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Ames, iowa » Ge­orges Niang scored 22 points, Monte Mor­ris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State beat topranked Ok­la­homa 82- 77 on Mon­day night, its first win over a No. 1 team since top­pling Wilt Cham­ber­lain’s Kansas Jay­hawks in 1957.

Mor­ris had a jumper, a key re­bound and two free throws in the fi­nal 21 sec­onds for the Cy­clones ( 14- 4, 3- 3 Big 12), who were ac­tu­ally slight fa­vorites at home.

It was the third time a No. 1 team lost in the state of Iowa this sea­son. North­ern Iowa beat North Carolina, and Iowa beat Michi­gan State.


Tyler Rober­son had 14 points and a ca­reer- high 20 re­bounds, and Syra­cuse beat No. 20Duke 64- 62, the Blue Devils’ third straight loss. … Fresh­man Caleb Swani­gan had 12 points and 13 re­bounds, and No. 22 Pur­due held a 63- 23 ad­van­tage on the boards in beat­ing Rut­gers 107- 57.


Buffs’ Scott named player of week. Colorado se­nior cen­ter Josh Scott was named the Pac- 12 player of the week. Scott led the Buffs to wins against Ore­gon State and Ore­gon, record­ing dou­ble- dou­bles in each con­test. The for­mer Lewis- Palmer High School star recorded a sea­son­high 25 points and had 12 re­bounds against Ore­gon State be­fore adding 17 points and 11 re­bounds in Sun­day night’s win against the Ducks. Scott also had a com­bined five blocked shots and four as­sists.


south bend, ind. » Bri­anna Turner and Arike Ogunbowale each scored 14 points and third- ranked Notre Dame got 24 points off turnovers to beat No. 18 Ten­nessee 79- 66.

The Ir­ish forced five turnovers dur­ing a 15- 2 run in the se­cond quar­ter and six more dur­ing an­other 15- 2 burst in the third quar­ter.


Duke drops out of the top 25. Duke’s run of 312 con­sec­u­tive weeks in The As­so­ci­ated Press women’s top 25 is over. The Blue Devils en­tered the top 25 on Nov. 29, 1999, and didn’t leave it un­til Mon­day. It’s the third­longest streak in the his­tory of the poll since it be­gan in 1976.

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