Tuesday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Marcus Morris scored 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas over Texas Tech 88-66 on Tuesday night, the Jayhawks' first win in Lubbock since 2003.
Kansas (21-1, 6-1 Big 12) never trailed and steadily built an insurmountable lead.
The Red Raiders (11-12, 3-5) were at a loss to stop the Jayhawks, who seemed to score from everywhere. They made 8 of 20 3-point attempts and got 48 points in the paint.
John Roberson scored 24 points to lead the Red Raiders, who were 6 of 22 from 3-point range for the game.
Javarez Willis hit a 3 to pull Tech within 60-43 with 13:11 left but it could get no closer.
Five Kansas players scored in double figures and the Jayhawks shot 51.4 percent from the field.
Mississippi 71, No. 10 Kentucky 69
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Chris Warren rattled in a 25-footer over two defenders with 2.9 seconds remaining for Mississippi.
Warren, who scored 22 points, hit the high-arcing shot to give the Rebels their first victory over a top 10 team during the five-year tenure of coach Andy Kennedy.
Warren finished 9 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Terrance Jones scored 22 points and Doron Lamb added 20 for the Wildcats, who rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to take the late lead. Lamb missed a running 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Ole Miss (14-8, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) got 16 points from Zach Graham and 12 each from Reggie Buckner and Terrance Henry. Buckner, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, had five rebounds, five blocks and three steals, and provided a poster-worthy moment when he blocked Brandon Knight's dunk attempt in the second half.
Kentucky (16-5, 4-3) had a huge advantage in the all-time series coming into Tuesday, winning 96 of 108 games, including 25 of 34 in Oxford.
No. 19 Wisconsin 66, No. 11 Purdue 59
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senior Jon Leuer scored 24 points and sophomore reserve Ryan Evans made two big plays in the final minute for Wisconsin.
Evans hit a jumper from the free throw line with 50 seconds left to put the Badgers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten) ahead for good at 60-59. He tied up the Boilermakers' E'Twaun Moore for a jump ball that went to Wisconsin with 25 seconds left.
Evans added a breakaway dunk in the final seconds for the last of his 10 points.
Junior guard Jordan Taylor added 15 points and freshman Josh Gasser had 11 for the Badgers, who have won their last 19 games after a loss dating to January 2009.
JaJuan Johnson led Purdue (18-5, 7-3) with 23 points — 17 in the second half.
No. 23 North Carolina 106, Boston College 74
BOSTON (AP) — Freshman Harrison Barnes scored 26 points, including going 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead North Carolina.
Tyler Zeller scored 18 points and Reggie Bullock hit four 3-pointers during a 22-4 surge late in the first half when the Tar Heels (16-5, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) turned a five-point deficit into a 13-point lead. Bullock scored 14 points in the first half and finished with 16 as Carolina shot 57 percent from the field in the game.
Joe Trapani had a season-high 25 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Boston College (14-8, 4-4).
Larry Drew II had nine assists for Carolina, which missed its season high in scoring by one point.
BC had beaten Carolina two straight times, including an 85-78 win in Chapel Hill in 2009 when the Tar Heels were the No. 1 team in the country. Carolina went on to win the NCAA championship, and BC went on to lose to Harvard in its next game.
Florida 65, No. 24 Vanderbilt 61, OT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Boynton scored 15 points, the last of them coming on a huge 3-pointer in overtime, for Florida.
Chandler Parsons added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Gators (17-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), who improved to 5-0 following losses this season.
Parsons missed a jumper with 16 seconds remaining in overtime, but got the rebound and made two free throws with 15.6 seconds remaining to seal Florida's ninth win in its last 11 games.
The Gators went 15 of 26 from the line against Vanderbilt (15-6, 3-4), which lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
John Jenkins led Vandy with 22 points, but the league's leading scorer went just 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
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