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Bob Cousy Award watch list released

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The Bob Cousy Award watch list was released on Tuesday morning and it runs 45 players deep.

The Cousy Award is given every year to the nation’s best point guard. The part three winners have been Kemba Walker, Kendall Marshall and Trey Burke. 

Three players on our list of top 20 lead guards — Jerian Grant, Deonte Burton and Olivier Hanlon — didn’t make the cut, which is silly. Because all three are certainly among the 45 best point guards in the country.

Here is the full list:

Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Dominic Artis, Oregon
Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
Billy Baron, Canisus
Devon Bookert, Florida State
Jason Brickman, Long Island-Brooklyn
Jahii Carson, Arizona State
Siyani Chambers, Harvard
Semaj Christon, Xavier
Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
Justin Cobbs, California
Brett Comer, Florida Gulf Coast
Quinn Cook, Duke
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Brandyn Curry, Harvard
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
Michael Dixon, Memphis
Kris Dunn, Providence
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Andrew Harrison, Kentucky
Kasey Hill, Florida
Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount
Joe Jackson, Memphis
Chris Jones, Louisville
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley
Derrick Marks, Boise State
TJ McConnell, Arizona
Preston Medlin, Utah State
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Jake Odum, Indiana State
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Elfrid Payton, Lafayette
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown StateTrevor Releford, Alabama
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Markel Starks, Georgetown
Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
Kendall Williams, New Mexico
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington

VIDEO: Monmouth hits a game-winner, Bench Mob member tries to disrobe

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Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.

The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:

No. 17 Arizona erases double-digit deficit to beat UCLA

Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a foul call during the first half of Arizona's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA, Friday, Feb 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.

UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.

Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.

All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.

The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.