Butler ends No. 2 'Nova's home streak

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann told his players to expect to be punched in the mouth playing on the road against one of the best teams in the nation.

The Bulldogs took the punch - and then delivered a knockout blow few people saw coming.

Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.

Syracuse tops No. 10 Duke on 3 at buzzer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage.

With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what has been a so-so season, Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 on Wednesday night in front of a raucous Carrier Dome crowd of 30,331. (MORE)

KU clinches share of 13th straight title

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) One by one, the glittering Big 12 championship trophies were paraded into Allen Fieldhouse, set upon a series of tables that these days stretch nearly the full length of the court.

Bill Self proceeded to nestle No. 13 right in front. (MORE)

Clippers PG Paul cleared by doctors

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup on Thursday at Golden State.

Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday that Paul "looked great" in practice a day earlier and the only remaining hurdle is how comfortable he feels after another practice. (MORE)

Ole Miss self-imposes bowl ban for 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

Ole Miss officials said Wednesday that the university has received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes eight new football violations, including six that are Level I, which the governing body deems the most serious. (MORE)

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