UNDATED (AP) — No. 1 Louisville faces No. 4 Michigan after both climb the AP Top 25. The Cardinals moved to No. 1 for the first time in 6 years in this week’s poll. The Wolverines matched the biggest climb for an unranked team in the 70-year history of the poll by hitting No. 4 after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Missouri State coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was still playing for Hofstra the last time the Lady Bears appeared in the poll 15 years ago. Now the first-year coach has the team in The Associated Press women’s basketball Top 25 this week at No. 22.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr had a career-high 24 points plus nine assists and five rebounds, Daniel Oturu scored 21 points in 24 minutes, and Minnesota never trailed in a 78-60 victory over Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Carr and the Gophers bounced back from four losses last month to high-major opponents Oklahoma, Butler, Utah and DePaul. Carr shot just 15 for 52 from the floor in those games. For the young Tigers in their first true road game of the season, Hunter Tyson led them with 12 points.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chris Lykes scored 28 points and Miami held off a furious second-half comeback to beat Illinois 81-79.
UNDATED (AP) — Virginia’s underdog status in the ACC championship game against No. 3 Clemson is not clouding the Cavaliers’ focus. Linebacker Charles Snowden says the chance to square off with the heavily favored defending national champions is a “great opportunity.” The Tigers have won four straight ACC titles. This will be the Cavaliers first appearance in the league’s championship game.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has been slipping since being ranked No. 1 in the preseason basketball poll for the first time in program history. The Spartans fell to No. 11 in the poll before hosting No. 10 Duke. The state of the team mentally and physically is unlike anything Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo has experienced in 25 years at the school. Cassius Winston and the close-knit team he leads are still shaken by the death of his brother last month.
UNDATED (AP) — Louisville climbed to No. 1 in the latest reshuffling of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll while Michigan matched a record by going from unranked to No. 4. The Cardinals became the fourth No. 1 in five weeks this season following Duke’s home loss to Stephen F. Austin. Kansas is second, followed by Maryland in a week when every spot in the poll changed. The Wolverines matched Kansas in 1989 for the biggest jump from being unranked in the history of the poll that dates to 1949.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford moved up to No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll for the first time in seven years. The Cardinal’s ascension came after previous No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Baylor both lost on Saturday. Louisville, which beat Oregon, jumped six spots to No. 2. Oregon fell to third while Baylor plummeted to seventh. UConn and Oregon State were fourth and fifth.
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