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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Ranked teams getting pre-Christmas tests

Dec. 18, 2018 2:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation's top teams. The week's AP Top 25 schedule includes road games against ranked opponents for top-ranked Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo. Meanwhile, No. 2 Duke will meet No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 9 North Carolina faces...

Sam and Joey Hauser give No. 20 Marquette a brotherly boost

Dec. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There have been times when guard Markus Howard can't tell Marquette teammates Sam and Joey Hauser apart. They have similar builds and games, along with a familiarity on the floor that comes with playing a lot of basketball together. The brotherly bond has given a boost to the 20th-ranked...

Washington State hangs on late to beat Rider 94-80.

Dec. 18, 2018 2:18 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Robert Franks had 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as Washington State beat Rider 94-80 on Monday night. Marvin Cannon added 23 points, going 15 of 16 from the free-throw line, and CJ Elleby had 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Washington State (6-3). Jordan Allen...

Tinkle scores 21, Oregon State beats Pepperdine 82-67

Dec. 18, 2018 1:15 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's Kylor Kelley acknowledged he was a little surprised Pepperdine kept attacking the rim, especially given the night he was having. "But they're just making strong moves, trying to foul me out, so props to them," he added. Kelley set a school record with nine blocks and...

Kopp, Law lead Northwestern rout of Chicago State, 88-46

Dec. 18, 2018 12:27 AM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Coming off an extended break, Northwestern struggled through an uneven first few minutes on Monday night. Freshman Miller Kopp helped make sure the issues didn't last. Kopp scored a career-high 17 points and Vic Law added another 17 as the Wildcats defeated Chicago State 88-46. "I...

Brown, Carter have double-doubles as Seattle beats Portland

Dec. 18, 2018 12:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Terrell Brown and Myles Carter each had a double-double to help Seattle beat Portland 67-56 on Monday night. Seattle (10-3) is off to its best start since the 1968-69 season, when it finished at 19-8 after losing 75-73 to Weber State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Brown...

Griz take control in 2nd half for 60-53 win over ND State

Dec. 17, 2018 11:56 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 17 points with eight rebounds and Bobby Moorehead scored 13 and Montana beat North Dakota State 60-53 Monday night. It was Akoh's second game back after missing six games with a wrist injury. The Bison led 23-19 at halftime before the Grizzlies took control with a...

New Mexico State beats Northern Colorado 74-62

Dec. 17, 2018 11:31 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 20 points and 10 rebounds and New Mexico State never trailed in beating Northern Colorado 74-62 on Monday night. Eli Chuha added 18 points for the Aggies (8-2), who held the Bears to 37-percent shooting and got 20 second-chance points off of 13 offensive...

Utah beats Florida A&M 93-64 on Van Dyke's career night

Dec. 17, 2018 11:28 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of Parker Van Dyke's roles as a team captain for Utah is to teach his younger teammates what it takes to be competitive at the Pac-12 level. Van Dyke gave them a lesson on Monday night they are certain to remember. The senior guard scored a career-high 20 points while making a...

Laster helps Gardner-Webb run past Georgia Tech 79-69

Dec. 17, 2018 11:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gardner-Webb went right at Georgia Tech Monday night, and the Runnin' Bulldogs may have come away from their 79-69 upset win over the Yellow Jackets a little surprised after DJ Laster scored 20 of his career high-tying 25 points before intermission. When the Bulldogs closed the first half on...