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Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.

President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former Louisville staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 1
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Oklahoma (45)19-21,6051
2North Carolina (20)19-31,5782
3Villanova19-31,3846
4Maryland20-31,3668
5Iowa18-41,3623
6Xavier20-21,3447
7Kansas18-41,2334
8Texas A&M18-41,1695
9Virginia18-41,08611
10Michigan State19-41,01812
11Providence18-590010
12SMU19-285313
13Iowa State16-685114
14West Virginia18-48149
15Baylor17-572817
16Oregon19-455123
17Miami (FL)17-453715
18Purdue19-451121
19Louisville18-447816
20Kentucky16-642920
21Wichita State17-532322
22Indiana19-427019
23Arizona18-524518
24Dayton18-316826
25South Carolina19-38727

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Johnson leads Little Rock past Troy, 72-49; Trojans now 10-1

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Marcus Johnson, Jr. scored 18 points and conference-leading Arkansas-Little Rock rolled over Troy Thursday night, posting a 72-49 victory to push their Sun Belt record to 10-1.

Little Rock held a 28-22 lead at intermission, but Johnson hit a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half to push the lead to 10 points, 34-24.

Josh Hagins sparked a 7-0 Little Rock run that pushed the lead to 41-27.