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No. 3 Vols roll to 11th straight win

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bowden combined to score 40 points off the bench, and No. 3 Tennessee whipped Arkansas 106-87 on Tuesday night for its 11th consecutive victory.

Turner scored 21 points and hit 6 of 8 shots. Bowden was 6-of-7 shooting and 5 of 6 from 3-point range en route to 19 points, and Tennessee's bench outscored Arkansas' 50-23.

Tennessee last won 11 straight in the 2007-08 season. Tennessee (15-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) is off to its fastest start since that 2007-08 campaign, when the Vols won 16 of their first 17.


Hagans' 23 spark No. 12 Kentucky by UGA

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Ashton Hagans silenced a hostile crowd by scoring a season-high 23 points, leading No. 12 Kentucky to a 69-49 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled away in the second half for their third straight victory.


Harris helps No. 16 Buffalo hold off WMU

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Jeremy Harris had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 16 Buffalo held off upset-minded Western Michigan 88-79 on Tuesday night.

Nick Perkins added 14 points for the Bulls (16-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference), who trailed by 11 in the first half and struggled to shake free of WMU until the very end. Buffalo had won its first three MAC games by a combined 70 points.


Bane, TCU drop WVU to 0-5 in Big 12

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Desmond Bane scored 26 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat West Virginia 98-67 on Tuesday night, sending the Mountaineers to their first 0-5 conference record in 23 years.

TCU (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) got off a slow start shooting, missing seven of its first eight shots, before runs of 13-0 and 11-0 in the first half on way to a 20-point halftime lead.


Cumberland has 34, rallies Cincy by USF

CINCINNATI (AP) Jarron Cumberland scored a career-high 34 points, and Cincinnati blew a 14-point lead and had coach Mick Cronin ejected before rallying for an 82-74 victory over South Florida on Tuesday night.

The Bearcats (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic) got their third win in six days. The last two came in overtime, and this one unfolded with their coach gone from the sideline.


Edwards keys Purdue's rout of Rutgers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Carsen Edwards had 19 points, six assists and five rebounds to lead Purdue to an 89-54 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night.

Trevion Williams had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Sasha Stefanovic added 14 points for the Boilermakers (11-6, 4-2 Big Ten Conference) who have won five of their last six.


Friars top sloppy Seton Hall to end skid

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) David Duke scored 18 points and Providence cashed in on a season-high 22 Seton Hall turnovers for its first Big East Conference win, 72-63 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.

Alpha Diallo added 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five assists for Providence (10-7, 1-3), which scored 23 points off of turnovers. Mak Ashton-Langford also dished five assists.


Duke moves on following Jones' injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player - point guard Tre Jones.

The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his once-in-a-generation athleticism while RJ Barrett delivers consistent scoring and Cameron Reddish focuses on long-range shooting.


No. 19 Terps continue unexpected ascent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The most intriguing aspect of Maryland's unexpected ascent into the Top 25 is that the Terrapins have won in so many different ways - in spite of their youth.

During a six-game winning streak that's lifted Maryland into third place in the Big Ten, the 19th-ranked Terps (15-3, 6-1) have rallied from behind, blown big leads and prevailed even when their best players were held in check.


No. 7 Kansas holds on, beats Texas 80-78

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Marcus Garrett has earned his spot in the Kansas starting lineup primarily with his defense.

His offense Monday night was merely a bonus.

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