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Shaquille Morris,

With hoops under federal probe, fans say business as usual

Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing.

In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.

Coaches were taking the same tact they have been, some saying they've found no evidence of wrongdoing and appear to be waiting for the next shoe to drop. Several players still played despite being named in a Yahoo Sports report saying documents showed they had taken impermissible benefits.

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
6Texas Tech22-51,2067
10North Carolina21-71,07414
13Wichita State21-587019
16Ohio State22-76808
18Rhode Island21-445516
21West Virginia19-832920
22Saint Mary's (Cal.)25-429115
24Middle Tennessee22-587-
25Florida State19-863-


Paducah Sun Sports

OVC and SEC teams

Stark, Murray St. beat Austin Peay, win outright OVC title

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half, the game was delayed for more than three hours due to a leaky roof, and Murray State rallied from 14 down to earn an outright Ohio Valley Conference regular season title with a 73-64 win over Austin Peay on Saturday night.

The game was delayed with 5:11 left in the second half due to roof damage from a storm in the area causing water to leak onto the court. One person in attendance was hit in the head by the debris and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to Bill Persinger, a spokesman for Austin Peay.