Bears buried by Mountaineers
The outcome leaves No. 5 Gonzaga as the only unbeaten team in Division I men's hoops.
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UNDATED (AP) - Baylor is No. 1 in The Associated Press men's basketball poll for the first time ever, but it could be a short stay.

No. 10 West Virginia has handed Baylor its first loss of the season as Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points in an 89-68 pounding of the Bears. Jevon Carter had 17 points for the Mountaineers, who opened the second half on an 11-3 run and led by as many as 26.

The Bears allowed 15 steals in committing a season-high 29 turnovers, two off the school record. Terry Maston, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Al Freeman each scored 10 as Baylor lost to West Virginia for the third straight time.

The outcome leaves No. 5 Gonzaga as the only unbeaten team in Division I men's hoops.

Meanwhile, No. 2 Kansas is in position to take over the top spot in the poll after Frank Mason scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half of the Jayhawks' 81-70 win at Oklahoma. Josh Jackson scored 16 points and Devonte' Graham added 13 for the Jayhawks, who trailed by nine at halftime before posting their 15th straight win.

Kansas could become the No. 1 team if it beats Oklahoma State on Saturday.

 In other top-25 finals:
  • Third-ranked Villanova rolled to victory by making 15 of its first 20 shots in the second half of a 79-54 rout of No. 15 Xavier. Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart scored 20 points apiece for the 16-1 Wildcats, whose five-week run atop the poll ended with a loss at Butler last week.

  • Malik Monk scored six points in the final 32 seconds as sixth-ranked Kentucky escaped with an 87-81 triumph at Vanderbilt. Isaiah Briscoe had a team-high 23 points, De'Aaron Fox had 22 and Monk finished with 18 to help the Wildcats get to 14-2 overall and 4-0 in the SEC.

  • Florida State ran its winning streak to a school-record 11 games as Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half of the ninth-ranked Seminoles' 88-72 victory over No. 7 Duke. Dwayne Bacon and Terance Mann had 13 points apiece in helping FSU open its ACC schedule with four straight wins for the first time in program history.

  • Keith Stone came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points as 23rd-rated Florida downed Alabama, 80-67.

  • Keenan Evans capped his 18-point performance by hitting a go-ahead layup with 15 seconds left to send Texas Tech past No. 25 Kansas State, 66-65.

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