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MSU beats Maryland for 12th straight win

(AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Cassius Winston and Kenny Goins scored 14 points each to help No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 13 Maryland 69-55 Monday night with balanced offense and stifling defense.

The Spartans (17-2, 8-0 Big Ten) have won 12 straight this season to take sole possession of first in the conference. They have won 20 consecutive Big Ten regular season games dating to last year.

The Terrapins (16-4, 7-2) had a shot to move into first place in the conference, but couldn't extend their seven-game winning streak.


No. 11 UNC rolls past No. 10 Va. Tech

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Freshman Coby White scored 27 points and No. 11 North Carolina knocked down a season-high 16 3-pointers to beat No. 10 Virginia Tech 103-82 on Monday night.

Fellow rookie Nassir Little added a season-high 23 points for the Tar Heels (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who struggled out of the gate to fall behind by nine while making just 1 of their first 12 3s.


Vols up to No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost.

Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.


No. 9 KU aims for payback vs. No. 24 ISU

A matchup against the team that handed Kansas a lopsided defeat could help the No. 9 Jayhawks quickly refocus.

Assuming, of course, they still aren't too dazed by the late rally they surrendered on Saturday.


Capel, Pitt set for Coach K, No. 2 Duke

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Capel needed a landing spot, a place to recharge and re-evaluate after getting fired by Oklahoma in 2011. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski came to his former point guard with a simple offer.

Come home, Krzyzewski told Capel. We'll figure something out.


Bowman scores 37 as BC tops No. 11 FSU

BOSTON (AP) With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory.

Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his courtside seat and wiped down the floor while the teams lined up for a free throw, drawing a chuckle and a cheer from the crowd.


No. 15 Marquette rallies past Providence

MILWAUKEE (AP) Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski didn't like the first half. He felt much better about the second.

Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and a career-high nine rebounds and No. 15 Marquette rallied past Providence 79-68 on Sunday.


No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois, run hits 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer.

The Hawkeyes' hot shooting must have been contagious.


Torn ACL ends Florida F Stone's season

GAINESVILE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward Keith Stone will have season-ending surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Georgia.

The Gators announced the news Sunday, one day after their 62-52 victory in Athens and after Stone underwent further testing.


Hughes' 21-14-7 lift Duquesne over GW

WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Hughes scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked seven shots - all career highs - and Duquesne defeated George Washington 91-85 in overtime on Sunday.

Hughes also scored the layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 77.