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

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Villanova's unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley.

After a tumultuous week in which unanimous No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas lost, the Wildcats (10-0) earned 41 of 65 first-place votes to hop over Michigan State and reach the top for the third straight season.

Villanova and Michigan State were the favorites to take over at the top after the Blue Devils' weekend loss at Boston College, though there was far less certainty for voters about who was now the nation's top team. The Spartans (9-1) earned 19 first-place votes to climb from third to second, while the other five first-place votes went to the Sun Devils - who leapt 11 spots to No. 5 after Sunday's win at Kansas .


Murphy's 24 and 18 lift Gophers by Drake

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota was reminded of a valuable lesson on Monday night when Drake had the Golden Gophers on the ropes. When in doubt, get the ball to Jordan Murphy.

Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota held off Drake 68-67.


Texas G Jones out with broken wrist

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas will be without leading scorer Andrew Jones for several games because of a fracture in his right wrist.

Jones was injured in late the second half of last week's win at VCU. The guard is averaging 15.3 points this season for the Longhorns (6-2).


Louisville rolls past overmatched Bryant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Interim Louisville coach David Padgett kept telling Quentin Snider it was only a matter of time before he broke out of his shooting slump. That time ended up being Monday night.

The senior guard scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Cardinals past Bryant 102-59 in a Gotham Classic matchup.


Up 55-8 at half, Northwestern wins by 65

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Northwestern may want to petition to take another full week off in the future.

Vic Law scored 18 points and the Wildcats followed a seven-day layoff with the largest margin of victory in program history, beating Chicago State 96-31 on Monday night.


Badgers G King has season-ending surgery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The injury news keeps getting worse for Wisconsin.

The team said Monday that freshman guard Kobe King would miss the rest of the season following left knee surgery.


Expelled Yale captain joins Belmont

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague, who was expelled from the Ivy League school in 2016 for sexual misconduct, has enrolled at Belmont University in Tennessee.

Montague, who is still suing to be readmitted to Yale, complained in a court deposition last spring that he was unable to apply to other schools. He said Yale would not release his transcript until he paid a disputed $3,000 tuition bill.


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."


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.


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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