Update on the latest in sports:
TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Three top 25 teams in two games.
UNDATED (AP) – A strong ACC matchup leads a short schedule in men’s college basketball.
No. 7 Duke hosts No. 8 Florida State. It’s the only regular-season meeting between the teams, two of just three ranked programs in the ACC right now. Neither team has had much time to regroup. The Blue Devils needed overtime to top rival UNC 98-96 Saturday, while the Seminoles rolled over Miami, 99-81
No. 1 Baylor takes a school-record 20-game winning streak into Austin tonight where they’ll play Texas. The Bears beat Texas 59-44 in their Big 12 opener at home on Jan. 4.
Nine games in the NBA
UNDATED (AP) – A half-dozen of the NBA top teams are on the court tonight, but none of them are playing each other.
The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks host the Sacramento Kings. The Bucks are back home after thumping the Magic in Orlando Saturday.
Toronto is on a 14-game winning streak. They’ll host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
And, in perhaps the best matchup of the night, Utah follows up a 114-113 road victory in Houston yesterday with a visit to Dallas.
The Denver Nuggets have won three in a row. They get a visit from the Spurs.
Miami continues its West Coast trip, looking to get back on a winning track after three straight losses, including a 115-109 decision in Portland Sunday. They’re in San Francisco to play a Golden State team that currently holds the worst record in the league.
Meanwhile, down in the L.A., LeBron James and the Western Conference-leading Lakers host the Phoenix Suns.
The rest of the schedule has Charlotte at Detroit, Brooklyn visiting Indiana and Orlando hosting Atlanta.
UNDATED (AP) – The Metropolitan Division’s reigning champions host one of their division rivals tonight. The N.Y. Islanders are in Washington, with both teams looking to bounce back from Saturday night losses.
Florida is at Philadelphia, a matchup of two teams battling to grab a wild card. The Panthers are coming off a loss against Pittsburgh Saturday, while the Flyers were thumping the Capitals.
A resurgent Tampa Bay Lightning club is in Columbus. The Blue Jackets will be without star defenseman Seth Jones. He’s sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury.
And in Montreal, the Canadiens host the Arizona Coyotes.
There are two games on the West Coast. Vancouver hosts Nashville, while the Sharks and Flames meet in San Jose.