Monday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Monday, November 22, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 25 points had 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 1 Duke to an 82-77 victory over Marquette in the semifinals of the CBE Classic on Monday night.
The 6-foot-10 junior dominated inside in a game where the Blue Devils (4-0) took a big early lead then saw Marquette tie it three times before Duke went on a 9-0 run that gave it the cushion it needed down the stretch on the way to the reigning national champion’s 14th consecutive win.
The Blue Devils took a 23-9 lead with 11:15 to play in the first half. Duke was still ahead 40-31 at halftime but the Golden Eagles (4-1) were able to tie the game three times but never took the lead.
The last tie was 57-all on a baseline jumper by Jae Crowder with 10:28 to play. The Blue Devils scored the next nine points — four by Plumlee — and the Golden Eagles didn’t have another run in them.
Jimmy Butler led Marquette, which was 4 of 20 on 3-pointers, with 22 points and Crowder added 15.
No. 2 Michigan State 82, Chaminade 74
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kalin Lucas had 28 points, Korie Lucious added 13 and No. 2 Michigan State prevented another Chaminade miracle by holding off the Silverswords iin the first round of the Maui Invitational.
Chaminade (3-1) is best known for its 1982 win over top-ranked Virginia, still one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history.
Fearless against one of the nation’s pre-eminent programs, the Silverswords had another upset in their sites, keeping the Spartans (3-0) on the ropes well into the second half.
Michigan State held its composure against the hometown favorites, though, sticking close before going on a game-deciding run midway through. The Spartans move on to face Connecticut in the semifinals.
Steven Bennett led Chaminade with 20 points and 11 assists, and Mamadou Diarra added 16 points, 12 rebounds and blocked five shots.
No. 4 Kansas State 81, No. 22 Gonzaga 64
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jacob Pullen scored 18 points and Kansas State, playing before a pro-Wildcat crowd, pulled away in the second half for a victory over Gonzaga in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
Will Spradling added 13 points for the Wildcats (4-0), who will play No. 1 Duke in the championship game Tuesday night. It should be another purple-clad crowd at the Sprint Center, located about a 2-hour drive from Kansas City.
Kansas State seemed to be in control in the first half, taking a 49-32 lead on a 3-pointer by Victor Ojeleye with 2:20 to go.
The Zags (2-2) opened the second half on 9-4 run to get within 53-47 on two free throws by Robert Sacre with 16:45 to play.
Pullen hit a 3 to start an 8-0 run that was part of a 12-3 run that made it 65-50 with 12:22 to go and the Wildcats went on to lead by as many as 20.
No. 8 Kentucky 76, Oklahoma 64
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Freshman Terrence Jones dominated inside on his way to 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Kentucky held off scrappy Oklahoma in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
The 1993 Maui champions, Kentucky (3-0) and its fabulous freshman looked dominant at times, racing out to big leads on a couple of occasions. The Wildcats also were careless at times, nearly blowing all of an 18-point lead as Oklahoma (3-1) fought its way back.
Kentucky finally pulled away over the final 2 minutes, going up 70-62 with just over a minute left when Jones blocked a 3-point attempt by Cade Davis and scored on a breakaway dunk.
Jones also blocked four shots and had three assists, while Brandon Knight chipped in 13 points for Kentucky, which moves on to face the winner between No. 17 Washington and Virginia in Tuesday’s semifinals.
No. 18 San Diego State 77, Miami, Ohio 56
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had another double-double, and San Diego State turned up its defensive pressure and used two crushing scoring runs to pull away from Miami (Ohio) in the CBE Classic.
The Aztecs improved to 5-0 for the first time in three years, nationally ranked for the first time in their history. All five wins have come away from home, highlighted by a 79-76 victory at then-No. 11 Gonzaga — the Aztecs’ biggest road win in their history.
Leonard, a sophomore forward, leads the Aztecs in scoring and rebounding. He had 12 points and 13 rebounds on Monday, his eighth straight double-double. Point guard D.J. Gay led with 19 points.
Miami (2-3) had 19 turnovers and shot 37 percent from the field. San Diego State put it away with a 25-point run in the second half, holding the RedHawks scoreless for 12 minutes, 35 seconds.