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  • Report: Saint Louis University suspends 3 players, expels 1
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 19, 2018

    A lawyer representing three Saint Louis University basketball players involved in ongoing investigations into an alleged sexual assault says his clients have been suspended by the school and another played was expelled.

    • Attorney Scott Rosenblum said Friday that his three clients, whom he did not identify, have been suspended for 18 months to two years. Lawyer John Rogers, who represents the fourth player, declined to confirm the expulsion.

      A school statement said the parties in the Title IX investigation had been informed of the decisions made by the hearing officer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

      Rosenblum said the players and three women had agreed to a consensual sexual act sometime before Sept. 24 and that only one of the women was actively participating in the investigation. He added his clients are considering appealing the decision as well as potentially transferring to other schools.

      "These boys didn't do anything wrong," Rosenblum said. "They just didn't."

      St. Louis police said there are no new updates in the continuing criminal investigation, the paper reported.

      Social media posts made Wednesday by three basketball players in support of teammates under investigation were followed by protests from some fans attending the Billikens' game that night. The posts and retweets were removed later without explanation, the paper reported.

      -- Field Level Media

  • TCU's Fisher (knee) will miss rest of season
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 19, 2018

    TCU sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.

    • Fisher suffered the injury during Tuesday's practice and underwent the surgery on Thursday.

      Fisher's recovery time is estimated from 3 to 4 months, so he should be 100 percent before summer.

      The 20-year-old is averaging 12.3 points and a team-high 5.4 assists for the No. 24 Horned Frogs (14-4, 2-4 Big 12), who visit Kansas State on Saturday.

      Fisher scored a career-best 22 points in last Saturday's 102-97 overtime loss to Oklahoma.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: Saint Mary's sinks No. 13 Gonzaga
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 19, 2018

    Jock Landale recorded 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to a tightly contested 74-71 victory over No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday in a West Coast Conference showdown at Spokane, Wash.

    • Landale shot 12 of 15 and posted his 11th double-double in the past 12 games to help the Gaels (18-2, 7-0 WCC) extend their winning streak to 13 games. Calvin Hermanson scored 16 points while sophomore guards Jordan Ford and Tanner Krebs had 10 points apiece.

      Rui Hachimura scored a career-best 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting for the Bulldogs (16-4, 6-1). Johnathan Williams tallied 13 points, Killian Tillie added 11 and Zach Norvell Jr. had 10 as Gonzaga's six-game winning streak was snapped.

      No. 2 Virginia 64, Georgia Tech 48

      De'Andre Hunter scored 17 points, and the Cavaliers smothered the Yellow Jackets for a road victory in Atlanta.

      Ty Jerome finished with 12 points for Virginia (17-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Kyle Guy and Devon Hall each added 11 points for the Cavaliers, who have won nine in a row.

      Tadric Jackson scored 14 points to lead Georgia Tech (10-8, 3-2). No other Georgia Tech players reached double figures against the Virginia defense, which ranks No. 1 in the nation in points allowed.

      Nebraska 72, No. 23 Michigan 52

      James Palmer Jr. scored a game-high 19 points, and the Cornhuskers won for the seventh time in nine games, rolling past the Wolverines in Lincoln, Neb.

      Isaiah Roby had 14 points and Isaac Copeland added 13 for Nebraska (14-7 overall, 5-3 Big Ten). Anton Gill chipped in 10 points and Glynn Watson Jr. contributed eight as Nebraska's starting five scored 64 of the team's points.

      Charles Matthews' 15 points led Michigan (16-5, 5-3), which lost for just the second time in 11 games. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added nine points but shot 3-for-11 from the field. Moritz Wagner, who scored a combined 45 points in the Wolverines' previous two games, was held to two points on 1-for-5 shooting.

      --Field Level Media

  • Creighton F Krampelj (knee) out for rest of season
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Creighton sophomore forward Martin Krampelj suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Wednesday's victory over Seton Hall and will miss the remainder of the season.

    • Krampelj will undergo surgery in "the coming weeks," the school said Thursday while announcing the severity of the injury.

      Krampelj ranks third on the Bluejays with an 11.9 scoring average and is the team's leading rebounder at 8.1 per game. He was shooting 67.1 percent from the field.

      "Martin has been an important part of our team and I'm proud of the progress he's made to become one of the most improved players in the Big East," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said in a news release. "I'm looking forward to his surgery so we get him healthy and back on the court for two great years."

      Krampelj suffered the injury late in the first half of the 80-63 victory over No. 19 Seton Hall.

      The Bluejays are 15-4 overall, and 5-2 in the Big East entering Saturday's game at Providence.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: SMU shocks No. 7 Wichita State
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Shake Milton scored 33 points and Jahmal McMurray added 16 as hot-shooting SMU shrugged off a ragged start and rolled to a 83-78 victory over No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday in Wichita, Kan.

    • Ethan Chargois added 12 points for SMU (13-6, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) while Ben Emelogu scored 10 for the Mustangs, who halted a three-game losing streak. SMU made 63.8 percent of its field-goal attempts.

      Landry Shamet's 20 points and 10 assists led Wichita State (15-3, 5-1), Shaquille Morris scored 17 for the Shockers, who saw their seven-game win streak end.

      No. 1 Villanova 88, Georgetown 56

      Jalen Brunson scored 18 points, Mikal Bridges added 17 and the Wildcats placed six players in double figures as they cruised past the Hoyas in Washington.

      Omari Spellman contributed 14 and Donte DiVincenzo had 13 for Villanova (17-1, 5-1 Big East). The Wildcats led from the second possession to the final buzzer and won their seventh straight against the Hoyas, converting a season-high 17 shots from beyond the arc on 33 attempts.

      Georgetown (12-6, 2-5) was paced by Jessie Govan with 12 points and six rebounds.

      Texas 67, No. 8 Texas Tech 58

      Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points off the bench, leading the Longhorns to an upset victory over the Red Raiders in Austin, Texas.

      Texas has won 22 consecutive home games against Texas Tech, with the Red Raiders' most recent win in Austin achieved during the 1995-96 season when both schools were in the Southwest Conference.

      Mohamed Bamba added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Texas (12-6, 3-3 Big 12) while Dylan Osetkowski hit for 12 points. Jarrett Culver's 16 points led Texas Tech (15-3, 4-2), and Brandone Francis and Zaire Smith scored 13 points each.

      No. 11 Xavier 88, St. John's 82

      Presented with a challenge by the Big East's last-place team, the Musketeers rallied in the second half to secure a victory over the Red Storm in Cincinnati.

      Xavier coach Chris Mack earned his 203rd win at his alma mater. That lifted him above his coach, Pete Gillen, for first on the school's all-time list. Mack owns a .684 winning percentage during his eight-plus seasons at Xavier.

      Kerem Kanter produced 22 points and 13 rebounds to pace Xavier. Trevon Bluiett posted 23 points, and J.P. Macura notched 16 points for the Musketeers (17-3, 5-2 Big East). St. John's (10-9, 0-7) lost its seventh in a row despite a career-high 28 points from Justin Simon.

      No. 14 Arizona 79, Cal 58

      Deandre Ayton totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds, and guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright had 14 points and tied a career high with four 3-pointers in the Wildcats' victory over the Bears in Berkeley, Calif.

      Allonzo Trier scored 15 points and Dylan Smith had 14 points and a season-high four 3-pointers as Arizona (15-4, 5-1 Pac-12) won for the 12th time in 13 games.

      Justice Sueing posted 19 points, Don Coleman scored 11 and Kingsley Okoroh had 10 for California (7-12, 1-5). The Bears have lost five in a row after opening Pac-12 play with a victory at Stanford.

      Stanford 86, No. 16 Arizona State 77

      Dorian Pickens scored 19 points and forward Reid Travis added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinal held on for a victory over the Sun Devils in Stanford, Calif.

      Josh Sharma had 14 points for Stanford (11-8, 5-1 Pac-12), one short of his career high, and Oscar Da Silva had eight points down the stretch to tie his season high with 14 points.

      Romello White had 19 points and Kodi Justice scored 14 for the Sun Devils (14-4, 2-4). Arizona State has lost four of six since starting 12-0 and reaching No. 3 in the AP Top 25 as the last undefeated team in NCAA Division I.

      Alabama 76, No. 17 Auburn 71

      John Petty hit eight 3-pointers and scored 27 points in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as the Crimson Tide snapped the Tigers' 14-game win streak.

      Alabama (12-6, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) was without leading scorer Collin Sexton, who missed the game with an abdominal injury, but Petty stepped up and led the Crimson Tide to their third straight win.

      Dazon Ingram scored 16 points while Herb Jones had 11 for the Crimson Tide. Desean Murray scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Bryce Brown finished with 12 points to lead the Tigers (16-2, 4-1).

      Creighton 80, No. 19 Seton Hall 63

      Marcus Foster made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help the Bluejays roll to a victory over the Pirates in Omaha, Neb.

      Ronnie Harrell Jr. added a career-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting for Creighton (15-4, 5-2 Big East). Toby Hegner had 12 points and Khyri Thomas tallied 11 points as the Bluejays won for the fifth time in six games.

      Myles Powell scored 19 points for Seton Hall (15-4, 4-2), which lost for just the second time in eight games. The Pirates' leading scorer, Desi Rodriguez, didn't play after the first six minutes, seemingly due to disciplinary reasons. He finished with four points.

      Missouri 59, No. 21 Tennessee 55

      Kevin Puryear recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the Tigers post a victory over the Volunteers in Columbia, Mo.

      Jontay Porter added 10 points and seven rebounds for Missouri (13-5, 3-2). The Tigers did not make a field goal in the final 6:43, but four free throws in the final 14.4 seconds helped to seal the win. The Tigers shot 41.7 percent from the field and improved to 9-1 at home.

      Grant Williams scored 15 points for Tennessee (12-5, 3-3). Kyle Alexander had 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting, and Admiral Schofield added 11 points for the Volunteers.

      No. 22 Ohio State 71, Northwestern 65

      Micah Potter scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half, and Jae'Sean Tate had 12 points and five rebounds as the Buckeyes edged the Wildcats at Rosemont, Ill., to remain undefeated in Big Ten play.

      CJ Jackson finished with 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-4, 7-0 Big Ten), and Keita Bates-Diop added 10 points and eight rebounds despite a shooting 4 of 12 from the field.

      Vic Law led Northwestern (11-9, 2-5) with 14 points, and Scottie Lindsey added 13 points. Dererk Pardon had seven points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

      No. 24 TCU 96, Iowa State 73

      Playing their first game after learning of a potential season-ending knee injury to Jaylen Fisher, the Horned Frogs never trailed and shot better than 60 percent from the field in a whipping of the Cyclones in Fort Worth, Texas.

      Vladimir Brodziansky led four players in double figures for TCU (14-4, 2-4) with a game-high 26 points, and J.D. Miller added a career-high 21. Alex Robinson set a school record with 17 assists, the last one coming in the final minute when he teed up Brodziansky's final bucket.

      Donovan Jackson led Iowa State (10-7, 1-5) with 19 points, while Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton each scored 16.

      --Field Level Media

  • Notre Dame G Harvey (knee) out four weeks
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Notre Dame freshman guard D.J. Harvey is expected to be out four weeks after an MRI on Wednesday revealed only a bone bruise in his left knee.

    • "Just wanted to let everybody know that I'm fine and that it's only a bone bruise in my left knee, I'll be out 4 weeks," Harvey tweeted. "Thank you for the concerns, texts and prayers."

      Harvey left Notre Dame's loss to Louisville on Tuesday with the injury before later rejoining the team on the bench with his leg immobilized.

      "We're hoping it's just a cartilage thing and maybe we rest it or scope it, and then he'll be back," coach Mike Brey said after the game. "Hopefully it's not an ACL."

      Notre Dame is already without star forward Bonzie Colson, who underwent surgery after a left foot fracture on Jan. 2 and is expected to miss eight weeks.

      Harvey is averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes for the 13-6 Irish this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • TCU's Fisher suffers knee injury
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    TCU sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a right knee injury during Tuesday's practice.

    • Fisher underwent an MRI exam to determine the severity, but there is already fear he will miss the rest of the season.

      The 20-year-old is averaging 12.3 points and a team-high 5.4 assists for the No. 24 Horned Frogs, who host Iowa State on Wednesday night. TCU has lost four of its last five games after opening the season 12-0.

      Fisher scored a career-best 22 points in last Saturday's 102-97 overtime loss to Oklahoma.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: Kansas State stuns No. 4 Oklahoma
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Nobody had confounded and confused Oklahoma's Trae Young quite the way Kansas State did Tuesday night.

    • The Wildcats made it difficult for Young to get much of anything going -- especially in the second half -- and they knocked off the fourth-ranked Sooners 87-69 in Manhattan, Kan.

      Barry Brown led the Wildcats with 24 points. Dean Wade added 21, Cartier Diarra 16 and Xavier Sneed 13 as Kansas State (13-5, 3-3 Big 12) knocked off the Sooners (14-3, 4-2) at home for the sixth consecutive season.

      Young, who averages more than 30 points per game, finished with 20 points but was just 8 of 21 from the floor and 2 of 10 from behind the 3-point arc. He finished with six assists and a season-high 12 turnovers. It was Young's lowest scoring output since the season opener.

      No. 3 Purdue 78, Wisconsin 50

      Carsen Edwards scored 21 points and Vincent Edwards added 20 as the Boilermakers blew past the Badgers in West Lafayette, Ind.

      Purdue (18-2, 7-0 Big Ten) hit 14 of 22 3-point attempts en route to its 14th consecutive victory. The Boilermakers have captured 19 consecutive home games.

      Ethan Happ led the Badgers (9-10, 2-4) with 15 points. He added seven assists and six rebounds.

      No. 12 Cincinnati 49, Central Florida 38

      Gary Clark recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season to lead the Bearcats over the Golden Knights in Orlando, Fla., for their eighth consecutive win.

      Cincinnati (16-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) was held to a season-low point total but made up for that by also holding UCF (12-6, 3-3) to a season low.

      Guard Jacob Evans III was the only other Bearcat in double figures with 10 points. The Knights did not have a double-figure scorer, but three players -- Tacko Fall, Terrell Allen and Dayon Griffin -- scored seven points each.

      No. 15 North Carolina 87, No. 20 Clemson 79

      Cameron Johnson had his biggest game in a North Carolina uniform with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Tar Heels defeated the Tigers to keep alive an NCAA record streak in Chapel Hill, N.C.

      North Carolina is 59-0 all-time in home games against Clemson, the most home wins without a loss for any team against an opponent in NCAA history. Joel Berry II poured in 17 points, Kenny Williams had 15, Theo Pinson supplied 12 points and Luke Maye, playing with stitches on his face in the second half, finished with 11 for North Carolina (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

      Marcquise Reed scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half, Shelton Mitchell tallied 18 points, Elijah Thomas had 16 and Gabe DeVoe added 11 -- all in the first half -- for Clemson (15-3, 4-2).

      South Carolina 76, No. 18 Kentucky 68

      Chris Silva tied his career high of 27 points and collected eight rebounds, and the Gamecocks overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat the Wildcats at Columbia, S.C.

      Frank Booker scored 18 points for the South Carolina (12-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who won despite shooting just 37.7 percent from the field. Maik Kotsar added 12 points as South Carolina improved to 7-1 at home.

      Kevin Knox recorded 21 points and eight rebounds for Kentucky (14-4, 4-2). Nick Richards scored 12 points before fouling out for the Wildcats, who shot 44.9 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Kansas rallies to upset No. 6 WVU
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    No. 10 Kansas was headed for a fifth consecutive loss at the WVU Coliseum until Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Devonte' Graham cued a second-half rally.

    • Their late shooting helped the Jayhawks rally from 16 points down for a stunning 71-66 comeback win at No. 6 West Virginia on Monday.

      Mykhailiuk scored 17 and Graham had 16 - and the pair combined for 24 after halftime as Kansas (15-3, 5-1) ended a four-year skid in Morgantown.

      Sagaba Konate finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Mountaineers (15-3, 4-2), who blew a double-digit lead for the second straight game.

      West Virginia led 33-17 with 5:41 left in the first half before taking a 41-28 cushion to the locker room.

      No. 5 Duke 83, No. 25 Miami 75

      Freshman guard Gary Trent Jr. scored a season- and game-high 30 points and freshman forwards Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr. each posted double-doubles to rally the No. 5 Blue Devils to an 83-75 victory over the No. 25 Hurricanes in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in Coral Gables, Fla.

      Carter scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Bagley had 13 points with 12 boards as the Blue Devils (16-2, 4-2 ACC) overcame a 13-point second-half deficit.

      Freshman guard Lonnie Walker scored 19 point to lead the Hurricanes (13-4, 2-3 ACC). Sophomore forward Dewan Huell scored 18 points and hauled in 13 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

      No. 23 Michigan 68, Maryland 67

      Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made a pair of free throws with one second remaining to give the No. 23 Wolverines a thrilling 68-67 victory over the visiting Terrapins.

      Abdur-Rahkman, who was fouled by Bruno Fernando, reached the 1,000-point mark of his career with the go-ahead point. The Terrapins (14-6, 3-4) had taken the lead with 3.2 seconds remaining on Kevin Huerter's 3-pointer.

      Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines (16-4, 5-2) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Poole contributed 11 points off the bench and three others, including Abdur-Rahkman, added seven points each.

      --Field Level Media

  • Virginia moves to No. 2 behind Villanova in AP poll
    By Field Level Media / Monday, January 15, 2018

    Virginia, picked to finish sixth in the ACC preseason poll, moved up another spot to No. 2 behind top-ranked Villanova in The Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday.

    • After wins against Syracuse and North Carolina State last week, the Cavaliers (16-1, 5-0 ACC) received a first-place vote from a media panel in reaching their highest ranking since getting to No. 2 in the 2014-15 season.

      "They've taken care of business, so they're in this spot," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said of his players. "Our pillar in our program is all about humility. It just means knowing who you are. I've said this before. They're very clear on how they have to play. They do it together."

      Villanova (16-1) remained No. 1 for the second straight week, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes after wins over Xavier and St. John's.

      Purdue (17-2) had the other first-place vote and moved up two spots to No. 3, its highest ranking since reaching No. 3 in 2009-10. The Boilermakers extended their winning streak to 13 games with victories at Michigan and Minnesota. Like Virginia, Purdue is unbeaten in conference play.

      Oklahoma (14-2), behind star freshman Trae Young, moved up five spots to No. 4, its highest ranking since reaching No. 1 in 2015-16.

      Duke (15-2) moved up two spots to No. 5 while West Virginia (15-2) dropped four spots to No. 6 after losing to Texas Tech.

      No. 7 Wichita State (15-2), Texas Tech (15-2), Michigan State (16-3) and Kansas (14-3) round out the top 10.

      No. 22 Ohio State (15-4), which knocked Michigan State from the No. 1 ranking with an 80-64 victory on Jan. 7, is ranked for the first time since reaching No. 12 during the 2014-15 season.

      Michigan (15-4) also moved into the poll for the first time this season at No. 23 after beating Michigan State on Saturday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Raptors G Lowry donates $1 million to Villanova campaign
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Toronto Raptors point guard and Villanova alum Kyle Lowry and his wife have pledged $1 million to the university's comprehensive capital campaign, "For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change."

    • It is the single largest donation to the school by a former player and, as a result, the men's locker room at the renovated home arena expected to open next season will be named the "Kyle Lowry Men's Basketball Locker Room."

      "Kyle Lowry was a great teammate who took tremendous pride in the Villanova basketball program," said head coach Jay Wright in a statement released by the school. "This gift is another illustration of Kyle's generosity to his fellow members of our basketball family. We're all very proud of the player and, more importantly, the man, Kyle has become."

      Lowry played two seasons for Wright at Villanova, averaging 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals per game across 57 games. He was taken with the 24th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2006 draft.

      The school's campaign was launched in October of 2013 with a goal of raising $600 million.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Texas Tech ends No. 2 WVU's streak
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Eighth-ranked Texas Tech ended the longest winning streak in the country and created a four-way tie atop the Big 12 Conference on Saturday.

    • Niem Stevenson's free throws with 2:06 left snapped a tie and Keenan Evans' leaning jumper in the final minute sealed a 72-71 victory over No. 2 West Virginia in Lubbock, Texas.

      Evans scored 20 points to lead Texas Tech (15-2, 4-1), while Brandone Francis came off the bench to add 17 points. The Red Raiders overcame an 11-point second-half deficit by converting 24 of 28 foul shots and committing only 13 turnovers against the Mountaineers' withering pressure defense.

      Jevon Carter poured in a game-high 28 points for West Virginia (15-2, 4-1), which had won 15 consecutive games dating back to a season-opening defeat against Texas A&M in Germany. Esa Ahmad, playing his first game of the season after becoming academically eligible, chipped in 18 points in a reserve role.

      No. 1 Villanova 78, St. John's 71

      Donte DiVincenzo scored 25 points, sinking a career-high six 3-pointers, and the Wildcats fought off a gritty challenge from the Red Storm in New York.

      Mikal Bridges finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East), who relied on their defense to knock off the Red Storm for the 13th straight time -- despite a huge performance from St. John's star Shamorie Ponds.

      Ponds exploded for 37 points to lead St John's (10-8, 0-6), which has lost seven in a row.

      Michigan 82, No. 4 Michigan State 72

      Moritz Wagner poured in a career-high 27 points, and the Wolverines upset the error-prone Spartans at East Lansing, Mich.

      The junior made 8 of 13 field-goal attempts and all eight of his free throws to surpass his previous best of 26 points, set in last season's NCAA Tournament against Louisville. Zavier Simpson contributed 16 points and five assists and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added 14 points for Michigan (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten).

      Freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. tied his career high with 19 points and blocked six shots for Michigan State (16-3, 4-2), which has lost two of its last three games. Miles Bridges posted 19 points, six rebounds and five assists but also committed four of the Spartans' 18 turnovers.

      No. 5 Wichita State 72, Tulsa 69

      Conner Frankamp and Landry Shamet combined for 32 points, and the Shockers survived a late run by the Golden Hurricane to pull out a road win in American Athletic Conference play in Tulsa, Okla.

      Frankamp finished with 16 points, including two 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game that helped the Shockers (15-2, 5-0 AAC) fend of the Golden Hurricane (10-8, 3-3). Wichita State has won 11 straight road games, the longest such streak in the nation.

      Shamet had 16 points for the Shockers, who have responded to a loss at home Oklahoma in mid-December with seven straight wins. Tulsa's Sterling Taplin scored 26 points.

      No. 5 Purdue 81, Minnesota 47

      Senior forward Vincent Edwards matched his career best of five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 25 points as the Boilermakers rolled past the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis.

      Carsen Edwards added 14 points and seven assists and Isaac Haas had 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Boilermakers (17-2, 6-0 Big Ten), who won their 13th consecutive contest. Dakota Mathias added 12 points as Purdue matched its best 19-game start (1987-88) in school history.

      Isaiah Washington scored 11 points and Jordan Murphy added 10 points for Minnesota (13-6, 2-4). The Golden Gophers have lost three straight games since Reggie Lynch was suspended indefinitely due to sexual-assault allegations.

      No. 7 Duke 89, Wake Forest 71

      Marvin Bagley III scored 30 points and pulled in 11 rebounds as the Blue Devils drilled the Demon Deacons without coach Mike Krzyzewski on the bench in Durham, N.C.

      Gary Trent Jr., using a second-half 3-point streak, racked up 19 points and Wendell Carter Jr. poured in 15 points to go with 11 rebounds for Duke (15-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). About 40 minutes before tip-off, the school announced that Krzyzewski would miss the game due to a virus, and associate head coach Jeff Capel filled in just as he did last January following the Hall of Fame coach's back surgery.

      Bryant Crawford's 21 points, Keyshawn Woods' 15 points and Brandon Childress' 11 points paced Wake Forest (8-9, 1-4), which has lost 18 consecutive visits to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

      No. 9 Oklahoma 102, No. 16 TCU 97 (OT)

      Freshman Trae Young scored 43 points -- hitting 10 3-pointers -- to help the Sooners knock off the Horned Frogs in Norman, Okla.

      Young added 11 rebounds and seven assists, shooting 15 of 27 from the field and 10 of 18 from behind the 3-point arc. Brady Manek added 22 points for the Sooners (14-2, 4-1 Big 12) as they set a school record for 3-pointers in a game with 19.

      Jaylen Fisher had a career-high 22 points to lead the Horned Frogs. Vladimir Brodziansky added 21 points before fouling out early in overtime for TCU (13-4, 1-4).

      No. 10 Xavier 92, No. 25 Creighton 70

      Trevon Bluiett scored 24 points, and the Musketeers delivered coach Chris Mack a milestone win with the rout of the Bluejays in Cincinnati.

      Kaiser Gates added 16 points off the bench, and Kerem Kanter finished with 12 points and eight rebounds for Xavier (16-3, 4-2 Big East). It was Mack's 202nd win, tying him with former Xavier coaching great Pete Gillen for the most wins in school history.

      Marcus Foster scored 16 points to lead Creighton (14-4, 4-2), which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

      No. 11 Arizona State 77, Oregon State 75

      Shannon Evans scored 22 points and Kodi Justice had 14 as the Sun Devils overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit for a victory over the Beavers in Tempe, Ariz.

      Evans made two free throws, a left-handed layup and a long 3-pointer from the top of the key during a 10-0 run that gave the Sun Devils (14-3, 2-3 Pac-12) a 73-68 lead with 1:22 remaining.

      Stephen Thompson Jr. had 21 points and tied a career high with five 3-pointers, and Tres Tinkle had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers (10-7, 2-3). Oregon State lost for the third time in four games.

      No. 12 Kansas 73, Kansas State 72

      Malik Newman made two free throws with 15.2 seconds remaining, and Devonte' Graham netted a game-high 23 points as the Jayhawks nipped the Wildcats at Lawrence, Kan.

      Newman was fouled on a drive to the hoop and converted both free throws, which were separated by a Kansas State timeout. The victory enabled Kansas (14-3, 4-1 Big 12) to keep pace in the conference standings, while beating Kansas State (12-5, 2-3) for the sixth straight time in the series and the 12th straight time in Allen Fieldhouse.

      The Wildcats did not get off a good shot as Barry Brown dribbled out front and was then forced to fire a contested 3-pointer that bounded off at the buzzer. Dean Wade led Kansas State with 22 points, and Xavier Sneed had 14 points and seven rebounds.

      No. 13 Seton Hall 74, Georgetown 61

      Desi Rodriguez and Myles Powell scored 19 points apiece as the Pirates took control late in the first half and posted the victory over the Hoyas in Newark, N.J.

      Rodriguez scored 15 of his points in the first half when Seton Hall (15-3, 4-1 Big East) rallied from an early 10-point deficit. Powell scored 13 of his points in the opening 20 minutes and finished two shy of his season high, while Angel Delgado posted his 64th career double-double and 13th this season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

      Marcus Derrickson led Georgetown (12-5, 2-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kaleb Johnson scored 14 points while Jahvon Blair and Jessie Govan added 11 points apiece.

      No. 14 Cincinnati 78, South Florida 55

      Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points as the Bearcats pulled away in the final 10 minutes for a victory against the Bulls in Tampa, Fla.

      Cumberland was 7-for-11 from the field, making four 3-point baskets. The rest of the team combined for three 3-pointers.

      Cincinnati (15-2, 4-0 AAC) was 27-for-31 at the foul line, while South Florida (7-11, 0-5) went 12-for-16. The Bearcats' starters combined to make all 20 of their free throw attempts, while the Bulls starters made each of their four foul shots. Payton Banks scored 22 points for South Florida.

      No. 15 Gonzaga 75, San Francisco 65

      Rui Hachimura blocked Frankie Ferrari's layup with just over two minutes remaining to stall a Dons rally and help the Bulldogs hang on for a victory in San Francisco.

      Gonzaga (16-3, 6-0 West Coast Conference) won its sixth consecutive game by building an 11-point halftime lead, extending it to 15 in the second half and then holding on down the stretch. Johnathan Williams had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs.

      San Francisco (10-9, 2-4) got a game-high 22 points from Souley Boum and 18 from Ferrari.

      No. 17 Arizona 90, Oregon 83

      Arizona guard Allonzo Trier scored 25 points and forward Deandre Ayton had 24 as the Wildcats pulled away late for a victory over the Ducks in Tucson, Ariz.

      Rawle Alkins had 13 points and Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dusan Ristic had 10 apiece for the Wildcats (14-4, 4-1), whose weekend sweep of the Oregon schools should move them up in the rankings. Arizona has won 11 of 12.

      Oregon guard Elijah Brown had 25 points and six 3-pointers, and MiKyle McIntosh had a season-high 20 points and seven rebounds for the Ducks (12-6, 2-3).

      No. 19 Clemson 72, No. 18 Miami 63

      Donte Grantham scored 18 points as the Tigers defeated the Hurricanes in in Clemson, S.C.

      Grantham made 7 of 11 shots from the floor, including all four of his 3-point attempts to spark a Clemson barrage from beyond the arc. Junior guard Marcquise Reed scored 16 points for the Tigers (15-2, 4-1 ACC).

      Miami (13-3, 2-2) received 16 points apiece from Lonnie Walker IV and Anthony Lawrence II. Chris Lykes added 13 and Dewan Huell had 10.

      No. 20 North Carolina 69, Notre Dame 68

      Joel Berry II made two free throws with 7.1 seconds left, and the Tar Heels made a final defensive stand to defeat the Fighting Irish in South Bend, Ind.

      TJ Gibbs missed two shots on Notre Dame's final possession, including his put-back attempt that bounced around the rim and fell away. Gibbs tallied 19 points for the Irish (13-5, 3-2 ACC).

      Luke Maye scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half, Berry finished with 15 points and Theo Pinson added 13 points for North Carolina (14-4, 3-2).

      No. 21 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67

      Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tallied 22 points to help the Wildcats score a victory over the Commodores in Nashville, Tenn.

      Kevin Knox (17), P.J. Washington (10) and Hamidou Diallo (10) also scored in double figures for Kentucky (14-3, 4-1 SEC).

      Forward Roberson led Vanderbilt (6-11, 1-4) with 20, and Saben Lee had 12.

      No. 22 Auburn 76, Mississippi State 68

      Bryce Brown scored 23 points as the Tigers overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat the Bulldogs in Starkville, Miss.

      Brown made five 3-pointers, as Auburn (16-1, 4-0) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 14.

      Mississippi State (13-4, 1-3) lost at home for the first time this season after 12 victories. Quinndary Weatherspoon led the Bulldogs with 14 points, Aric Holman scored 11 and Adbul Ado, Lamar Peters and Nick Weatherspoon scored 10 each.

      No. 23 Florida State 101, Syracuse 90 (2OT)

      Braian Angola scored 24 points as the Seminoles pulled away in the second overtime and beat the Orange in Tallahassee, Fla.

      Angola made 6 of 16 shots and four 3-pointers. His final 3-pointer gave Florida (13-4, 2-3 ACC) a 93-84 lead with 1:49 remaining. Angola also tied a career high with eight assists, while Christ Koumadje contributed 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting with eight of those baskets coming on dunks.

      Tyus Battle led all scorers by scoring a career-high 37 points for Syracuse (12-6, 1-4). He scored 32 of his points after halftime and hit 11 of 27 shots, including a career-best five 3-pointers.

      No. 24 Tennessee 75, Texas A&M 62

      The Volunteers sent the Aggies to a fifth consecutive loss, getting the win at Knoxville, Tenn.

      It was career game No. 1,000 for Tennessee coach Rick Barnes, whose 647 wins rank eighth among active Division I coaches. The Volunteers (12-4, 3-2 SEC) earned their third win in a row thanks to Jordan Bowden (15 points), Kyle Alexander (14), Admiral Schofield (12) and Jordan Bone (10).

      Texas A&M (11-6, 0-5) got 16 points from Admon Gilder, 13 from DJ Hogg and 10 from Tonny Trocha-Morelos.

      --Field Level Media

  • Pastner files lawsuit against Georgia Tech ex-boosters
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Josh Pastner has filed a civil lawsuit alleging he and his family are victims of fraud and extortion, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Saturday.

    • Pastner's suit was filed in Superior Court in Pima County, Ariz., against former Georgia Tech booster Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley, who have accused the coach of breaking NCAA rules.

      The suit claims Bell and Pendley waged "a malicious campaign to defame Pastner, and to extort and blackmail Pastner" by threatening to release accusations that the lawsuit asserts are "false and patently untrue."

      Some of the accusations against Pastner are related to suspensions announced in November of players Josh Okogie for six games and Tadric Jackson for three for accepting benefits provided by Bell in violation of NCAA rules.

      "I am disgusted and devastated by the actions of two individuals to whom I showed compassion," Pastner said in a statement issued through his attorneys. "My family and I are victims of fraud and extortion and the extent to which these individuals have gone to harm us is truly unfathomable. I absolutely and unequivocally never assaulted or harassed Ms. Pendley and I am truly sickened by these false claims."

      A CBS Sports article in November linked Bell to trips provided for the players, and Bell alleged the coach was aware of the benefits and tacitly encouraged it. A school investigation determined Pastner did not know about the violations until months afterward.

      -- Field Level Media

  • Virus sidelines Duke's Krzyzewski vs. Wake Forest
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski missed Saturday afternoon's 89-71 home win versus Wake Forest due to a virus.

    • Associate head coach Jeff Capel ran the Blue Devils in his place at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

      Capel said Krzyzewski felt sick when he woke up Saturday and decided "he didn't want to get our guys sick, didn't want to put anyone else in jeopardy, but he's better."

      "We were prepared as a coaching staff, as a team, and obviously all of us would have wanted (Krzyzewski) out there and wish that he could have been there but respect his decision and looking out for us, not wanting to hurt the team," Capel said. "Everyone stepped up ... and it equated to a really good win for us."

      Capel filled in for Krzyzewski last January following the Hall of Fame coach's back surgery.

      Duke's next game is on the road Monday against No. 18 Miami.

      --Field Level Media

  • Martin's big night snaps Butler's three-game losing streak
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 12, 2018

    Senior forward Kelan Martin scored a career-high 37 points on 12-of-17 shooting to lead Butler to a 94-83 victory over Marquette in Big East action Friday night in Indianapolis.

    • Martin, who had a team-high seven rebounds and three assists, made 4 of 6 3-point shots and hit all nine free throws.

      "I thought (Martin) did a good job not forcing things and we got him a mismatch a couple of times," Butler coach LaVall Jordan told Fox Sports. "He let the game come to him."

      Sophomore guard Kamar Baldwin scored 19 on 9-of-14 shooting for the Bulldogs (13-6, 3-3 Big East), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Tyler Wideman added 16 points for Butler, hitting 7 of 10 shots.

      Sam Hauser was the high scorer for Marquette (12-6, 3-3) with 30 points. Hauser hit 11 of 17 shots, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Andrew Rowsey added 17 points and Markus Howard 14 for the Golden Eagles.

      The Bulldogs made 38 of 64 shots (59.4 percent) while the Golden Eagles were 28 of 57 (49.1 percent). Marquette was 10 of 22 on 3-pointers.

      The Bulldogs, who led 44-38 at halftime, built the lead to eight points before the Golden Eagles gradually chipped away. Marquette tied it at 56-all with 13:01 to go.

      The Golden Eagles used a 9-0 run to take a 67-60 lead with 10:06 left. Martin converted a three-point play to start a 13-0 spurt to give Butler a 73-67 advantage with 7:39 remaining.

      From there, Martin took over and the Bulldogs took control.

      Butler sank 19 of 30 shots to take its six-point halftime lead. The Golden Eagles were 14 of 31 from the field in the opening half.

      Howard, who was averaging a team-high 22.1 points entering the game, was scoreless at halftime, missing both shots.

      Marquette finished the half with a 7-0 run in the final 1:16 to narrow the Bulldogs' lead.

      Butler had used a 10-0 run to take a 37-24 lead. Hauser sank a 3-pointer to end Marquette's scoreless streak and cut the deficit to 37-27. Butler's largest lead was 14 points with 1:54 left in the first half.

      --Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: Missed free throw dooms No. 19 Clemson
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 12, 2018

    Omer Yurtseven scored a career-high 29 points as North Carolina State upset No. 19 Clemson 78-77 on Thursday in Raleigh, N.C., beating a ranked team for the third time this season.

    • Clemson's Gabe DeVoe made the first two free throws on a three-shot foul with 0.2 seconds left, but the last bounced off to the side to help N.C. State survive.

      Allerik Freeman added 14 points for N.C. State (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which conquered then-No. 2 Duke in its previous game.

      Marcquise Reed scored 17 points, while Donte Grantham had 16 points, Mark Donnal added 13 points and DeVoe chipped in 12 for Clemson (14-2, 3-1).

      No. 5 Wichita State 95, East Carolina 60

      Rauno Nurger scored 14 points as the Shockers routed the Pirates in Greenville, N.C.

      Shaquille Morris and Markis McDuffie added 12 points apiece for Wichita State (14-2, 4-0 American Athletic Conference). The Shockers won their sixth consecutive game and extended the nation's longest road winning streak at 10.

      B.J. Tyson led East Carolina (7-9, 1-4) with 16 points while Kentrell Barkley added 14. The Pirates have dropped four of their past five games.

      Oregon 76, No. 11 Arizona State 72

      Elijah Brown and Payton Pritchard scored 18 points apiece, and the Ducks overcame a 13-point deficit in an upset victory over the Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz.

      Reserve Roman Sorkin had 13 points, and MiKyle McIntosh finished with 12 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for Oregon (12-5, 2-2 Pac-12).

      Kodi Justice scored 21 points and Shannon Evans II added 19 for the Sun Devils (13-3, 1-3). Arizona State has lost three out of four after opening the season 12-0.

      No. 15 Gonzaga 103, Portland 57

      Silas Melson established career bests of 23 points and seven 3-point baskets to lead the Bulldogs to a victory over the Pilots in Spokane, Wash.

      Rui Hachimura matched his career high of 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Bulldogs, who defeated Portland for the ninth consecutive time. Sophomore forward Killian Tillie added 15 points as Gonzaga (15-3, 5-0 West Coast Conference) topped 100 points for the sixth time this season.

      Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 16 points for the Pilots (6-12, 0-5), who have dropped their last five games.

      No. 17 Arizona 62, Oregon State 53

      Allonzo Trier scored 21 points, center Deandre Ayton added 14, and the Wildcats pulled away for a victory over the Beavers in Tucson, Ariz.

      Ayton's layup with 7:33 remaining gave the Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Pac-12) the lead for good, beginning a 16-3 run that put Arizona in control.

      Tres Tinkle had 18 points and nine rebounds and Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 12 points for the Beavers. Oregon State (10-6, 2-2) had won eight of its past 10.

      --Field Level Media

  • College basketball notebook: Martin defends Bowen joining Gamecocks
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    South Carolina coach Frank Martin is defending his decision to let five-star recruit Brian Bowen join the program in the wake of the FBI investigation that determined Adidas paid $100,000 to Bowen's family to secure the player's commitment to Louisville.

    • Bowen has repeatedly insisted there was no wrongdoing on his part despite Louisville initially suspending him and later announcing he wouldn't play for the school. South Carolina announced Bowen's addition to the program on Wednesday.

      Martin said South Carolina's compliance department investigated Bowen's situation and cleared him to join the program.

      "When I started doing my legwork, every single person I talked to that has had any dealing with that young man or that family speaks about what a great, great kid he is," Martin told CBS Sports on Thursday. "He didn't beat a girl up, he hasn't raped anybody, hasn't flunked 10 different drug tests. He's a good kid. He isn't a flunkie."

      --Auburn sophomore center Austin Wiley will not be eligible to play for the remainder of the season and won't be eligible to return until the 2018-19 season, the NCAA announced Thursday.

      The decision to sideline Wiley came after an internal investigation by the school related to recruiting, benefits and agent-related activity that led to a federal case against former Tigers assistant coach Chuck Person.

      The federal complaint states Person received $91,500 in bribes from a Pittsburgh-based financial advisor and gave $11,000 to the mother of a "Player-1" and $7,500 to the mother of a "Player-2". "Player-1" is believed to be Wiley's teammate Danjel Purifoy and "Player-2" is believed to be Wiley. A co-defendant, Rashan Michel, also claimed to give $5,000 to the mother of "Player-2."

      --Pittsburgh senior forward Ryan Luther will miss the rest of the season due to a stress reaction in his right foot, the school announced Thursday.

      Luther leads the Panthers in rebounding (10.1) and is second in scoring (12.7) but has missed the past seven games due to the injury. It is the second straight season in which he missed substantial time because of an injury to the foot. Luther, who missed 12 games in 2016-17 due to injury, indicated he will seek a medical hardship from the NCAA.

      "Ryan's injury has not responded as well as we had hoped and our medical team has recommended shutting him down for the remainder of the season," Pitt coach Kevin Stallings said in a statement. "I know Ryan is frustrated with the injuries to the foot the past two years but everyone involved agrees that it is in his best interest to rest the foot and allow it adequate time to make a complete recovery."

      --Field Level Media

  • Pitt F Luther out for rest of season
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Pittsburgh senior forward Ryan Luther will miss the rest of the season due to a stress reaction in his right foot, the school announced Thursday.

    • Luther leads the Panthers in rebounding (10.1) and is second in scoring (12.7) but has missed the past seven games due to the injury. It is the second straight season in which he missed substantial time because of an injury to the foot.

      "Ryan's injury has not responded as well as we had hoped and our medical team has recommended shutting him down for the remainder of the season," Pitt coach Kevin Stallings said in a statement. "I know Ryan is frustrated with the injuries to the foot the past two years but everyone involved agrees that it is in his best interest to rest the foot and allow it adequate time to make a complete recovery."

      Luther, who missed 12 games in 2016-17 due to injury, indicated he will seek a medical hardship from the NCAA.

      "I love my coaches and teammates and believe in what we are building," Luther said in a statement. "This university and the city of Pittsburgh are home to me. I am anxious to get healthy and look forward to doing something special here next season."

      The Panthers are 8-9 overall and 0-4 in the ACC entering Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

      --Field Level Media

  • Auburn's Wiley ruled ineligible until 2018-19 season
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Auburn sophomore center Austin Wiley will not be eligible to play for the remainder of the season and won't be eligible to return until the 2018-19 season, the NCAA announced Thursday.

    • The decision to sideline Wiley came after an internal investigation by the school related to recruiting, benefits and agent-related activity that led to a federal case against former Tigers assistant coach Chuck Person.

      "Auburn men's basketball student-athlete Austin Wiley will not be eligible for competition until the 2018-19 season following an NCAA reinstatement decision," the NCAA said in a statement. "After an internal investigation, Auburn self-reported violations involving recruiting, extra benefits and agent-related activity.

      "Auburn can appeal this NCAA staff decision to the Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. The decision is based on currently available information from the school, applies only to the individual eligibility of Wiley and does not impact any future infractions action. In addition, the outcome of this decision can be modified if additional or different facts warrant additional review."

      The federal complaint states Person received $91,500 in bribes from a Pittsburgh-based financial advisor and gave $11,000 to the mother of a "Player-1" and $7,500 to the mother of a "Player-2."

      "Player-1" is believed to be Wiley's teammate Danjel Purifoy and "Player-2" is believed to be Wiley. A co-defendant, Rashan Michel, also claimed to give $5,000 to the mother of "Player-2."

      No discipline has been announced for Purifoy. Before the NCAA's ruling on Wiley on Thursday, Auburn said both Wiley and Purifoy are expected to remain with the team for the rest of the season.

      Wiley averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds last season while Purifoy averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 boards.

      "Our thing with those guys is really just the pain that they themselves aren't able to be out there," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said according to The Birmingham News. "Our hearts and minds are more broken for Austin and for Danjel that part of their joy -- they're not able to play, at least at this point."

      Auburn is ranked No. 22 in the AP Top 25 Poll after a 15-1 start.

      --Field Level Media

  • Martin defends South Carolina's acceptance of Bowen
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    South Carolina coach Frank Martin is defending his decision to let five-star recruit Brian Bowen join the program in the wake of the FBI investigation that determined Adidas paid $100,000 to Bowen's family to secure the player's commitment to Louisville.

    • Bowen has repeatedly insisted there was no wrongdoing on his part despite Louisville initially suspending him and later announcing he wouldn't play for the school. South Carolina announced Bowen's addition to the program on Wednesday.

      Martin said South Carolina's compliance department investigated Bowen's situation and cleared him to join the program.

      "When I started doing my legwork, every single person I talked to that has had any dealing with that young man or that family speaks about what a great, great kid he is," Martin told CBS Sports on Thursday. "He didn't beat a girl up, he hasn't raped anybody, hasn't flunked 10 different drug tests. He's a good kid. He isn't a flunkie."

      Martin is adamant that there is nothing wrong with giving Bowen a second chance.

      Martin says he is more than a coach and values being an educator.

      "I chose to be in education -- that's who I am," Martin said. "That's why that kid is in school right now. I'm not into the phoniness of this business. You give him a chance. That's what education is about."

      Martin expects there will be some type of player penalty from NCAA once the entity fully determines Bowen's eligibility.

      The situation at Louisville helped lead to the dismissal of coach Rick Pitino and Martin said he hasn't spoken to Pitino during this process.

      But he likes what has seen from Bowen.

      "He's like a kid in a candy store right now," Martin said. "Given what he's been through, he's got a very uplifting spirit. Quiet, very humble. Very engaging. The part that grabbed me: he's just dying for someone to believe in him and give him a chance."

      The 6-foot-7, 195-pound Brown earned McDonald's All-America honors last season and was named Indiana's state player of the year when he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds as a senior at La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind.

      South Carolina, which stunningly reached the Final Four last season, is 10-6 overall and 1-3 in the SEC this season.

      -- Field Level Media

  • Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Michigan State needs OT to edge Rutgers
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Joshua Langford made a go-ahead 3-pointer during the final minute of overtime, and No. 4 Michigan State escaped with a 76-72 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich.

    • Nick Ward collected 17 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. supplied 16 points and five rebounds for the Spartans. Langford and Cassius Winston had 12 points apiece and All-America candidate Miles Bridges added 11 after a slow start for Michigan State (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten).

      Corey Sanders led Rutgers (11-7, 1-4) with 22 points, and Deshawn Freeman tossed in 15.

      No. 1 Villanova 89, No. 10 Xavier 65

      Phil Booth scored a career-high 21 points, Jalen Brunson added 17, and the Wildcats had little trouble defeating the Musketeers in Philadelphia.

      Mikal Bridges contributed 15 and Eric Paschall had 14 for Villanova (15-1, 3-1 Big East). Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 11 as the Wildcats shot 55.2 percent from the field.

      Kerem Kanter led Xavier (15-3, 3-2) with 16 points while Naji Marshall added 13 and Trevon Bluiett 11. Bluiett hit just 4 of 12 shots from the field.

      No. 7 Duke 87, Pitt 52

      Marvin Bagley III's 16 points and 15 rebounds fueled the Blue Devils, who bounced back to beat the Panthers in Pittsburgh.

      Duke was coming off a 96-85 setback Saturday night at North Carolina State, with the Blue Devils vowing to make improvements on defense. The result was a success: Pittsburgh's point total was the second-fewest allowed by the Blue Devils this season.

      Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr. both scored 14 points for Duke (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jared Wilson-Frame tallied 17 points and Parker Stewart scored 10 points for Pittsburgh (8-9, 0-4).

      Texas 99, No. 16 TCU 98 (2 OT)

      Jericho Sims scored 14 points, including the game-winning free throw with 5.3 seconds to play, as the Longhorns upset the Horned Frogs in double overtime at Austin, Texas.

      TCU's Vladmir Brodziansky's layup off an Alex Robinson assist with 9.9 seconds left sent the game to overtime tied at 77. Dylan Osetkowski canned a 3-pointer from the corner with eight seconds left in the first overtime to put Texas in front, but Brodziansky nailed a jumper at the buzzer to tie things at 88 and send the game into second extra period.

      Horned Frogs guard Kenrich Williams led all scorers with 26 points. Brodziansky added 19 points, all after halftime, for TCU (13-3, 1-3 Big 12). Eric Davis Jr. led the Longhorns (11-5, 2-2) with 22 points, and Osetkowski added 20 points.

      Louisville 73, No. 23 Florida State 69

      The Cardinals erased a double-digit halftime deficit to snap the Seminoles' 28-game home winning streak in Tallahassee, Fla.

      Deng Adel led Louisville (12-4, 2-1 ACC) with 16 points and six rebounds, and the Cardinals also got 15 points and six boards from forward Ray Spalding.

      Florida State (12-4, 1-3) was paced by Terance Mann, who dropped a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Braian Angola added 18 points and five rebounds.

      --Field Level Media

  • St. John's G LoVett out for season
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    St. John's will be without second-leading scorer Marcus LoVett for the remainder of the season because of a left knee injury, the school announced Wednesday.

    • LoVett suffered the injury during a game in late November and had not played since. Team physicians made the decision to shut him down after he was unable to progress in on-court basketball activities.

      "Marcus has a bright future ahead, so while it is disappointing that he will miss the remainder of the season, his long term health is the primary focus," St. John's head coach Chris Mullin said in a statement.

      LoVett, a sophomore guard, averaged 14.9 points in starting the Red Storm's first seven games this season.

      St. John's is 10-7 overall and 0-5 since Big East conference play began.

      --Field Level Media

  • Indiana F Davis out for season
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Indiana will be without forward De'Ron Davis for the remainder of the season after the sophomore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, the school announced.

    • Davis sustained the injury during practice last week, according to coach Archie Miller.

      Davis averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in starting the Hoosiers' first 15 games this season.

      Indiana is 10-7 overall, 3-2 in the Big Ten, and has won four of its last five games entering a Sunday home conference matchup with Northwestern.

      --Field Level Media

  • Former Louisville recruit Bowen lands at South Carolina
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen enrolled at South Carolina and hopes to be eligible to play for the Gamecocks next season, the school announced Wednesday.

    • Bowen, a five-star recruit, was involved in the FBI investigation into college basketball bribes that led to the dismissal of Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Bowen maintains he did nothing wrong despite the FBI claiming Adidas executives paid $100,000 to his family in order to secure his commitment to Louisville.

      Louisville suspended Bowen and later announced he wouldn't be playing for the program. He will have two sit out two semesters before playing for South Carolina.

      Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said Bowen "deserves a fresh start."

      "Brian is an exceptional young man and a basketball player with a very high IQ for the game," Martin said in a statement. "He brings a high-level skill set to the court and will make an immediate impact on our team with him joining us on the practice court this week.

      "He is a strong, athletic small forward who can really shoot the ball and rebound."

      Bowen will have to be cleared by the NCAA before he can suit up for the Gamecocks, and athletic director Ray Tanner said the department will be assisting him in that effort.

      "What better coach is there to help Brian grow as a student-athlete and more importantly as a young man than Frank Martin and his staff," Tanner said in a statement. "Over the coming months, we will work diligently with the NCAA through our compliance office to ensure that Brian is eligible for competition."

      The 6-foot-7, 195-pound Brown earned McDonald's All-America honors and was named Indiana's state player of the year when he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds as a senior at La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind.

      "I'm really excited to get an opportunity like this with a terrific coach like Frank Martin and a program like South Carolina," Bowen told ESPN.

      Martin gave a shout-out on Twitter to Bowen.

      "Great day for our Gamecock Basketball family. Gamecock Nation lets give @20tugs a big welcome to the family," Martin wrote.

      The Gamecocks advanced to the Final Four last season but were hit hard by departures. South Carolina is 10-5 overall and 1-2 in Southeastern Conference play this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Longhorns G Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia, the school announced Wednesday.

    • "After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia," the family said in a statement released through the university. "He has begun treatments, and we hope everyone will keep him in your thoughts and prayers. This is obviously a difficult situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time."

      Jones did not accompany the team to Baylor for Saturday's 69-60 loss with what was considered an unidentified illness. He had complained of fatigue and a lack of energy and underwent a battery of medical tests.

      Texas coach Shaka Smart released a statement regarding the 6-foot-4 Jones, who was a McDonald's All-American coming out of MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas.

      "Speaking for our entire team and staff, we love Andrew and will do everything we can to support his family and help him get back to health," Smart said. "I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time."

      Jones averaged 11.4 points as a freshman at Texas and decided to return for his sophomore season instead of entering the NBA draft.

      Jones suffered a wrist injury in early December that forced him to miss multiple games. Before the injury, he was leading the Longhorns in scoring with 15.3 points per game.

      "We know Andrew's a fighter with a strong family and our thoughts, prayers and support are fully behind them," Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement. "At the University of Texas, we will do everything in our power to provide all of the resources we can to assist Andrew and his family."

      --Field Level Media