Villanova is the number one team in this week’s AP College Basketball Poll. Virginia is second, followed by Purdue, Oklahoma and Duke. WVU is 6th, Xavier 11th, Cincinnati 12th and Ohio State is 22nd.
No. 10 Kansas rallied from 16 points down to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66. The Mountaineers host Texas Saturday afternoon.
The Big 12 Conference has issued a public reprimand of West Virginia’s Wesley Harris, who struck a Texas Tech fan during a wild court-storming Saturday after the Red Raiders’ victory over the Mountaineers.
Keita Bates Diop scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Ohio State topped Rutgers 68-46.
Tonight in college basketball No. 2 West Virginia hosts 12th-ranked Kansas at 9 o’clock. Join the Ohio Valley Sports Network 94.9 FM at 8:30 for the Mountaineers pregame show.
Keita Bates-Diop scored 26 points to lead Ohio State past Maryland 91-69.
James Griffin scored 21 points as 3rd-ranked West Liberty topped The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 120-85.
Haywood Highsmith scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as No. 19 Wheeling Jesuit held off Concord 69-67.
Pitt senior forward Ryan Luther’s season is over with a right foot injury. Luther will apply for a medical hardship in hopes of extending his collegiate career.
College basketball, Marvin Bagley III scored 16 points and 7th-ranked Duke held Pitt to 33 percent shooting in the Blue Devil’s 87-52 victory over the Panthers. Also in college hoops, top-ranked Villanova beat No. 10 Xavier 89-65.