Tuesday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Jackson matched his season-high with 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead No. 8 Syracuse to a 72-58 victory over No. 7 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Scoop Jardine had 19 points and Kris Joseph added 14 for the Orange (9-0), who took the lead 4 1/2 minutes into the game and never relinquished it in front of a sellout crowd of 19,391 which was solidly behind the team from upstate New York.
With the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Jackson leading the way, Syracuse dominated inside finishing with a 42-24 advantage on points in the paint and outrebounding the Spartans 38-30. Michigan State led the nation the last two seasons in rebound margin.
The Orange won for the first time in three appearances in this event which has helped raise over $100 million for the V Foundation, a fundraising effort for cancer research started by the late Jim Valvano.
Durrell Summers had 18 points for Michigan State (6-3).
No. 4 Kansas 81, No. 13 Memphis 68
NEW YORK (AP) — Markieff Morris had 16 points and his twin brother Marcus added 14 to lead the Jayhawks over the Tigers in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Tyshawn Taylor had 13 points and Thomas Robinson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (8-0), who had lost in both of their previous appearances in the event that raises money for the V Foundation, a cancer research project that has raised over $100 million.
Will Barton scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (7-1), who are 1-2 in the Jimmy V and who have lost four straight against Kansas, including the 2008 national championship game.
Kansas had trouble with turnovers in the first half, finishing with 12, which was more than its average for a game this season (11.9).
No. 19 Purdue 76, Valparaiso 58
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — E’Twaun Moore scored 23 points to help the Boilermakers beat the Crusaders.
JaJuan Johnson had 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, Kelsey Barlow scored 13 points and Lewis Jackson added 11 points, four assists and four steals for the Boilermakers (8-1), who won their third straight.
It was Purdue’s first game without John Hart. The team’s No. 3 scorer is expected to miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Purdue led 30-28 at halftime before shooting 57 percent from the field after the break.
Brandon Wood scored 20 points for Valparaiso (6-3), but he had just two in the second half. Wood made 7 of 11 shots from the field, but his teammates made just 13 of 41.
The Crusaders had averaged 76 points per game, but they shot 39 percent had committed 16 turnovers.