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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Vladimir Brodziansky had 26 points and No. 24 TCU snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-73 win over Iowa State. The Horned Frogs played for the first time without injured starting point guard Jaylen Fisher. Alex Robinson scored eight points and had a school-record 17 assists. TCU shot 60 percent from the field.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Jordan Capps scored a career-high 31 point on 12-of-18 shooting and Southeastern Louisiana pulled away from Houston Baptist 85-69. Southeastern Louisiana led 39-38 at halftime and stretched it to 56-45 on Marlain Veal's jumper with 13:04 left.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cameron Reynolds scored 22 points and made back-to-back 3-point jumpers to wrest back the lead and Tulane made 10 free throws down the stretch to hold off Houston 81-72. Houston had won five of its previous six games, falling only to No. 9 Wichita on January 4, and had taken its biggest lead of the game, 52-49, on a Wes VanBeck 3-pointer. Reynolds' sank two from distance in less than a minute to put the Green Wave back in the lead 55-54 with 10:23 to play.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Point guard Jaylen Fisher could miss the rest of the season for No. 24 TCU after injuring his right knee. It is the second time in less than six months that the sophomore has hurt a knee in practice. Fisher is scheduled to have surgery Thursday. He injured his left knee in August when the team was preparing for a trip to Australia. He stayed home for surgery but was ready for the start of the season. He was averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 assists per game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points in a surprise return to the lineup and Texas got a second home win over a Top 25 opponent in a week in beating No. 8 Texas Tech 67-58. Roach had missed the previous two games with a fracture in his left hand and was expected to miss a few more. He was cleared to return right before tipoff.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Shake Milton hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 33 points and SMU beat No. 7 Wichita State 83-78. Wichita State had won 27 straight and 67 of 68 at Koch Arena. The Mustangs snapped a three-game skid with their first victory since Dec. 31. It was their first road win against a top-10 team since Jan. 16, 1982 at No. 10 Houston. Milton was 11 of 14 from the floor and 5 of 6 from deep while playing 40 minutes.
NEW YORK (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points, Patty Mills made seven 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs responded to the latest absence of Kawhi Leonard by beating the Brooklyn Nets 100-95. Mills finished with 25 points and combined with Aldridge on the most important play of the game, a three-point play for Aldridge with 53 seconds remaining on a pass from the reserve guard after the Nets had cut a 17-point deficit to three.
HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Gaine was officially introduced as the Houston Texans general manager. He says he and coach Bill O'Brien are aligned philosophically in how they want to build the franchise. Quarterback is one roster spot Gaine won't have to worry about much once Deshaun Watson returns from his knee injury.
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