Sunday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Monday, December 19, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday, leading Oral Roberts to a 64-42 victory over previously unbeaten and eighth-ranked Xavier, which couldn't do much with three of its starters suspended.
The Musketeers (8-1) didn't have point guard Tu Holloway, shooting guard Mark Lyons or freshman forward Dez Wells, who account for 40 percent of their points. The trio was suspended for a brawl eight days earlier against crosstown rival Cincinnati.
The depleted lineup couldn't get in sync or keep up with the experienced Golden Eagles (8-4), who start three seniors and two juniors.
Travis Taylor scored 11 points for Xavier, which lost for only the second time in the last 46 games at the Cintas Center. It was the Musketeers' worst loss at Cintas, which opened for the 2000-01 season.
Xavier had the week off since its 76-53 win over Cincinnati, a game that was called with 9.4 seconds left when the brawl broke out. Each team suspended four players.
NO. 9 CONNECTICUT 77, HOLY CROSS 40
Freshman Andre Drummond scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Connecticut extended its home winning streak to 40 games against non-conference opponents.
Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and Shabazz Napier had 13 assists for UConn (9-1), which is 117-4 under Jim Calhoun in home games against non-conference opponents from New England, including 114 wins in the last 115 such games.
R.J. Evans had 15 points for the Crusaders (4-7).
Connecticut committed just one foul in the first half and finished with eight.
UConn used an 18-0 run to pull away to a 43-24 halftime lead.
NO. 10 MISSOURI 94, WILLIAM & MARY 56
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sixth-man Michael Dixon scored a career-high 30 points and Missouri is off to its best start in two decades.
Missouri (11-0) jumped to a 19-0 lead over the Tribe, who missed their first eight shots while committing five fouls and 10 turnovers and didn't score until nearly 12 minutes into the game. William & Mary (2-9) made just five first-half baskets.
Kim English added 17 points for Missouri, which last started a season with 11 straight wins under coach Norm Stewart 20 years ago.
Tim Rusthoven led the Tribe with 14 points.