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College Basketball: Kentucky remains No. 1; Villanova is 10th

Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP top 25 poll.

Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP top 25 poll.

Kentucky (7-0), outscoring opponents by an NCAA-best 36.8 points a game, again got 62 of 65 first-place votes Monday in the new rankings. No. 2 Wisconsin (7-0) was on top of the remaining ballots.

Arizona and Duke remained third and fourth. Louisville, Texas, Virginia, Wichita State, Gonzaga and Villanova rounded out the top 10.

North Carolina (5-1) dropped seven spots to 12th after losing to Butler, one of five poll newcomers at No. 23.

Defending national champion Connecticut (3-2) dropped out of the poll from 24th after their second straight loss, 55-54 at home to Texas.

Bucknell 72, Fairfield 66 - Chris Hass scored 18 points to help the Bison (3-5) come back from 12 points down in the second half to beat the host Stags (2-4) in overtime.

Rutgers 69, Clemson 64 - Junior Etou scored 20 points and Myles Mack added 12 points and eight assists to lead the Scarlet Knights (4-3) over the host Tigers (4-3) in Rutgers' first ever game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Coppin State 103, Goldey-Beacom 50 - Taariq Cephas and Shomari Triggs scored 15 points apiece and the visiting Eagles (1-4) crushed the Division II Lightning.

Goldey-Beacom (2-4) was led by Chris Gebhart (Cherry Hill West) and Parris Ridgeway-Higgs with 10 points apiece. Gebhart had eight boards.


South Carolina 90, North Carolina Central 26 - Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 16 points, reigning Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell had 14 and the Gamecocks (6-0) showed off their No. 1 ranking at home for the first time, beating the Eagles (2-4).

South Carolina was already on their way to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam tournament last Monday when they took over the top spot. After winning twice on Grand Bahama Island to retain No. 1 for a second week, South Carolina returned home and put away overmatched North Carolina Central.