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Top 25 roundup

1 North Carolina (26-2)

Lost to North Carolina State 86-72.C.C. Harrison scored 31 points as the Wolfpack knocked off their bitter rival and top-ranked Tar Heels. In the second half, the Wolfpack hit 25 consecutive free throws to close out the victory. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Tuesday.

2 Duke (24-2)

Did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 UCLA, today.

3 Arizona (24-3)

Beat Oregon 81-66.

Mike Bibby scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half as the Wildcats won on the road. Arizona has won 17 in a row, the nation's longest current streak, and is poised to become the first team to ever go undefeated in the Pac-10 Next: vs. California, Thursday.

4 Kansas (29-3)

Beat Iowa State 71-54.

Paul Pierce pulled the Jayhawks out of a first-half deep freeze and they went on to clinch their second straight Big 12 championship. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Monday.

5 Purdue (22-6)

Lost to Penn State 74-63.

Pete Lisicky scored 15 of his 19 points on perfect shooting from behind the 3-point line to the Nittany Lions to their first win over a Top 5 team in 50 years. Next: vs. Minnesota, Wednesday.

6 Utah (22-2)

Beat Air Force 55-41. See story on D1. Next: vs. UNLV, Monday.

7 Connecticut (24-4)

Beat Villanova 83-76.

Richard Hamilton scored 29 points and Connecticut withstood Villanova's late rally. Next: vs. Providence, Monday.

8 Kentucky (23-4)

Did not play. Next: vs. Georgia, today.

9 Princeton (23-1)

Beat Dartmouth 74-53.

Steve Goodrich had 17 points and Brian Earl scored 12 of his in the second half as Princeton pulled away to a 74-53 win. Next: at Columbia, Friday.

10 Stanford (23-3)

Late vs. Washington State. Next: at Arizona State, Thursday.

11 New Mexico (21-4)

Lost to No. 19 Texas Christian 95-64.

Lee Nailon scored 31 points and Mike Jones added 29 as the Horned Frogs avenged an earlier loss to the Lobos. The win was the 13th straight for the Horned Frogs while the Lobos had an eight-game winning streak snapped. Next: vs. Brigham Young, Thursday.

12 UCLA (20-5)

Did not play. Next: at No. 2 Duke, today.

13 South Carolina (20-5)

Beat Florida 79-74.

BJ McKie scored 31 points and was involved in a heated second-half exchange as South Carolina beat Florida. Next: vs. Georgia, Tuesday.

14 Michigan State (20-5)

Beat Wisconsin 56-47.

Mateen Cleaves, benched for the first half as punishment for his arrest earlier in the week, scored 14 points as the Spartans rallied to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten championship. Next: vs. No. 5 Purdue, Saturday.

15 Mississippi (19-5)

Beat Mississippi State 82-78.

Ansu Sesay had another big game against Mississippi State, scoring 25 points as the Rebels won their fifth straight. Next: vs. No. 16 Arkansas, Wednesday.

16 Arkansas (22-5)

Beat Auburn 107-83.

Tarik Wallace of the Razorbacks finished with a career-high 26 points, including an 8-of-10 effort from long range. Next: at No. 15 Mississippi, Wednesday.

17 Cincinnati (21-5)

Beat DePaul 75-38.

Kenyon Martin had career highs with 24 points, 23 rebounds and 10 blocks as the Bearcats dominated. Next: vs. North Carolina Charlotte, Thursday.

18 Massachusetts (20-7)

Beat St. Joseph's 82-79, OT.

Charlton Clarke hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation and then Lari Ketner capped a career day with five points in overtime. Next: at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday.

19 Texas Christian (24-4)

Beat No. 11 New Mexico 95-64. See above. Next: at Tulsa, Thursday.

20 West Virginia (21-5)

Did not play. Next: vs. Seton Hall, today.

21 Syracuse (20-6)

Lost to Rutgers 62-58.

Rob Hodgson scored 19 points and Rutgers posted its first win at home over a ranked team since 1991 by defeating Syracuse. Next: vs. St. John's, Tuesday.

22 Michigan (18-8)

Did not play. Next: vs. Indiana, today.

23 Illinois (19-8)

Did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, today.

24 George Washington (20-6)

Did not play. Next: vs. Temple, today.

25 Maryland (16-9)

Beat Georgia Tech 81-69. Laron Profit scored 19 points and the Terrapins clinched a third-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Next: at Virginia, Tuesday.