(AP) -- Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.
The Gators (29-2), who received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, open play in the SEC tournament Friday.
(AP) -- Melvin Ejim accomplished much more than just one record-setting game this season. The Iowa State senior forward has a unique top-10 standing in the Big 12.
The 6-foot-6 Ejim was named Monday as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. He joined Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, the league's Freshman of the Year, as unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selections.
BALTIMORE (AP) Delaware guard Devon Saddler is headed to the NCAA tournament. A few years from now, the kid just might find himself working as a basketball coach.
Saddler showed his prowess as a strategist in the closing seconds of the Colonial Athletic Association championship Monday night, and the result was a 75-74 victory over William & Mary that thrust the Blue Hens into the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Wofford guard Karl Cochran remembers waking up at 6 a.m. for preseason conditioning workouts, leaping over chairs and diving for loose balls and wondering how it was going to help him.
LAS VEGAS (AP) David Stockton had 21 points, Sam Dower Jr. added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Gonzaga advanced to the West Coast Conference championship game for the 17th straight year with a 70-54 win over Saint Mary's Monday night.
Gonzaga (27-6) crushed Saint Mary's in two meetings during the regular season behind its defense and did it again in the WCC semifinals, holding the Gaels (22-11) to 37 percent shooting.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina freshman Sindarius Thornwell joined the Gamecocks because of Frank Martin's fiery style, and he wants the coach to be himself when he returns from his one-game suspension.
Martin was suspended by South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner for harsh language aimed at guard Duane Notice during a loss to top-ranked Florida last week. Associate head coach Matt Figger led the Gamecocks to a 74-62 win at Mississippi State on Saturday while Martin attended a cheerleading competition for his 8-year-old daughter Amalia in Tennessee with his family.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) Arizona guard Nick Johnson has been named Pac-12 player of the year, teammate Aaron Gordon won the award for top freshman and Sean Miller also was honored as coach of the year.
Commissioner Larry Scott announced the awards on Monday. The honors were voted on by the league's coaches.