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No. 4 Michigan overcomes Garza's 44

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Franz Wagner and No. 4 Michigan rebounded from their first loss of the season with quite an offensive turnaround.

From 43 points to 103.

Wagner led a balanced scoring effort with 18 points, and the Wolverines opened Big Ten play with a 103-91 victory over Iowa on Friday night, overcoming 44 points by Luka Garza. Michigan bounced back from its 58-43 loss to top-ranked Louisville on Tuesday night. In fact, the Wolverines exceeded their point total from Tuesday before halftime against Iowa.


No. 1 Louisville pulls away from Pitt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down.

Not unlike the way they started.


No. 10 Duke starts slow but beats Hokies

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) �� Tre Jones was pleased that when No. 10 Duke fell behind early at Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils showed composure and gradually worked their way back.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski was glad he had Jones to lead the way.


USC tops TCU after blowing 18-point lead

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The ending went pretty much just as planned for Southern Cal, after the Trojans had blown an 18-point lead.

Nick Rakocevic had a tip-in in the final second of Ethan Anderson's missed shot, after the USC senior post had also rebounded a missed free throw at the other end, and the Trojans beat TCU 80-78 on Friday night.


Colorado seeks to end skid at Kansas

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks.

Boyle's Buffs are off to their first 7-0 start since 1982-83, which is the last time Colorado won in Lawrence, 75-74 on Feb. 10 of that season.


UNC F Bacot likely out vs. No. 5 UVa

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman big man Armando Bacot is likely out for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels' game at No. 5 Virginia on Sunday due to an ankle injury.

Bacot sprained his left ankle early in a lopsided home loss to No. 6 Ohio State on Wednesday night. Williams said Friday that the 6-foot-10 Bacot is walking without crutches, but he has experienced swelling.


Spartans G Watts out against Rutgers

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State freshman guard Rocket Watts is expected to miss Sunday's game against Rutgers with an injury.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo told reporters Friday that Watts has been dealing with leg issues and described the injury as a stress reaction on a bone. Izzo said Watts' availability next week could also be affected.


Florida to name court after Donovan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good.

The Gators are naming their basketball court after Donovan, who led them to back-to-back national championships, four Final Four appearances and six Southeastern Conference titles during his 19 years in Gainesville.


Auburn rallies from 14 down in 2nd half

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Bruce Pearl's message to his team was that No. 14 Auburn had been outcoached and outplayed, and that it does happen sometimes.

The Tigers nonetheless survived for an 81-78 overtime victory over Furman on Thursday night with smothering second-half defense.


Michigan, Kentucky to play in London

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan and Kentucky have agreed to play a basketball game in London next season as part of a three-year deal that also includes a home-and-home series between the two programs.

Michigan announced the deal Thursday. The teams will play at O2 Arena in London in December 2020. The teams will meet at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor in 2021 and at Kentucky's Rupp Arena in 2022.

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