Maryland quarterback Perry Hills has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week after helping spark the Terrapins to a 36-27 road win over Temple, the league announced Monday.After becoming the first Maryland freshman to start a season opener since 1999 against William & Mary, Hills went 11 of 21 for 190 yards while generating three touchdowns against the Owls. Hills tossed a 22-yard score to tight end Matt Furstenberg in the second quarter and later found wide receiver Marcus Leak for a 32-yard strike. He also found the zone on the ground, rushing in from 11 yards.After Temple cut a 23-point halftime deficit to 29-27 midway through the fourth quarter, Hills directed Maryland on a decisive scoring drive. His 38-yard pass to Stefon Diggs on third and 11 moved the chains - and the ball to the Owls 12-yard line. Running back Justus Pickett capped the drive with a 6-yard TD run as the Terps avenged a 31-point loss to the Owls the previous season."I knew we needed to score," Hills said, the Associated Press reported. "I had to stay calm out there. Calm and confident. That's what we did."Maryland returns home Saturday to face Connecticut, the program Randy Edsall coached before taking over in College Park.
Louisville (6-3) is looking to bounce back after a tough 68-67 loss to Indiana on Saturday. The Cardinals welcome the Lipscomb Bisons (7-2) to town for a non-conference affair.
Lipscomb, who was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Sun, has won five of its last six games including a 107-81 victory over Navy on Sunday in Nashville.
In the first year of the Chris Mack era, Louisville is averaging 81.7 points per game through nine games and upset #9 Michigan St. back on November 27, 82-78 in overtime.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.
Lipscomb at Louisville How to Watch
What: Lipscomb Bisons at Louisville Cardinals
Where: KFC Yum! Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder)
Lipscomb at Louisville Preview
Conference: ACC (Louisville), Atlantic Sun (Lipscomb)
Record: 6-3 (Louisville), 7-2 (Lipscomb)
Last Game: 68-67 Loss at Indiana, 12/8 (Louisville), 107-81 Win vs. Navy, 11/28 (Lipscomb)
Leading Scorers: Jordan Nwora, 17.8ppg (Louisville), Rob Marberry, 16.9ppg (Lipscomb)
Kansas is back where it started the season.
The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into the top spot after previous No. 1 Gonzaga lost to Tennessee.
No. 2 Duke moved up a spot and received four first-place votes. No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Gonzaga, No. 5 Michigan and No. 6 Virginia received the other first-place votes.
No. 7 Nevada, Auburn, Michigan State and Florida State rounded out the top 10.
The Jayhawks were the preseason No. 1, but dropped a spot after Duke decimated then-No. 2 Kentucky to open the season.
Gonzaga moved to No. 1 after beating Duke in the Maui Invitational title game, lasting two weeks before losing 76-73 to the Vols Sunday in Phoenix.
Kansas (8-0) kept winning, though needed a big game from Dedric Lawson to beat New Mexico State in Kansas City on Saturday. Lawson, a preseason All-American, had 20 points, including the final 14 for Kansas, and 10 rebounds in the tighter than expected 63-60 victory.
Kansas played without center Udoka Azubuike, but coach Bill Self was not buying any excuses for the struggles.
"We were fortunate tonight," he said. "How in the world we've won these games ... it's one thing to not play well, it's another thing to not play well and not be intellectually into the game and that was certainly the case tonight."
It was good enough to get the Jayhawks past the Aggies -- and move to No. 1.
COMPLETE AP TOP 25 POLL WEEK 6
1. Kansas 8-0 (57 first-place votes, No. 2 last week)
2. Duke 9-1 (4 first-place votes, No. 3 last week)
3. Tennessee 7-1 (1 first-place vote, No. 7 last week)
4. Gonzaga 9-1 (1 first-place vote, No. 1 last week)
5. Michigan 10-0 (1 first-place vote, no change from last week)
6. Virginia 9-0 (1 first-place vote, No. 4 last week)
7. Nevada 10-0 (No. 6 last week)
8. Auburn 8-1 (No change from last week)
9. Michigan State 8-2 (No. 10 last week)
10. Florida State 8-1 (No. 11 last week)
11. Texas Tech 8-0 (No. 13 last week)
12. North Carolina 7-2 (No. 14 last week)
13. Virginia Tech 8-1 (No. 15 last week)
14. Buffalo 9-0 (No. 17 last week)
15. Ohio State 8-1 (No. 19 last week)
16. Wisconsin 8-2 (No. 12 last week)
17. Villanova 8-2 (No. 21 last week)
18. Mississippi State 8-1 (No. 22 last week)
19. Kentucky 7-2 (No. 9 last week)
20. Arizona State 7-1 (No change from last week)
21. Marquette 8-2 (Not ranked last week)
22. Iowa 7-2 (No. 18 last week_
23. Furman 10-0 (No. 25 last week)
24. Houston 8-0 (Not ranked last week)
25. Indiana 8-2 (Not ranked last week)
25. Syracuse 7-2 (Not ranked last week)
25. Kansas State 6-2 (No. 16 last week)
Tennessee picked up its biggest win in four seasons under coach Rick Barnes by knocking off Gonzaga in the Colangelo Classic.
The Vols (7-1) kept their poise and made the biggest plays down the stretch, holding off the Zags 76-73 after Admiral Schofield scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half and hit two key 3-pointers.
The victory was Tennessee's first over a No. 1 team since beating Kansas in 2010 and Barnes' first in 31 years as a head coach.
The Vols have their highest AP ranking since hitting No. 1 in 2007-08.
FURMAN HOLDS STEADY
Furman moved into the poll for the first time last week, thanks to a resume that includes wins over 2018 Final Four teams Villanova and Loyola-Chicago.
The Paladins (10-0) moved up two spots in this week's poll to No. 23 after beating Elon and South Carolina Upstate.
Furman plays Charleston Southern on Tuesday and UNC Wilmington Saturday.
This week's poll had a rarity: Three teams tied for the final spot.
Syracuse, Indiana and Kansas State all came in at No. 25 after receiving 118 points. It's the first three-way tie in the AP Top 25 since three teams shared No. 13 in 1991.
The Hoosiers are ranked for the first time since climbing to No. 3 in 2016-17. The Orange moved back into the Top 25 after beating Northeastern and Georgetown.
The Wildcats dropped nine spots from No. 16 after losing to Tulsa.
Tennessee matched the biggest climb of the week, moving up four spots from No. 7.
No. 15 Ohio State, No. 17 Villanova and No. 18 Mississippi also moved up four.
No. 19 Kentucky had the largest drop this week, losing 10 spots to No. 19 after losing to Seton Hall in overtime. Kansas State was next at nine. Maryland also dropped out of the top 25 after being ranked No. 23 last week.
In addition to Syracuse and Indiana, No. 21 Marquette and No. 24 Houston each moved into the poll this week.
The Cougars are ranked for the first time since hitting No. 21 last season and the Golden Eagles are back in the poll after dropping out in Week 3.
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