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Ohio State No. 3 behind Louisville, KU

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats.

The Cardinals solidified their place at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday after routing then-No. 4 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and breezing past Pittsburgh over the past week. The Jayhawks stayed at No. 2 after returning from their Maui Invitaitonal title to thump former Big 12 member Colorado.

"I think it's two games in a row, where we got stops," Louisville coach Chris Mack said. "We didn't allow second shots. We ran the clock on offense. We got great looks. We got layups, and that's a killer."


Wieskamp keys Iowa's rout of Minnesota

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomore Joe Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener.

Luka Garza had 21 points with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten), who hit eight of their first 16 3s in cruising to their second win in three tries.


Western Kentucky C Bassey out for season

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky center Charles Bassey will miss the remainder of this season after fracturing his left knee against Arkansas.

The 6-foot-11, 230-pound sophomore sustained the injury late in the second half of the Hilltoppers' 86-79 overtime victory Saturday against the Razorbacks. WKU says in a release that Bassey will have surgery to repair a tibial plateau fracture on Tuesday in Houston with team physicians from the NFL's Texans and the NBA's Rockets. Those physicians operated on Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in 2017 for a similar injury, the release added.


Duquesne routs Columbia to move to 8-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 25 points and Duquesne extended its season-opening win streak to eight games, romping past Columbia 90-54 on Monday night.

The win marks the program's best season start since the 1971-72 season. It also marked the longest win streak (11 games) for the Dukes since 2010-11.


Defense leads No. 5 UVa past No. 7 UNC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Roy Williams spoke in very calm tones, but his words said something else after No. 7 North Carolina lost 56-47 at No. 5 Virginia.

"It's the most frustrated I've ever been," the veteran coach with three national championships in 17 years with the Tar Heels said Sunday. "I've been very fortunate coaching-wise, but this is the most frustrated I've ever been. I don't think we're playing basketball the way I want us to play and that's probably the most frustrating."


Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall

AMES, Iowa (AP) No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State.

Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on Sunday for its second straight victory.


No. 9 Zags get late 3s, beat Washington

SEATTLE (AP) One glance at the shot clock told Killian Tillie there was no choice. He had to launch the jumper 30 feet from the basket.

When the shot left Tillie’s hand, it felt just like a normal 3-point attempt, even if he was almost closer to half-court. And the result? “


11th-ranked Spartans beat Rutgers

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) No. 11 Michigan State pulled away and beat Rutgers thanks to two staples of Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo's program.

Defense and rebounding.


No. 17 FSU makes 15 3s, routs Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Stung by an inconsistent performance from 3-point range this season, No. 17 Florida State focused for a week on getting better from beyond the arc.

And it showed.


No. 19 Dayton easily beats Saint Mary’s

PHOENIX (AP) Jalen Crutcher is nothing if not an obedient teammate.

"After I made my first shot, my teammates just kept telling me to keep shooting the ball, and that's what I did," Crtcher said.