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Guy helps UVa pull away from Va. Tech

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Kyle Guy scored 23 points and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58 on Monday night.

Ty Jerome added 16 points and De'Andre Hunter had 10 for the Cavaliers (23-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who swept the regular-season series with their state rivals and won for the sixth time in their last eight visits to Cassell Coliseum.

Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Hokies (20-6, 9-5), who played their sixth game in a row without floor leader Justin Robinson (injured foot). Ahmed Hill added 16 points, but the Hokies made just 3 of 27 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.


Duke back atop AP poll, Vols down to 5th

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke keeps finding its way back to No. 1.

The Blue Devils reclaimed the top spot in Monday's AP Top 25, the third time this season they've reached No. 1. Duke earned 58 of 64 first-place votes to climb one spot and replace Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday's loss at Kentucky.


Michigan St. F Ward likely out few weeks

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State forward Nick Ward had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out of for at least a few weeks.

"I'm a quick healer so I'll be back," Ward said Monday with his left arm in a sling.


Ex-Arizona coach Olson suffers stroke

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Former Arizona coach Lute Olson has been hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend.

Banner University Medical Center said in a news release on Monday the 84-year-old Hall of Famer is in good condition, but will need some rehabilitation once he is released from the hospital.


Depleted K-State aims to pad Big 12 lead

The word of the day will be "short-handed" when No. 23 Kansas State and West Virginia face off Monday in a Big 12 game in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Mountaineers (10-15, 2-10 Big 12) have been playing without a full squad for much of the season, while Kansas State (19-6, 9-3) has lost two key players in the last week.


Badgers eye 15th win in row vs. Illinois

Illinois is scorching hot with a season-best four straight wins, and its recent success will certainly be tested on Monday.

That is when the Fighting Illini attempt to halt a 14-game losing streak against No. 22 Wisconsin, a skid that began in 2011, when they visit the Badgers in Big Ten play at Madison, Wis.


Vols look to bounce back from ugly loss

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's 19-game winning streak has disappeared. So has its No. 1 ranking.

Now the Volunteers must try to correct the numerous mistakes they made Saturday in an 86-69 loss at Kentucky as they continue their bid for a second straight Southeastern Conference title.


St. John's rallies to stun No. 13 'Nova

NEW YORK (AP) A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova.

Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win for the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden against Villanova in 17 years, and they accomplished the feat in front of an energetic sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 fans.


No. 9 Houston rips Tulane, now 25-1

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Houston coach Kelvin Sampson was upset at halftime. He felt a lot better when it was over.

Corey Davis Jr. made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help the ninth-ranked Cougars beat Tulane 85-50 on Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory.


Young scores 55, Quinnipiac wins in 3OT

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Cameron Young had a record-setting game in scoring 55 points to lead Quinnipiac to a 107-100 triple-overtime win against Siena on Sunday.

Young set the NCAA single-game high mark this season, a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record and a program high for the Bobcats (14-11, 9-5) at the Division I level. He was 15-of-24 shooting from the field, including 9 of 13 from 3-point range, 16 of 20 from the foul line and collected 10 rebounds. His point total is the third highest by a D-I player in the last 20 years.

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