Monday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that led No. 2 Kansas past No. 19 Missouri 103-86 on Monday night.
Markieff Morris added 16 points for the Jayhawks (23-1, 8-1 Big 12), who beat their archrivals at home for the 12th straight time. Missouri (18-6, 4-5) dropped to 0-5 in conference road games and 14-41 all time in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas came in leading the nation with a 52 percent field goal percentage and shot 61 percent against Missouri’s pressure defense. The Tigers made 7 of their first 9 shots and wound up shooting 52 percent.
Laurence Bowers, who fouled out with a little less than 5 1/2 minutes to go, had 19 points for Missouri and Phil Pressey had 17.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, No. 25 West Virginia 66
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nasir Robinson scored 15 points and Pittsburgh overcame an awful start to beat West Virginia.
The Panthers (22-2, 10-1 Big East) got a balanced attack without leading scorer Ashton Gibbs, who is out up to two weeks with a left knee injury. Gary McGhee had 13 points, Travon Woodall added 12 and Brad Wanamaker scored 11 for the Panthers.
Pittsburgh, held to a season-low 23 points in the first half, went ahead to stay with 8 minutes left in the game to improve to 5-0 on the road in the Big East and continue its best overall start in conference play.
This is the 10th straight season Pitt has won at least 20 games overall and at least 10 in the Big East, the conference’s longest current streak.
Deniz Kilicli scored a career-high 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-8, 6-5), who have lost four of five.
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