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College Basketball: Villanova drops to No.11

Villanova (11-1) fell three places to No. 11 Monday in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll after its loss at No. 2 Syracuse.

Villanova (11-1) fell three places to No. 11 Monday in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll after its loss at No. 2 Syracuse.

Arizona and Syracuse led the same top-five teams for the fourth consecutive week, though the lead in first-place votes for Arizona (13-0) changed for the first time. It received 60 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel, three fewer than it got the last three weeks.

Syracuse (12-0), which beat 'Nova on Saturday, was No. 1 on the other ballots.

The three Big Ten schools - Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State - remained third through fifth.

Oklahoma State moved up one spot to sixth, while Duke, Wichita State, Baylor, and Oregon jumped two places to round out the top 10.

Widener 95, Swarthmore 86 - Greg Lawson (Medford Tech) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Pride (7-3) in their win over the Garnet. Karl Barkley scored 19 points, Seth Liebert added 18, and Jay Kober contributed 16 points and eight rebounds for Swarthmore (4-6).

St. Bonaventure 80, Delaware 73 - Matthew Wright scored 23 points for the Bonnies (9-4) in their win over the visiting Blue Hens (6-7).

Behanan dismissed

No. 14 Louisville (11-2) dismissed junior forward Chane Behanan from the team for another violation of university policy.

Behanan was a key member of Louisville's national championship squad and was named to the Final Four all-tournament team.

Coach Rick Pitino did not specify the rule broken by the 6-foot-6 forward just a month after he was reinstated from a 26-day suspension for violating school policy.

Hoosier withdraws

Indiana freshman Luke Fischer withdrew from school and was expected to transfer, one day before the Hoosiers opened Big Ten Conference play at Illinois. The 6-foot-11 center was expected to help fill the void left by the early departure of Cody Zeller to the NBA.


Connecticut continued its unanimous run atop the AP top 25 after opening up American Athletic Conference play with a win over Cincinnati.

Notre Dame remained second after surviving a tough game at Oregon State. Duke, Stanford, and Tennessee rounded out the first five.

Drexel 69, Cornell 44 - The Dragons (5-7) drove through a snowstorm to Ithaca, N.Y., where they had their hottest shooting night of the season. Rachel Pearson (Archbishop Carroll) hit her first six three-point shots and finished with a career-high 23 points, while Abby Redick turned in a career high with 13 points. Cornell (5-5) was the fourth consecutive opponent that Drexel has held to fewer than 50 points.

Binghamton 57, La Salle 56 - Leeza Burdgess recorded her second straight double-double with 14 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, but the Explorers (5-7) were edged by the Bearcats (3-10) in the championship game of the Blue Sky Classic at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Gwynedd Mercy 82, Vassar 74 - Kelsey Yori (Ridley) and Chandler DiFebbo (Phoenixville) each scored 18 points as the Griffins (4-6) knocked off the No. 20 Brewers (6-2) in the Vegas Hoopla in Las Vegas.

Albright 58, Cabrini 45 - Shannon Thomas scored 17 points to lead the host Lions (6-2) past the Cavaliers (7-2) in Reading, Pa. Amber Keys (Phoenixville) had 16 points and eight rebounds.

St. John's 61, Delaware 58 - The Blue Hens (8-3) were outrebounded, 41-28, by the visiting Red Storm (8-4). Freshman Shanice Johnson (Cardinal O'Hara) had 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals for Delaware.