CORAL GABLES, Fla. Miami forward Julian Gamble learned about his team's latest ranking when he received a flurry of phone messages, including one from his mother in North Carolina.
"She texted me 'No. 3. Wow. That's crazy,' " Gamble said. "I didn't even know what she was talking about."
For the sixth-year senior, the Hurricanes' unprecedented feat was a little tough to grasp. Miami (19-3) was behind No. 1 Indiana (21-3) and No. 2 Duke (21-2) in Monday's poll and received a school-record 17 first-place votes.
The Hurricanes never had been ranked higher than No. 8. Last week, they achieved that spot for the first time since 1960.
"I've never really thought that Miami could be a top-10 program," senior center Reggie Johnson said. "I didn't think we'd be here in February. It's surreal."
Miami cracked the Top 25 three weeks ago and has since enjoyed a rapid rise, thanks to a succession of impressive victories and a flurry of losses by highly ranked teams.
With Saturday's 87-61 victory over North Carolina, the Hurricanes became the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat the Tar Heels and Duke by at least 25 points in the same season. Miami, which routed Duke 90-63, leads the ACC at 10-0.
"It does feel strange Duke is still ahead of our team," Johnson said. "I feel like if the poll's really legit, we should be ranked in front of them."
No. 14 Kansas 83, No. 10 Kansas State 62 in Law- rence, Kan. Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday as the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3) tied the Wildcats (19-5, 8-3) for the Big 12 Conference lead.
Kansas State arrived at Allen Fieldhouse as the higher ranked team for the first time since Feb. 20, 1982. But the Wildcats trailed 47-29 at halftime and never threatened in the second half.
No. 15 Georgetown 63, No. 18 Marquette 55 in Washington The Hoyas' Otto Porter scored 11 of his 21 points after a momentum-shifting technical foul on Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams with 12:13 to play.
Georgetown (18-4, 8-3 Big East Conference) went on an 8-1 run after the technical. Marquette (17-6, 8-3) never came closer than eight thereafter.
Texas Guard Myck Kabongo said he is ready to return to action after a 23-game NCAA suspension for receiving improper benefits and that he should have cooperated with school officials when first asked about a 2012 trip to Cleveland.
Coach Rick Barnes has said Kabongo will start Wednesday against Iowa State.
Connecticut Center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the team after his arrest in what police describe as a domestic dispute with a woman living at an on-campus apartment.
Wolf was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
No. 2 Notre Dame 93, No. 10 Louisville 64 in South Bend, Ind. Natalie Achon- wa had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Irish (23-1, 11-0 Big East) romped past the Cardinals (20-5, 8-3).
No. 5 Duke 71, No. 7 Mary- land 56 in Durham, N.C. Chelsea Gray had a career-high 28 points as the Blue Devils (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic Coast) beat the Terrapins (19-4, 10-2).
AP poll Baylor (22-1) was No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week.
Stanford (23-2) remained fourth, and Cal (21-2) stayed at No. 6.