Archive for Tuesday, March 4, 2003

KU men No. 6 in poll

March 4, 2003


Kansas University moved up one spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press college basketball poll Monday.

Texas moved up one spot to No. 4, while Oklahoma, which lost Saturday at Missouri, dropped from third to fifth. Oklahoma State was the only other Big 12 Conference squad in the poll -- the Cowboys dropped to No. 20.

Arizona and Kentucky held the first two spots for a third straight week, while Florida moved up one spot to No. 3. The Gators play host Saturday to Kentucky.

Arizona received 59 first-place votes and 1,787 points from the national media panel. Kentucky had 13 first-place votes and 1,737 points,

Arizona (23-2) won its 10th Pac-10 regular-season title in coach Lute Olson's 20 seasons after last week's sweep of a Bay-area road trip. The Wildcats are the third team to go unbeaten on the road in the conference since the league expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79.

Kentucky (24-3) ran the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games with victories over Tennessee and Georgia.

Duke's 72-71 loss Sunday at St. John's dropped it from sixth to No. 10, its lowest ranking of the season. Duke remained one of five teams to be in the Top 10 all season, along with Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Pittsburgh.

In the women's poll, Texas climbed five spots to No. 5, right behind Kansas State at No. 4.

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