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Zags ban Stockton tickets over mask rule

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga has suspended John Stockton's basketball season tickets after the Hall of Fame point guard refused to comply with the university's mask mandate.

Stockton, one of Gonzaga's most prominent alums, confirmed the move in a Saturday interview with The Spokesman-Review.

"Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit," Stockton said. "And therefore they received complaints and felt like from whatever the higher-ups - those weren't discussed, but from whatever it was higher up - they were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets."


No. 4 Purdue easily gets by Northwestern

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Sasha Stefanovic's early 3-point flurry helped No. 4 Purdue regain its footing Sunday.

The Boilermakers took the cue and finished strong.


Cooley alone in 2nd in wins for Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Providence is still working its way back into shape following a 12-day hiatus as becoming the latest team stricken with a COVID-19 outbreak within its program.

The 21st-ranked Friars found just enough energy on Sunday against Butler to remain atop the Big East standings.


Streaking No. 2 Auburn tops No. 12 UK

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Students set up camp outside Auburn Arena for at least 24 hours, waiting to get into the biggest home game in years.

The second-ranked Tigers made it worth the wait.


Flagler, Cryer lead No. 5 Baylor past OU

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Adam Flagler scored 16 points, and No. 5 Baylor defeated Oklahoma 65-51 on Saturday.

LJ Cryer added 14 points and Matthew Mayer had 12 for the Bears (17-2, 5-2 Big 12). The defending national champions bounced back to win both games this week after losing at home to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State the previous week.


Griffin hits 5 3s, No. 6 Duke rolls

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) AJ Griffin attempted 10 shots Saturday, nine of them from behind the arc. If Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had his way, Griffin would've put up even more.

"AJ is our best shooter. I'd really like for him to be even more aggressive," Krzyzewski said. "He's a key guy, there's no question about it. Every guy on our team has complete confidence in him."


No. 24 Tennessee knocks off No. 13 LSU

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Even before the opening tip Saturday night, players and staff from No. 13 LSU and No. 24 Tennessee were chirping at each other.

After the Volunteers' 64-50 victory, nobody said for sure exactly what the teams were at odds over, but Tennessee players were adamant that it had an impact.


Baugh helps TCU upset No. 15 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) Damion Baugh scored 23 points to help TCU upset No. 15 Iowa State 59-44 on Saturday.

Baugh hit 11 of 17 shots, while TCU (13-3, 3-2 Big 12) held the Cyclones to their lowest point total in the 50-year history of Hilton Coliseum. The previous low was 45 points against Tennessee in 2018.


Agbaji late hoop gets Kansas by K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Ochai Agbaji hit a baseline jumper with 9 seconds left to lift No. 7 Kansas over Kansas State 78-75 Saturday.

Agbaji's shot gave Kansas its first lead since early in the first half and snapped K-State's two-game winning streak against ranked foes. Agbaji scored 29 points.


Juzang, No. 9 UCLA hold off Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) UCLA coach Mick Cronin foresaw Colorado's comeback, warning his ninth-ranked Bruins they'd better not let up if they wanted an easy tuneup for next week's showdown against No. 3 Arizona.

"I told the guys we better get up 20," Cronin recounted after the Bruins held off the Buffs 71-65 Saturday night. "But I didn't think it was gonna happen, just so you know."

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