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Vols' Barnes: 'No legs' to Texas academic misconduct report

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn't have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men's basketball program.

Texas hired an outside investigator following a Chronicle of Higher Education report that mentioned potential allegations involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006. Barnes had coached Texas the last 17 seasons before getting fired in March.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Mar 16
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kentucky (65)38-11,6251
2Villanova33-31,5224
3Wisconsin36-41,4606
4Duke35-41,4062
5Arizona34-41,4055
6Virginia30-41,3333
7Gonzaga35-31,2297
8Notre Dame32-61,17811
9Iowa State25-91,04313
10Kansas27-99959
11UNI31-497910
12Maryland28-79358
13Oklahoma24-1174015
14Wichita State30-573712
15North Carolina26-1270319
16Baylor24-1068016
17Louisville27-961414
18SMU27-748520
19Utah26-945517
20West Virginia25-1039818
21Arkansas27-937321
22Georgetown22-1117723
23Michigan State27-1215930
24Butler23-1114222
25VCU26-10109-

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Boise State guard honored by Mountain West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State guard Derrick Marks is the Mountain West Conference men's basketball player of the week.

The junior from Chicago, averaged 20 points and six rebounds in Boise State's wins over Nevada and Utah State last week.

Marks tallied 21 points, a season-high eight rebounds, five assists and two steals as the Broncos beat Nevada 74-65 on Jan. 14, handing the Wolf Pack its first conference loss of the season. Defensively, he helped hold league scoring leader Deonte Burton to a season-low seven points.