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UNDATED (AP) — Memphis and Michigan State face tough matchups amid difficult offcourt situations in college basketball's second week. The No. 13 Tigers face No. 14 Oregon on Tuesday amid eligibility concerns for touted freshman James Wiseman. Third-ranked Michigan State visits No. 12 Seton Hall on Thursday following an emotional win after the death of star Cassius Winston's brother. The AP Top 25 schedule includes No. 10 Villanova's visit to No. 16 Ohio State and Kentucky's first game since returning to No. 1.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In the old days, coaches would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible on the recruiting trail. But times have changed, and the emphasis these days is on AAU games, the sneaker circuits sponsored by Nike and Adidas, and the multitude of high-profile tournaments. It makes sense, too: The chance to see dozens of recruits at a time, often against better competition, is too good to pass up.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's defense is once again a big concern. The 10th-ranked Sooners will learn even more about that side of the ball during a stretch run of tough competition, starting with Saturday's game against No. 12 Baylor.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been cleared to play and now intends to redshirt. He missed the last six games with a shoulder injury. Red Raiders coach Matt Wells says he respects and agrees with the decision by Bowman and his parents to redshirt. Bowman could still play in one more game this season and maintain his status as a sophomore player going into next year. He was the Big 12's top passer when he got hurt Sept. 14 at Arizona.
UNDATED (AP) — Kentucky has climbed to No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the first time since early in the 2016-17 season. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. Duke was second, followed by Michigan State, Louisville and Kansas. No. 20 Washington and No. 25 Colorado were the new additions to the AP Top 25 while Purdue and VCU fell out.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after a stunning exhibition win over the U.S. women's national team. The Ducks received 28 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel while Baylor got the other two. Stanford, Connecticut and Texas A&M followed second-ranked Baylor. South Carolina moved up to sixth after a road victory over then-No. 4 Maryland. South Florida entered the poll at No. 25, replacing Minnesota, which fell out.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 12 Baylor is the Big 12's only undefeated team and people are starting to pay attention with the Bears playing No. 10 Oklahoma next. There are a lot of close wins for the 9-0 Bears, the latest in triple overtime at TCU. They have been behind in the fourth quarter in four of their six Big 12 games. They have needed multiple OTs to win two of them. Coach Matt Rhule says he has a tough, hard-nosed resilient group of players.
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