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  • Auguste's 19 helps Notre Dame to 89-83 win over Clemson

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was glad Zach Auguste got mad after spending much of the first half on the bench in foul trouble in the Fighting Irish's 89-83 win over Clemson on Monday night. Auguste dominated both the offensive and defensive end, scored 15 of his 19 points during the final 20 minutes…

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  • Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season

    Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

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  • Michigan St.-Purdue Preview

    Caleb Swanigan called Tom Izzo in April to let him know he'd be joining his friend and fellow five-star big man Deyonta Davis at Michigan State in the fall, but the coach seemed more surprised about Swanigan's decision than anything. It turned out Izzo had a reason to be apprehensive because less…

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  • West Virginia-Kansas Preview

    The team that's arguably given Kansas the most trouble in recent seasons might also stand as the biggest threat to its remarkable run of Big 12 titles. Tenth-ranked West Virginia can increase its chances of ending the No. 6 Jayhawks' 11-year reign when the Mountaineers visit Allen Fieldhouse on…

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  • Stephen F Austin cruises against Northwestern State, 83-72

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Thomas Walkup finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin to an 83-72 win over Northwestern State on Monday night.

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  • UNLV loses freshman center Zimmerman to sprained left knee

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- UNLV freshman center Stephen Zimmerman Jr. will be out indefinitely with a sprained left knee.

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  • No. 2 Maryland relies on Big Ten's best defense to win

    Upon launching this season of lofty expectations, Maryland figured it had enough shooting stars to bury the opposition under a barrage of baskets. Turns out, the second-ranked Terrapins are winning primarily on the strength of their defense. Maryland is allowing a Big Ten-low 63.8 points per game.

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  • White-hot Warney leads Stony Brook past Hartford 85-72

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Jameel Warney scored a career-high 36 points on 16-of-18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Ahmad Walker had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to help Stony Brook beat Hartford 85-72 Monday night.

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  • Parrish, TCU top Oklahoma St 63-56, snap 7-game Big 12 skid

    Brandon Parrish wasn't discouraged by another poor percentage at halftime for the worst-shooting team in the Big 12. The TCU guard always tries to believe the shots will start going in. Parrish led four players in double figures with 15 points - 13 after halftime - and TCU recovered from its…

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  • Georgia-Kentucky Preview

    For nearly two years, Kentucky has rarely been threatened at Rupp Arena. No. 22 Kentucky looks to continue its dominance in all facets as it goes for the second-longest winning streak at Rupp. Kentucky (17-6, 7-3 SEC) has won 33 straight home games by an average of 21.3 points and only six have…

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  • Chattanooga gets 72-66 OT win over Mercer in SoCon showdown

    MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Eric Robertson hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Chattanooga won its ninth straight game by edging Mercer 72-66 in overtime Monday night.

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  • North Carolina-Boston College Preview

    Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in a little more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels will seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday night against a Boston College team…

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  • Xavier-Creighton Preview

    Xavier has never reached a Final Four. The Musketeers have come close a couple of times, losing to Duke in a regional final in 2004 and to UCLA in 2008. With a month to go before tournament time, this Xavier team is ahead of all of those others.

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  • Hield's 3-pointer lifts No. 3 Oklahoma past No. 24 Texas

    Buddy Hield had done just about everything this season. Hield's 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas. Hield scored 12 of his 27 points in the final 3:11, including two 3-pointers.

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  • Pittsburgh-Miami Preview

    Miami's Sheldon McClellan is the ACC's most efficient scorer while Pittsburgh's James Robinson is the conference's most effective ballhandler. "He's very, very efficient, he's very unselfish, he's very team-oriented and he's just a fun kid to be around," coach Jim Larranaga said. McClellan was…

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  • Road woes aplenty as Big 12 teams navigate conference grind

    Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger warned his then-No. 1 team of the challenge it would face at Kansas State, even though the rebuilding Wildcats were near the bottom of the Big 12 standings. It was the third time Oklahoma had lost in league play, and all of those defeats have come away from the Lloyd Noble…

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  • Robertson scores 19 to lead Canisius past Rider 67-61

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Kassius Robertson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Canisius hold off Rider 67-61 on Sunday.

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  • Brooks scores 30 as No. 16 Oregon beats Utah 76-66

    Any campaign for Oregon's Dillon Brooks as Pac-12 player of the year might have to start with an endorsement from a coach outside his own camp. Brooks had 30 points and nine assists, both career highs, to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 76-66 victory over Utah. ''We didn't have an answer for Dillon…

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