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KU sets mark as Big 12 title run hits 14

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Devonte Graham scored 26 points and No. 8 Kansas set an NCAA record with its 14th straight regular-season conference championship, clinching at least a tie for the Big 12 title with a 74-72 victory against sixth-ranked Texas Tech on Saturday.

Graham hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:30 remaining to help Kansas (23-6, 12-4) to its fourth straight win and a two-game lead over the Red Raiders, who have lost three in a row for the first time this season. The Jayhawks never trailed.

All 14 of the titles have come under coach Bill Self, who finished second in his first season at KU. Four of the previous 13 championships were shared. UCLA won 13 straight Pac-10 titles from 1967-79.

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Sean Miller out vs. Oregon after report

Arizona's Sean Miller will not coach against Oregon Saturday night, a day after ESPN reported through anonymous sources that he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton.

The school said Ayton will be eligible to play against the Ducks and associate head coach Lorenzo Romar will lead the No. 14 Wildcats. Arizona also will be without preseason All-American guard Allonzo Trier, who tested positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games last season. Trier and Ayton are Arizona's top two scorers.

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NCAA clears MSU's Bridges amid probe

Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by the NCAA, allowing him to help No. 2 Michigan State chase championships.

Documents in a report showed the star forward may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption .

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Kentucky finds no violations from report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a former agent.

Knox and former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel were mentioned in Friday's Yahoo! Sports report. The school said in a statement Saturday it reviewed the matter and determined there were no issues or violations "based on the available information."

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Creighton upsets No. 3 Villanova in OT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A Creighton season that was beginning to head in the wrong direction righted itself in glorious fashion for at least one afternoon.

The Bluejays came into their game against No. 3 Villanova on Saturday having lost three straight in the Big East. Starting forward Ronnie Harrell Jr. was out of the lineup because of a foot infection, and they were down eight points with 4 1/2 minutes left in regulation.

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No. 1 Virginia takes ACC title outright

PITTSBURGH (AP) No. 1 Virginia allowed just seven points in the first half and secured the regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title outright with a 66-37 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Freshman guard De'Andre Hunter came off the bench to lead the Cavaliers with 14 points in a game that didn't take big offensive efforts from Virginia's regulars. Of the five starters, only guard Ty Jerome exceeded his season average with 13 points.

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Duke's Bagley to return vs. Syracuse

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says freshman forward Marvin Bagley III is available to play after missing two weeks with a sprained knee.

Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge announced Bagley's status Saturday, roughly six hours before the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' game against Syracuse.

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McDuffie's 26 lift Wichita State by SMU

DALLAS (AP) Markis McDuffie is feeling good just weeks before March Madness.

And that could be rough news for Wichita State's opponents.

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DeVoe leads No. 15 Clemson over Ga. Tech

No. 17 Michigan rolls past Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) It was a first half so pristine, so darn near perfect, that Michigan didn't know what was more impressive - its uncanny shooting ability or unrelenting defense.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 22 of his career-high 28 points before halftime, and the 17th-ranked Wolverines easily defeated Maryland 85-61 Saturday for their fifth straight victory.

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