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No. 2 Arizona suffers 3rd loss in 3 days

In this photo provided by Bahamas Visual Services, Purdue center Isaac Haas (44) drives to the basket against Arizona during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Tim Aylen/Bahamas Visual Services Photo via AP)

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Purdue kept knocking down shots - 3-pointer after 3-pointer, with midrange jumpers thrown in - on the way to a lopsided win that allowed the 18th-ranked Boilermakers to close the Battle 4 Atlantis on a positive note.

The unexpected part? The overmatched opponent was a second-ranked Arizona team on its way to a third loss in as many days.

Dakota Mathias scored 24 points to help the Boilermakers roll past the Wildcats 89-64 in Friday night's seventh-place game, sending a Final Four favorite home with a winless showing in the Bahamas.


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1 Duke6-0
2 Arizona3-2
3 Kansas4-0
4 Michigan State3-1
5 Villanova5-0
6 Wichita State4-1
7 Florida4-0
8 Kentucky5-1
9 North Carolina4-0
10 USC4-0
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1 Temple3-0
2 Texas A&M4-0
3 UT Arlington2-1
4 Vermont4-1
5 Nevada5-0
6 Alabama4-0
7 Rhode Island3-1
8 Kansas4-0
9 Missouri4-1
10 Duke6-0
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