Baylor jumps to No. 2 in poll
Baylor leapfrogged Kansas and Duke into the second spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday.
The Bears finished with 1,567 points in voting, just seven back of top-ranked Gonzaga — even though Baylor had 31 first-place votes and the Bulldogs had 30.
Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) hasn’t lost since playing Washington in Alaska in its second game of the season. The Bears have notched nonconference wins over ranked teams Villanova, Arizona and Butler along with league wins over the Red Raiders, the Jayhawks and Texas.
The win over Kansas was the first for Baylor in 18 tries at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Blue Devils fell to third in the AP poll, followed by unbeaten Auburn and Butler.
Layups: UNC Wilmington fired coach C.B. McGrath in his third season. The Seahawks are 5-14. ... UNC F Brandon Robinson was hurt in a car crash, but the injuries aren’t serious. The other motorist was charged with driving while impaired. It wasn’t known when Robinson would be cleared to practice this week or play. ... New Mexico F Carlton Bragg Jr. was dismissed from the team following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The arrest came nine days after Bragg, 24, was reinstated to the team following a threegame ban while university officials investigated sexual misconduct allegations.