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Brunson leads No. 1 Villanova in rout of Temple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson helped Villanova continue its remarkable reign of Philadelphia.

Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova's dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 rout of Temple on Wednesday night.

"He was incredible," Villanova coach Jay Wright said of Brunson.

Donte DiVincenzo added 12 points for Villanova (11-0), which won its unprecedented 22nd straight Big 5 game.

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Iowa State frosh Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations

AMES, Iowa (AP) — From the moment freshman Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit.

Wigginton's recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep him a secret much longer.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Dec 11
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (41)10-01,5984
2Michigan State (19)9-11,5613
3Wichita State8-11,4026
4Duke11-11,3621
5Arizona State (5)9-01,31616
6Miami (FL)8-01,27210
7North Carolina9-11,23711
8Kentucky8-11,2278
9Texas A&M8-11,0727
10Xavier9-11,04413
11West Virginia9-197218
12Gonzaga8-280512
13Kansas7-27602
14TCU10-071820
15Seton Hall8-170419
16Virginia8-169015
17Purdue10-256821
18Notre Dame8-25649
19Florida State9-0452-
20Tennessee7-134224
21Baylor7-228123
22Florida6-32615
23Arizona7-3252-
24Texas Tech7-1191-
25Cincinnati7-214517

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Duvivier, Utomi lead Akron over Appalachian State 94-89

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Malcolm Duvivier hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 24 and Daniel Utomi added a double-double to propel Akron to a 94-89 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday night in a game that tipped off three hours late because of weather conditions.

Utomi finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds and the sophomore buried two late 3-pointers to help the Zips (5-2) hold off the Mountaineers (5-6) in the first meeting between the schools.