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Kerem Kanter rallies No. 11 Xavier over St. John’s 88-82

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Mack didn't get to do much as a Xavier player because of knee injuries. As the Musketeers' coach, nobody has won more games. Kerem Kanter scored 22 points and made the biggest plays during a late run that swept the 11th-ranked Musketeers ...

Holding: Browns tackle Thomas still undecided about future

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Thomas remains torn about his football future. He's still holding. Cleveland's star left tackle, who played more than 10,000 consecutive snaps before suffering a season-ending left triceps injury on Oct. 22, said Wednesday night that ...

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

BY MIKE HELFGOT, Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chris Holtmann figured an off-night from Keita Bates-Diop was inevitable. So, too, is the Ohio State coach's first Big Ten loss. But it did not coincide with his star player's first subpar performance in weeks. Holtmann became the ...

Ohio State puts 7-0 Big Ten mark on line against Minnesota

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Minnesota (14-6, 3-4) vs. No. 22 Ohio State (16-4, 7-0), Saturday, at New York. The Gophers and Buckeyes meet in the third annual "Super Saturday — College Hoops & Hockey" at ...

Newkirk, Demery spark Saint Joseph’s past Dayton 81-65

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shavar Newkirk scored 17 points and five Saint Joseph's players scored in double figures as the Hawks shot nearly 50 percent, ended a two-game slide and defeated two-time defending Atlantic 10 champion Dayton 81-65 on Wednesday night. Newkirk drained a 3-pointer to open ...

Cumberland has 18 points, No. 14 Cincinnati routs USF 78-55

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Down 10 points on the road, No. 14 Cincinnati hardly blinked. "There was no panic. I'm very confident with these guys," coach Mick Cronin said after Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and the Bearcats shrugged off a slow start to beat ...

Ohio St. beats Rutgers 68-46, improves to 6-0 in Big 10

By MATT SUGAM, Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ohio State opened up the season without much expectation. So, making the Top 25 and leading the Big Ten surely wasn't anticipated. Now, when the new weekly rankings come out, the Buckeyes will likely have both. "We had talked about it ...

Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova turned the anticipated Big East game of the year into a romp by the time some fans were still taking their seats. Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored a career high 21 points while Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead the No. 1 Wildcats to ...

Cavs’ Thomas fined $20K for clothesline on T’Wolves’ Wiggins

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins in the throat. The punishment was announced Wednesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league's executive vice president for basketball operations. The ...

Browns add Packers execs Wolf, Highsmith to front office

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns' roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up. New general manager John Dorsey tapped into his NFL connections to improve the winless Browns, adding former Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and ...