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Buffalo overcomes slow start in win

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Buffalo is still in a bit of a 3-point shooting funk - except for Nick Perkins, who lifted the Bulls to an impressive victory in a Mid-American Conference showdown with Toledo.

Perkins matched his career high with 26 points - hitting four 3-pointers in the second half - to help No. 25 Buffalo beat Toledo 88-82 on Friday night. The Bulls went 0 for 9 from beyond the arc in the first half and finished 7 for 21, but the 6-foot-8 Perkins looked confident from long distance, even though he's not the most prolific perimeter shooter.

"It was good to see some 3s fall," Perkins said.

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UNC's Little could sit out vs. Wake

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It's unclear whether eighth-ranked North Carolina will have freshman Nassir Little at Wake Forest on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

Little, UNC's top bench scorer at 9.8 points, left Monday's loss to fourth-ranked Virginia after rolling his right ankle with 12:06 left before halftime.

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Kansas, WVU to meet down 8 key players

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Take the eight players combined that West Virginia and Kansas currently have sitting on the bench - or at home - and you'd have a team capable of winning the Big 12 title this season.

Might even have a team capable of winning the NCAA title.

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Surprising Maryland making Big Ten push

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Extremely young and doggedly determined, Maryland has used a long-awaited growth spurt to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten standings.

A confidence-building victory at home over No. 12 Purdue earlier this week provided the 24th-ranked Terrapins (19-6, 10-4) with some momentum heading into Saturday's game at No. 6 Michigan.

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Davidson tops St. Joe's as run reaches 7

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 21 points as Davidson stretched its home winning streak to seven games, beating Saint Joseph's 80-72 on Friday night.

Luke Frampton had 18 points and six rebounds for Davidson (19-6, 10-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). KiShawn Pritchett added 18 points. Luka Brajkovic had 12 rebounds for the home team.

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No. 9 Houston beats UConn, goes to 24-1

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Houston guard DeJon Jarreau believes he's gotten his basketball career back on track and expects to be a factor as the Cougars make a run at a conference title and perhaps something bigger.

The sophomore transfer from Massachusetts had 18 points and seven assists to help No. 9 Houston beat UConn 71-63 on Thursday night for its ninth straight victory.

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No. 3 Gonzaga finishes strong, run at 15

LOS ANGELES (AP) Third-ranked Gonzaga was trailing midway through the second half and the nation's highest-scoring team was being slowed.

The Bulldogs came up with a late burst to extend their winning streak to 15 games.

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Illinois tops Ohio St. for 1st road win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Illinois is winless on the road no more.

Trent Frazier had 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu buried a key 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining as Illinois held off Ohio State 63-56 Thursday for its fourth win in a row.

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NC State G Lockett charged with assault

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett has been charged with assault on a female.

According to court records, Lockett was being held without bond in the Wake County Jail on Thursday following an incident that took place Tuesday. No further details were immediately available.

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Arizona has 1st 6-game skid since '83-84

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Parker Van Dyke may not start but he picked up right where he left off.

One game after capping a 23-point second-half comeback with a buzzer-beater at UCLA, Van Dyke made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points and Jayce Johnson also set a career-best with 17 points to help Utah beat Arizona 83-76 on Thursday night.

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