Sunday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 21, 2010
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — John Jenkins scored 16 points, and Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor each had 15 to lead Vanderbilt to a 72-65 win over reeling No. 8 North Carolina 72-65 on Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.
The Commodores (3-1) beat a top-10 team for the first time since knocking off No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 26, 2008.
The few hundred Vanderbilt fans who made the trip to Puerto Rico serenaded the Tar Heels (2-2) with chants of “Overrated!” For this year’s Tar Heels, they might be right.
Coach Roy Williams insisted after losing to Minnesota on Friday that he didn’t think anymore about last year’s 17-loss debacle. He’ll be forced to answer more questions now about what’s wrong with the slumping Tar Heels.
Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina. Harrison Barnes rebounded from a bad performance to score 11.
No. 9 Florida 61, Morehead State 55
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Erving Walker scored 16 points, Chandler Parsons added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Florida survived a scare from Morehead State.
The Gators (3-1) also got 10 points from Kenny Boynton, including a pair of 3-pointers in the last 6 minutes to halt an Eagles rally. Boynton had missed his first eight shots before a layup on a fast break with 6:01 to play. His 3-pointers extended the lead to double digits.
That helped overcome a big game from Kenneth Faried, the reigning Ohio Valley Conference player of the year. He scored 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
Faried helped the Eagles (2-2) out-rebound the Gators 41-36. Florida had out-rebounded its first three opponents by 11.7 per game, but managed only 10 offensive rebounds. Faried had seven offensive boards by himself. No. 10 Syracuse 63, William & Mary 60
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kris Joseph had 18 points, Rick Jackson added 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Orange survived a major scare from William & Mary.
Freshman center Baye Moussa Keita hit the front end of a 1-and-1 from the foul line to break a 60-all tie with 1:29 left, and Joseph followed by making the front end of two 1-and-1s to give the Orange (4-0) the victory.
Marcus Kitts and Quinn McDowell each had 16 points, and freshman guard Julian Boatner added 11 for William & Mary (0-3), which had lost 76-52 at Virginia and 73-49 at Richmond.
No. 14 Purdue 82, Oakland 67
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — JaJuan Johnson had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help Purdue finally pull away from pesky Oakland.
Johnson had 19 points and four rebounds in the first half. E’Twaun Moore scored 26 points, and the Boilermakers (3-0) extended their winning streak over non-conference foes to 21.
Oakland, the preseason Summit League favorite, was led by Keith Benson with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
The Golden Grizzlies (1-2) led for the first 10 minutes and had a chance to tie the score at 57 on a fastbreak with 13 1/2 minutes left to play. But Oakland missed the layup and Purdue scored off its own fastbreak, igniting a 13-2 run that gave Purdue control.
Oakland never got within 10 points again.
No. 19 Memphis 70, LSU 61
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Wesley Witherspoon scored 20 points to lead Memphis to a victory over LSU.
Witherspoon, one of the few veterans for the young Tigers, made 6 of 8 shots from the field, including both 3-pointers he attempted. He was also 6 of 7 from the free-throw line.
Memphis (4-0) overcame 16 turnovers, including 11 in the first half.
LSU (2-2) managed a 34-33 halftime lead despite two of its best players — Storm Warren and Malcolm White — sitting on the bench the majority of the first half in foul trouble. Garrett Green and Eddie Ludwig filled in admirably, scoring eight points each in the first half.
But the foul trouble continued in the second half, with Warren, White and Green all fouling out. Andre Stringer led LSU with 13 points while Aaron Dotson added 12.
No. 20 Georgetown 82, North Carolina State 67
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hollis Thompson scored 18 points, Chris Wright added 17 and Georgetown used a 15-0 second half run to power past North Carolina State and win the Charleston Classic.
The Hoyas improved to 5-0 for the second straight season in their first game against the Wolfpack since the NCAA round of 16 in 1989.
Trailing 44-42, Big East preseason player of the year Austin Freeman started Georgetown’s surge with a one-handed power jam. Henry Sims followed with a bucket to give the Hoyas the lead for good. Wright hit a jumper and Thompson and Jason Clark connected on 3-pointers to put the Hoyas ahead 57-44.
Reserve Richard Howell scored 14 points for North Carolina State (2-1), which was trying for its third in-season tournament crown in four years.
No. 22 Virginia Tech 92, UNC Greensboro 70
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Malcolm Delaney scored 23 points, Dorenzo Hudson added 17 and No. 22 Virginia Tech bounced back from a loss to Kansas State with an easy win.
Jeff Allen also finished with 17 points for the Hokies (2-1), who shot 53 percent, forced 29 turnovers and turned them into 37 points.
Kyle Randall scored 15 points and Aloysius Henry had 14 for UNC Greensboro (0-3). The Spartans shot 56 percent but had serious trouble taking care of the ball. They fell to 1-34 against ACC teams and remained winless in 24 tries against nationally ranked opponents.
No. 25 San Diego State 61, IUPUI 46
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help San Diego State remain undefeated with a win over IUPUI.
Billy White was the only other Aztec to reach double figures, finishing with 14. The Aztecs are 4-0 for the first time since the 2007-2008 season after winning their first game against a team from the Summit League.
Freshman Mitch Patton scored 12 points in his first career start to share team-high scoring honors with Alex Young for IUPUI (1-3), which played a second ranked opponent in the same season for the first time in the history of the program. The Jaguars lost at Gonzaga 86-56 on Nov. 14.