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Saint Mary's stuns No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Home losses are rare for Gonzaga, even against archrival Saint Mary's. The Gaels relied on experience and their characteristically efficient offense to pull the upset on Thursday night.

Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Gaels beat the 13th-ranked Bulldogs 74-71 to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.

"You have to have experienced guys and big guys to win here, and our guys handled the atmosphere," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. "It was a heck of a win for us."

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No. 2 Virginia downs Ga. Tech, stays hot

ATLANTA (AP) Virginia got off to a sluggish start offensively.

Fortunately for the Cavaliers, their defense never takes a night off.

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Nebraska rolls past No. 23 Michigan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 Michigan 72-52 on Thursday night for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten.

Nebraska (14-7, 5-3), which needed Palmer's 3-pointer to beat last-place Illinois 64-63 on Monday, led 32-21 at the half and never let Michigan get closer than 10 points in the last 17 minutes.

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TCU PG Fisher has season-ending surgery

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher had surgery Thursday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season for the No. 24 Horned Frogs.

Fisher got hurt Tuesday, the second time in less than six months he injured a knee in practice. He had surgery after a meniscus tear in his left knee in early August.

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Creighton's Krampelj done with torn ACL

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton forward Martin Krampelj (Mar-TEEN CROM-pul) will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury.

The school says Krampelj tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Bluejays' game against No. 19 Seton Hall on Wednesday night.

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USC holds on, ends 14-game skid to Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Jordan McLaughlin scored Southern California's last eight points, including six consecutive free throws, to help the Trojans hold off Oregon for a 75-70 victory on Thursday night.

Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright had 18 points each for the Trojans (14-6, 5-2 Pac-12 Conference), who snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Ducks (12-7, 2-4) that dated to 2009. McLaughlin finished had 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

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Second-half surge lifts Terps by Gophers

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Desperate for a bounce-back victory, Maryland got what it was looking for against a weary Minnesota squad stuck in the middle of an unwanted road trip.

Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a career-high 10 assists and the Terrapins used a strong second half to notch a 77-66 victory Thursday night.

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Yurtseven helps NC State hold off Wake

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State remains tough to beat at home. Wake Forest isn't going to beat anyone if it keeps going cold late in games.

Omer Yurtseven scored 22 points and N.C. State beat the Demon Deacons 72-63 on Thursday night.

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KU back atop Big 12 with fresh approach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The hallmarks of Kansas under Bill Self over the years have been inside-outside post play and gritty defense, the kind of in-your-shorts man-to-man that leaves opponents gasping for air.

That trusted formula has produced 13 straight Big 12 championships.

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New-look Ohio State now 7-0 in Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's elimination from the Big Ten tournament by lowly Rutgers last March showed the depths to which Buckeyes basketball had fallen in a just few short seasons.

First-year coach Chris Holtmann showed his players video cuts of that debacle before Sunday's game, the first against the Scarlet Knights since the tournament. Ohio State then went out and routed Rutgers 68-46 .

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