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Top prep prospect Williamson picks Duke

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) High-flying high school power forward Zion Williamson has committed to Duke, giving the Blue Devils the nation's three top-rated college prospects.

Williamson is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound forward from Spartanburg who's rated second among high school players by ESPN. He picked Duke on Saturday over Clemson, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina.

It was thought in recent weeks that Williamson was focused on his home-state schools of Clemson and South Carolina - the Tigers because they were the first school to heavily recruit Williamson and the Gamecocks because earlier this month they signed former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen Jr.


Young has 48, but No. 4 OU falls in OT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Trae Young had a sinking feeling when his final shot left his hand.

The freshman point guard scored 48 points, but he missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday.


Florida ends Kentucky's SEC run at home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Florida worked through ugly play for much of the night against No. 18 Kentucky, and the persistent Gators eventually made the necessary shots to go ahead before holding on with several big defensive plays.

On both ends of the floor, Jalen Hudson came up big.


No. 3 Purdue rips Iowa, win streak at 15

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) It had been seven years since Purdue won in Iowa City.

It took less than seven minutes to ensure that losing skid would end, as the third-ranked Boilermakers unleashed a record-setting performance from 3-point range against the woeful Hawkeyes.


Houston hands Wichita second loss in row

HOUSTON (AP) Wichita State had not lost back-to-back conference games since the 2012-13 season. The No. 7 Shockers have now dropped consecutive conference games in four days.

Wichita State lost its second straight game Saturday, losing to Houston 73-59. Houston, with Rob Gray scoring 24 points, beat a Top 10 team for the first time in 22 years.


No. 10 Kansas rallies to beat Baylor

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas coach Bill Self has relied on a four-guard lineup all season, one that is designed to attack the basket aggressively, draw fouls and get to the free throw line.

He was fortunate one of those four guards stepped up Saturday night.


Iowa State routs No. 8 Texas Tech 70-52

AMES, Iowa (AP) After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week.

The Big 12 has a way of doing that - even ones as experienced and talented as the Red Raiders.


Frosh Preston leaves Kansas for Europe

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.

Preston was expected to start for Kansas, but was suspended for the season opener for a violation of team rules. He was involved in a car accident on campus in early November, and that raised red flags about the ownership of the vehicle he was driving.


Alkins, No. 14 Arizona rally by Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford stormed ahead with 11 straight points midway through the second half, and No. 14 Arizona powered right back with 11 of their own, a run capped by Allonzo Trier's tying 3-pointer.

So with the Cardinal leading by one in the final minute, it wasn't too hard to believe the Wildcats would rally again.


No. 11 Xavier downs No. 19 Seton Hall

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Xavier guard J.P. Macura was booed by the sellout crowd at Prudential Center before playing No. 19 Seton Hall, booed every time he touched the ball and cheered at almost every mistake.

Not only didn't it bother him, he got the final say.

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