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Pinkston's hoop gets 'Nova by Michigan

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NEW YORK (AP) JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break - straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.

The Wildcats had room to embrace all 6-foot-7 of him, and still have plenty of hands free to hoist a trophy.

Pinkston had the go-ahead basket and game-saving block in the final minute to lift the 12th-ranked Wildcats over No. 19 Michigan 60-55 in the Legends Classic championship game Tuesday night.


No. 3 Arizona holds off K-State 72-68

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Arizona came to Maui to face adversity. There was some back in the desert through the first four games, though most of that was self-inflicted.

Faced with their first big challenge of the season, the third-ranked Wildcats went toe-to-toe with Kansas State and put themselves on the brink of a tournament title.


Kentucky rides 42-5 run to another rout

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari found much to like about the box score of yet another blowout win, taking particular satisfaction in his team's playing time.

Just four minutes separated nine of the top-ranked Wildcats' 10 regulars. None played more than 21 minutes, with both platoons' efficiency wearing down Texas-Arlington.


No. 15 SDSU advances to Maui final

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) San Diego State fought through a tight game and won in a runaway to open the Maui Invitational.

Two victories in paradise earned the 15th-ranked Aztecs a shot at a familiar foe: No. 3 Arizona.


No. 8 Virginia beats Tennessee St. 79-36

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The first field goal and points of B.J. Stith's college career came with 9:07 remaining and gave No. 8 Virginia a 42-point lead.

Jeff Jones got his second career basket with 58 seconds left, pushing the Cavaliers' lead against Tennessee State to 79-34.


Turner leads No. 7 Texas to 5-0 start

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) While Texas figures out what to do at point guard, the Longhorns have the luxury of leaning on a frontcourt loaded with talent.

Freshman big man Myles Turner had 25 points and 10 rebounds while tying a school shooting record, and No. 7 Texas rolled over Saint Francis 78-46 on Tuesday night to push the Longhorns to 5-0 for the first time since 2009.


Terps beat No. 13 Iowa St. for CBE title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Mark Turgeon gathered his Maryland coaching staff in his hotel room the night before facing Iowa State, and the scouting report he got was so sobering that he offered a solution.

"I said, `Should we just forfeit?'" Turgeon recalled.


VCU bounces back to beat Oregon 77-63

NEW YORK (AP) Virginia Commonwealth remembered how to play the in-your-face pressure defense that made the program an NCAA tournament staple.

One night after the Rams lost their way, they rebounded with a vintage defensive effort in that familiar "havoc" style.


McClellan's 31 and 11 power No. 17 Miami

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When Sheldon McClellan arrived at Miami last year after transferring from Texas, he told Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga he lacked confidence in his game.

McClellan said he needed a lot of work.


Gophers G arrested for domestic assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend.

McNeil, who was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation, was booked Monday, according to jail records. The Hennepin County attorney's office had until Wednesday to charge him, spokesman Chuck Laszewski said.

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