Tech Topples No. 1 Baylor

January 12, 2022 Tech Topples No. 1 Baylor

By: Carlos Alvarez

#19 Texas Tech Hands #1 Baylor First Loss of the Season (65-62) in Wild Night of College Hoops

For the fifth time in the 2021-22 college basketball season, the No. 1 team has fallen. The 19th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders took down top-ranked Baylor Tuesday night in Wako, Texas thanks to a second-half surge. The Bears surrendered the lead with 10 minutes to go before scrambling to keep things close, but a last-second 3-point attempt rimmed out (65-62). The win marked Tech’s second-straight win against a Top-10 team after downing #6 Kansas last weekend (75-67). It was Baylor’s first loss of the season (15-1).


Watch: #19 Texas Tech Upsets #1 Baylor (65-62)


Unbeaten Upsets

On a busy night in college hoops, Baylor wasn’t the only top team to go down. No. 5 USC — the only other undefeated team — fell to unranked Stanford (75-69). Ranked battles between Auburn-Alabama and Kansas-Iowa State also went down to the wire. Here’s all the highlights from a Super Tuesday.


NCAA Men’s Basketball Highlights

#4 Auburn def. #24 Alabama (81-77)

Stanford def. #5 USC (75-69)

#9 Kansas def. #15 Iowa State (62-61)


NCAA Women’s Basketball Highlights

#9 Iowa State def. #25 Kansas State (73-70)


Ashley Joens (27, Iowa State) and Ayoka Lee (38, Kansas State) combined for 65 in an epic head-to-head battle between the Cyclones and Wildcats that came down to the wire.


Additional Storylines

ESPN: 2022 NCAA Tournament Bracketology: Auburn & UCLA Ascend to Top Line

CBS Sports: No. 19 Red Raiders Stun No. 1 Bears as Last Unbeaten Team Falls


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