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Sean Miller out vs. Oregon after report

Arizona coach Sean Miller watches his team play Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Arizona coach Sean Miller sat out the team's game against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN reported through anonymous sources that he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton.

Ducks associate head coach Lorenzo Romar directed the No. 14 Wildcats, and Ayton played. Arizona also was without preseason All-America guard Allonzo Trier, who tested positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games last season. Trier and Ayton are Arizona's top two scorers.

"I believe it is in the best interest of our team that I not coach the game tonight," Miller said in a statement. "I continue to fully support the University's efforts to fully investigate this matter and am confident that I will be vindicated. For now, my thoughts are with our team. They are a great group of young men that will support each other and continue their pursuit of winning a Pac-12 championship."

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KU sets mark as Big 12 title run hits 14

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Devonte Graham barged through a door with a big smile, wearing a hat tilted slightly forward over his eyes that read "14 straight."

Kansas finally has its NCAA record.

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NCAA clears MSU's Bridges amid probe

Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by the NCAA, allowing him to help No. 2 Michigan State chase championships.

Documents in a report showed the star forward may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption .

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Kentucky finds no violations from report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky says it has found no eligibility issues or rules violations with current players and staff after a report listed Wildcats freshman Kevin Knox among several players having had a meal or contact with a former agent.

Knox and former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel were mentioned in Friday's Yahoo! Sports report. The school said in a statement Saturday it reviewed the matter and determined there were no issues or violations "based on the available information."

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Creighton upsets No. 3 Villanova in OT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A Creighton season that was beginning to head in the wrong direction righted itself in glorious fashion for at least one afternoon.

The Bluejays came into their game against No. 3 Villanova on Saturday having lost three straight in the Big East. Starting forward Ronnie Harrell Jr. was out of the lineup because of a foot infection, and they were down eight points with 4 1/2 minutes left in regulation.

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No. 1 Virginia takes ACC title outright

PITTSBURGH (AP) Virginia's players waited until after their win over Pittsburgh to celebrate their outright regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title.

They probably could have started at halftime.

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Bagley back as No. 5 Duke downs Syracuse

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) No. 5 Duke and Syracuse spent much of Saturday night confounding each other's outside shooters with their zone defenses.

The key difference: The Blue Devils could pound the ball inside to Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr.

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Florida bounces back, tops No. 12 Auburn

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) KeVaughn Allen finally got the message. It took a scoreless game and long chats with coach Mike White and two teammates to sink in.

Allen bounced back from his worst game in more than three years with 24 points, including a 60-footer before the halftime buzzer and two huge 3-pointers in the closing minutes as Florida beat No. 12 Auburn 72-66 on Saturday night.

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Young's 28 help Oklahoma end 6-game skid

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trae Young scored 28 points to help Oklahoma top Kansas State 86-77 on Saturday and end its six-game losing streak.

Young, the freshman point guard who leads the nation in scoring, was coming off a season-low 11 points in a loss to Kansas earlier in the week. He bounced back by making 7 of 10 shots from the field, including 6 of 9 3-pointers.

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No. 6 Gonzaga beats BYU to clinch WCC

PROVO, Utah (AP) Ho hum, it's another West Coast Conference championship for Gonzaga.

Johnathan Williams scored 16 points, and the sixth-ranked Bulldogs clinched the conference title with a 79-65 victory over BYU on Saturday night.

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