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The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 8
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (32)21-31,5663
2Maryland (13)22-31,4994
3Oklahoma (7)20-31,4721
4Iowa (11)19-51,4715
5Xavier21-31,3826
6Kansas (1)20-41,3117
7Virginia (1)20-41,2239
8Michigan State20-51,14410
9North Carolina20-41,1362
10West Virginia19-51,08214
11Oregon20-590516
12Miami (FL)19-482617
13Louisville19-581919
14Iowa State17-778113
15Texas A&M18-66638
16SMU20-359312
17Arizona20-549723
18Purdue20-545618
19Dayton21-341324
20Providence18-734911
21Baylor18-633315
22Kentucky18-622820
23USC18-622527
23Southern California18-522527
24Texas16-819936

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New Mexico State dumps Chicago State behind Siakam 69-55

CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting, hauled in eight rebounds and blocked five shots as New Mexico State defeated Chicago State 69-55 on Saturday.

Chicago State led 14-6 early with the help of a 3-point play by Trayvon Palmer and a Fred Sims Jr. 3. But Siakam scored nine-straight, capping a 19-7 run that gave New Mexico State (18-8, 9-1 Western Athletic Conference) the lead for good.

Leading 30-21 at the half, the Aggies continued to separate, outscoring the Cougars 15-9. Siakam had a dunk and a 3 with 10:33 remaining to extend the lead to 52-33.