Then there was no one there. No. 1 Baylor and no. Both the 5 USC, undefeated Division-I men’s basketball teams, lost on Tuesday evening.
Baylor’s 21-game winning streak, which began last season, lost 65-62 to No. 19 Texas Tech in Waco, Texas.
The Red Riders have been battling injuries and the Covit-19 challenge in recent weeks. But still Kevin McCuller, Who missed his team’s previous two games due to an ankle injury, returned against the Pierce to get 12 points off the bench and was one of the five double-digit scorers for Texas Tech. Adonis weapons He led the team with 14 points ahead.
“My ankle … I didn’t know I was going to play until the start,” McCuller said after the game. “The coach said be ready.”
Texas played without tech Terence Shannon Jr., The team’s leading scorer (14.3 PPG), missed his sixth consecutive game while battling a chronic back injury.
According to ESPN statistics and information research, Baylor became the first remaining defensive champion in college basketball since Duke in 2001-02.
Stanford’s 75-69 win over USC on Tuesday took place in an almost empty arena due to Covid-19 ethics. The Cardinal was suspended for almost three weeks, but returned on December 23 to play his first game of defeating the top five USC teams. Harrison Ingram And Spencer Jones They each scored 21 points for Stanford, their first five wins since 2007.
Number in ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi’s predictions for Tuesday night’s game. 1 Baylor entered. Lunardi tweeted that Pierce would be No. 1 overall.