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TCU feeling good despite rough stretch

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU went into Big 12 play undefeated, with the nation's longest winning streak and its first top 10 ranking ever.

A tough start in conference play hasn't changed coach Jamie Dixon's outlook for his team. While the Horned Frogs have lost four of their five Big 12 games, the last two were in overtime on the road.

"I feel good about the team we are. There's no doubt in my mind about our team that we're good," Dixon said. "We're the most disappointed ranked team probably in the country at this point. I guess that's good. I don't know if you get any points for that, but that's where we are."


No. 10 Kansas roars back, tops No. 6 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Kansas' reserves were struggling to produce and time was running down, so Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonte Graham went to work.

Mykhailiuk and Graham hit big shot after big shot down the stretch to bring No. 10 Kansas back from 16 points down in the first half, and the Jayhawks held off No. 6 West Virginia 71-66 on Monday night.


No. 5 Duke rallies past No. 25 Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Duke's comeback began with a 3-pointer from the corner by Gary Trent Jr.

On the next possession, Trent scored from the same spot. He was just getting going, and so were the Blue Devils.


'Nova, Virginia, Purdue top 3 in AP poll

Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion.

The conference leader and highest-ranked team so far: Virginia.


Texas Tech fined, WVU's Harris scolded

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement Monday that Texas Tech did not ensure the safety and security of West Virginia players following the game in Lubbock, Texas.


No. 23 Michigan tops Terps with late FTs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan earned a spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll and almost lost it on the same day.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting the 23rd-ranked Wolverines to a 68-67 win over Maryland on Monday night.


Lecomte's 30 help Baylor down Okla. St.

WACO, Texas (AP) Manu Lecomte never lost confidence when he was struggling with his shot and a sore shoulder. The Baylor senior guard knew things would eventually change - and they did Monday night.

Lecomte scored 25 of his career-high 30 points after halftime as the Bears beat Oklahoma State 76-60.


Nebraska beats Illinois on last-second 3

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) James Palmer Jr. played it cool after hitting the winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Nebraska a 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday night.

Asked if he had ever done that before, he said, "Of course. You play basketball, you're going to hit a couple game-winners."


Lowry's $1M to 'Nova most by past player

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When Villanova officials first contacted Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry about making a $1 million donation to his alma mater, he was skeptical.

"A million dollars?" Lowry recalled saying.


Cartwright leads Providence past Butler

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Kyron Cartwright scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to help Providence beat Butler 70-60 on Monday night.

Providence trailed 29-25 at halftime but made its first eight shots of the second half. Alpha Diallo scored five straight Friar points and Cartwright went on a personal 7-0 run for a 38-31 lead. Cartwright's eighth assist of the game went to a cutting Rodney Bullock for a two-handed slam, giving the Friars a 50-38 advantage.

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