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South Carolina heading to Final Four after beating Gators

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense and some solid free throw shooting to beat their fellow Southeastern Conference Gators (27-9) in the East Regional final at Madison Square Garden. South Carolina will face Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed from the West Regional, in the Final Four on Saturday at Glendale, Arizona. The game…

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Seminoles jump to No. 6 in AP Top 25; Gators 25th

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For the first time since 1993, the Florida State Seminoles are the sixth-ranked team in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll. The Florida Gators managed to stay in the top 25 despite two losses last week. Coach Leonard Hamilton’s 18-2 team vaulted four spots to claim the highest rank for any ACC team and their highest ranking in 24 years. Despite not losing, North Carolina remained in the ninth spot, watching the Seminoles leap over them. The Tar…

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UCF returns to bowl action against Arkansas State

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The University of Central Florida Knights look to start another string of bowl appearances when they face the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Saturday’s AutoNation Cure Bowl. They are not traveling far as the game will take place in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Players are always happy to be in a bowl game, but normally look forward to a trip away from home. For a team that went 0-12 the year before, the Knights are more than happy to stay…

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Baylor’s Johnny Jefferson runs for 299 yards against Carolina

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Going into the game, Johnny Jefferson was just another guy in the Baylor team picture. He would be easy not to notice. Now? Now, he looks like an impact player for the Bears. Jefferson exploded for 299 yards and three scores in the Bears’ 49-38 victory over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday. Jefferson had come into the game with only 701 yards, roughly half of the total of injured star Shock Linwood. In the nation, Jefferson…

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Playoff pulse: scratch off Stanford; Baylor in big trouble

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Scratch Stanford off the list of College Football Playoff contenders. Actually, just make it the whole Pac-12. Baylor is in big trouble, too. And the Bears’ loss could be Notre Dame’s gain. The Cardinal were felled by a familiar nemesis Saturday night, losing to Oregon 38-36 in a game that left the Pac-12’s playoff hopes in a precarious position. A couple of hours later, Utah was upset in overtime, 37-30 by Arizona, leaving the Pac-12 with no team with less…

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Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama atop first playoff rankings

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Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season. Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth. Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started ranking teams. Alabama and Notre Dame each have one loss. Memphis was the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 13…

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Playoff rankings: 5 teams will give insight into committee

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The College Football Playoff committee will release its first rankings of the season Tuesday night and which teams land in the top four is not all that important. Last year, three of teams ranked in the first top four did not make the playoff. What we might find are clues as to how the committee will value certain accomplishments later in the season and what teams still need to work on those resumes. Here are five teams to watch when…

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