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Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson will miss four to six weeks after hurting his lower body when cross-checked during the first period of Saturday night’s 4-2 win over St. Louis. Bortuzzo was suspended for four games without pay on the NHL on Sunday.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — No. 3 Michigan State and No. 4 Kansas headline another strong Maui Invitational bracket. The Spartans and Jayhawks are in a field that includes UCLA, Georgia and Virginia Tech.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In 1998, Shane Battier was cut by coach Rick Majerus’ Goodwill USA Team. On Sunday, both were inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That happened right after the Duke standout’s freshman season and he used that as motivation throughout the rest of his college career.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman CJ Fredrick scored a career-high 21 points, hitting all five of his 3s, and Iowa overwhelmed Cal Poly 85-59 for its third straight win. Luka Garza had 18 points with nine boards for the Hawkeyes in their final tuneup ahead of a stretch featuring significantly tougher opponents.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski scored 19 points and Ty-Shon Alexander scored 18 and Creighton beat North Florida 76-67. Mitch Ballock added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Damien Jefferson scored 12 for the Bluejays, now winners of three straight.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz posted 14 points as Liberty extended its season-opening winning streak to eight games, topping Kansas City 62-49 in the championship game of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Scottie James had 12 points for Liberty (8-0) and Darius McGhee added 10 points.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Antwain Johnson hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left to lift Buffalo to a 75-74 victory over Missouri State and take fifth place at the Charleston Classic. The Bulls had built a 13-point lead in the first half and were still up 56-47 with nine minutes left when the Bears rallied to set up the dramatic finish. The lead changed hands four times in the final four minutes, the last time on Johnson’s foul shots.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a handful of college basketball games, several teams have ascended to the mountaintop only to be knocked off the throne. It may be the foreshadowing of the unpredictability that could run all the way to the men’s Final Four. A different team has sat atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in each of the first three weeks for only the second time in history. Duke currently sits atop the poll _ for now.

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