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NCAA rules Arizona's Trier ineligible

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) makes his way around USC forward Bennie Boatwright (25) for an acrobatic bucket in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Arizona's Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last month.

Arizona says the amount detected was minuscule by scientific standards and appeared to be a remnant of the undisclosed performance-enhancing drug Trier said he unknowingly ingested last season. The NCAA agreed, the school said.

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Drexel makes history with 34-point rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tramaine Isabell posted a double-double and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Drexel a 34-point comeback win over Delaware Thursday night for the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division I basketball.

Isabell scored 29 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists in the 85-83 victory. Drexel broke a record that stood since Dec. 30, 1950 when Duke beat Tulane 74-72 after trailing by 32.

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Edwards' 40 help Purdue outlast Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Carsen Edwards scored career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help No. 9 Purdue outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.

The Boilermakers were without their second-leading scorer Vincent Edwards but had no problem scoring.

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No. 11 Cincy rips UConn 77-52 to rebound

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) The Bearcats had three days to stew, and it showed when they took the court.

Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive opening spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut 77-52 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win over the Huskies.

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Duke C Bolden to play after nose surgery

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke center Marques Bolden is not expected to miss any time after he had surgery on a broken nasal bone.

Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Bolden had surgery Thursday. He got hurt Sunday in a win at Clemson and played 16 minutes Wednesday night against Louisville.

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Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern's Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday.

Khalil Iverson had 16 points and lightly used 7-footer Andy Van Vliet added 14 for the Badgers (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten), who put together their first three-game winning streak of the conference season.

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Seton Hall tops Friars in resumed game

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Khadeen Carrington had 25 points and Seton Hall held off Providence College 89-77 on Thursday in a game suspended because of a slippery floor.

Referees halted play at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, which doubles as an ice hockey rink, because of unsafe conditions with 13:03 left in the second half on Wednesday night. The game resumed Thursday at Alumni Hall on the Providence campus with Seton Hall leading 56-47.

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Pitino: Louisville should take on NCAA

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should take legal action against the NCAA after the governing body nullified the Cardinals of the 2013 men's basketball title.

Pitino, speaking from his attorney's offices in New York, said that the NCAA's decision to have Louisville vacate the title as part of sanctions for a sex scandal was unfair.

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Virginia secures top seed in ACC tourney

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Top-ranked Virginia accomplished its first goal of the season. The next ones on the list will only get more difficult.

Ty Jerome scored 18 points and the Cavaliers held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night, clinching at least a share of the regular season title and the top seed next month in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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Oklahoma State stuns No. 6 Texas Tech

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State rewarded fans who braved the snow and ice with a memorable experience.

Kendall Smith scored 21 points to help the Cowboys stun No. 6 Texas Tech 79-71 on Wednesday night. Many students who were part of the crowd of 7,092 rushed the court after the game, though it was tame by Oklahoma State's standards.

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