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Injured TCU G Fisher leaving program

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU junior point guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the rest of this season because of ongoing issues with his surgically repaired right knee and he will not return to the program next season.

"Obviously we haven't had him for a while," coach Jamie Dixon said Thursday. "He's been in and out for really three years, so it's something we've always known was a possibility given the history and the number of surgeries."

Dixon said Fisher has had surgery six times in the past three years. Fisher broke his left wrist late in his freshman season and has since had torn meniscus in both knees.

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No. 6 MSU, Nebraska put streaks on line

Nebraska has won 20 straight games at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Michigan State hasn't lost a Big Ten game since last season, winning 18 in a row.

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UCLA grants signee Sherfield release

LOS ANGELES (AP) Grant Sherfield, a guard who signed with UCLA last fall, has requested and received a release from his letter of intent.

The move comes two weeks after Steve Alford was fired as coach of the Bruins, who are being overseen on an interim basis by Murry Bartow while a permanent replacement is sought. Sherfield was part of a three-player recruiting class announced during the early signing period in November.

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Barnes wanting Vols to avoid complacency

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes wants to make sure his third-ranked Volunteers avoid complacency after winning their first four Southeastern Conference games by a combined margin of 100 points.

"This game is a game of habits," Barnes said Thursday. "If you start letting down, it will snowball on you quicker than you might imagine."

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UCLA, USC set to meet amid rocky seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season.

Things began promisingly enough for the Bruins. They were an AP Top 25 team and were predicted to finish second in the Pac-12 before early consecutive losses to ranked Michigan State and North Carolina knocked them out. Then came stunning defeats at home to mid-majors Belmont and Liberty. Those precipitated the biggest shocker of all: coach Steve Alford's firing on New Year's Eve.

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Iowa State knocks off No. 8 Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) No. 8 Texas Tech had pulled even when Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb pulled up from just above the free throw line and put the Cyclones back in front.

Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Weiler-Babb knocked down the go-ahead jumper inside two minutes as the Cyclones handed the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss with a 68-64 victory Wednesday night.

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KSU gets another road upset at No. 20 OU

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Kansas State guard Barry Brown didn't need any last-minute heroics this time.

After hitting game-winners in the final minute of the Wildcats' previous two games, he helped Kansas State control Oklahoma from start to finish. Brown scored 25 points as Kansas State beat the 20th-ranked Sooners 74-61 on Wednesday night.

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No. 21 Houston gives Sampson 600th win

DALLAS (AP) Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has been pushing Corey Davis Jr. to be more aggressive and look for more shots.

"He's almost too unselfish," said Sampson, though the senior guard seems to be getting the message from a coach who got his 600th career victory Wednesday night.

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Brown helps No. 14 Auburn rout Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Auburn guard Bryce Brown said he fired up a couple of long-range shots Wednesday night that likely had his coaches "shaking their heads."

"But when I make it, they don't tend to be mad about it," Brown said with a smile.

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Garza's 22 get No. 23 Iowa by Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) With plenty of time left on the shot clock and his team nursing a slight lead late, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon probably could've been more patient.

His coach is glad he wasn't.

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