough to prepare for victory. In our league, anyone can beat anyone.”

Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 23 points while Disu scored 11.

“We’re a team that’s been through a lot this season,” Obanor said. “It’s like a boxing match when you get hit, but it speaks to your character when you get up and have a sense of urgency and refuse to give up.”

Texas Tech hit seven in a row at halftime to take a 51-38 lead. Texas used a 12-4 rush to get close to 59-54 and Tyrese Hunter’s 3 cut it to 64-61 before Dees’ tie.

Harmon scored 21 points in the first half and scored his team’s last seven points as the Red Raiders took a 44–35 lead at halftime. Both teams made over 45% of their shots. Technician hit 7 of 12 from three-point range and Texas responded 6 of 11 from three-point range.

After the Longhorns went up to 37–35 on a three-pointer by Carr with 1:40 left in the half, Harmon responded with a short lane jumper, two free throws and a three-pointer when the signal sounded.

The Texas shooting cooled off in the second half as the Longhorns hit 10 of 30 shots overall and 5 of 16 from three-point range. Texas Tech stepped up the defense after the break, forcing the Longhorns to work on every possession.

“They play well here,” Terry said. “Texas Tech has good staff and a coach who does a great job of putting them in their place.”


Texas Tech have won 10 of their last 12 meetings and have a 37-29 lead in Lubbock. … The Red Raiders have beaten three Big 12 opponents at home this season, including Iowa State in overtime.


Texas hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.

Texas Institute of Technology visits West Virginia on Saturday.

Ames, Iowa. Ashley Jones had 24 points, Emily Ryan had 12 points and eight assists, while No. 22 Iowa beat No. 17 Texas 66-61 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Joens finished the game with three points with 2:37 left to give Iowa State a 61–55 lead, but she missed two free throws at 1:45 and Texas took advantage when Rory Harmon flooded a baseline jumper to make it 61 -57. Iowa State had two chances across the field from an offensive rebound, and Denae Fritz made a 3-pointer from a corner to take a seven-point lead. Joens added two free throws with 14.2 seconds left.

Lexi Donarsky had 11 points and Fritz had 10 points for Iowa State (16-7, 8-5 Big 12). Donarsky and Joens each had three 3-pointers, while the Cyclones had 8 of 15.

Joens and Donarsky each scored 3 points in the last minute of the third quarter to help Iowa State extend their lead to 52-40. Donarski added an open 3-pointer in the first 70 seconds of the fourth quarter to take a 15-point lead.

Texas’ first three-pointer of the game in 12 attempts came at 4:18 left in the fourth. Shay Holle added another 3-pointer during the Longhorns’ next possession to go into a 57–53 range after a 13–2 series.

Harmon scored nine of her 19 points in the first quarter, and Njakalenga Mwenentanda added 10 points to Texas (20-7, 11-3), who had a seven-game winning streak. The Longhorns were 5 of 12 from the free throw line compared to 12 of 20 for Iowa State.

COLUMBUS, Ohio. Mackenzie Holmes scored a career-high 33 points and Sarah Scalia hit six 3-pointers as No. 2 Indiana extended their winning streak to 12 games with an 83–59 victory over No. 13 Ohio State on Monday night.

The Hoosiers (24-1, 14-1 Big 10) hit 74% in the first half and never looked back as they pulled away from Ohio State after the 6-tie.

Scalia added 24 points while Grace Berger added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Coty McMahon was 22 points ahead of the Buckeyes (21-5, 10-5), who shot 46% from the field and 20% from three-point range.

Holmes scored 18 points in the first half on 9 of 11 shooting, while Scalia scored 5 of 6 from long range and scored 17 points in the first two quarters. Indiana led with 27 points in the first half and 54-29 at halftime.

Indiana’s 54 points in the first half was the highest of the season.

The Buckeyes rallied in the third quarter, outscoring Indiana 24-14. McMahon and Taylor Mixell each scored 10 points during that period, while Ebony Walker took the long jump to make it 60-50 with 2:11 left.

Scalia and Grace Berger stopped the comeback, each hitting a 3-pointer and keeping Ohio State from single digits, helping the Hoosiers close to an 8–3 record.

Indiana held off Ohio State with six points in the fourth quarter and finished with 60% accuracy.

Ohio State was left without starting Jaycee Sheldon and Rebekah Mikulasikov due to injuries.


Indiana: The Hoosiers beat a ranked team for the eighth time this season to extend their program record and currently have the longest winning streak under coach Teri Moren.

Ohio State: Injuries have plagued Ohio State during its recent downturn. The Buckeyes were two starters short in Mikulasikov and Sheldon against the Hoosiers. The Buckeyes have lost five of their last seven games since starting the season 19-0.


Indiana: hosts Michigan on Thursday.

Ohio State: in Pennsylvania on Thursday

Alabama became the new No. 1, climbing to the top spot for the first time in 20 years in an Associated Press poll of the top 25 men’s basketball colleges.

Purdue’s loss to the Northwestern last week caused a turmoil at the top of the AP Top 25, and it helped the Crimson Tide.

On Monday, Alabama received 38 first-place votes from a media group of 62, moving up two places to overtake Houston at No. 2. The Cougars had 22 first-place votes and remained in second place, while Purdue dropped to No. 3, still had two first place votes.

UCLA and Kansas rounded out the top five.

Alabama has proven to be more than just a football school since coach Nate Oates arrived from Buffalo in 2019. Two years ago, the Crimson Tide reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, and last year, Oates landed in one of the top recruiting classes in the country. .

Alabama is in first place for the first time since spending two weeks at the top of the poll in the middle of the 2002-03 season. Alabama (22-3, 12-0 Southeastern Conference) beat Auburn and Florida last week, suffering their only loss since mid-December to Oklahoma in a January 28 non-conference game.

“Our team is playing good basketball right now,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said after a 77-69 loss to the Crimson Tide on Saturday. “We are playing well. We just don’t play well enough to beat the best team in the country.”

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Last week, Perdue managed to stay in first place despite losing to No. 14 in Indiana. The Boilermakers weren’t so lucky after losing 64-58 to the Northwestern on Sunday.

The Wildcats beat 7-foot-4 Purdue center Zach Edie, who scored 24 points but had six assists. The Boilermakers made 36% of their field goals and missed the last 13 shots from three-point range.

“It just needs to show more poise and resilience than we did,” said Purdue coach Matt Painter.


No. 9 Baylor and No. 18 Creighton made the biggest moves of the week, each taking five spots.

The Bears beat Oklahoma to a 22nd-place TCU road win last week. The Bluejays swept Seton Hall to a 56–53 victory over No. 20 UConn, extending their winning streak to eight games and continuing to challenge for the Big East regular season title.

Iowa State No. 19 posted the biggest drop, dropping eight spots after losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma.


The Florida Atlantic were the only team to make the poll, returning to 25th after being eliminated last week. Last week, the Owls beat Rice and Louisiana Tech after taking first place earlier this season for the first time in school history.

Rutgers dropped out of the poll for the second time this season, dropping from 24th after losing to Indiana and Illinois.

UNLV coach Lindy LaRocque was 4 years old when the last time the Lady Rebels were in the top 25 in the Associated Press Women’s Basketball Poll.

Now the Las Vegas native has returned the team to the top 25 for the first time since 1994: UNLV entered the poll at number 23 on Monday.

“Obviously it means a lot. When I took on this job, I had a vision of what this place could be and what it once was,” said La Roque. “This is what I remember and I’m trying to put the pieces together to bring it to life. It’s one of those little milestones that gives you a little bit of joy and you know you’re doing something right.”

South Carolina has been ranked No. 1 for the 34th consecutive week. This is the third longest survey with UConn. Only Huskies (51 weeks) and Louisiana Tech (36) had longer stripes in first place.

The Gamecocks (25-0), who were again unanimously selected by a 28-member national media group, lost at the time – no. 3 LSU on Sunday against invincible teams. The Tigers dropped to fifth place.



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