Tuesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Berggren scored 17 points to help No. 14 Wisconsin fend off a second-half surge from in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a 60-54 victory on Tuesday night.
Jordan Taylor had 14 points for Wisconsin (9-2), including a critical 3-pointer with just over 40 seconds left. Ryan Evans scored a career-high 16 points for the Badgers, who have won three straight to recover from consecutive losses earlier in the season.
Tony Meier scored 15 points, playing a key role in a second-half comeback for Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8-3).
Leading 31-20 at halftime, the Badgers pushed their lead to 44-27 on a three-point play by Evans with 15:17 left.
But the Panthers went on a 16-1 run, cutting Wisconsin’s lead to 45-43 with 9:27 left. The Panthers later tied the game at 48 on a layup by Meier with 5:19 left.
NO. 17 MISSISSIPPI ST. 75, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 68
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dee Bost scored 22 points and Rodney Hood added 19 as Mississippi State survived a late scare.
The Bulldogs had a 39-29 lead at halftime, but the Owls clawed their way back into the game, taking a 55-54 lead on Pablo Bertone’s 3-pointer with 9:22 remaining. Mississippi State fought off the rally, with Bost and Hood scoring a combined 24 second-half points on the way to the team’s ninth straight victory.
Jalen Steele scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (10-1) and Renardo Sidney added 10.
Raymond Taylor had 20 points for Florida Atlantic (4-6) while Bertone scored 14 and Kore White added 12.
NO. 20 MICHIGAN 63, ARK.-PINE BLUFF 50
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Freshman Trey Burke scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Michigan took control with an early 19-point run.
Evan Smotrycz added 16 points for the Wolverines (8-2).
Lazabian Jackson scored 23 points for the Golden Lions (1-6), who don’t have a home game scheduled until Jan. 14.
A 3-pointer by Stu Douglass put the Wolverines ahead 32-8, and it was 37-17 at halftime.
UAPB made four 3-pointers in the first half but was 1 of 18 from inside the arc.
Matt Vogrich, who was 1 of 13 from 3-point range entering the game for Michigan, made three shots from long distance in the second half. He finished with 11 points.