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BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Division I-1. Columbus Northland, 5. Toledo St. Johns, 9. Toledo Central Catholic, 10. Toledo Whitmer
Division II-1. Dayton Thurgood Marshall, 13. Bath
Division III-1. Cincinnati Summit Country Day, 2. Lima Central Catholic, 3. Liberty Benton, 4. Ottawa Glandorf, 10. Versailles
Division IV-1. Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 6. St. Henry, 8. Fort Recovery, 11. New Bremen, 14. Crestview
MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25
1. Indiana, 2. Florida, 3. Michigan, 4. Duke, 5. Kansas, 10. Ohio State, 12. Michigan State, 14. Butler, 17. Cincinnati, 18. Minnesota, 25. Notre Dame, Also receiving votes was Wisconsin and Akron
#9 SYRACUSE 63, #25 NOTRE DAME 47
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — C.J. Fair had 18 points and 10 rebounds, freshman Jerami Grant scored a season-high 14 points, and No. 9 Syracuse beat No. 25 Notre Dame 63-47 on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak that had dropped the Orange three spots in the rankings.
Syracuse (19-3, 7-2 Big East) was coming off consecutive road losses against Villanova and Pittsburgh and has only three conference losses in its last 32 Big East games. The Orange have now won a school-record 36 straight games at home, the longest active streak in Division I. Notre Dame (18-5, 6-4) had won three straight.
It was the first meeting between the teams since the Irish handed Syracuse its only conference loss last season, 67-58 at Purcell Pavilion last January.
#23 PITTSBURGH 56, SETON HALL 46
The only other top-25 game was a Big East matchup as Lamar Patterson's 12 points led No. 23 Pittsburgh to a 56-46 triumph against visiting Seton Hall. Freshman center Steven Adams added eight points, 15 rebounds and two blocks as the Panthers won for the sixth time in their last seven games.
Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61
Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90
Indiana 111, Chicago 101 (Bulls 41-game winning streak when scoring 100 points or more is snapped)
New York 99, Detroit 85
Miami 99, Charlotte 94
Portland 100, Minnesota 98
Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91
Utah 98, Sacramento 91, OT
SUPER BOWL RATINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — Yesterday's Super Bowl stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history. The Nielsen Co. said an estimated 108.4 million people watched the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, down by about two million over the previous two Super Bowls. Ratings were hurt by a power outage that caused a 34-minute delay in the third quarter, and the Ravens ability to take a 28-6 lead on the second-half kickoff.
Carolina 4, Toronto 1
Dallas 3, Colorado 2
Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT
Anaheim 2, San Jose 1
UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have avoided salary arbitration with right-hander Max Scherzer (SHUR'-zur) by working out a one-year pact worth over $6.7 million. Scherzer was 16-7 with a 3.74 ERA and 231 strikeouts during the 2012 regular season before going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in the postseason, helping Detroit reach the World Series.