The Baylor Bears moved up to the No. 4 position in the AP top 25 rankings this week, but it looks as if that will only last a week. Keenan Evans led the way with 23 points to help unranked Texas Tech pull off the 84-78 upset of the Bears on Monday night. Niem Stevenson added 21 for the Red Raiders, who overcame a four-point halftime deficit by outscoring Baylor by 10 in the second half. Texas Tech opened the game with an 11-0 run and lead by 12 in the first half, but saw that disappear quick. They were coming off back-to-back one-point losses to TCU and Kansas before Monday's big win. Terry Maston had a career-high 22 points in the loss for the Bears.
Kansas Rallies Past West Virginia at Home
The Kansas Jayhawks looked to be in another scary situation at home against the West Virginia Mountaineers, but rallied for an 84-80 overtime win Monday night. The Jayhawks were coming off a loss to Iowa State last week that snapped a 51-game home win streak, and nearly dropped two in a row on their home floor. Frank Mason III finished with 24 points, including the two free throws that forced OT, while Devonte Graham had 18 points, including two of his five three-pointers in the extra session. The Jayhawks improved to 11-2 in conference play, and now hold a two-game lead over Baylor. Josh Jackson chipped in a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, helping his team rally from a 14-point deficit with 2:58 left. They have now not lost consecutive home games since February 1989.
Nuggets Shoot Their Way Past Warriors
Nikola Jokic recorded his second career triple-double on Monday night, leading his Denver Nuggets to an impressive 132-110 rout of the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets tied an NBA regular-season record with 24 three-pointers, improving to 25-30 on the year, now two games ahead of the Trail Blazers for the eighth seed in the West. Jokic finished with 17 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 assists, getting help from Juan Hernangomez, who had a career-high 27 points. Will Barton contributed 24 points, while Jameer Nelson had 23 points, handing the Warriors their ninth loss of the season, matching their total from all of last season. Kevin Durant had 25 points in the loss, which was the largest margin of defeat since falling to the San Antonio Spurs, 129-100, in the season opener.