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No. 6 Kansas beats No. 10 West Virginia, 75-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and No. 6 Kansas beat No. 10 West Virginia 75-65 on Tuesday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12.

Frank Mason III added 14 points for the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3), who handled the Mountaineers' pressure well in avenging a loss lost month in Morgantown that had them playing catch-up in the league race.

Now, they are tied with the Mountaineers (19-5, 8-3) and No. 3 Oklahoma (20-3, 8-3) as they pursue their 12th consecutive championship. All three teams have seven games remaining.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 8
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (32)20-31,5663
2Maryland (13)21-31,4994
3Oklahoma (7)20-31,4721
4Iowa (11)19-41,4715
5Xavier21-21,3826
6Kansas (1)19-41,3117
7Virginia (1)19-41,2239
8Michigan State20-41,14410
9North Carolina19-41,1362
10West Virginia19-41,08214
11Oregon20-490516
12Miami (FL)18-482617
13Louisville19-581919
14Iowa State17-678113
15Texas A&M18-56638
16SMU20-259312
17Arizona19-549723
18Purdue19-545618
19Dayton19-341324
20Providence18-634911
21Baylor17-633315
22Kentucky17-622820
23Southern California18-5225-
24Texas16-8199-
25Wichita State17-613221

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Cincinnati rolls to a 69-51 win over Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Johnson scored 13 points, Octavius Ellis had 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds and Cincinnati used a balanced attack to beat Central Florida 69-51 Tuesday night.

Cincinnati went on a 13-0 run, highlighted by a put-back dunk by Coreontae DeBerry, to take a 60-40 lead as UCF went scoreless for nearly six minutes. Johnson and Jacob Evans each made 3-pointers during the spree.

Farad Cobb added 12 points for Cincinnati (18-7, 8-4 American) while Gary Clark had 11 points, eight boards and five assists.