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No. 16 Wildcats rout rival Sun Devils

TUCSON — Lauri Markkanen scored a career-high 30 points, Kadeem Allen added 18 and No. 16 Arizona used a dominating first half to beat rival Arizona State 91-75 on Thursday night.

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Top 25 features 9 games between ranked teams

PHOENIX — The start of conference season usually means plenty of match-ups between AP Top 25 teams. This week is overloaded with ranked-on-ranked games with nine.

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No. 15 Arizona still hoping to get Allonzo Trier back

TUCSON — Arizona sophomore guard Allonzo Trier could play this season. Then again, he may not.

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Alabama rolls into another champ game with Clemson

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TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Saban and Alabama are on the verge of leaving college football history behind.

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Has Saban already surpassed the Bear?

TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Saban is one away from the Bear.

Women’s College Basketball Rundown: No. 19 Arizona State women beat Colorado, 71-52

BOULDER, Colo. — Sophie Brunner scored 16 points, Quinn Dornstauder added 13 more while hauling in 12 rebounds and No. 19 Arizona State rolled to a 71-52 win over Colorado on Sunday.

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Eagles 2-2 in Cal-Pac after win over Cal Maritime

PRESCOTT ­— Four Eagles scored in double figures, leading Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s women’s basketball team to a 70-59 victory over Cal Maritime on Saturday night, Jan. 7.

Utah holds on for 88-82 win over Arizona State

TEMPE — Kyle Kuzma scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds, helping Utah hold off Arizona State 88-82 on Saturday.

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Ibarra misses open layup with 5.7 seconds to play, Eagles lose (Photo Gallery)

PRESCOTT — Joseph Jewell scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Gilbert Ibarra missed a wide-open layup off a well-designed inbounds play with 5.7 seconds to play and the Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team lost 58-57 to UC-Merced on Thursday night.

No. 17 Arizona wears down Utah for 66-56 win

Arizona has not had its expected go-to player all season, lost a potential key contributor before the first game and at one point had seven scholarship players available.

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Utah at No. 17 Arizona on this week’s marquee in Pac-12 hoops

NEW YORK — A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

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Meaningless bowls? Too many bowls? College system could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls? Too many bowls? Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

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UConn still unanimous No. 1 in women’s hoops poll

NEW YORK — DePaul coach Doug Bruno keeps losing players to injury and still is finding ways to win.

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Villanova No. 1 for 5th week, Baylor No. 2

Villanova's impressive win at No. 10 Creighton kept the Wildcats at No. 1 for a fifth straight week, while Baylor made the jump from fourth to second.

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College Bowl Roundup: USC hits FG at gun, beats Penn State 52-49 in epic Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. — Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played.

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Duke coach takes leave to have back surgery

DURHAM, N.C. — Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery.

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UConn bests Brown for Desert Classic trophy

St. Cloud State places 3rd with win over host ASU

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The University of Connecticut captured the 2016 Desert Hockey Classic championship on Saturday, Dec. 31, defeating Brown University, 4-1, to ring in the new year.

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College Football championship: Get ready for Alabama-vs-Clemson sequel

Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It's Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch.

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No. 18 Arizona beats Stanford 91-52

STANFORD, Calif. — Rawle Alkins scored 19 points while Dusan Ristic added 18 and Lauri Markannen 15 to help No. 18 Arizona beat Stanford 91-52 on Sunday to complete a weekend road sweep to open Pac-12 Conference play.

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UConn beats Brown, 4-1, to capture Desert Hockey Classic tourney title (PHOTOS)

St. Cloud State drops host ASU, 4-2, in consolation at Prescott Valley Event Center

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The University of Connecticut captured the 2016 Desert Hockey Classic championship trophy on Saturday, Dec. 31, defeating Brown University, 4-1.

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Ohio State offense falls flat in blowout loss to Clemson

GLENDALE — Ohio State made it to the College Football Playoffs without winning the Big Ten championship, and on Saturday night did very little to show it deserved to be there.

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Alabama wears down Washington 24-7, now heads to title game

ATLANTA — Alabama is heading back to the national championship game.

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College Hockey — Brown 9, Arizona State 8 (2OT) Brown edges ASU in 2OT, advances to final

A wild second-period comeback by Arizona State wasn’t enough to help the Sun Devils punch a ticket into the championship game of the second annual Desert Hockey Classic on Friday night, Dec. 30.

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No. 10 FSU wins wild Orange Bowl over No. 6 Michigan, 33-32

Renegade, the horse that serves as Florida State's mascot, took an uncharacteristic tumble while prancing on the field before kickoff.

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College Hockey — UConn 4, #18 St. Cloud State 3 Huskies upset No. 18-ranked St. Cloud State

The University of Connecticut notched its fourth victory over an NCAA Division I Top 20-ranked squad on Friday night, Dec. 30, hanging on late to defeat No. 18 St. Cloud State (Minnesota) 4-3 at PV Event Center.