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SYRACUSE, NY — Jayden Gardner scored 17 points and made a jump near the foul line in the last minute as No. 6 Virginia held off a second-half surge from Syracuse and his seventh straight game on Monday night at 67: 62 won.
Gardner, a fifth-grader, drew a minute from the end of the fifth foul on Syracuse big man Jesse Edwards, then converted the shot with 37 seconds left to hit the Cavaliers (17-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference ). at four up.
Kihei Clark and Armaan Franklin each scored 12 points for Virginia, who defeated Syracuse and drew within a game of ACC leader Clemson.
Judah Mintz had 20 points and Edwards had 14 for Syracuse (13-10, 6-6), who have lost four of five.
NO. 10 TEXAS 76, NO. 11 Baylor 71
AUSTIN, Texas — Sir’Jabari Rice scored 21 points and Timmy Allen added 19 to end Baylor’s six-game winning streak and keep Texas in first place in the Big 12.
Rice made four 3-pointers in the second half and his two free throws with 16 seconds left gave Texas a five-point lead.
Baylor had closed on Keyonte George’s three-point game within 72-71 before Texas responded with Marcus Carr’s fallaway jumper with 27 seconds remaining.
Rice, a 29% 3 point shooter in the Big 12 game, was 4 of 5 long range shots. Allen was 7 of 10 off the floor for the Longhorns (18-4, 7-2).
LJ Cryer scored 19 points for Baylor (16-6, 5-4).
TEXAS TECH 80, NO. 13 IOWA STATE 77, OT
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech erased a 23-point deficit after halftime for its first Big 12 win of the season, with De’Vion Harmon scoring all 16 of his points after the break against Iowa State.
The Red Raiders were down 59-36, 12:36 remaining after one of Caleb Grill’s career-best eight 3-pointers, but a 20-3 run to finish the stretch began not long after.
Kevin Obanor had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Red Raiders (12-10, 1-8 Big 12) as they won their second straight game, including a win over LSU in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Grill scored 24 points but missed his final three 3-pointers after starting 8 of 9. One came in a frantic game ending sequence in which the Cyclones (15-6, 6-3) missed three from long range and attempted to force a second as time went on.
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