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No. 15 Iowa St. beats No. 19 Texas 89-86

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team.

But the Cyclones might be haunted by the final minutes of a game they nearly let slip away.

Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.


Kentucky, Virginia remain atop AP poll

(AP) -- Kentucky stays in its season-long perch atop the AP Top 25 and has taken back one of its lost first-place votes from No. 2 Virginia.

The Wildcats (19-0) were No. 1 on 64 of 65 votes cast Monday. They were the unanimous choice for five straight weeks before losing a pair of votes to the Cavaliers (19-0) two weeks ago.


Michigan State-Rutgers to play Thursday

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Michigan State and Rutgers will make up their snow-postponed Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Thursday night.

Rutgers announced the makeup date on Tuesday, the day was game was originally supposed to be played. Tipoff will be at 6 p.m.


No. 13 UNC pulls away from Syracuse

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense - once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away.

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and UNC shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.


Indiana F Davis to miss rest of season

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Devin Davis' sophomore season is officially over at Indiana.

On Monday, coach Tom Crean said that the 6-foot-7 forward will miss the rest of the season even though he continues to progress from a brain injury sustained Nov. 1. He was hurt when teammate Emmitt Holt hit Davis with a car. Holt was not cited in the accident, which resulted in Davis' hospitalization, but he was suspended for four games.


Washington kicks C Upshaw off team

SEATTLE (AP) Washington dismissed center Robert Upshaw, the national leader in blocked shots, from its program for a violation of team rules on Monday, a severe blow to the Huskies hopes of getting back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011.

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar announced the dismissal in a statement. No other details were given by the school.


Kansas State in thick of Big 12 chase

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) It may have happened against Texas Southern, when Kansas State allowed an overlooked opponent to score four points in the final second for a numbing two-point defeat.

Or it may have been few days later, when the Wildcats couldn't crack 50 points in a loss to Georgia. Or a few days after that, when star guard Marcus Foster openly sulked after getting benched, and Kansas State was run out of the gym in its Big 12 opener at Oklahoma State.


Wichita St. G Frankamp arrested for DUI

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI, authorities said Monday.

The 19-year-old shooting guard was arrested early Sunday after being initially stopped for failing to signal a turn and maintain a single lane, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza told The Associated Press. Espinoza said a breath test showed Frankamp's blood-alcohol content was .186, more than twice the legal limit.


Michigan faces uphill climb to NCAAs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) When the clock expired at the end of Michigan's overtime loss to Wisconsin over the weekend, a significant portion of the crowd at Crisler Center began applauding.

After everything the Wolverines have accomplished over the last couple seasons, moral victories are certainly not the goal in Ann Arbor. But with Caris LeVert now out for the season, Michigan fans may have little choice but to lower their expectations.


Duke rallies for Coach K's 1,000th win

NEW YORK (AP) Make no mistake: Mike Krzyzewski is proud of his 1,000 wins. Just don't expect him to keep chasing milestones much longer.

"There's an end in sight. I'm going to be 68 next month. It'll end sooner than later," he said.

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