College Basketball Notebook: Indiana still No. 1 in AP poll
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11/27/12 at 4:05 AM
Indiana is still No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. The holiday weekend tournaments caused a lot of change below.
Duke moved up to take Louisville's old spot at No. 2 after beating the Cardinals in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Michigan moved up one place to third.
There were four newcomers to the Top 25 on Monday, all ranked in the last five: Georgetown, Minnesota, Illinois and New Mexico.
Indiana received 47 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 29 more than Duke, which jumped three places.
Ohio State, Louisville, Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas round out the Top 10.
The teams that dropped out were UCLA, which had been 11th, and Memphis, both of which lost two games last week. Connecticut and Baylor fell out after losing once.
Louisville center will miss 4-6 weeks: Louisville announced that junior center Gorgui Dieng is out four to six weeks with a broken left wrist.
Dieng will have a screw inserted into his scaphoid bone Tuesday. The 6-foot-11 junior broke his wrist on Friday against Missouri.
Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said in a statement Monday that "with a little luck" Dieng will return for the start of Louisville's Big East schedule in January.
Dieng fell taking a charge during the Cardinals' 84-61 victory in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. He returned with his wrist taped and played 24 total minutes but missed Saturday's loss to Duke in the championship.
Dieng is averaging 8.2 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks for No. 5 Louisville (5-1).
UNC guard Hairston out with knee injury: North Carolina sophomore guard P.J. Hairston won't play at No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night due to a knee injury.
The school has ruled out Hairston after he sprained his left knee during Sunday's practice. He missed practice Monday and won't travel with the team to face the Hoosiers.
Hairston is third on the team in scoring at 10.8 points off the bench and is shooting 35 percent from 3-point range.
His status is unclear for Saturday's home game against UAB.