Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Friday, December 2, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Anthony Davis scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had eight of a school-record 18 blocks in No. 1 Kentucky’s 81-59 victory over St. John’s on Thursday night.
Terrence Jones added 26 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (7-0), who head into a highly anticipated showdown with No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday on a high note after a stalwart defensive performance.
Davis blocked four shots before the first timeout, and Kentucky set the team record with Eloy Vargas’ swat with 2:42 to go. Davis finished one block short of tying the individual mark of nine set by Sam Bowie in 1981 and matched by Andre Riddick in 1993.
God’sgift Achiuwa scored 18 points and Moe Harkless added 16 for the Red Storm (4-4).
GEORGETOWN 57, NO. 12 ALABAMA 55
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Hollis Thompson hit a long 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left as Georgetown ended Alabama’s 24-game home winning streak.
Jason Clark, who had 22 points, dribbled up the court and practically handed off to Thompson in front of the Hoyas’ bench. Thompson drilled it to give Georgetown (6-1) its second win in three games over a team ranked in the Top 12.
Alabama (7-1) had taken its first lead of the second half on Trevor Releford’s two free throws with 13 seconds remaining.
The Tide rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 3 minutes. Thompson hit the final two baskets for Georgetown, which also beat then-No. 8 Memphis in overtime last week.
Tony Mitchell scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half for Alabama.