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Duke jumps Kansas for No. 1 in AP poll

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent.

It also gave the Blue Devils yet another milestone under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski: a record number of appearances at No. 1.

The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first Monday in the first regular-season poll, leapfrogging Kansas at the top after a blowout win against then-No. 2 Kentucky last week. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for the most top rankings in poll history.


Bench forward Illikainen leaves Badgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin reserve forward Alex Illikainen is leaving the basketball team, sapping depth for an already thin frontcourt.

The Badgers say that he will remain enrolled at the university. Coach Greg Gard thanked Illikainen for his contributions.


Williamson has 27 and 16, Duke tops Army

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke got something from Army that it didn't against Kentucky: A test.

The fourth-ranked Blue Devils pulled away to beat the Black Knights 94-72 on Sunday behind 27 points and 16 rebounds from Zion Williamson.


Guy, Jerome lead No. 5 Virginia past GW

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Grant Kersey looked out of place when he checked in at the scorer's table with just over a minute to play.

Virginia's game against George Washington had long been decided, and the team manager was wearing a jersey that looked borrowed from a much larger player, one with the number 1 and with the word "Virginia" on the back where every other player has their last name.


Michigan St. bounces back, trounces FGCU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Two games into the season, Tom Izzo has already had it with how college basketball is being officiated.

And he doesn't blame the referees.


New Hampshire tops D-III Mt. St. Vincent

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Josh Hopkins scored 15 points, freshman Jayden Martinez had 14 points and eight rebounds and New Hampshire beat Division III Mount Saint Vincent 100-61 on Monday.

Freshman forward Nick Guadarrama chipped in with 13 points for New Hampshire (2-1). David Watkins and Marque Maultsby each scored 10. The Wildcats were 11 of 30 from 3-piont range, making 10 or more for the third straight game. UNH also has double-digit rebounds in three straight games, including 19 against Mount Saint Vincent.


No. 17 Florida St. wins test from Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Terance Mann's production under both baskets saved Florida State from being surprisingly upstaged by a Tulane freshman's remarkable debut.

Mann had 21 points and 10 rebounds, PJ Savoy added 14 points and No. 17 Florida State wore down a feisty and apparently improved Tulane squad, 80-69 on Sunday night.


No. 18 Mississippi St. handles Hartford

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Quinndary Weatherspoon continued his hot start to the season, scoring a season-high 22 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to a 77-59 victory over Hartford on Sunday.

Tyson Carter added 14 points for Mississippi State (2-0), and Aric Holman had 12 points and eight rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon had 10 points.


No. 20 TCU cruises past Oral Roberts

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) With nine newcomers and the first preseason ranking in 20 years, TCU figures to lean on holdovers Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane and JD Miller to try to live up to the billing early.

Such was the case in the season's second game.


Luther, Jeter help Arizona rout Cal Poly

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Without a big name or a top-25 national ranking for the moment, the Arizona Wildcats are searching for an identity.

They've got a couple of upperclassmen who transferred from elsewhere that could help.

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