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'Nova hops over MSU for No. 1 in AP poll

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Villanova is the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Arizona State made a big leap after a tumultuous week in which half of the top 10 lost.

The Wildcats (10-0) were fourth but earned 41 of 65 first-place votes to hop over Michigan State, which earned 19 first-place votes to climb from third to second. They were the favorites to take over at the top following unanimous No. 1 Duke's weekend loss at Boston College.

Wichita State climbed three spots to No. 3, followed by Duke and Arizona State. The Sun Devils (9-0) jumped 11 spots and earned the other five first-place votes after winning at then-No. 2 Kansas to extend their best start since the 1974-75 season.

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No. 16 ASU pulls off upset at No. 2 KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Bobby Hurley is no stranger to college basketball lore. So when his Arizona State team travelled to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas on Sunday, the former Duke star knew what they were in for.

"No one really wins here," Hurley said. "You come in here, most of the time you're not leaving real happy."

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No. 12 Gonzaga runs away from Washington

SEATTLE (AP) Playing its first true road game, in an amped-up environment against an in-state foe, coach Mark Few wondered how No. 12 Gonzaga would respond following a one-sided defeat.

He didn't need to worry. The Bulldogs emphatically continued their dominance over Washington.

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Purdue gives coach Painter 300th win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Carsen Edwards helped Matt Painter reach a coaching milestone.

The sophomore guard scored a career-high 27 points and No. 21 Purdue beat IUPUI 86-61 on Sunday night for Painter's 300th victory.

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Badgers G King has season-ending surgery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin freshman guard Kobe King is having season-ending surgery on his injured left knee.

The University of Wisconsin sports medicine staff said that surgery was taking place Monday. King is a promising freshman who appeared in each of the first 10 games this season, averaging 5.2 points. Wisconsin says he is eligible to apply for a medical redshirt.

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FSU rips Tulane to improve to 9-0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Braian Angola had 18 points and a career-high eight rebounds to lead Florida State to a 72-53 win over Tulane on Sunday.

Florida State (9-0) jumped out to a 21-7 lead midway through the first half after a 10-0 run. Tulane (7-3) answered with a 10-2 run to close to gap to 23-17 but the Seminoles scored the final six points of the half to take a 29-17 lead.

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High-scoring Hokies move to 9-1

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Those who attend Virginia Tech begin taking their semester-ending final exams on Friday.

The men's basketball team will be tackling its toughest exam of the season Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Reath scores 30, LSU tops UNC-Wilmington

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Duop Reath scored a career-high 30 points and Tremont Waters added 20 as LSU beat UNC Wilmington 97-84 on Sunday.

Reath, who added five rebounds, made 13 of 17 from the field in 27 minutes, often utilizing a jump hook. His previous high scoring game was 23 points on two occasions. Waters added 10 assists and nine rebounds while making 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. He also had seven turnovers. Skylar Mays had 14 points on five-of-six shooting and Wayde Sims scored 11 for LSU (5-2).

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Boston College stuns top-ranked Duke

BOSTON (AP) Outside the Boston College basketball office, on the way to the practice gym, the walls are decorated with giant pictures from the Eagles' biggest wins.

The Sweet 16 appearance in 2006. Upsets over No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke in 2009. A victory over top-ranked Syracuse four years ago.

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Down 15 in 2nd, Michigan tops UCLA in OT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) John Beilein has coached a lot of college basketball, but not even he could figure out how his Michigan Wolverines were able to beat UCLA on Saturday.

Moritz Wagner scored 23 points and Charles Matthews added 20, helping Michigan overcome a 15-point second-half deficit to shock the Bruins 78-69 in overtime.

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