MIAMI, FL — Virginia returned as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Rankings on Monday, while as expected, Oklahoma was among the teams sliding out of the poll in Week 16.
No. 13 Kansas will entertain No. 23 Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, hoping to maintain their spot atop the Big 12 standings. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. ET, live on ESPN and streaming on ESPN3. Kansas needs a win to remaining in the hunt with Texas Tech.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Grayson Allen scored 19 points, including 17 in the first half and No. 12 Duke held on to beat No. 11 Clemson 66-57 in a key conference game on Sunday. The Duke Blue Devils (22-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) were again without injured freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III.
No. 12 Duke will travel to No. 11 Clemson in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the two teams tied for second in the league. Game time for the clash at Littlejohn Coliseum is set for 1:00 pm ET, and live streaming coverage is available on the ACC Network and WatchESPN.
No. 13 Kansas used a blistering spurt to close out the final three-and-a-half minutes to secure a 77-66 victory over No. 20 West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night. The Kansas Jayhawks closed on a 19-3 run over 3:33 to seal the win.
Grayson Allen scored 25 points and led four Duke starters in double-digit scoring and the No. 12 Blue Devils cruised to a 74-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday night. Marvin Bagley III, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading scorer and rebounder was out with a mild right knee sprain again.
MIAMI, FL — Virginia is the new No. 1 team in the AP Top 25, following the Week 15 release on Monday, Feb. 12. Michigan State, which collected 21 first-place votes, jumped two places to No. 2 this season. Villanova, Duke and Kansas all fell, but Ohio State improves in the AP Top 25.
ATLANTA – Grayson Allen scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke, playing without Marvin Bagley III, beat Georgia Tech 80-69 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Duke hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday night. Georgia Tech is at Wake Forest on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA — No. 9 Duke will aim to snap a two-game skid when it takes on Georgia Tech in Atlanta to complete a three-game road trip on Sunday evening. Watch live streaming coverage of this game on ESPN and WatchESPN. Also available is live stats and box score.
AMES, Iowa — No. 10 Kansas, No. 17 Oklahoma and No. 19 West Virginia all suffered setbacks on Saturday in their respective press to win this year’s Big 12 regular season title. These defeats open the door for Texas Tech to take control of the Big 12 standings if it can win at Kansas State.