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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLL Michigan takes number-2 spot UNDATED (AP) — Michigan has finally broken the stranglehold of Gonzaga and Baylor atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, taking advantage of the Bears’ loss at Kansas to leap into the No. 2 spot behind the Bulldogs. Illinois climbed one spot to fourth and Iowa gave the Big Ten three teams in…

N. Illinois looks for home win vs W. Michigan

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Western Michigan (4-15, 3-11) vs. Northern Illinois (2-15, 1-11) Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois looks for its fourth straight win over Western Michigan at Convocation Center. The last victory for the Broncos at Northern Illinois was a 70-56 win on Feb. 28, 2017. TEAM LEADERS: Greg Lee and B. Artis White have led…

BG looks to extend streak vs Miami

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Miami (11-10, 8-8) vs. Bowling Green (14-9, 10-7) Stroh Center, Bowling Green, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green looks for its fifth straight conference win against Miami. Bowling Green’s last MAC loss came against the Kent State Golden Flashes 71-67 on Feb. 9. Miami fell 64-51 at home to Kent State on Saturday. SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership…

No. 23 Purdue looks for home win vs No. 25 Wisconsin

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No. 25 Wisconsin (16-9, 10-8) vs. No. 23 Purdue (16-8, 11-6) Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Purdue looks for its fifth straight win over No. 25 Wisconsin at Mackey Arena. The last victory for the Badgers at Purdue was a 72-58 win on Jan. 25, 2014. . CREATING OFFENSE: D’Mitrik Trice has…

Kent State looks for home win vs Ohio

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Ohio (13-7, 9-5) vs. Kent State (15-6, 12-5) Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Kent State looks for its seventh straight win over Ohio at Memorial A & C Center. The last victory for the Bobcats at Kent State was a 59-53 win on Jan. 8, 2014. SUPER SENIORS: Kent State’s Danny Pippen,…

Detroit, NKU meet in Horizon quarters

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No. 5 seed Detroit (12-9, 11-6) vs. No. 4 seed Northern Kentucky (13-10, 11-7) Horizon Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Horizon semifinals is up for grabs as Detroit and Northern Kentucky prepare to do battle. Detroit took care of Robert Morris by 10 on Thursday, while Northern…

Marquette seeks revenge on DePaul

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Marquette (11-13, 6-11) vs. DePaul (4-12, 2-12) Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Marquette seeks revenge on DePaul after dropping the first matchup in Milwaukee. The teams last met on Jan. 23, when the Blue Demons outshot Marquette 41.1 percent to 35.5 percent and hit 10 more foul shots on the way to a 68-61 victory. STEPPING…

Duke looks to extend streak vs Ga. Tech

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Duke (11-9, 9-7) vs. Georgia Tech (13-8, 9-6) McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Duke looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over Georgia Tech. Duke has won by an average of 16 points in its last 10 wins over the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech’s last win in the series came on Jan. 9,…

George Mason looks to extend streak vs St. Louis

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George Mason (12-8, 8-6) vs. Saint Louis (12-5, 5-4) Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis; Tuesday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: George Mason looks for its fifth straight conference win against Saint Louis. George Mason’s last A10 loss came against the Dayton Flyers 74-65 on Feb. 5. Saint Louis is coming off a 72-67 win over Richmond on Friday. SENIOR STUDS: Saint…

E. Michigan, Ball State meet in conference play

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Eastern Michigan (5-11, 2-10) vs. Ball State (9-11, 7-8) John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ball State plays host to Eastern Michigan in a MAC matchup. Each squad is coming off of a home victory this past Saturday. Ball State earned a 97-91 win over Central Michigan, while Eastern Michigan got a 91-57 blowout…