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UNDATED (AP) -- No. 1 Kentucky was expected to be challenged by 18th-ranked Arkansas. It didn't happen. The Wildcats took control early and kept their perfect record intact with an 84-67 home win over the Razorbacks.

Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points to help Kentucky clinch the Southeastern Conference regular-season title and run its record to 29-0.

Kentucky's league-leading defense held the conference's top scoring team to just 38 percent shooting and 12 points below its average.

Michael Qualls had 17 points to pace the 23-6 Razorbacks.

In other top 25 action:

--Second-ranked Virginia earned at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title with a 69-57 win over Virginia Tech. Malcolm Brogdon helped the Cavaliers improve to 27-1 with 19 points.

-- Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late 17-7 run that rallied No. 6 Villanova from nine points down to a 78-66 win over Xavier. The Wildcats improved to 27-2 and 14-2 in the Big East with their tenth straight win.

-- Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the 27-3 Shockers who extended their home court winning streak to 32 games. Tekele (teh-KEEL') Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each.

-- Perry Ellis had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a brilliant performance to lead eighth-ranked Kansas over Texas 69-64. Isaiah Taylor had 17 for the Longhorns, but missed the front end of a one-and-one with the Longhorns trailing by two with 48.3 seconds left. Then, the talented sophomore guard missed a spinning, off-balanced floater that would have tied the game with 6.1 seconds remaining.

-- Wesley Iwundu capped a 22-9 scoring run with a two-handed slam that gave Kansas State a 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa State. The victory came on the heels of the Wildcats win over rival Kansas Monday.

-- Melo Trimble scored 19 points to help No. 14 Maryland beat Michigan 66-56 and complete an undefeated season at home in the Big Ten. The 24-5 Terrapins' 9-0 mark at home in the Big Ten includes Tuesday's win over fifth-ranked Wisconsin, the conference leader.

-- Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory. North Carolina reached 20 victories for the 11th time in 12 years under coach Roy Williams.

-- Big 12 scoring leader Buddy Hield had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 16 Oklahoma rally and beat TCU 67-60. The 20-8 Sooners won for the eighth time in nine games to stay in the hunt for at least share of the conference title.

-- Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl (mahn-TREHZ') Harrell added 16 to lead No. 17 Louisville past Florida State, 81-59. Louisville shot 48.4 percent and forced 21 turnovers to surpassed the 70-point mark for the first time in eight February games.

-- 19th-ranked Baylor got the better of No. 20 West Virginia 78-66. Taurean Prince scored 20 points and Rico Gathers had a double-double for Baylor with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

-- Jordan Sibert scored 19 points as Dayton held off a second-half comeback to beat No. 22 Virginia Commonwealth 59-55. The Flyers held onto their share of first place in the Atlantic 10 with Rhode Island. With the loss the Rams fall a game back.

-- Kellen Dunham scored 24 points to pace No. 23 Butler in a 67-53 win over DePaul 67-53. The victory moved the 21-8 Bulldogs into sole possession of second in the Big East. Roosevelt Jones added 16 points and Kameron Woods finished with 14.


STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Top-ranked UConn got 21 points from senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on the way to an 87-24 blowout of Memphis that clinched a second straight American Athletic Conference championship. The 28-1 Huskies put the game away with a 31-0 run in the first half. UConn led 54-9 at halftime


HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Police say they have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday.

NASCAR's Team XTREME says the car was found early Saturday northwest of Atlanta. The team tweeted a pictured of team owner John Cohen standing in front of the No. 44 Chevrolet, which was valued at $250,000 and appears undamaged.

The discovery comes too late to help the team, which was forced to withdraw from the weekend race at Atlanta.


UNDATED (AP) -- Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has a fracture in his right foot and may miss opening day. The left-hander suffered the injury at his home Friday. He's expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks.

The 25-year-old Sale was 12-4 with 208 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA last season, finishing third in the American League Cy Young Award voting.

In other training camp news;

-- Tampa Bay reliever Ronald Belisario has fractured his non-throwing shoulder in a swimming pool accident and is not expected to be ready for the start of the season. The team says Belisario will be sidelined indefinitely. The Rays right-hander injured his left shoulder getting out of a pool in Venezuela last month.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game with a strained left shoulder when the Cavaliers face Houston Sunday. The team thought the injury would only sideline him for one game. Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of Thursday night's home win over Golden State. He did not travel with the team for Friday night's game at Indiana and Cavs coach David Blatt was hopeful Irving could join the team in time to face the Rockets.


MIAMI (AP) -- Miami's Chris Bosh has been discharged from a South Florida hospital where he was treated for blood clots on one of his lungs. Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and will still be monitored closely. Heat coach Erik Spoelsta says Bosh was released from the hospital Friday. There is no timetable for his return to action.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say former power forward Anthony Mason has died at age 48. He had been battling heart problems.

Mason was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990's. His ten-year career was spent with the Knicks, Charlotte and Miami.

He won the NBA's Sixth Man award in 1995 with New York and earned an All-Star berth in 2001 with the Heat.


UNDATED (AP) -- Tomas Tatar (TAW'-mahsh TAH'-tahr) broke a tie with a power play goal midway through the third period to give Detroit a victory over the Nashville Predators. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne (PEH'-kuh RIH'-nuh). Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals.

In other NHL finals;

-- Cory Schneider made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season in New Jersey's 2-0 win over Columbus. The Blue Jackets have lost five in a row.

-- Jay McClement scored two goals in Carolina's 5-3 win over the Islanders. John Tavares scored his 30th goal of the season for the Islanders. The Hurricanes have won three straight.

-- Milan Lucic (MEE' -lahn- LOO'-cheech), Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhehr-ahn), Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-1 win over Arizona. The Coyotes have lost nine in a row.

-- Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over Buffalo. Jaromir Jagr (YAR'-oh-meer YAH'-ger) had three shots on goal in his first game since being acquire in a trade from New Jersey earlier this week. The Panthers outshot the Sabres 47-14.


UNDATED (AP) -- Washington has acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from Carolina in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick. The 32-year-old Gleason has 140 career points in 710 NHL games with Los Angeles, Carolina and Toronto. Both players are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents this summer.


-- Florida has acquired forward Dany (DAN'-ee) Heatley and a third-round pick in this year's draft from Anaheim for forward Tomas Fleischmann. The deal comes two days after the Panthers got 43-year old Jaromir Jagr (YAR'-oh-meer YAH'-ger) from New Jersey for a pair of draft picks. Fleischmann had 27 goals for Florida three seasons ago, and 27 goals in 180 games since. Heatley was scoreless in six games with Anaheim, and hasn't been in the NHL since December.

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