BLACKSBURG, Va. — Chris Clarke tipped in a missed shot with four seconds remaining Monday night as Virginia Tech stunned No. 5 Duke, 64-63.

The Hokies (21-9, 10-7 Atlantic Coast) trailed almost the entire game before Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s jumper sailed over the rim, and Clarke grabbed it and laid it in.

Alexander-Walker led the Hokies with 17 points, Justin Bibbs had 14 on his Senior Night and Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 13.

Grayson Allen led Duke (24-6, 12-5) with 22 points, but his 3-point try before the buzzer missed. Wendell Carter Jr. grabbed the rebound but the clock ran out before his layup went through.

MICHIGAN STATE: The school said its compliance office found that basketball player Miles Bridges’ family had dinner with an agent last winter without his knowledge – an NCAA violation.

The school said the finding Friday made Bridges ineligible, leading it to apply for reinstatement, which was granted the next day by the NCAA.

TEXAS: Sophomore guard Andrew Jones was released from the hospital and will continue his leukemia treatment on an outpatient basis.

Jones said he’s encouraged by reports from doctors telling him he’s showing improvement. He will have outpatient treatments.

COLORADO STATE: Larry Eustachy agreed to step down as men’s basketball coach, ending a “climate assessment” of the program led by Athletic Director Joe Parker.

POLL: A second blowout loss to Villanova didn’t stop Xavier from notching the program’s highest ranking a week ago. The Musketeers are rising again, passing the Wildcats to reach yet another program high at No. 3.

Villanova dropped one spot to No. 4. Virginia firmed up its hold on the No. 1 ranking, Michigan State is No. 2 and Duke is No. 5.


ARIZONA: Rich Rodriguez, the former coach, said a claim by his former administrative assistant seeking $7.5 million for sexual harassment is a “sensationalized tale” created to extort him.


(1) CONNECTICUT 82, (20) SOUTH FLORIDA 53: Gabby Williams scored 18 points and dished out nine assists on her Senior Night and UConn (29-0, 16-0 American Athletic) completed an undefeated regular season for the 10th time in program history by beating South Florida (24-6, 13-3) at Storrs, Connecticut.

Azura Stevens led all scorers with 21 points and Katie Lou Samuelson had 14 for the Huskies, who are 98-0 against conference opponents. They are 86-0 in the regular season and have won all four conference tournaments.

POLL: Mercer, riding a 24-game winning streak, is in the rankings for the first time since Dec. 9, 1980.

The Bears are tied with No. 3 Baylor for the third-longest winning streak in the country behind two undefeated teams, No. 2 Mississippi State and top-ranked UConn.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 9, WHEATON 6: Alex Zadworny scored three times as UNE opened the fourth quarter with five straight goals for a 9-5 lead in an opener at Biddeford.

Donovan Connor made it 5-5 two minutes into the fourth. Garett Bozek had the go-ahead goal with seven minutes to play, followed by Zadworny’s three goals over a 3:15 span in the final 5:30.

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