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  • Pitino: Mathiang won't return this season after foot injury

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he won't bring back injured junior forward Mangok Mathiang now that the No. 13 Cardinals are out of postseason following a self-imposed ban.

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  • Kentucky-South Carolina Preview

    Recall last season's meetings between Kentucky and South Carolina and one might immediately pass the next off as a waste of time. Instead, when they meet Saturday in Columbia, one will fall from a three-way tie atop the SEC and the other will have done away with possibly the biggest threat standing…

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  • Kansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma

    Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full Saturday dealing with Buddy Hield and the rest of the sharp-shooting Oklahoma Sooners. Hield dropped in 46 points in Kansas' 109-106 triple-overtime win on Jan. 4, but the nation's No. 2 scorer is just part of the story.…

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  • TCU-West Virginia Preview

    West Virginia's Jonathan Holton had one of his best performances of the season against TCU last month. After splitting four games without Holton, the No. 10 Mountaineers go for an eighth straight win over the last-place Horned Frogs in this Big 12 matchup Saturday. Holton was suspended four games…

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  • Incarnate Word holds off Central Arkansas 71-69

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kyle Hittle had a double-double scoring 24 points while grabbing 10 rebounds as Incarnate Word edged Central Arkansas 71-69 on Friday night.

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  • Louisiana-Monroe knocks off Arkansas-Little Rock 86-82

    MONROE, La. (AP) -- Majok Deng and Justin Roberson had 23 points apiece as Louisiana-Monroe knocked off the Sun Belt Conference's top team, Arkansas-Little Rock, 86-82 on Thursday night.

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  • Illinois-Chicago fends off Wright State 64-59

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Freshman Dikembe Dixson scored 26 points with 12 rebounds and Najeal Young made three free throws in the final 37 seconds as Illinois-Chicago fended off Wright State 64-59 on Thursday night.

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  • Trier scores 18, No. 17 Arizona holds off UCLA 81-75

    Arizona had trouble guarding anybody in the first half, slow to rotate out to shooters, allowing UCLA to repeatedly get to the rim. ''We had the same players and the same scheme, we just did it at a much better level,'' Arizona coach Sean Miller said after the 17th-ranked Wildcats outlasted UCLA…

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  • Texas-Iowa St. Preview

    Texas is among four teams in a second-place logjam just one game out of first heading into Saturday night's big road matchup at No. 14 Iowa State. Sweep the regular-season series from slumping Iowa State (17-7, 6-5), and Texas (16-8, 7-4) knows that a league crown the Longhorns haven't worn since…

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  • Texas A&M-LSU Preview

    Texas A&M contained LSU star freshman Ben Simmons last month during its prosperous start to SEC play, but that's quickly becoming a distant memory. The 15th-ranked Aggies have dropped three in a row heading into Saturday's visit to the Tigers, who will seek to maintain their share of first place in…

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  • Pearl: Auburn's Kareem Canty leaves team, school to turn pro

    Auburn point guard Kareem Canty has left the team and is turning pro. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Friday that Canty has left school for ''personal reasons.'' He says the frustrations of a struggling team contributed to Canty's frustrations. Canty sat out last season after transferring from…

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  • Monmouth stuns Rider late in 79-78 win

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Justin Robinson scored 21 points, and his 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds to play capped a wild finish as Monmouth's furious comeback shocked Rider in a 79-78 win Friday night.

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  • Tough road awaits surging Wisconsin, back in Big Ten picture

    The toughest two-game stretch of the season has arrived for Wisconsin. Winners of six in a row, the Badgers can improve their postseason credentials if they can pull off an upset or two on the road. The Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) are clawing their way back into the NCAA Tournament conversation, a…

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  • Wiljer, Sabonis lead Gonzaga past Portland 92-66

    Kyle Wiltjer had five 3-pointers and 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had a double-double and Gonzaga rolled to a 92-66 win over Portland on Thursday night. Sabonis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double, his seventh in his last eight games. Kyle Dranginis added 16 points, Eric…

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  • Brad vs. the Book: Historic season to continue for Hawkeyes at IU

    Iowa, on pace to land its first ever No. 1 seed, could accelerate Indiana's downward spiral says Brad Evans.

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  • UNC's Roy Williams: 'I feel fine' after vertigo attack at BC

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams doesn't sound worried about the vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. The 65-year-old coach Friday was instead eager to reiterate he's OK and crack jokes while talking about a two-decade history with vertigo going back to his time…

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  • Louisville-Notre Dame Preview

    Rick Pitino muttered one word to describe his mood in the wake of the well-documented controversy surrounding Louisville's program. Following a saga that resulted in a self-imposed one-year postseason ban, the No. 13 Cardinals open a tough stretch on the court when they visit Notre Dame on…

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