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No. 2 Kansas beats Iowa State 76-72 for 17th straight win (Yahoo Sports)

Iowa State guard Monte Morris (11) drives to the basket ahead of Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 2 Kansas passed its biggest Big 12 road test of the season, winning in a gym where losing was threatening to become a trend. Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and the Jayhawks held off Iowa State 76-72 on Monday night for their 17th straight win. Svi Mykhailiuk added 13 for the Jayhawks (17-1, 6-0 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid in Ames and opened 6-0 in the Big 12 for the 10th time.


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No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse 85-68 for Williams' 800th career win (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams shouts toward his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win. ''It's a special moment, but you know what I really love?'' Williams asked the crowd as he pointed to his current players. Williams became the ninth Division I coach to reach 800 wins with the ninth-ranked Tar Heels' 85-68 victory against Syracuse on Monday night, keeping them near the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.


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Jenkins, Brunson, lead No. 1 Villanova past Seton Hall 76-46 (Yahoo Sports)

Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) dunks the ball past Seton Hall's Angel Delgado (31) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 76-46. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jay Wright went home for a short break between a pregame meal and the latest Villanova game when his wife greeted the championship coach with a breaking news update: The Wildcats were again No. 1. Kris Jenkins scored 16 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 to lead the top-ranked Wildcats to a 76-46 win over Seton Hall on Monday. The Wildcats (18-1, 6-1 Big East) looked every bit like a team that could win back-to-back national championships in their first game at No. 1 in The AP Top 25 poll following a one-week hiatus.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week 11 (Jan 16 - 22)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Villanova
  • 2. Kansas
  • 3. UCLA
  • 4. Gonzaga
  • 5. Kentucky
  • 6. Baylor
  • 7. Creighton
  • 7. West Virginia
  • 9. North Carolina
  • 10. Florida State
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Kansas
  • 2. Villanova
  • 3. UCLA
  • 4. Gonzaga
  • 5. Kentucky
  • 6. Baylor
  • 7. Creighton
  • 8. West Virginia
  • 9. North Carolina
  • 10. Oregon

Injured hip sidelines Louisville guard Snider for 2-3 weeks (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville's Quentin Snider (4) shoots past the defense of Duke's Harry Giles (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 78-69. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville guard Quentin Snider will miss 2-3 weeks with an injured hip, leaving the No. 12 Cardinals without their assists leader and No. 2 scorer.


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Lobos assistant apologizes for altercation with Rams player (Yahoo Sports)

New Mexico assistant coach Terrence Rencher has apologized for his role in a verbal confrontation with Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo outside Moby Arena following Saturday's game. The Mountain West Conference admonished both schools on Monday, but took no action over the altercation. Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy is seen holding back Omogbo, who eventually leaves the parking lot.

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No. 7 Creighton rallies for 72-67 win over No. 22 Xavier (Yahoo Sports)

Creighton's Khyri Thomas (2) drives past Xavier's Malcolm Bernard (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Cincinnati. Creighton won 72-67. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Maurice Watson Jr. raised his index finger while the Bluejays carried him off the court. Creighton's injured point guard knew how much this one meant. Watson went to the bench with an injured left knee in the first half, and the Bluejays wasted an 11-point lead before rallying for a 72-67 victory over Xavier on Monday, extending the best start in Creighton's history.


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