Wofford, Furman will both be in FCS Playoffs

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Wofford and Furman both earned berths in the FCS Playoffs released on Monday.

Furman will travel to Elon on Saturday for a 1 p.m. first-round game.

The winner of that game will take on Wofford in the second round on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The Terriers are 9-2 on the season. Elon is 8-3 and Furman is 7-4.

FCS PLAYOFFS

First Round

Saturday, Nov. 25

Furman (7-4) at Elon (8-3), 1 p.m.

Lehigh (5-6) at Stony Brook (9-2), 2 p.m.

CCSU (8-3) at New Hampshire (7-4), 2 p.m.

Samford (8-3) at Kennesaw State (10-1), 2 p.m.

South Dakota (7-4) at Nicholls (8-3), 4 p.m.

Western Illinois (8-3) at Weber State (9-2), 4 p.m.

Monmouth (NJ) (9-2) at Northern Iowa (7-4), 5 p.m.

San Diego (9-2) at Northern Arizona (7-4), 8 p.m.

Second Round

Saturday, Dec. 2

Lehigh-Stony Brook winner at James Madison (11-0), 2 p.m.

Samford-Kennesaw State winner at Jacksonville State (10-1), 2 p.m.

Furman-Elon winner at Wofford (9-2), 2 p.m.

Monmouth (NJ)-Northern Iowa winner at South Dakota State (9-2), 3 p.m.

CCSU-New Hampshire winner at Central Arkansas (10-1), 3 p.m.

South Dakota-Nicholls winner at Sam Houston State (10-1), 3 p.m.

San Diego-Northern Arizona winner at North Dakota State (10-1), 3:30 p.m.

Western Illinois-Weber State winner at Southern Utah (9-2), 8 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Friday, Dec. 8

TBD

Saturday, Dec. 9

TBD

Semifinals

Friday, Dec. 15

TBD, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16

TBD, 4:30 p.m.

Championship

Saturday, Jan. 6

At Toyota Stadium

Frisco, Texas

Semifinal winners, Noon

All Times EST

First Round

Saturday, Nov. 25

Furman (7-4) at Elon (8-3), 1 p.m.

Lehigh (5-6) at Stony Brook (9-2), 2 p.m.

CCSU (8-3) at New Hampshire (7-4), 2 p.m.

Samford (8-3) at Kennesaw State (10-1), 2 p.m.

South Dakota (7-4) at Nicholls (8-3), 4 p.m.

Western Illinois (8-3) at Weber State (9-2), 4 p.m.

Monmouth (NJ) (9-2) at Northern Iowa (7-4), 5 p.m.

San Diego (9-2) at Northern Arizona (7-4), 8 p.m.

Second Round

Saturday, Dec. 2

Lehigh-Stony Brook winner at James Madison (11-0), 2 p.m.

Samford-Kennesaw State winner at Jacksonville State (10-1), 2 p.m.

Furman-Elon winner at Wofford (9-2), 2 p.m.

Monmouth (NJ)-Northern Iowa winner at South Dakota State (9-2), 3 p.m.

CCSU-New Hampshire winner at Central Arkansas (10-1), 3 p.m.

South Dakota-Nicholls winner at Sam Houston State (10-1), 3 p.m.

San Diego-Northern Arizona winner at North Dakota State (10-1), 3:30 p.m.

Western Illinois-Weber State winner at Southern Utah (9-2), 8 p.m.

Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 8

TBD

Saturday, Dec. 9

TBD

Semifinals Friday, Dec. 15

TBD, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16

TBD, 4:30 p.m.

Championship Saturday, Jan. 6 At Toyota Stadium Frisco, Texas

Semifinal winners, Noon

Duke grows stronger at No. 1

Duke proved on a national stage at the Champions Classic last week why so many voters had the Blue Devils atop their Top 25 ballot before the season began.

Now, even more voters have them there.

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released Monday. That was an increase of 20 first-place votes over the first regular-season poll released last week.

Arizona was the only other team to receive a No. 1 nod, getting 11 first-place votes and taking the Spartans' place at No. 2. Kansas moved up to third after topping then-No. 7 Kentucky in the other game at the Champions Classic, while Michigan State and Villanova rounded out the top 5.

UConn still No. 1

NEW YORK - The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.

The Huskies (3-0) routed then-No. 20 California and No. 15 Maryland this week. UConn once again received all 32 votes from the national media panel on Monday. They topped the Terrapins without junior preseason All-American Katie Lou Samuelson who will be sidelined with a sprained left foot for a few weeks. UConn is headed out west to face No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday before playing Michigan State and Nevada.

Texas, South Carolina and Louisville are 2-3-4 in the poll. Jeff Walz has the Cardinals at 5-0 after winning the preseason WNIT with victories over No. 24 Michigan in the semifinals and No. 10 Oregon in the championship game.

Cook wins RSM Classic

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA Tour winners all day at the RSM Classic.

Now the Arkansas player is one of them.

The PGA Tour rookie held off veterans Brian Gay, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner and Brian Harman on Sunday at the chilly, windy Sea Island Club's Seaside Course.

Cook closed with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over J.J. Spaun. The victory in the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year gave Cook a spot in the Masters next year.

Jutanugarn LPGA winner

NAPLES, Fla. -- Lexi Thompson never had a putt so short that was potentially worth so much.

She had a one-shot lead when she settled over a 2-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship. A victory would be worth $500,000 in prize money and $1 million in a bonus. She would win LPGA player of the year and the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

She would rise to No. 1 in the world.

She missed.

Moments later, Ariya Jutanugarn capped off her birdie-birdie finish with an 18-foot putt to win the tournament and deny Thompson three of those perks.