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Ristic, Markkanen lead No. 20 Arizona past UC Irvine, 79-57 (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen (5) drives past UC Irvine center Ioannis Dimakopoulos during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona defeated UC Irvine 79-57. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona’s towering European tandem had a big night Tuesday. Wildcats 7-footers Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen scored 18 points apiece, and No. 20 Arizona bounced back from its loss to Gonzaga with a 79-57 victory over UC Irvine. Ristic, a Serbian who was two points shy of his career high, scored 14 in the first half and finished with 10 rebounds.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:35 am

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic (Yahoo Sports)

Duke forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after scoring against the Florida in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in New York. Duke won 84-74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Almost everybody in Madison Square Garden was impressed with the game Amile Jefferson had for No. 5 Duke. Nobody appreciated it more than Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jefferson set career highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Duke to an 84-74 victory over No. 21 Florida on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:15 am

Colson, Vasturia lead No. 23 Notre Dame over IPFW 87-72 (Yahoo Sports)

Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson (35) dunks against IPFW during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won, 87-72. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Even as Fort Wayne made a run Tuesday night, No. 23 Notre Dame stayed calm. The Fighting Irish saw a 27-point lead in the second half whittled down to nine with under 3 minutes left, but they hit their free throws down the stretch to close out an 87-72 win over the Mastodons. Bonzie Colson had his sixth straight double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Steve Vasturia scored 21 points for the Fighting Irish (9-0).


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:54 am

Wagner comes up big as Michigan edges Texas 53-50 (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan forward D.J. Wilson (5) defends Texas forward Jarrett Allen, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Moe Wagner slapped at the ball with his right hand, and it popped straight up in the air. The officials concurred, and Michigan held on for a 53-50 victory over Texas on Tuesday night. Wagner gave the Wolverines the lead on a putback with 18.8 seconds remaining, and then the sophomore blocked a shot by Eric Davis Jr. at the other end.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:43 am

No. 14 Virginia bounces back, beats East Carolina 76-53 (Yahoo Sports)

Virginia guard London Perrantes (32) makes a pass to Virginia center Jack Salt, right, as East Carolina forward Deng Riak (0) and East Carolina guard B.J. Tyson, center right, defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Virginia won the game 76-54. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo came to John Paul Jones Arena thinking his team could be running into a buzz saw. Kyle Guy scored 13 points to lead a season-high five Virginia players in double figures, and the No. 14 Cavaliers used strong perimeter shooting to beat the Pirates 76-53 on Tuesday night. Virginia (8-1) had little trouble bouncing back from Saturday’s loss to then-No. 25 West Virginia, its first at JPJ in two years.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:03 am

Kansas rolls over UMKC 105-62 to give Bill Self win No. 600 (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas head coach Bill Self signals his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UMKC, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Just as the video celebrating his first 600 wins was wrapping up, Kansas coach Bill Self turned to his left and saw Frank Mason III, extending a ball to him to commemorate the milestone. The sparkplug point guard poured in 30 points to match his career high, Devonte Graham and Josh Jackson also had starring roles, and the third-ranked Jayhawks cruised to a 105-62 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday night to give their coach a win 24 years in the making. Self is the ninth-fastest coach to reach 600 wins, just behind Phog Allen, whose name adorns Kansas’ building.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:53 am

FAU takes advantage of late Ohio St. turnovers in OT win (Yahoo Sports)

Adonis Filer notched a season-high 23 points and Florida Atlantic handed Ohio State its first home loss of the season, 79-77 in overtime on Tuesday night. A mishandled pass by Marc Loving gave FAU a last-shot opportunity, and Nick Rutherford banked in a layup for the lead with one second left in overtime. In a win that came as a surprise to most OSU fans, the Owls were vocally excited as they left the court and headed to the locker room.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:51 am

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RB James dislocates elbow in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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RB James injures right arm in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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Lavin undergoes prostate cancer surgery

St. Johns coach Steve Lavin has had successful surgery to treat prostate cancer. The 47-year-old Lavin underwent the surgery Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to Lavins physicians, the surgery went as planned and there were no complications. Lavin is expected to return to his full-time coaching responsibilities after a recovery period.

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Calhoun: UConn talent better for 2011-12

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April. Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings. The coach said having a more talented team doesnt mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.

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Duke set to visit MSG twice this season

Mike Krzyzewski is bringing Duke to Madison Square Garden twice this upcoming season, according to the schedule announced Thursday. The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, and Kentucky will play Kansas in the second game of the Champions Classic on Nov. 15. Duke will return to take on Washington on Dec.

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Colorado suspends 5 defensive players

Colorado coach Jon Embree has suspended five defensive players indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The suspended players include defensive backs Josh Moten, Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms and Paul Vigo, along with linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms was the only starter among the group, but didnt play last weekend due to a leg injury.

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Big 12 moves to add Big East-bound TCU

Leaders of the Big 12 Conference cleared the way Thursday to add TCU, a move that would bring in a rising program and potentially shore up a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago. The Big 12s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with the Horned Frogs, who play in Fort Worth, Texas, and boast the defending Rose Bowl champion.

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