Jan 13, 2022 10:39 AM

Thursday Sports Headlines and Scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted Jan 13, 2022 10:39 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, Tyreek Hill was a wide-eyed rookie wide receiver, Chris Jones was learning the ropes at defensive tackle and Travis Kelce was just becoming one of the NFL's best tight ends. But they're a whole lot more experienced heading into their game Sunday night in Kansas City. They’ve been to the last two Super Bowls. The last three AFC title games. And the team that couldn’t win a playoff game at home has won five straight, a franchise record it hopes to extend when the Chiefs play Pittsburgh for the second time in a month.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Damion Baugh scored 12 points and his 3-pointer with 13 seconds left help was part of an 8-0 run TCU staged in the final 1:11 to beat Kansas State 60-57. Markquis Nowell’s layup with 1:50 left gave the Wildcats a 57-52 lead but they’d never score again. Kansas State missed its last two shots, a pair of front-end 1-and-1′s from the foul line and turned it over once. Nowell’s little more than half-court heave bounced off the back rim to end it. Nowel scored 18 points and was a pest on defense with seven steals.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Holly Kersgieter scored 19 points, six in overtime, and Kansas defeated No. 13 Texas 70-66. Zakiyah Franklin hit a 3-pointer to open the overtime and the Jayhawks didn’t trail after that. Kersgieter scored inside on back-to-back possessions to give Kansas a 66-61 lead with two minutes to play. Audrey Warren scored for Texas but after a Kansas miss, the Longhorns had a crucial shot clock violation with 35 seconds remaining. Joanne Allen-Taylor paced Texas with 18 points. Kansas last beat a ranked team in February of 2018 and had not won in Austin since 2012.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 24 points and eighth-ranked Duke hit 13 straight shots to take control in a 76-64 win against Wake Forest. Fellow freshman A.J. Griffin had a season-high 22 points to help the Blue Devils bounce back from a weekend home loss to Miami. They did it without coach Mike Krzyzewski, who missed the game with what the school called a “non-COVID-related virus.”

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji arrived at Kansas as a lightly regarded three-star prospect. He will leave after this season as a potential first-round NBA draft pick. The 6-foot-6 swingman from suburban Kansas City has been one of the biggest revelations of this season. He's helped the No. 9 Jayhawks to a 13-2 start that includes wins over Michigan State and Iowa State. Along the way, Agbaji has pumped up his scoring to more than 20 points per game.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 19 Texas Tech has now beaten consecutive top-10 opponents in the Big 12. They are getting help from some seniors who were playing at smaller programs last year. Adonis Arms, Kevin Obanor and Bryson Williams and Davion Warren all played key parts in Tech's 65-62 win that ended top-ranked Baylor's 21-game winning streak. That came after the Red Raiders beat then-No. 6 Kansas at home. The seniors this season joined first-year head coach Mark Adams and a handful of returning players. Adams says it's a team that believes in each other.

WEDNESDAY SCORES

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (8)Duke 76 Wake Forest 64

Final (10)Michigan St. 71 Minnesota 69

Final (12)LSU 64 Florida 58

Final (14)Villanova 64 (17)Xavier 60

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Washington 112 Orlando 106

Final Boston 119 Indiana 100

Final Charlotte 109 Philadelphia 98

Final Miami 115 Atlanta 91

Final New York 108 Dallas 85

Final Houston 128 San Antonio 124

Final Cleveland 111 Utah 91

Final Sacramento 125 L.A. Lakers 116

Final Brooklyn 138 Chicago 112

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Minnesota at Edmonton 9:30 p.m. (Postponed)

Final Boston 5 Montreal 1

Final Dallas 5 Seattle 2

Final Arizona 2 Toronto 1