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(15) Ohio State 43, (23) Wisconsin 65

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis.  — Bo Ryan made a point to Jon Leuer, sending him to the bench for most of the first half.
Then Leuer made his points in the second half.

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Playing without their leading scorer on the floor, No. 23 Wisconsin (11-2) still managed to build a big lead on No. 15 Ohio State. [...]

Ohio St.-Wisconsin Preview

STATS LLC

Wisconsin and Ohio State could be contenders in the strong Big Ten, but the Badgers may have caught a break in the timing of their first matchup with the Buckeyes.

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That’s because No. 15 Ohio State will remain without swingman Evan Turner as it begins the conference season Thursday afternoon against 23rd-ranked Wisconsin, making [...]

Bearcats targets unlicensed gear

Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is going on offense against sellers of unlicensed Bearcats team gear, a growing problem as the unbeaten football team prepares for the Sugar Bowl.

The University of Cincinnati is cracking down on unauthorized sellers of UC themed gear, pushing out cease-and-desist letters and gearing up to pick [...]

South Florida 52, Louisville 73

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Edgar Sosa scored 16 points and dished out five assists to lead Louisville to a 73-52 win over South Florida on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

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Samardo Samuels and Jared Swopshire added 12 points apiece as the Cardinals (10-3) won their fifth straight to set up [...]

(10) Connecticut 69, Cincinnati 71

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — With 10,409 fans holding their breath and the game on the line, Lance Stephenson calmly dribbled the ball, lined up his free throw and made it. Then, he made another.

Freshman Lance Stephenson was fouled with less than a second left and made both free throws to beat UConn 71-69

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No freshman [...]

Ochocinco promises new routine

Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Chad Ochocinco‘s mouth is at it again.

This time, the chatty Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver took some playful shots at Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in an entertaining conference call with the New York media Wednesday.

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“Darrelle Revis couldn’t cover me in a brown paper bag on a corner of a Manhattan [...]

Foes want Steelers sidelined

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Linebacker LaMarr Woodley predicts the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals will “lay down” for their virtually meaningless games Sunday because they don’t want the Super Bowl champion Steelers to make the playoffs.

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The Steelers (8-7) would reach the postseason for the fifth time in six seasons if they beat Miami, the [...]

South Florida at Louisville Preview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino is ready for Louisville to get back in the national conversation.

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The Cardinals began the season ranked in the Top 25, but stumbles against Charlotte and Western Carolina earlier this month knocked the defending Big East champions out of the polls.

Despite four straight lopsided wins by an [...]

Connecticut-Cincinnati Preview

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As Connecticut and Cincinnati get set to meet in their Big East opener, the matchup to watch is between two outstanding guards from New York City.

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Kemba Walker and the No. 10 Huskies go on the road for the first time Wednesday night to face Lance Stephenson and Cincinnati in a marquee [...]

Boston University 60, Dayton 74

Associated Press

DAYTON — Rob Lowery scored a career-high 23 points — including seven 3-pointers — to lead Dayton to a 74-60 win over Boston University on Tuesday.

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Chris Wright had 19 points and eight rebounds, Chris Johnson 12 points and London Warren nine assists for the Flyers (10-2), who captured their 500th victory in 40 [...]