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Princeton G suspended for punching cop

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Officials say Devin Cannady has been suspended from the Princeton University basketball team after throwing a punch at a campus police officer and being arrested following a confrontation at a convenience store.

Daniel Day, assistant vice president of communications, says the 22-year-old Cannady, Princeton's leading scorer who ranks fifth on the university's all-time scoring list, was suspended Friday.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said Cannady was arrested after a confrontation with customers and police at a campus convenience store. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.


UConn announces penalties from Ollie era

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie.

UConn fired Ollie after a 14-18 season a year ago, and later detailed numerous NCAA violations it said were committed during his tenure.


Massinburg has 31, Buffalo's home run 20

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo has so many scoring threats, senior guard CJ Massinburg wondered aloud which players their opponents concentrate on stopping.

"You," coach Nate Oats said, interrupting his leading scorer.


No. 19 Terps beat Ohio State, run hits 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Maryland's depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State.

Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night.


Hot-shooting Villanova wins 6th straight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova's Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net.

Things are just falling the right way for Booth and the Wildcats right now.


Surging Saint Louis downs St. Joseph's

ST. LOUIS (AP) Dion Wiley and Javon Bess scored 20 points apiece and Hasahn French added a double-double to propel Saint Louis to a 68-57 victory over Saint Joseph's on Friday.

Wiley knocked down 6 of his 11 shots from 3-point range, while Bess buried 5 of 10 for the Billikens (14-4, 5-0 Atlantic 10 Conference), who ran their win streak to six and remained the lone unbeaten team in conference play. French finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.


Miami coach: F Hernandez was 'duped'

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach.

Hernandez has sat out the first 16 games of the season awaiting a ruling on his eligibility, which could come before Miami's game Saturday against No. 13 North Carolina .


UNC's Manley to remain out vs. Miami

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams says sophomore big man Sterling Manley will miss his sixth straight game at Miami on Saturday due to lingering knee soreness.

Manley hasn't played since the Dec. 29 win against Davidson due to his left knee. Williams said Friday that the 6-foot-11 reserve hasn't been able to practice and that the team is "waiting to get to a point where he feels better."


Duke hopes D doesn't slip without Jones

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn't slip without point guard Tre Jones - for however long he's out.

The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they're hoping they'll be good enough on that end of the floor when they host defensive-minded Virginia on Saturday.


Davis has No. 18 Ole Miss back in Top 25

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career.

Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013.

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