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Vols up to No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

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Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost.

Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.

The Vols are the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, climbing three spots to earn their first top ranking since the 2007-08 season.


Bowman scores 37 as BC tops No. 11 FSU

BOSTON (AP) With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory.

Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his courtside seat and wiped down the floor while the teams lined up for a free throw, drawing a chuckle and a cheer from the crowd.


No. 15 Marquette rallies past Providence

MILWAUKEE (AP) Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski didn't like the first half. He felt much better about the second.

Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and a career-high nine rebounds and No. 15 Marquette rallied past Providence 79-68 on Sunday.


No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois, run hits 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer.

The Hawkeyes' hot shooting must have been contagious.


Torn ACL ends Florida F Stone's season

GAINESVILE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward Keith Stone will have season-ending surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Georgia.

The Gators announced the news Sunday, one day after their 62-52 victory in Athens and after Stone underwent further testing.


Hughes' 21-14-7 lift Duquesne over GW

WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Hughes scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked seven shots - all career highs - and Duquesne defeated George Washington 91-85 in overtime on Sunday.

Hughes also scored the layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 77.


No. 1 Duke sends No. 4 UVa to first loss

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) No. 1 Duke and fourth-ranked Virginia kept trading baskets - and the lead - down the stretch of another classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Here's the difference: The Blue Devils had RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and a defense that -even without key on-the-ball defender Tre Jones- flipped the script on the Cavaliers.


Wisconsin hands No. 2 Michigan 1st loss

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers finally closed out a tight game. Against No. 2 Michigan, too.

Happ had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday.


WVU stuns No. 7 Kansas on late layup

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia's Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake.

"Go win the rest of them," Self said.


No. 3 Vols survive upset-minded Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee did its part with a walk-off win of sorts against Alabama.

Enough for a No. 1 ranking? All the Volunteers can do now is sit and wait.

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