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no. 5 baylor rallies to top mississippi 78-75


oxford, miss. — baylor's manu lecomte caught the ball about five feet behind the 3-point line as the s clock was winding down. for most guys, it wouldn't have been an ideal situation.for lecomte, it was perfect."i was deep," lecomte said. "but i was open."the 5-foot-11 junior drilled the crucial s for his fifth 3-pointer, and it proved to be the difference in no. 5 baylor's hard-fought 78-75 victory over mississippi on urday night in the sec-big 12 challenge.lecomte led the bears with 17 points, and johnathan motley and jo lual-acuil jr. had 16 apiece.baylor (20-1) rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to win its fifth straight game. the bears trailed 50-40 early in the second half, but pushed ahead to take their first lead at 56-54 with 10:25 left after motley made a pair of f






former baylor university student files new lawsuit alleging


waco, texas -- a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players. the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “elizabeth doe,” alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period. playvideocbs evening newsbaylor ual ault scandal worse than first thought the ual ault scandal involving football players at baylor university is more widespread than first reported. "60 minutes sports" has learne... it also alleges a “culture of ual violence” and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn’t detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with






new lawsuit against baylor alleges 52 s in 4 years


waco, texas — a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players.the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as "elizabeth doe," alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period.it also alleges a "culture of ual violence" and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn't detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with friends.fifty-two aults would dramatically increase the 17 reports of ual and physical attacks involving 19 players since 2011 previously acknowledged by baylor officials.the school faces at least five lawsuits from wome






colorado beats no. 10 oregon 74-65, ends ducks' streak at 17


boulder, colo. — derrick white scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half, keying colorado's 74-65 upset of no. 10 oregon that snapped the ducks' 17-game winning streak on urday night.xavier johnson added 13 points as the buffaloes (12-10, 2-7 pac-12) kept the ducks winless in seven trips all-time in boulder.payton pritchard's 19 points led the ducks (19-3, 8-1), who lost for the first time since nov. 21 against georgetown.white had a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half that put the buffaloes ahead 45-39 while colorado's stifling defense was keeping the ducks out of rhythm at the other end of the court. and he had a 3-pointer, a three-point play and two free throws in an 11-1 run that gave colorado a 64-52 lead.the buffs are just the third team to top 70 points against the orego






no. 2 kansas rallies past no. 4 kentucky 79-73 in challenge


by gary b. graves, the ociated presslexington, ky. — frank mason iii scored 21 points, josh jackson had 20 points and a pair of big 3-pointers and no. 2 kansas rallied past no. 4 kentucky 79-73 on urday night in the sec/big 12 challenge.the challenge’s marquee matchup between college basketball’s two winningest programs ended with the jayhawks earning their second straight win over the wildcats on kentucky’s home floor. three-point shooting was critical for kansas (19-2) as it shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make 5 of 11 after halftime, with jackson’s consecutive 3s starting things for the jayhawks. they s 59 percent in the second half.mason had 13 second-half points and landen lucas contributed 13 points — including a layup with 4:41 remaining for a 69-59 lead — and five rebounds befor






gonzaga poised for top spot after dispatching pepperdine


the zags won their 22nd straight game and 33rd straight against the waves.malibu, calif. — it was essentially a replay of the first gonzaga-pepperdine game and pretty much a replay of the west coast conference season thus far for the zags.no. 3 gonzaga dominated from tip to buzzer, crushing pepperdine 96-49 on urday at firestone fieldhouse.gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in its last chance to impress voters before the polls come out on monday. no. 1 villanova and no. 2 kansas lost earlier this week but the jayhawks responded with a road victory over kentucky. villanova entertains virginia on sunday. gonzaga was last ranked no. 1 in 2013.the new rankings will be released monday.1. villanova (19-2)2. kansas (19-2)3. gonzaga (22-0)4. kentucky (17-4)5. baylo






gonzaga possibly on the verge of second no. 1 ranking


the week in college basketball started with three of the top four teams in the ap top 25 losing by wednesday. the hits to ranked teams kept coming, leading to what's sure to be a major upheaval in monday's poll.through all the chaos, one team stayed steady: no. 3 gonzaga.after rolling through a pair of blowouts this week, the bulldogs remain the only undefeated team in division i and are poised to move to no. 1 for the second time in program history."i feel like we're doing our jobs right now, playing really well as a team," gonzaga forward zach collins said. "if that means we're no. 1, then we're no. 1. that's not what we're worried about right now."gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 wcc) has a strong resume with wins over florida, arizona and saint mary's. the bulldogs cruised through their two games t






no. 2 kansas rallies past no. 4 kentucky 79-73 in challenge


lexington, ky. — second-ranked kansas missed all of its 3-point attempts in the first half, and still the jayhawks kept on shooting.that confidence paid off in one of college basketball's toughest, loudest environments.josh jackson calmly made consecutive 3-pointers to jumpstart the jayhawks, frank mason iii had 21 points and kansas beat no. 4 kentucky 79-73 on urday night in the sec-big 12 challenge.the challenge's marquee matchup between college basketball's two winningest programs ended with the jayhawks earning their second straight win over the wildcats on kentucky's home floor.three-point shooting was critical for kansas (19-2). it shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make 5 of 11 after halftime, starting with jackson's back-to-back makes which provided the first of several leads in a






gonzaga possibly on the verge of second no. 1 ranking


the week in college basketball started with three of the top four teams in the ap top 25 losing by wednesday. the hits to ranked teams kept coming, leading to what’s sure to be a major upheaval in monday’s poll.through all the chaos, one team stayed steady: no. 3 gonzaga.after rolling through a pair of blowouts this week, the bulldogs remain the only undefeated team in division i and are poised to move to no. 1 for the second time in program history.“i feel like we’re doing our jobs right now, playing really well as a team,” gonzaga forward zach collins said. “if that means we’re no. 1, then we’re no. 1. that’s not what we’re worried about right now.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 wcc) has a strong resume with wins over florida, arizona and sa






college basketball: no. 2 kansas rallies past no. 4 kentucky


frank mason iii scored 21 points, josh jackson had 20 points and no. 2 kansas rallied past no. 4 kentucky, 79-73, urday night in the sec-big 12 challenge at lexington, ky. three-point shooting was crucial for the jayhawks (19-2), who shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make five of 11 in the second half. mason had 13 second-half points and landen lucas contributed 13 points, including a layup with 4 minutes 41 seconds remaining for a 69-59 lead, and five rebounds before fouling out. jackson had 10 rebounds. malik monk and derek willis each had 18 points for the wildcats (17-4).unfazed by first-half perimeter woes, the jayhawks made their first three s s from long range in the second half to change the momentum. they also forced 17 turnovers for 21 points.the wildcats’ ragged stretch just be






colorado beats no. 10 oregon 74-65, ends ducks' streak at 17


boulder, colo. — an early barrage of 3-pointers caught no. 10 oregon by surprise. what really rattled the ducks was colorado's steady, stifling defense."we haven't played with that kind of p ion and energy and effort on defense for 40 minutes all year," colorado coach tad boyle said after the buffaloes' 74-65 urday night stunner that snapped the oregon's 17-game winning streak."so hopefully we can build on this."derrick white led the buffaloes (12-10, 2-7 pac-12) with 23 points, including 17 in the second half.he had a pair of 3-pointers that put the buffaloes ahead 45-39 while colorado's defense was keeping the ducks out of rhythm. and he had a 3-pointer, a three-point play and two free throws in an 11-1 run that gave colorado a 64-52 lead."derrick was great tonight," teammate george king






college basketball: no. 2 kansas rallies past no. 4 kentucky


frank mason iii scored 21 points, josh jackson had 20 points and no. 2 kansas rallied past no. 4 kentucky, 79-73, urday night in the sec-big 12 challenge at lexington, ky. three-point shooting was crucial for the jayhawks (19-2), who shook off an 0-for-8 first half to make five of 11 in the second half. mason had 13 second-half points and landen lucas contributed 13 points, including a layup with 4 minutes 41 seconds remaining for a 69-59 lead, and five rebounds before fouling out. jackson had 10 rebounds. malik monk and derek willis each had 18 points for the wildcats (17-4).unfazed by first-half perimeter woes, the jayhawks made their first three s s from long range in the second half to change the momentum. they also forced 17 turnovers for 21 points.the wildcats’ ragged stretch just be






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dynasty deep dive, 2016-17 fantasy basketball


the weekend is here razzball nation, and you know what that means – another dose of prospect talk from across the pond from yours truly. with february nearly upon us, we are getting closer to crunch time and the madness that is march, with the ncaa tourney that will no doubt bring the usual feast of shocks, standout plays from the best college has to offer and disappointment for my baylor bears.so what of this week? if you tuned in last week, you would have seen my updated rankings for 2017 nba draft eligible players (and if you missed out then no worries, you can find it easy enough here) and as promised, this week brings you a bird vs bird style column (as stolen from one of my esteemed colleagues) of my top 2 candidates, markelle fultz and lonzo ball.so what did we learn this week? well