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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both scored 14 points to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 87-51 win over Coppin State on Saturday night.

The top-ranked Hoosiers (8-0) overcame poor shooting at the start of the game and pulled away from the Eagles (1-6). Indiana missed its first nine shots and didn't take the lead until Christian Watford's 3-pointer with 9:25 left in the first half.

That gave the Hoosiers a 14-11 lead, and they never trailed again. Watford and Remy Abell both added 10 points.

Taariq Cephas led Coppin State with 13 points, and Michael Murray had nine points and 12 rebounds.

The game was Coppin State's first against a team ranked No. 1. The Eagles fell to 1-48 against ranked teams and 0-25 in games against Big Ten opponents.

NO. 2 DUKE 88, DELAWARE 50

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Ryan Kelly scored 15 of his 18 points in the decisive first half and No. 2 Duke routed Delaware 88-50 on Saturday.

Mason Plumlee added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8-0). They never trailed, shot 52 percent, led by 46 and enjoyed a rare breather after a challenging run of games against nationally ranked opponents.

Seth Curry, the other scholarship senior on the roster, missed the first game of his career at Duke with an injured ankle. Against the struggling Blue Hens (2-6), the Blue Devils certainly didn't need him.

Devon Saddler had 23 points for Delaware, which was beaten soundly by the highest ranked opponent it had ever faced.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 14 points, fellow freshman Amile Jefferson had 12 and redshirt freshman Alex Murphy finished with 10 for the Blue Devils.

NO. 3 MICHIGAN 74, BRADLEY 66

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Freshman Nik Stauskas scored 22 points in his first start and Michigan survived a late run to get the win.

Stauskas started for Matt Vogrich and had eight first-half points to help the Wolverines (7-0) to a narrow 34-30 lead at the break.

Walt Lemon Jr. led Bradley (5-2) on a late run to close to 70-65 in the final minute. But the Braves were forced to foul and the Wolverines held on to win.

Trey Burke added 16 points in the Wolverines' first trip to Bradley since 1997.

Lemon led Bradley with 15 points.

NO. 4 OHIO STATE 70, NORTHERN KENTUCKY 43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting Ohio State past Northern Kentucky.

Ohio State (5-1) rebounded from a 73-68 loss to No. 2 Duke on Wednesday night in which the Buckeyes led most of the way but faded at the finish. They had another bad shooting game against the Norse (0-5), making only 38 percent of their shots.

Deshaun Thomas added 14 points, and Sam Thompson scored 10 for the Buckeyes, who opened an eight-game homestand.

Jalen Billups had 11 points for Northern Kentucky (0-5), in its first year in Division I.

Ohio State improved to 72-2 at home against non-conference opponents in coach Thad Matta's nine seasons.

NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 69, ILLINOIS STATE 66

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Russ Smith scored 24 points and Peyton Siva added 20, including four 3-pointers, to lead Louisville to the win.

Down three, Illinois State's Tyler Brown airballed a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left that was saved by Bryant Allen to Jackie Carmichael. Carmichael found Brown for another chance at overtime, drawing considerable contact from Louisville's Chane Behanan as the buzzer sounded. But no foul was called and the shot was off, giving Louisville (6-1) the win.

Up 67-66 with 43 seconds left, Behanan missed two free throws but made amends on the next defensive possession, pinning a Carmichael shot on the glass and grabbing the rebound. That set up Siva for two free throws for the game's final margin.

Illinois State (5-2) led 61-60 with 4:25 to play after being up nearly the entire first half. Brown had 25 points.

BAYLOR 64, NO. 8 KENTUCKY 55

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's 54-game winning streak at Rupp Arena is over.

Pierre Jackson scored 17 points and Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton each added 11 for the Bears (5-2). Brady Heslip and Cory Jefferson each added 10 points and Baylor beat the Wildcats for the first time in eight tries.

Baylor shot 41 percent but held Kentucky (4-3) to 30 percent from the floor.

Archie Goodwin scored 17 points for Kentucky before fouling out with 1:44 remaining in the game. Alex Poythress added 13 and Nerlens Noel eight for the Wildcats.

Kentucky lost its second in a row. The Wildcats lost 64-50 on Thursday night at Notre Dame, their lowest score under coach John Calipari.

NO. 9 ARIZONA 85, TEXAS TECH 57

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 18 points to help No. 9 Arizona remain unbeaten.

Solomon Hill and Mark Lyons each added 14 points and Kaleb Tarczewski pulled down 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-0).

Texas Tech kept it close early but Arizona steadily pulled away for the easy win. The Wildcats, averaging 10 3-pointers a game coming into the contest, hit eight from beyond the arc on 22 attempts

Jaye Crockett scored 12 points to lead Texas Tech (4-1).

The Wildcats dominated on the boards, pulling down 41 to the Red Raiders 26, and got 16 second-chance points. They also got 21 points off 16 Texas Tech turnovers. The Red Raiders fell well below their per-game point average. They came in averaging 88.8 points in each of their wins.

NO. 11 CREIGHTON 80, SAINT JOSEPH'S 51

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half, helping Creighton to the easy win.

Gregory Echenique added 16 points and six rebounds for the Bluejays (7-1), who bounced back after being upset by Boise State on Wednesday.

Langston Galloway scored 10 points for the Hawks (4-2), who played their first true road game. Carl Jones, who had 29 points in a win over Creighton last season, was held to nine.

The Bluejays played their best half of the season and led 47-20 after breaking the game open with 12- and 13-point runs.

NO. 12 GONZAGA 85, PACIFIC 67

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Sam Dower scored 18 points and No. 12 Gonzaga tied the team record for most wins to open a season.

Elias Harris added 17 points for the Bulldogs (8-0), who tied the 1994-95 squad for most wins to start the season. Gonzaga's next game is Wednesday at Washington State.

Travis Fulton led Pacific (3-4) with 15 points. Lorenzo McCloud had 14.

Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and Kevin Pangos 12 for Gonzaga.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few won his 350th game and has a 350-90 career record, all with the Bulldogs.

Gonzaga went on a 10-0 run to build a 39-27 lead with 4:20 left in the first half. The Bulldogs led 49-34 at halftime and the lead reached 67-45 on Gary Bell Jr.'s 3-pointer with 10 minutes left.

NO. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 84, NICHOLLS STATE 39

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Keith Appling scored 13 points and Michigan State used a big run in the first half to grab control in the victory.

Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half.

Nicholls State (1-3) was missing three starters because of injuries or illness. Coach J.P. Piper had only eight players to work with.

The Spartans' five-game winning streak ended Wednesday with a 67-59 loss at Miami, and they looked a bit lethargic at the start against Nicholls State. They seemed to find their rhythm after the second TV timeout, and seven different players scored as they took a 37-13 lead at the break.

NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 102, UAB 84

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Leslie McDonald scored a career-high 24 points in his first career start, powering North Carolina to the win.

James Michael McAdoo added 15 points and 12 rebounds as part of a balanced offensive showing for the Tar Heels (6-2).

North Carolina was coming off an ugly loss at No. 1 Indiana, but the Tar Heels regrouped despite playing without starting freshman point guard Marcus Paige due to a shoulder injury.

The Tar Heels shot 53 percent and had six players reach double figures, though they had trouble putting away the program led by former UNC assistant coach Jerod Haase.

Jordan Swing had 21 points for the Blazers (4-4).

VIRGINIA TECH 81, NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 71

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Erick Green scored 28 points and hit eight critical free throws in the final 76 seconds Saturday to help Virginia Tech remain unbeaten.

Robert Brown added 18 points and Jarell Eddie had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hokies (7-0) and first-year coach James Johnson.

Le'Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart scored 18 each to lead the Cowboys (5-1), who lost to the Hokies for the fourth straight time, all in past three seasons.

Green played only nine minutes in the first half after drawing two quick fouls, but scored the Hokies' first 10 points of the second half on a pair of 3-pointers, two free throws and a long fadeaway.

NO. 16 MISSOURI 72, APPALACHIAN STATE 56

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Laurence Bowers matched his career high with 23 points despite taking just one shot in the second half, leading Missouri to the victory in its first game since embattled guard Michael Dixon announced he would transfer.

Earnest Ross added 13 point and eight rebounds for the Tigers (6-1), who have won 69 in a row at home against non-conference opponents dating to 2005.

Jay Canty had a career-high 29 points for Appalachian State (1-6), which has lost six in a row since opening with a victory over NAIA Montreat.

Dixon, the Big 12's top sixth man last season, elected to leave the school Thursday after two sexual assault claims against him became public this week. Dixon had been expected to take a major role his senior season but never played.

Athletic director Mike Alden declined to comment on the situation.

NO. 17 CINCINNATI 58, ALABAMA 56

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cashmere Wright's fadeaway jumper at the buzzer gave Cincinnati the victory in a matchup of stingy unbeaten teams.

In the final seconds, Cincinnati (7-0) was a bit better on defense.

Trevor Releford had a chance to give Alabama (6-1) the lead, but Justin Jackson swatted away his driving jump shot. Cincinnati got the rebound and called timeout with 6 seconds left.

Wright took the inbound pass at midcourt, drove to the left side of the basket and hit his fadeaway along the baseline over the outstretched arm of 7-foot center Moussa Gueye.

JaQuon Parker and Sean Kilpatrick had 13 apiece for Cincinnati. Trevor Lacey led Alabama with 16.

WYOMING 76, NO. 19 COLORADO 69

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Leonard Washington scored 22 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 14 as Wyoming used a stingy defense to beat No. 19 Colorado 76-69 Saturday night.

Luke Martinez added 13 points, while Josh Adams and Derrious Gilmore each scored 12 as Wyoming (8-0) beat a ranked opponent at home for the eighth time in 13 games since the 1995-96 season.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and Andre Roberson had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Colorado (6-1), which was off to its best start since 1989-90.

However, the Cowboys' aggressive, swarming defense held the Buffaloes below their 76-point scoring average coming into the game.

NO. 21 MINNESOTA 87, NORTH FLORIDA 59

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds to power Minnesota to the win.

Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1), winners of four straight. Trevor Mbakwe and Joe Coleman had 11 points each.

Parker Smith led the Ospreys (3-5) with 22 points, but was 6 for 19 from the field, including a 3-for-11 mark from the 3-point line. Travis Wallace added 17.

The Gophers blocked a season-high 13 shots, including a career-high four from Hollins and three from Mbakwe. Minnesota also tied a season high with 15 steals.

NO. 23 SAN DIEGO ST. 78, UCLA 69

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jamaal Franklin scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and No. 23 San Diego State tied a season high with 11 3-pointers to win its fifth in a row and beat UCLA for the first time in nearly 72 years.

The Aztecs (5-1) ended an eight-game skid against UCLA (5-3). Their last win against the Bruins was Dec. 7, 1940.

The teams were meeting for the first time since 1991 in the John R. Wooden Classic, a game named for the late UCLA coach.

Xavier Thames added 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and DeShawn Stephens had 12 points.

Jordan Adams scored a career-high 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers for UCLA. Shabazz Muhammad added 16 points, Norman Powell had 10 points and Larry Drew had 11 assists.

NO. 24 UNLV 77, HAWAII 63

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead No. 24 UNLV.

Savon Goodman added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rebels (5-1), which pulled away after fighting off Hawaii's second-half run.

UNLV was 7 of 15 from 3-point range, while the Warriors made only 1 of 18.

Christian Standhardinger tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Hawaii (4-2). He was 9 of 24 from the field.

Vander Joaquim, who hit the Warriors' only 3-pointer, added 12 points and nine rebounds for Hawaii, which had been off for 10 days.

Katin Reinhardt and Mike Moser each added 10 points for UNLV, which completed a six-game homestand. Reinhardt had seven assists, while Moser had three blocks.

NO. 25 NEW MEXICO 77, INDIANA STATE 68, OT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points to help New Mexico beat Indiana State in overtime.

Hugh Greenwood scored eight of his 14 points in OT and Chad Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (8-0), who squandered a 19-point lead in the second half, then outscored the Sycamores 13-4 in the extra period.

New Mexico won despite shooting 20 percent from the field in the second half. The Lobos outscored the Sycamores 28-18 from the free-throw line.

Jake Odum led Indiana State (4-2) with 25 points.

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

The Wizards will hold their third pre-draft workout on Thursday at Capital One Arena, this time featuring four local standouts out of the six players attending. Highlighting that group is Yuta Watanabe of George Washington, the Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Here is the full list with notes on each player...

Phillip Carr, F, Morgan State (6-9, 205)

Carr averaged 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season at Morgan State in Maryland. He shot 84.6 percent from the free throw line, excellent for a big man.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

James Daniel III, G, Tennessee (6-0, 172)

Originally from Hampton, Va., Daniel III played four years at Howard University in D.C. before transferring to Tennessee as a redshirt senior. He was the MEAC Player of the Year in his last healthy season at Howard. Daniel III averaged 5.6 points in 35 games for the Volunteers.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Marcus Derrickson, F, Georgetown (6-7, 250)

Derrickson hails from nearby Bowie, Md. He played three years with the Hoyas and averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and shot 46.5 percent from three this past season. 

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Etou, F, Tulsa (6-8, 235)

Originally from the Republic of Congo, Etou went to high school at Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va. He is Serge Ibaka's cousin and didn't start playing basketball until he was 15. Etou averaged 15.0 points and 7.9 rebounds this past season.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Robinson, G, Mount St. Mary's (5-5, 150)

The Northeast Conference Player of the Year, Robinson averaged 22.0 points and 4.8 assists this past season. He was a four-year starter at Mount St. Mary's.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Yuta Watanabe, F, George Washington (6-9, 205)

One of the best basketball players to ever come from Japan, Watanabe was a defensive standout for the Colonials who developed into a solid scorer by his senior year. This past season, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He is known in Japan as 'The Chosen One' and both of his parents played basketball professionally. NBC Sports Washington first reported he would work out with the Wizards this week.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent; best chance for NBA is as defensive specialist

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Tom Wilson is single-handedly trying to fight every player on the Lightning in Game 7

Tom Wilson is single-handedly trying to fight every player on the Lightning in Game 7

TOM WILSON IS ALL JACKED UP ON MOUNTAIN DEW. 

17 minutes into Game 7 and Tom Wilson is already out here doing Tom Wilson things. 

First, there were these shenanigans:

Pretty standard stuff. Some anger words, some glove pulling. Nothing special. Then, friends - then it gets real:

Let this marinate a little bit. Wilson got a minor for fighting, served his time, and then IMMEDIATELY came out of the box and did literally the exact same thing. 

He punched a guys helmet off. Those helmets have straps to stay on for this exact reason, and it didn't matter. If this was medieval jousting, Braydon Coburn would be declared the loser on the spot. 

Get you a friend like Tom Wilson. 

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