MEN SUL ROSS 80, UT TYLER 58
ALPINE — Sul Ross State scored an 80-58 win over UT Tyler on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference men's basketball game at the Gallego Center.
The Patriots (10-4, 3-4 ASC) were limited to 38.5 percent shooting, while the Lobos (11-4, 6-1 ASC) won their ninth straight game after hitting 13 3-pointers in the game.
UT Tyler will return home to host Louisiana College on Thursday and Belhaven on Saturday, Jan. 13 for its alumni game and only home stand of the month of January. The Patriots and Wildcats will tip-off at 7:30 p.m., while the Saturday game is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Herrington Patriot Center.
SFA 64, NW STATE 56
NATCHITOCHES, La. — For the first time in almost six years, the Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team failed to connect on a 3-pointer (0-for-16), but thanks to a 20-point effort from sophomore Kevon Harris and a strong second-half surge, the 'Jacks managed to escape Prather Coliseum with a hard-fought 64-56 triumph over Northwestern State on Saturday.
Junior TJ Holyfield netted all 11 of his points in the final 20 minutes of action while Shannon Bogues added 14 more on 7-of-11 shooting. Eight of that duo's 25 combined markers came through the course of a 12-2 run in the second half that turned a 38-35 Demon edge into a 47-40 lead for the visitors with 12:35 left.
WOMEN UT TYLER 95, SUL ROSS 49
ALPINE — The UT Tyler women's basketball team raced out to a 30-point halftime lead en route to a 95-49 win over Sul Ross State on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Gallego Center.
The Patriots (8-6, 4-3 ASC) led 52-22 at halftime in their highest scoring first half of the season and would finish the game with a season-high 13 3-pointers.
Demi Cumby led the Patriots with 15 points and six rebounds, while Brittany Johnson had 14 points. Alex Kochner scored all 13 of her points in the first half and would finish with a game-high eight rebounds and five assists. Bianca Valderrama added 12 points and seven rebounds and Carissa Spiker had 10 points and three assists from the starting lineup.
NO. 6 BAYLOR 83, KANSAS 48
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — For the first four minutes, Kansas appeared to have a chance.
The Jayhawks held a 13-12 lead over No. 6 Baylor in a matchup that seemed destined to be a blowout. They were hitting shots, containing the Lady Bears' offense, and controlling the overall game.
That didn't last long.
Kalani Brown scored 22 points, and Dekeiya Cohen had 15 to help Baylor overcome a slow start and rout Kansas 83-48 on Saturday for its 11th straight victory.
After that 13-12 deficit, the Lady Bears closed the first quarter with a 12-2 run to take a 10-point advantage.