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No. 25 Cincy hands Miss. State 1st loss

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(TSX / STATS) -- HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Coming off two straight losses and with a trip to UCLA looming this weekend, the Cincinnati Bearcats desperately needed a win.

"In college basketball, every win is important," said Bearcats guard Jacob Evans III. "But, it was important for us to get back on track, to build that confidence."

Evans scored 24 points and Kyle Washington added a season-high 16, helping No. 25 Cincinnati hand Mississippi State its first loss of the season, 65-50 on Tuesday night at BB&T Arena.


Delgado powers No. 15 Seton Hall to 9-1

(TSX / STATS) -- SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard admitted he doesn't like playing at the No. 15 Pirates' cozy on-campus Walsh Gym.

"It was my bright idea to play here," Willard said sarcastically about the 1,650-seat gym. "I hate it. We don't practice at Walsh. We don't shoot-around at Walsh.


Abdur-Rahkman leads Michigan past Texas

(TSX / STATS) -- Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Michigan built a double-digit halftime lead and held on for 59-52 victory over Texas on Tuesday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Michigan led 53-47 after a layup by Texas' Matt Coleman with 2:13 to play before the teams traded turnovers and fouls on ensuing possessions. Abdur-Rahkman's jumper from the top of the key with 57 seconds remaining provided a cushion for the Wolverines and helped them hang.


Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian team

(TSX / STATS) -- Lavar Ball is taking two of his sons to play overseas in Lithuania.

LiAngelo Ball, who left UCLA earlier this month without ever playing a game, and LaMelo Ball, who withdrew from high school in his junior season, signed one-year deals to play with the Lithuanian club Vytautas Prienai, multiple media outlets reported.


Robinson scores 21 as BC beats Columbia

(TSX / STATS) -- Jerome Robinson led five players in double figures with 21 points, and Boston College shook off a slow start following its upset of No. 1 Duke to score an 81-66 home victory over Columbia on Tuesday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Eagles fell behind 24-13 in the first half but led 43-35 at halftime and never trailed again. Boston College (8-3) led by as many as 20 points.


Terps start slow, top D-III Catholic

(TSX / STATS) -- Sophomore guard Anthony Cowan had 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists and classmate Kevin Huerter added 14 points and five assists as the Maryland Terrapins overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Division III Catholic Cardinals 76-59 on Tuesday at The Xfinity Center in College Park, Md.

Swingman Jared Nickens added 14 points for the Terrapins (10-3), who were coming off a win at home Saturday against Gardner-Webb.


Balanced Rutgers cruises past Fordham

(TSX / STATS) -- Deshawn Freeman scored 14 points to lead a balanced Rutgers attack as the Scarlet Knights defeated Fordham 75-63 on Tuesday in Piscataway, N.J.

Freeman, who was 6 for 9 from the floor and pulled down 10 rebounds, led six Scarlet Knights in double figures.


ASU leaps to No. 5, 'Nova atop AP poll

(TSX / STATS) -- Arizona State, unbeaten and coming off Sunday's win at then-No. 2 Kansas, has moved into the Associated Press college basketball top 10 for the first time since 1981.

Meanwhile, Villanova is the new No. 1 after Duke lost at unranked Boston College on Saturday. The Blue Devils were a unanimous pick at the top spot last week.


Struggling Gophers rally to edge Drake

(TSX / STATS) -- Jordan Murphy scored 24 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds, and Amir Coffey scored all of his 16 points in the second half as Minnesota came from behind to beat Drake 68-67 in Minneapolis on Monday night.

Nate Mason added 12 points and five assists for Minnesota, which slipped out of the Top 25 rankings on Monday after losing three of its previous four games.


Louisville rolls past overmatched Bryant

(TSX / STATS) -- A pair of 11-0 runs and 60 percent shooting helped Louisville roll past visiting Bryant 102-59 Monday night in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.

The Cardinals (7-2) were led by 17 points apiece from seniors Quentin Snider and Anas Mahmoud and junior Deng Adel. Sophomore Ikenna Ndugba led Bryant with 17 points.

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