LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kevin McCullar Jr. returned from an injury to score 17 points and grab 10 rebounds, Jalen Wilson added 15 points and 13 boards, and ninth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-65 victory over Seton Hall in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. KJ Adams had 11 points, DaJuan Harris Jr. had 10 with seven assists and Ernest Udeh Jr. scored 10 for the Jayhawks, who now have more than a week off before visiting bitter rival Missouri for the first time in a decade next Saturday. Kadary Richmond had 17 points, but also turned the ball over seven times for the Pirates, who were just 4 of 19 from the 3-point arc in losing their third straight game. Tyrese Samuel added with 16 points for Seton Hall.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 19 points and No. 2 Texas held off No. 7 Creighton's furious late-game rally to win 72-67. Texas led by 11 points in the second half but Creighton closed within three points a few times in the final minutes. That forced Texas to finish it at the free-throw line and Carr made two free throws with 10 seconds left to help the Longhorns stay unbeaten. Ryan Kalkbrenner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Creighton, and Ryan Nembhard scored 17 points. The Bluejays were 4 of 27 on 3-pointers.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points to lead unbeaten No. 8 UConn past Oklahoma State 74-64 in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. Adama Sanogo added 20 points and Andre Jackson scored 11 for the Huskies. It was the smallest margin of victory for UConn so far this season. The Huskies’ next closest was an 82-67 win over then-No. 18 Alabama last Friday at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon. Kalib Boone scored 15 points to lead the Cowboys and Avery Anderson III added 14. UConn is off to its best start since 2013-14.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs get a chance to avenge last season's AFC championship game loss when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Bengals beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the regular season before winning 27-24 in overtime in the postseason to earn a trip to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs again have a good grip on the AFC West and are playing for the No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the playoffs. The Bengals stumbled out of the gate this season, losing their first two but have won seven of the past nine.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and the Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots 24-10 for their first AFC East victory of the season. Devin Singletary had a 1-yard touchdown run to help the Bills win their third straight and take a half-game lead in the division over Miami. Buffalo had been 0-2 against division foes. Allen became the first player in NFL history with three seasons of 25 passing TDs and five rushing scores. New England has lost two straight since posting a season-best, three-game win streak.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Undefeated TCU haas made a strong case to be in the four-team College Football Playoff even before its Big 12 title game this weekend against Kansas State. The Horned Frogs overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the Wildcats six weeks ago. K-State last played in the title game in 2003, and beat previously undefeated Oklahoma by four touchdowns.
UNDATED (AP) — The College Football Playoff says it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024. The announcement came after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. That was the last hurdle CFP officials needed cleared to expand the four-team format. The expansion is expected to produce about $450 million in additional gross revenue for the conferences and schools that participate. The plan to expand the playoff was unveiled publicly in June 2021 and it took 18 months of haggling and delays to finally complete.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Buffalo 24 New England 10
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (2)Texas 72 (7)Creighton 67
Final Utah 81 (4)Arizona 66
Final (8)UConn 74 Oklahoma St. 64
Final (9)Kansas 91 Seton Hall 65
Final (21)UCLA 80 Stanford 66
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final OT Detroit 131 Dallas 125
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Tampa Bay 4 Philadelphia 1
Final OT Nashville 4 New Jersey 3
Final Pittsburgh 4 Vegas 3
Final Colorado 6 Buffalo 4
Final Minnesota 5 Edmonton 3
Final Carolina 6 St. Louis 4
Final Dallas 5 Anaheim 0
Final Montreal 2 Calgary 1
Final OT Seattle 3 Washington 2
Final Florida 5 Vancouver 1
Final Los Angeles 5 Arizona 3