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Hot-shooting KU stifles Young, pounds OU

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Virginia stays No. 1, Duke jumps to 5th

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.

The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Monday. That's 12 more than last week, when they reached No. 1 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era.


Auburn C McLemore has left ankle surgery

Walker IV hits 5 3s as Miami beats Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Mike Brey doesn't pay much attention to the NBA draft stock of opposing players, but the Notre Dame coach does hear his own staff's assessments and, on Monday night, he saw nothing from Miami's Lonnie Walker IV that would make him disbelieve the latest assessment.

"Walker's shots were pro stuff," Brey said after the freshman led the Hurricanes to a 77-74 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over the Irish. "He's a first-round guy, my assistants told me, and he looked it tonight. He made some money tonight."


Badgers win in OT, Gophers' skid hits 9

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin made stops and hit their 3s down the stretch of a tight game.

The hard lessons from a challenging season might be finally paying off for a young team.


SEC could get record NCAA tourney berths

Mississippi State's Ben Howland was hardly shocked when South Carolina upset No. 12 Auburn, and doesn't believe his Southeastern Conference coaching peers were either.

"Auburn goes into South Carolina the other day and South Carolina dominates the game , which doesn't surprise any of us coaches," Howland said. "It's just so difficult night in and night out."


ETSU gives Forbes extension, raise

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes has signed a new contract that includes an extension and a pay raise.

Athletic director Scott Carter announced Forbes' new deal Monday.


Denver hires new director of athletics

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