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No. 1 Zags face No. 7 Vols in Phoenix

(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Gonzaga was challenged this past week in wins over Creighton and Washington. Now the schedule gets even tougher.

The No. 1 Zags face seventh-ranked Tennessee on Sunday in Phoenix and travel to Chapel Hill to take on No. 14 North Carolina in a rematch of the 2017 National title game.

To remain undefeated after these top-15 challenges, the Bulldogs are going to need to improve on defense.


Kentucky sinks half-court 3, falls in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot at the regulation buzzer that sent Kentucky players and fans into a pulsating frenzy.

Surely now, with all that momentum, the ninth-ranked Wildcats would finally take control in overtime and escape from New York with a hard-fought win.


Kansas survives upset scare vs. NM St.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Dedric Lawson's second-half performance was invaluable for No. 2 Kansas.

Lawson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and scored Kansas' final 14 points as the undefeated Jayhawks got past New Mexico State 63-60 in the Jayhawk Shootout on Saturday night.


Marquette downs No. 12 Wisconsin in OT

MILWAUKEE (AP) Marquette is winning games this season in ways that don't have to do with hitting 3s.

They still have perimeter threats like Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. But a renewed focus on defense has given the Golden Eagles a lift this year.


Michigan beats South Carolina, now 10-0

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) South Carolina coach Frank Martin had a simple explanation for why Michigan's Jordan Poole is so tough to defend.

"He makes the easy shots, and he makes the hard shots," Martin said.


Barrett's 30 leads No. 3 Duke over Yale

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) There's no questioning the NBA-destined young talent at third-ranked Duke, showcased game after game through big offensive totals and highlight-reel dunks.

Yet coach Mike Krzyzewski also sees a group that is improving steadily, including with the defense that harassed Yale with turnover-forcing pressure Saturday.


No. 10 Michigan State holds off Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Tom Izzo called Michigan State's last six games "one of the more incredible stretches" of his coaching career.

He believes no one - "not even my mother" - would have expected the 10th-ranked Spartans to go 5-1 in those games, with the lone loss coming at Louisville in overtime.


No. 16 Kansas St. upset by Tulsa 47-46

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Martins Igbanu made a big play, and then partied with some of his classmates.

Igbanu connected for a go-ahead jump hook with 1:51 remaining, and Tulsa edged No. 16 Kansas State 47-46 on Saturday.


Mann scores 20, Florida St. beats UConn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Once Terance Mann sorted out his torn jersey, he powered Florida State to another victory.

Mann scored 20 points, reserve David Nichols had 16 and the 11th-ranked Seminoles beat Connecticut 79-71 on Saturday night in the second game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic.


Brown's 34 lead No. 8 Auburn past Dayton

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Bryce Brown didn't want to take all the credit for his flurry of 3-pointers to end the first half.

Brown scored a career-high 34 points and made six 3s to lead No. 8 Auburn to an 82-72 victory over Dayton on Saturday night.

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