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Nigel Hayes, Damonte Dodd

No. 11 Wisconsin beats No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in Big 10 tilt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes was in vintage form, going strong to the hoop. Bronson Koenig returned from a leg injury to provide a jump-shooting boost off the bench.

No. 11 Wisconsin played like it was fighting to get into the NCAA Tournament, even if the Badgers are virtually guaranteed to be playing into mid-March.

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Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON (AP) — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

Some schools spend millions of dollars a year flying their coaches and executives on scores of trips around the country, and some pass the cost on to students and taxpayers.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 13
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Gonzaga (60)26-01,6201
2Villanova (5)24-21,5642
3Kansas22-31,4933
4Baylor22-31,3946
5Arizona23-31,3019
6UCLA23-31,27610
7Oregon22-41,2295
8Louisville20-51,2044
9West Virginia20-51,01213
10North Carolina21-51,0058
11Wisconsin21-48687
12Duke20-585718
13Kentucky20-585415
14Virginia18-682512
15Florida20-571717
16Purdue20-568216
17Florida State21-566514
18Cincinnati22-363411
19SMU22-441525
20Creighton21-429823
21South Carolina20-529619
22Saint Mary's (Cal.)22-326920
23Maryland21-413621
24Butler19-612922
25Notre Dame19-7122-