Horizon (The Saline Courier)

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 1
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Oklahoma (45)19-31,6051
2North Carolina (20)19-41,5782
3Villanova20-31,3846
4Maryland21-31,3668
5Iowa19-41,3623
6Xavier21-21,3447
7Kansas19-41,2334
8Texas A&M18-51,1695
9Virginia19-41,08611
10Michigan State20-41,01812
11Providence18-690010
12SMU20-285313
13Iowa State17-685114
14West Virginia19-48149
15Baylor17-672817
16Oregon20-455123
17Miami (FL)18-453715
18Purdue19-551121
19Louisville19-447816
20Kentucky17-642920
21Wichita State17-632322
22Indiana19-527019
23Arizona19-524518
24Dayton19-316826
25South Carolina20-38727

Regional Team News

Troy comes back for win, knocks off Arkansas State 71-70

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — John Walton III completed a 3-point play and Daniel Peace made two free throws with 13 seconds left to provide just enough cushion for Troy to hold off Arkansas State 71-70 on Saturday night.

Walton III scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Wesley Person had 22 points and Jordon Varnado added nine points and hauled in nine rebounds for Troy (7-16, 2-10 Sun Belt Conference) which picked up its first win since dropping Texas State 66-57 on January 16.