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  • Iowa St.-Oklahoma St. Preview

    Now there are times when McKay seems like a liability for the 13th-ranked Cyclones. McKay has been playing through tendinitis in his left knee for weeks, and it's hardly a coincidence that he has been struggling. McKay is averaging 12.4 points, but he's failed to score more than nine in each of the…

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  • Correction: UCLA-USC story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a story Feb. 4 about the UCLA-USC game, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. Southern California beat UCLA 80-61.

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  • New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point

    Rutgers' new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field. ''The first rule is, when you're digging yourself into a hole, stop digging,'' Patrick Hobbs said. Since 2009, questionable behavior or…

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  • With Krzyzewski back, Duke looks to return to being Duke

    Duke is trying to get back to being, well, Duke again. For the Blue Devils, the first step is getting Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after he missed a game due to illness. ''You never want anything bad to happen, but in a way, we're always looking for an opportunity in…

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  • No. 25 South Carolina looks for win at No. 8 Texas A&M

    No. 25 South Carolina has followed both of its previous losses with victories in the next game. South Carolina (19-3, 6-2 SEC) can inch closer to the top of the SEC against the Aggies (18-4, 7-2), reach 20 wins for the first time in seven years and prevent its first two-game losing streak of the…

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  • Referees try to turn heads, earn spot in NCAA Tournament

    Since the first jump ball of the season rose from their hands, the 1,000 or so referees who work men's Division I college basketball games have been trying to turn heads and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. ''It's a very big deal,'' said Ted Hillary, who officiated for 37 years and worked four…

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  • NCAA academic committee considering changes to rating system

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA may start holding schools more accountable for the academic progress of athletes who are graduate transfers.

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  • Hamilton leads UConn past Memphis 77-57

    Connecticut turned up its defense after halftime and ended up routing the Memphis Tigers. Daniel Hamilton had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Shonn Miller scored 12 of his 14 points after the break and Connecticut used a second-half burst to defeat Memphis 77-57 on Thursday night. The Huskies (16-6, 6-3…

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  • Correction: Statham's Milestone story

    In a story Feb. 3 about McKendree coach Harry Statham, The Associated Press erroneously reported his overall record. LEBANON, Ill. (AP) - Fifteen commemorative basketballs, one for each of McKendree University's appearances in the NAIA national tournament, line a high shelf to the left of Harry…

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  • Oklahoma-Kansas St. Preview

    It's not that hard to believe that Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins will end their college careers having never won at Kansas or Iowa State. Going 0 for 4 at Kansas State would probably be a little tougher for Oklahoma's dynamic backcourt duo to swallow.

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  • Jenkins paves way in Detroit 71-63 win over Cleveland State

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Jenkins made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points while Paris Bass grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and Detroit beat Cleveland State 71-63 on Thursday night.

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  • Demps, McIntosh lead Northwestern over Minnesota 82-58

    Chris Collins knows when his top players perform at a high level, confidence tends to trickle throughout the rest of his Northwestern line-up. The timing of Tre Demps and Bryant McIntosh stepping forward couldn't have better. Demps scored 23 points with eight assists and McIntosh finished with 20…

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  • Sherrod sets record; Yale beats Columbia 86-72

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Brandon Sherrod scored 25 - and set the Division I single-season record for consecutive field goals made - to help Yale beat Columbia 86-72 Friday and take over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings.

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  • UNC-Notre Dame headlines busy weekend around the ACC

    A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference:

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  • Florida-Kentucky Preview

    Another loss could cost Kentucky its spot among the nation's elite for the first time in almost two years. It could also go a long way to putting Florida back there. The No. 20 Wildcats look to extend their winning streak at Rupp Arena to 33 games in order to avoid their longest slide in seven…

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  • JeQuan Lewis' growth at PG a key to VCU's winning streak

    JeQuan Lewis is one of those players that has to be told to shoot the basketball. A pass-first point guard, Lewis was caught up in being a distributor more than a contributor for VCU. First-year coach Will Wade could hardly be more pleased.

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  • Kansas-TCU Preview

    Kansas has struggled to carry its home dominance to the road, where it faces the possibility of its longest losing streak in 12 years. A visit to TCU should at least solve that problem temporarily. The seventh-ranked Jayhawks go for an eighth straight win over the last-place Horned Frogs in this…

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