Bay­lor jumps to No. 2 in poll

Baltimore Sun - - SCOREBOARD -

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.

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