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FSU/UF rise while Miami joins AP Top 25

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Both Florida and Florida State moved up in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Gators earned the 12th position, up from 13th last week, while the Seminoles climbed four spots to claim the No. 15 ranking. Florida moved up despite a loss at No. 9 Kentucky on Saturday. While they played the Wildcats tough in the 76-66 loss on the road, the Gators were impressive in their 81-66 takedown of a good South Carolina team. The Seminoles’ rise…

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Texas Coach Charlie Strong’s future bleak after Kansas loss

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Texas coach Charlie Strong walked slowly off the turf at Memorial Stadium, swimming upstream against thousands of Kansas fans trying to join the jubilant celebration at midfield. His wife was weeping outside the Longhorns’ locker room. His boss walked by with nothing to say. The Longhorns’ 24-21 overtime loss to lowly Kansas on Saturday may have been the final blow to Strong’s fragile tenure in Austin. Even if he coaches in next week’s regular-season finale against TCU, few believe he…

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Villanova, Oklahoma qualify for Final Four

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Villanova, Oklahoma qualify for Final Four The first matchup for the Final Four is set. Villanova outlasted Kansas 64-59 to win the Midwest Regional in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier on Saturday, Oklahoma hammered Oregon 80-68 in the West Regional final in Anaheim, California. Villanova will take on Oklahoma in Houston next Saturday. Villanova 64, Kansas 59 Kansas was the overall top seed in the NCAA Tournament, but it was second-seeded Villanova who prevailed. The Wildcats, who had won their three previous…

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Jayhawks, Spartans top AP Top 25 poll

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Heading into the final week of college basketball’s regular season, some of the programs known for annual strong finishes are doing just that. The Kansas Jayhawks hold the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll released on Monday, followed by the Michigan State Spartans. Both teams are playing their best basketball of the season. Kansas won their 12th consecutive Big 12 title over the week. This one is special if for no other reason than the strength of teams…

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Oklahoma a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

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The Oklahoma Sooners climbed to the top of the AP Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll for the first time since 1990. While former No. 1 Kansas fell at No. 6 West Virginia, Oklahoma (15-1) managed to avoid upsets twice, edging both Oklahoma State and West Virginia at home by two points over the past week. There is no controversy. The Sooners received all 65 first place votes. North Carolina (16-2) moved up to the No. 2 position after remaining…

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