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Horford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) grabs a rebound in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel (4) in the second half  of an NBA  basketball game  Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015,  Atlanta won 91-85 and extended their winning streak to 19 games.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — The 76ers’ decision to “let it fly” with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks’ winning streak.

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Chery lifts No. 20 Baylor to rout of No. 19 Texas 83-60

Baylor forward Rico Gathers, center, looks for a shot opportunity as Texas' Connor Lammert, left, and Isaiah Taylor, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Early this season, the Texas Longhorns were ranked No. 6 in the country and regarded as Final Four material.

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Chery lifts No. 20 Baylor to rout of No. 19 Texas 83-60

Baylor forward Rico Gathers, center, looks for a shot opportunity as Texas' Connor Lammert, left, and Isaiah Taylor, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Scott Drew had a simple answer for why his Baylor Bears were able to rout Texas. They shared the basketball.

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Purdue beats Northwestern 68-60

Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey (20) defends Purdue guard Rapheal Davis (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter has seen this type of performance from his center AJ Hammons before.

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No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten, rolls past Alabama 70-55

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, left, shoots over Alabama's Jimmie Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 1 Kentucky shot a season-best 59 percent to stay unbeaten, topping Alabama 70-55 Saturday night and completing a season sweep.

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