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Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.

President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former Louisville staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 1
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Oklahoma (45)19-21,6051
2North Carolina (20)19-31,5782
3Villanova19-31,3846
4Maryland20-31,3668
5Iowa18-41,3623
6Xavier20-21,3447
7Kansas18-41,2334
8Texas A&M18-41,1695
9Virginia18-41,08611
10Michigan State19-41,01812
11Providence18-590010
12SMU19-285313
13Iowa State16-685114
14West Virginia18-48149
15Baylor17-572817
16Oregon19-455123
17Miami (FL)17-453715
18Purdue19-451121
19Louisville18-447816
20Kentucky16-642920
21Wichita State17-532322
22Indiana19-427019
23Arizona18-524518
24Dayton18-316826
25South Carolina19-38727

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UTEP tops Marshall in barnburner, 112-108

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Dominic Artis scored a career-high 33 points with nine rebounds and UTEP topped Marshall 112-108 in a barnburner on Thursday night.

Both teams shot well — UTEP (12-11, 4-6 Conference USA) shot 56 percent from the field and made 11 of 18 3-point attempts, while Marshall (11-12, 7-3) made 53.5 percent and 11 of 28 from beyond the arc.

Earvin Morris scored 20 points with six assists for UTEP. Lee Moore had 17 points, Omega Harris added 15 and Terry Winn had 13.