Sooners top short-handed Longhorns

UNDATED (AP) — Fifth-ranked Texas wasn’t able to get a victory for their quarantined head coach.

Austin Reaves scored 23 points and 24th-ranked Oklahoma earned its fourth straight win by holding off the short-handed Longhorns, 80-79. Reaves hit two free throws with 18.3 seconds left for the final margin.

The Sooners intercepted a long pass to end the game, sending Texas to its second Big 12 home loss.

Texas played without coach Shaka Smart, who announced Monday he has COVID-19 and is in isolation from the team and his family. The Longhorns also were without starters Courtney Ramey and Jericho Sims, along with backup Brock Cunningham. The school did not immediately give a reason why the players were unavailable.

In Tuesday’s other top-25 action:

— Alabama completed its first season sweep of Kentucky in 32 years as Jaden Shackelford provided 21 points to lead the ninth-ranked Crimson Tide past the Wildcats, 70-59. Alabama senior Herbert Jones finished one rebound and two assists shy of a triple-double and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line down the stretch to help seal the game for the Tide.

— Sharife Cooper had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Auburn to an 88-82 upset over No. 12 Missouri. The Tigers are 4-2 since Cooper was ruled eligible by the NCAA.

— Yves Pons (eev pahnz) scored 13 points and No. 18 Tennessee overcame 37% shooting to beat Mississippi State 56-53. Freshman Keon Johnson scored four of his eight points over the final 2 1/2 minutes while drawing a key charging foul in the process.

— Jalen Crutcher poured in 27 points and Ibi Watson added 18 for Dayton in a 76-71 win at No. 22 Saint Louis. The Billikens were playing their first game since Dec. 23 as the program suspended team activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak.