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No. 11 Oregon loses Brooks in win over California

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Losing its best player to injury left No. 11 Oregon more somber than celebratory after it rewrote some school history with its 15th consecutive victory.

"It takes a little wind out of your sails," coach Dana Altman said of the Ducks' reaction when Dillon Brooks didn't join them for the second half.

Jordan Bell scored a career-high 26 points, Casey Benson had 15 on five 3-pointers and Oregon rolled to an 86-63 victory over California on Thursday night.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 16
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (28)17-11,5803
2Kansas (32)16-11,5622
3UCLA (3)18-11,4724
4Gonzaga (2)17-01,4335
5Kentucky15-21,3576
6Baylor16-11,3151
7West Virginia15-21,18510
7Creighton17-11,1858
9North Carolina16-31,06311
10Florida State16-29649
11Oregon16-293113
12Louisville15-390014
13Butler15-382312
14Arizona16-275716
15Notre Dame16-274820
16Virginia13-367719
17Wisconsin14-364418
18Duke14-46147
19Florida14-340523
20Cincinnati15-237322
21Purdue14-430917
22Xavier13-429415
23Saint Mary's (Cal.)15-221021
24South Carolina14-3125-
25Maryland16-2121-

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Kemrite, Dawson with 20 each lead Liberty past Gardner-Webb

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite and John Dawson scored 20 points each and combined to make five straight free throws in the final 36 seconds to give Liberty a 65-62 win over Gardner-Webb on Thursday night.

Dawson gave the Flames (11-9, 6-1 Big South Conference) the lead for good with a pair of free throws at 62-60. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz stole it from Gardner-Webb's DJ Laster with 22 seconds and Kemrite made two more free throws to make it a four-point lead.