Friday's Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Capsules
Saturday, November 27, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Lighty scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half of his 100th Ohio State victory, leading the third-ranked Buckeyes past Miami of Ohio 66-45 on Friday night.
The fifth-year senior, who missed most of the 2008-09 season after breaking his foot, hit all four of his 3-point shots after the break to spur a lethargic Ohio State (5-0) offense.
Freshmen Deshaun Thomas and Jared Sullinger added 15 and 12 points, respectively.
The RedHawks (2-4) ran off 13 points in a row at the end the first half and the start of the second, drawing as close as 28-23 before Lighty led a charge to push the Buckeyes to a 25-point lead.
Orlando Williams had 13 points and Julian Mavunga 11 for Miami (Ohio), which lost its third in a row.
No. 4 Kansas State 84, Texas Southern 60
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jacob Pullen rediscovered the shooting touch that deserted him against No. 1 Duke and scored 16 points.
This was a rout from start to finish. The Wildcats (5-1), coming off their first loss, an 82-68 setback to No. 1 Duke on Tuesday night, unleashed a 14-0 run in the early going. The Big 12 preseason favorites spent the rest of their night building a bigger and bigger advantage. Kansas State’s biggest lead was 39 points before Texas Southern chipped away in the final minutes against reserves.
The Tigers (1-5) dressed only nine players and were playing their sixth consecutive road game to open the season. They’ll finally get to play at home their next game, on Dec. 4 vs. North Texas.
No. 6 Kansas 98, Ohio 41
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marcus Morris scored 26 points and had eight rebounds for the Jayhawks (5-0), who will play Arizona (4-0) on Saturday night.
Also for Kansas, Travis Releford added 13 points while Markieff Morris had 11 points and eight rebounds.
D.J. Cooper led the Bobcats (3-2) with 16 points and six rebounds. Ohio takes on Santa Clara in the final round’s third game on Saturday night.
The Jayhawks never trailed, and eventually built their largest lead of the half at 43-16 before giving up the last four points before halftime. The Jayhawks’ lead never got below 27 in the second half.
No. 24 Tennessee 78, No. 7 Villanova 68
NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Hopson scored 18 points to lead No. 24 Tennessee to a 78-68 victory over No. 7 Villanova on Friday in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.
Senior point guard Melvin Goins was the key late for the Volunteers (5-0), scoring seven of his nine points and coming up with two big steals in the final 2:17.
He also did an outstanding defensive job on Corey Fisher of the Wildcats (5-1), who finished with three points on 1-of-10 shooting from the field. In an 82-70 semifinal win over UCLA, Fisher had a career-high 26 points and was 14 of 15 from the free throw line. He only made it to the line once against Tennessee, going 1 of 2.
Tennessee took the lead for good on a rebound basket by Hopson with 11:52 to play. Villanova was never able to get any kind of a run going as its three-guard offense couldn’t get going against the Volunteers.
No. 9 Syracuse 53, Michigan 50
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kris Joseph scored 22 points and No. 9 Syracuse reached the Legends Classic championship game.
The Orange (5-0) will play Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The Yellow Jackets beat UTEP 71-61 in the first game.
Scoop Jardine hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game and scored 11 points. Rick Jackson had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Syracuse.
Jordan Morgan and Stu Douglass both scored 11 points for the Wolverines (3-1).
The Wolverines led at halftime and put themselves in position late to pull off the upset after Douglass’ 3-pointer made it 45-44. They just couldn’t finish what would have been a nice early season win and big-time confidence booster.
No. 10 Purdue 79, Southern Illinois 60
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — E’Twaun Moore scored 31 points and JaJuan Johnson added 18 points to help No. 10 Purdue reach the final of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
The Boilermakers (5-0) hit just 1 of their first 13 shots while the Salukis opened a 13-7 lead. But Purdue used a 15-2 run over the final 3:55 of the first half to take a 36-28 lead into the break.
Purdue will meet Richmond (5-1) in Saturday’s final while Southern Illinois plays Wright State (3-2) for third.
Justin Bocut scored 18 points for the Salukis (2-3) while guard John Freeman had 15 points and forward Carlson Fay added 10 points.
No. 18 San Diego St. 88, San Diego Christian 69
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Chase Tapley scored 14 points apiece and No. 18 San Diego State breezed to an 88-69 victory against San Diego Christian in its home opener Friday night.
The Aztecs are 6-0 for the first time since 2006-07, when they won their first eight games.
San Diego State, in the Top 25 for the first time, opened with five straight games away from home, including a 79-76 victory at then-No. 11 Gonzaga.
All 11 Aztecs scored against San Diego Christian, an NAIA school from suburban El Cajon. Billy White had 10 points.
The Aztecs will get a tougher test in their next game, Wednesday night at home against Saint Mary’s.
No. 21 Temple 65, Georgia 58
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Scootie Randall had 18 points and Ramone Moore scored 14.
Juan Fernandez made a huge 3-pointer late and Rahlir Jefferson converted a three-point play with 41.4 seconds remaining to lift the Owls (3-1), who rebounded from a tough loss to unranked California in the first round.
Gerald Robinson scored 16 points, and Trey Thompkins had 13 in only his second game this season for Georgia (3-1), which looked tired and out of sync after losing in double overtime to Notre Dame a night earlier.
No. 23 Brigham 77, South Florida 75, 2OT
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Noah Hartsock made the game-winning shot as time expired in double overtime.
Jimmer Fredette scored 32 points — 8 for 8 from the line — to help the Cougars improve to 7-0. Jackson Emery was 5 for 13 from 3-point range and had 20 points, and Hartsock added 10 points.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Jarrid Famous combined for 13 points to lead South Florida to a 28-23 lead at the break. The Bulls increased the lead to 10 points early in the second half, but BYU rallied.
Ron Anderson had eight points and 13 rebounds, Augustus Gilchrist scored 14 points and Fitzpatrick finished with 10 for South Florida (3-3).