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Tim Quarterman

College basketball darkened again by new allegations

The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits.

The games went on under the dark cloud hanging over the sport, the season playing out while everyone wondered when the other sneaker would drop.

It did on Friday, when a Yahoo Sports report revealed documents from the federal inquiry showing more than two dozen players and their relatives received a wide range of impermissible benefits, from meals to five-figure payments.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 19
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (42)24-21,6011
2Michigan State (19)26-31,5652
3Villanova (4)24-31,5093
4Xavier24-41,3984
5Duke22-51,29212
6Texas Tech22-51,2067
6Gonzaga25-41,2069
8Kansas21-61,16613
9Purdue24-51,1306
10North Carolina21-71,07414
11Cincinnati23-49545
12Auburn23-487310
13Wichita State21-587019
14Arizona21-683117
15Clemson20-668311
16Ohio State22-76808
17Michigan22-761522
18Rhode Island21-445516
19Tennessee19-742718
20Nevada23-533024
21West Virginia19-832920
22Saint Mary's (Cal.)25-429115
23Houston21-5263-
24Middle Tennessee22-587-
25Florida State19-863-

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Wofford beats East Tennessee State 75-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Cameron Jackson had 18 points and seven rebounds on Friday night and Wofford knocked off conference-leading East Tennessee State 75-71.

Storm Murphy gave the Terriers (20-10, 11-6 Southern Conference) the lead for good at 68-66 with 2:43 left and Fletcher Magee pushed the advantage to four with a pair of free throws at 2:10. The Buccaneers (23-7, 14-3) closed within 72-71 on Desonta Bradford's layup with 20 seconds left. Trevor Stumpe made 1 of 2 free throws for Wofford, but David Burrell missed a layup at the other end and Magee iced it with two more free throws for the Terriers.