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  • 21 May
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kentucky coach John Calipari figures the sixth-ranked Wildcats and seventh-ranked North Carolina are still sorting through what kind of teams they can be.If thats the case, they both will stick around long into March.The Wildcats got a freshman program-record 47 points from Malik Monk to hold off the Tar Heels 103-100 in a Saturday thriller, the weeks only matchup of top-10 teams from the AP Top 25 . It was a glimpse of the high-level potential for both the freshman-led Wildcats and veteran Tar Heels, two teams that sure looked like Final Four favorites in Las Vegas.Were still trying to figure each other out, Calipari said afterward. Theyre trying to figure each other out. ... If we had lost that game, Id be saying, `Its December 17th, and this is who we are on December 17th against a really good team. Good enough to beat them. Good enough to lose to them. Thats who we are.Now my thing is: where are we going to be one month from now?Monks huge performance -- capped by the go-ahead 3 with 16.7 seconds left -- was so good that fellow rookie DeAaron Foxs 24-point, 10-assist effort went practically unnoticed by comparison.Meanwhile, UNC juniors Justin Jackson (career-high 34 points) and Joel Berry II (23 points and seven assists in return from ankle injury) led a deep offense that ran with the Wildcats like few teams can or will.I mean, we were right there against one of the best teams in the country, and I guess thats all you can take from it, Jackson said. I mean, we kept fighting, which is what Im extremely proud of everybody on that team. And we were right there.As for poll implications, Kentucky could get a bump, while its hard to imagine UNC taking much of a slide after a game that will stand out even when by the time the nets come down in April.STILL ROLLINGTop-ranked and reigning NCAA champion Villanova (11-0) rolled past Temple 78-57 for its 17th straight win Tuesday night. And Josh Hart followed a 37-point showing against Notre Dame with 26 against the Owls, helping the senior push his way into the race for national player of the year.HOOSIER STATE BATTLESNo. 15 Purdue and No. 18 Butler came out with wins against ranked instate foes in the Crossroads Classic. The Boilermakers beat No. 21 Notre Dame 86-81 , while the Bulldogs beat No. 9 Indiana 83-77 for their second upset of the Hoosiers in four years.OREGON BACK?Oregon started the year at No. 4 but didnt have Dillon Brooks early due to offseason foot surgery and started 2-2. But the No. 22 Ducks have won eight straight after Saturdays 83-63 win against UNLV, with Brooks scoring 20 points in his first start.Leading scorer Chris Boucher sat out with an ankle injury for the Ducks, but the Pac-12 favorite could be making its move back up the rankings.FRESHMAN WATCHWhile Monks performance against UNC stands out, another five-star prospect -- North Carolina States Omer Yurtseven -- made his college debut this week.The NCAA had forced the 7-footer from Turkey to sit out the first nine games amid an eligibility dispute tied to his overseas career. He scored 12 points in his first game Thursday night against Appalachian State, then added 12 more in Sundays win against Fairfield.Yurtseven can shoot from outside and is a good passer, but he has to work on staying out of foul trouble as he adjusts to the American game.Its just adapting to the system, to referees, Yurtseven said after Thursdays win. I had four or five fouls, so Ive got to keep watching that.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Nike Air Max 90 China . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. Air Max 90 Cheap Wholesale . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. http://www.airmax90wholesale.com/ . LUCIE, Fla. Cheap Air Max 90 Wholesale . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. Air Max 90 Wholesale . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard is questionable for Wednesdays game after he suffered a really painful bruise on his left thigh Tuesday night.Howard exited the Hawks 93-90 win over the Heat with 3:06 left in the third quarter after being struck by Miami center Hassan Whitesides knee.It swelled up pretty bad, Howard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We are trying to make sure it doesnt swell up anymore. I tried to come in the back and get as much ice on it as I could so it wont swell. Some of the swelling did go down.Its super tight right now. Really painful. I wanted to come back out there, but they said it wwasnt worth it this early in the season.dddddddddddd There is a lot of pain. We are going to get treatment tonight, get treatment in the morning and see how it feels.The Hawks are set to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.Despite his shortened night, Howard had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks. It was his eighth double-double in 10 games this season. He is averaging 15.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game for 8-2 Atlanta.The Associated Press contributed to this report. ' ' '