Saturday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 6, 2011
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brady Morningstar scored a season-high 19 points and made five of second-ranked Kansas’ season-best 13 3-pointers in an 86-66 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
The Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1 Big 12) played without Josh Selby, their most accurate 3-point shooter, who sat out with an injured right foot. But it made little difference as Markieff Morris made a career-high three 3s and Tyrel Reed added three more.
Morris had 17 points, Marcus Morris added 16 and Tyrel Reed finished with 14 for Kansas.
Brandon Richardson scored 16 points for the Huskers (15-7, 3-5). Toney McCray had 11.
No. 3 Texas 76, Texas Tech 60
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jordan Hamilton and Gary Johnson each scored 16 points and No. 3 Texas remained unbeaten in the Big 12.
The Red Raiders kept this one closer than Texas’ 31-point romp the last time the teams met on Jan. 11, cutting the Longhorns’ lead to seven in the second half. But J’Covan Brown made two 3-pointers in a 90-second span to help end the rally and give the Longhorns the push to put the game away.
Brown finished with 10 points for Texas (20-3, 8-0), which is off to its best ever start in the Big 12.
John Roberson scored 16 points Texas Tech (11-13, 3-6).
No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, Cincinnati 59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ashton Gibbs tied a career-high with 25 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh took advantage of the fact Cincinnati was playing without suspended forward Yancy Gates.
Gilbert Brown added 11 points for the Panthers (21-2, 9-1), who lead the Big East.
Gates, a senior who leads Cincinnati in rebounds and blocked shots and was second in scoring, is suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. He did not make the trip.
Larry Davis had 13 points to lead Cincinnati (18-5, 5-5), which has lost five of eight after a 15-0 start. The Bearcats have lost 17 straight conference road games against ranked opponents.
No. 5 Duke 76, N.C. State 52
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nolan Smith scored 18 of his 20 points during the decisive first half, Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Blue Devils rolled.
Kyle Singler added 14 points for Duke (21-2, 8-1), as the top team in the ACC had little trouble with one of its worst. The Blue Devils needed fewer than 18 minutes to lead by 30.
Richard Howell had a career-high 18 points for the Wolfpack (12-11, 2-7), who had 16 turnovers and lost their fourth straight.
No. 6 Connecticut 61, Seton Hall 59
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 19 points and No. 6 Connecticut stopped a two-game losing streak by rallying from a 10-point deficit against the Pirates.
Walker, the Big East’s leading scorer, hit a 3-pointer with 2:32 to play that capped a 12-1 run and gave the Huskies (18-4, 6-4) their first lead of the second half.
Freshman Roscoe Smith made two free throws for Connecticut with 19 seconds left for a three-point lead, and Oriakhi added one of two free throws with 3.7 seconds left before Seton Hall (10-14, 4-8) scored its only field goal of the final 8 minutes.
No. 7 San Diego St. 60, TCU 53
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Billy White scored 19 points and Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead San Diego State.
Malcolm Thomas added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Aztecs (23-1, 8-1 Mountain West), who have won three straight since their only loss, 71-58 at BYU on Jan. 26. SDSU continues to share the conference lead with No. 8 BYU, which beat UNLV 78-64.
TCU (10-14, 1-8) lost its sixth straight. Leading scorer Ronnie Moss remains on indefinite suspension. Hank Thorns led TCU with 16 points and Greg Hill had 12.
No. 9 BYU 78, UNLV 64
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jimmer Fredette scored 16 of his game-high 29 points from the free-throw line, and reserve Stephen Rogers added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars.
Fredette’s free throw to cap a three-point play with 3:24 remaining made him the career scoring leader in the Mountain West Conference, breaking the record of 2,189 points set by San Diego State’s Brandon Heath in 2007.
BYU (22-2, 8-1) halted a three-game winning streak by UNLV (17-6, 5-4), which got 16 points from Anthony Marshall and 15 from Trevon Willis.
Florida 70, No. 10 Kentucky 68
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Alex Tyus made two big defensive plays and Florida turned it around at the free throw line with an 18-of-22 night at the stripe.
Erving Walker hit both ends of two one-and-ones in the closing minutes. His final free throw put Florida (18-5, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) ahead for good. Tyus followed with a baseline hook shots and Parsons added a free throw with 12.7 seconds remaining.
The Wildcats (16-6, 4-4) had a final chance, but Brandon Knight’s 3-pointer came up short. Tyus had a hand in Knight’s face.
Knight scored 24 points and Jones added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats, who lost consecutive games for the first time under John Calipari.
No. 12 Villanova 66, No. 25 West Virginia 50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maalik Wayns scored 17 points, Corey Fisher had 16 and No. 12 Villanova used a 19-3 run to pull away from the Mountaineers in the closing minutes.
Wayns, Fisher and Corey Stokes all hit 3s during the spurt and the Wildcats (19-4, 7-3 Big East). Fisher and Wayns shot a combined 12 of 19 out of the backcourt and had nine assists.
Kevin Jones scored 16 points and John Flowers had 15 for the Mountaineers (15-7, 6-4).
No. 13 Georgetown 83, Providence 81
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead and overcame a 43-point performance by Marshon Brooks to win their sixth straight game.
Brooks’ career-high game was the most points scored by a Big East player this season and the fifth highest total ever in a Big East game. But his chance to tie or win it ended when he was stripped by Chris Wright at midcourt just before the final horn.
Austin Freeman scored 23 points, Jason Clark had 18, Wright added 16 and Julian Vaughn put in 14 for the Hoyas (18-5, 7-4 Big East). Brooks added 10 rebounds for Providence (14-10, 3-8).
No. 14 Missouri 89, Colorado 73
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kim English scored 21 points in a rare reserve role, and the No. 24 Tigers rattled Colorado into a season-worst 23 turnovers.
Marcus Denmon added 17 points and Ricardo Ratliffe had 14 points and nine rebounds for Missouri (18-5, 4-4 Big 12), which is 0-4 on the road in conference play but has dominated at home. The Tigers are 14-0 in the Mizzou Arena.
Alec Burks had 21 points for Colorado (15-9, 4-5 Big 12), which has lost five of six but had been coming off a 26-point victory over Iowa State on Tuesday. Burks had a career-best 36 points in the Buffaloes’ 13-point victory over then-No. 9 Jan. 8 in Boulder, Colo.
No. 15 Louisville 61, DePaul 57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kyle Kuric scored 19 points, including the game-clinching 3-pointer with just over 2 minutes remaining for Louisville.
Chris Smith and Terrence Jennings added 10 points each for the Cardinals (18-5, 7-3 Big East), who bounced back from a tough loss at No. 13 Georgetown on Monday.
Leading scorer Preston Knowles watched from the bench in a sweatshirt and jeans after injuring his hamstring against the Hoyas. Kuric filled in capably, making several big shots, including a 3-pointer from the corner that put Louisville up 60-54 with 2:05 to go.
Brandon Young had 15 points and Cleveland Melvin added 12 for the Blue Demons (6-16, 0-10).
Baylor 76, No. 16 Texas A&M 74, OT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Anthony Jones scored on a layup with 3.1 seconds left in overtime, and A.J. Walton stole the ball from Khris Middleton to preserve the win for Baylor.
Perry Jones, who led the Bears (15-7, 5-4 Big 12) with a season-high 27 points, gave them a 74-73 lead with his 3-point play with just over a minute left in overtime. B.J. Holmes made one of two free throw attempts to tie it at 74.
Holmes finished with 19 points to lead Texas A&M (17-5, 4-4).
No. 17 Syracuse 72, South Florida 49
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Jackson scored a season-high 21 points with 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double, and Kris Joseph added 14 points to lead the No. 17 Orange.
Syracuse (20-4, 7-4 Big East) has now won at least 20 games in 33 of 35 seasons under Jim Boeheim, whose 849 victories rank second among active Division I coaches.
The Orange built on momentum from a victory over No. 6 Connecticut that stopped a four-game losing streak, limiting cold-shooting USF (8-16, 2-9) to 35 percent from the field.
Oregon 81, No. 20 Washington 76
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joevan Catron had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Ducks handed the No. 20 Huskies their third consecutive loss this week.
E.J. Singler added 16 points for the Ducks (12-11, 5-6 Pac-10), including four on free throws in the final 25.7 seconds, after the Huskies twice cut Oregon’s lead to two points. Tyrone Nared finished with 14 points and Jay-R Strowbridge had 12.
Matt Bryan-Amaning scored 21 to lead Washington (15-7, 7-4), which lost to Oregon State on Thursday to fall out of the Pac-10 lead. The Huskies also lost to Washington State on Sunday.
No. 21 Arizona 107, California 105, 3OT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Lamont Jones hit a go-ahead lay-in with 1:03 left in the third overtime and also had a tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds to go in the second OT and the tying three-point play late in regulation for Arizona.
Jones finished with a career-high 27 points in the Wildcats’ fifth straight win and Kevin Parrom scored five of his 25 points in the third extra period for Arizona (20-4, 9-2 Pac-10).
Harper Kamp scored a career-high 33 points for the defending Pac-10 champion Golden Bears (13-10, 6-5), seven in the second extra period. Cal had its four-game winning streak snapped.
This marked Cal’s longest home game since a five-overtime, 107-102 victory over Oregon in 1977. The Bears won a triple-overtime game at Washington in January 2009.
No. 22 Utah State 77, Boise State 49
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Tai Wesley scored 22 points as Utah State won its 17th straight win.
Brockeith Pane and Pooh Williams each added 10 points for the Aggies (22-2, 11-0 Western Athletic Conference).
Robert Arnold scored 12 points and Ryan Watkins added 11 for the Broncos (12-11, 5-6), while La’Shard Anderson, who leads the team with 15.1 points a game, went scoreless.
Utah State shot better than 64 percent while pressuring Boise State into a 19-of-56 performance from the field and 14 turnovers.
The win gives Utah State a 25-game winning streak in conference play.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 78, South Carolina 60
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Jenkins scored 18 points, Jeffery Taylor and Festus Ezeli added 17 apiece and the No. 24 Commodores stayed in the SEC East chase with a much-needed win.
Brad Tinsley also had 11 points and nine assists for Vandy (16-6, 4-4), which hit 11 of 20 from 3-point range — its most against an SEC opponent this season.
Ramon Galloway had 16 points for South Carolina (13-8, 4-4), which has lost three of four.