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No. 14 West Virginia hosts No. 12 Texas Tech in crucial clash

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News Routine is usually a way of life for college basketball players and coaches, especially once the conference season kicks in. In 2020-21, however, nothing is routine, and that’s the challenge that Texas Tech and West Virginia are muddling......

Timme scores 22, leads No. 1 Gonzaga over Pacific 95-49

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Top-ranked Gonzaga struggled a bit in beating two of the best teams in the West Coast Conference last week, so coach Mark Few pushed his squad to step up its defense. The undefeated Zags did just that. Drew Timme scored 22 points and freshman Jalen Suggs came......

Thompson, Alatishe help Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News EUGENE, Ore (AP) Ethan Thompson scored 19 points, Warith Alatishe had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon 73-61 on Saturday night. Jarod Lucas added 13 points, and the Beavers (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12)......

Sizzling Seminoles Rout No. 20 Clemson

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Maryland Makes Program History With Win Over No. 17 Minnesota

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Maryland’s commanding 63–49 victory over No. 17 Minnesota marks the first time in program history that the Terrapins have tallied three road wins over ranked teams in one season. Despite its current substandard 9-7 (3-6 Big Ten) record,......

No. 9 Kansas Falls to Oklahoma for Third Straight Loss

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Russell carries Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas St. 81-68

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Cedric Russell scored 26 points, tying his season high, as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Arkansas State 81-68 on Friday night. Theo Akwuba added 24 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Akwuba also had 10 rebounds and three blocks. Mylik Wilson had 10 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (10-4, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference).......

Taylor, Austin Peay hold off surging Tennessee Tech 72-69

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AP News CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Terry Taylor scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Austin Peay fended off Tennessee Tech 72-69 on Thursday night. Mike Peake had 14 points and seven rebounds for Austin Peay (8-4, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Jordyn Adams added 12 points. Carlos Paez had 10......

Owens scores 22 to lead Montana over Sacramento St. 78-66

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AP News SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Kyle Owens scored a career-high 22 points and Montana beat Sacramento State 78-66 on Thursday, pouring in the most points the Hornets have allowed all season. Robby Beasley III added 17 points for Montana (7-7, 3-4 Big Sky Conference). Brandon Whitney added 14 points. Mack......

No. 7 Michigan visits streaking Purdue

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After delivering an emphatic response to its first loss of the season, No. 7 Michigan will now try to build another long winning streak when it faces a streaking Purdue squad Friday in West Lafayette, Ind. The Wolverines thrashed Maryland 87-63 in a game they never trailed on Tuesday. They......

Minor carries Merrimack past Fairleigh Dickinson 62-51

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) Mykel Derring scored a career-high 19 points and Jordan Minor tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds to lift Merrimack to a 62-51 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night. Mikey Watkins added 10 points......

Trimble Jr. leads Akron over Cent. Michigan 81-67

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AP News AKRON, Ohio (AP) Bryan Trimble Jr. had seven 3-pointers and 25 points, both career bests, and Akron beat Central Michigan 81-67 on Thursday night. Loren Cristian Jackson had 13 points and 10 assists for Akron (7-3, 5-2 Mid-American Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory and third......

Winthrop sets program record with 20th straight victory

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Chandler Vaudrin had a season-high 20 points and Winthrop set a program record with its 20th straight victory dating to last season after beating Presbyterian 78-66 on Wednesday. Winthrop (15-0, 12-0 Big South Conference) topped......

Michigan’s Naz Hillmon Sets School’s Single-Game Scoring Record

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Wahl helps No. 10 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 68-52

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said his team was better defensively in the second half. That was a bit of an understatement. Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with a career-high 14 points and the 10th-ranked......

Defense shines as ETSU defeats Western Carolina 59-48

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Ledarrius Brewer recorded 15 points as East Tennessee State got past Western Carolina 59-48 on Wednesday. David Sloan added 12 points with five assists and Ty Brewer had 12 points and seven rebounds for East......

Stephen F. Austin defeats Northwestern State 86-74

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) Cameron Johnson scored 26 points as Stephen F. Austin got past Northwestern State 86-74 on Wednesday night. Gavin Kensmil added 22 points and eight rebounds for Stephen F. Austin (8-2, 5-0 Southland Conference), which earned......

Mann lifts Gardner-Webb past UNC Asheville 84-57

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AP News BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jamaine Mann came off the bench to score 18 points to carry Gardner-Webb to an 84-57 win over UNC-Asheville on Wednesday night. D’Maurian Williams had 16 points for Gardner-Webb (4-9, 3-5 Big South Conference). Jacob Falko added 11 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Sears......

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