Saturday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, February 13, 2011
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Taylor scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to rally No. 13 Wisconsin from a 15-point deficit to beat previously unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State 71-67 on Saturday.
Wisconsin (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) beat a No. 1 opponent for the first time since 1962, when it was also Ohio State. The Badgers joined Florida as the only programs to knock off the same No. 1 school in both football and men’s basketball in the same academic year. The Gators also beat Ohio State in both sports in 2006-07.
Fans at the Kohl Center stormed the court, just like when they rushed the field at Camp Randall Stadium following the Badgers’ 31-18 win there over then-No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16.
William Buford scored 21 points for Ohio State (24-1, 11-1).
Freshman Jared Sullinger’s layup gave the Buckeyes a 47-32 lead with 13:21 left. Sullinger finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds,
Mike Bruesewitz and Jon Leuer scored 12 points apiece, while freshman Josh Gasser added 11 for Wisconsin, which won its 17th straight at the Kohl Center and improved to 150-11 at home under coach Bo Ryan.
Ohio State had won 18 straight Big Ten games and 28 regular-season contests.
No. 2 Kansas 89, Iowa St. 66
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris each had a double-double and keyed a 23-4 first-half run for Kansas.
The lone loss for the Jayhawks (24-1, 9-1 Big 12) was a 74-63 setback to then-No. 10 Texas on Jan. 22 that ended their school-record home court winning streak at 69.
Marcus had 16 points and 11 rebounds while Markieff had 14 and 11 for his conference-leading ninth double-double.
The Cyclones (14-11, 1-9), the Big 12’s leading 3-point shooters, hit 14 of 32 from beyond the arc, including six straight at one point, but couldn’t recover from a 45-26 halftime deficit.
Scott Christopherson had 16 points for Iowa State and Melvin Ejim had 13.
No. 3 Texas 69, Baylor 60
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Texas held off a furious rally by LaceDarius Dunn and Baylor to remain undefeated in the Big 12.
Dunn scored 22 points in the second half as Baylor cut an 18-point deficit to three in the final 2 minutes. Texas led 65-60 when Dunn’s 3-pointer rattled in and out of the rim with about 25 seconds left and Texas’ Gary Johnson made two free throws to put the game away.
Texas (22-3, 10-0) could have settled the game much earlier, but went 22 of 37 from the free throw line.
Baylor (16-8, 6-5) was the first Big 12 team to stay within 10 points of Texas this season.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 57, No. 9 Villanova 54
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Brad Wanamaker scored 21 points, Nasir Robinson had 15 and Pittsburgh escaped with a win over Villanova.
It was a festive homecoming for Wanamaker and Robinson, two local players who shunned the Philadelphia schools and headed to Western Pennsylvania.
The Panthers (23-2, 11-1 Big East) show no sign of relinquishing their conference lead with six games left. They stormed into town and did what no team had done since Jan. 6, 2007 — beat the Wildcats in their on-campus home.
Antonio Pena tried to win it for Villanova (19-6, 7-5) in the final minute. He hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left to make it a three-point game, then forced a turnover on Pitt’s possession.
Dominic Cheek missed a tying 3-point attempt and the offensive rebound was kicked out to Maalik Wayns. His shot swished through the net — a tick after the final buzzer.
The Panthers played without leading scorer Ashton Gibbs, sidelined with a left knee injury. Corey Stokes sat out for Villanova because of turf toe.
No. 6 San Diego State 63, UNLV 57
LAS VEGAS (AP) — D.J. Gay scored 20 points and Kawhi Leonard had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead San Diego State over UNLV.
SDSU (25-1, 10-1 Mountain West Conference) trailed for only the second time in the game when Tre’Von Willis drove in for a layup with 3:07 left to give the Rebels (18-7, 6-5) a 55-54 lead. But the Aztecs made nine of 10 free throw attempts in the final 2:12 to seal their fifth consecutive win.
UNLV missed all 10 of its 3-point tries after halftime, including an 0-for-6 mark after Willis gave the Rebels their lone lead of the second half.
Willis led UNLV with 13 points. James Rahon scored 12 for the Aztecs.
No. 7 BYU 72, Utah 59
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jimmer Fredette scored 23 points, fill-in starter Charles Abouo added 22 and BYU pulled away late from rival Utah in their final regular-season meeting as Mountain West Conference foes.
Fredette, who leads the nation in scoring, had 17 points in the final 9 minutes and 12 in a row to help the Cougars (24-2, 10-1 MWC) take control after the game was tied at 48. He finished 6 of 19 from the field.
Abouo, a junior from the Ivory Coast who entered with a season high of 13 points, scored 17 in the first half alone. He also finished with 10 rebounds.
Jackson Emery scored 13 of his 17 points after halftime for BYU. The school’s career steals leader added six to his total.
Will Clyburn had 16 points for the Utes (10-15, 3-8 MWC).
The Cougars have won five straight and nine of 10 against the Utes, who are moving to the Pac-12 next season. BYU is joining the West Coast Conference for all sports but football.
No. 8 Notre Dame 78, South Florida 55
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jack Cooley came off the bench during an early 22-0 run and finished with a career-high 18 points to lead Notre Dame.
The victory is the seventh straight for the Fighting Irish (21-4, 10-3), who have won three straight Big East road games for the first time in 10 years.
Cooley made his first nine shots — giving him a stretch of 14 consecutive field goals over two games — before missing a 15-footer in the closing minutes.
Carleton Scott scored 13 points and Ben Hansbrough and Tim Abromaitis had 12 apiece for Notre Dame, which had six players score in double figures.
Shaun Noriega led South Florida (8-18, 2-11) with a career-best 23 points.
No. 16 Louisville 73, No. 12 Syracuse
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kyle Kuric scored 23 points, Preston Knowles added 22 and Peyton Siva dropped in the clinching free throws in the final moments to lead Louisville.
The Cardinals (19-6, 8-4 Big East) continued their mastery of the Orange (20-6, 7-6) behind some hot 3-point shooting and just enough defense to beat Syracuse for the seventh straight time.
Brandon Triche led the Orange with a season-high 21 points and Scoop Jardine had 20 points and four assists but Syracuse couldn’t quite erase a 20-point second-half deficit to lose for the sixth time in its last eight games.
The Orange pulled within three points twice in the final 1:37 but Louisville survived thanks to clutch free throws from Siva and Chris Smith.
No. 17 Florida 61, Tennessee 60
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Erving Walker hit a driving, go-ahead layup with 14 seconds left and Florida overcame a six-point halftime deficit to beat Tennessee.
Walker led the Gators with 16 points and Kenny Boynton and Vernon Macklin each added 12 for Florida (20-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference), which has won four straight and seven of eight.
Melvin Goins missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer for Tennessee.
Scotty Hopson scored 22 points for the Volunteers (15-10, 5-5), who lost their third consecutive game and second in a row since coach Bruce Pearl returned from an eight-game SEC suspension for lying to NCAA investigators about a secondary violation.
No. 23 Vanderbilt 81, No. 18 Kentucky 77
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins scored a career-high 32 points, including six 3-pointers.
With the win, the Commodores (18-6, 6-4) swept a three-game homestand that will keep them tied for second in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division. They came into Saturday tied with Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee, two losses behind Florida.
Kentucky (17-7, 5-5) dropped to 1-5 on the road in the SEC this season and to the bottom of the East.
Jenkins had Vanderbilt’s first 30-point game against the Wildcats since Mike Rhodes on Jan. 19, 1980, with the Commodores’ first 30-point game since A.J. Ogilvy had 33 at LSU on March 4, 2009.
Terrence Jones led Kentucky with 25 points and Brandon Knight had 20.
No. 19 Missouri 84, Oklahoma 61
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri overwhelmed Oklahoma with its bench, getting 16 points from Michael Dixon and 11 from Justin Safford.
Marcus Denmon, Missouri’s leading scorer with a 16.5 point average, was struck in the face under the Oklahoma basket with just under 18 minutes remaining and did not return, finishing with nine points. He was treated on the bench for several minutes before leaving the court.
Ricardo Ratliffe had 13 points for Missouri (19-6, 5-5 Big 12) and Laurence Bowers had eight points and nine rebounds.
Missouri is 15-0 at home and has led by at least 15 points in the last 10 games, but are 0-5 on the road in the conference.
Cameron Clark had 16 points and Tyler Neal had 14 for Oklahoma (12-12, 4-6), which is 1-10 on the road.
No. 20 North Carolina 64, Clemson 62
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and John Henson had 14 points and 12 rebounds as North Carolina bounced back from its collapse at Duke.
Barnes dunked with 3:01 left to put the Tar Heels (18-6, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead to stay at 53-51. Freshman Kendall Marshall followed with a steal of and made an easy layup to extend the lead.
Clemson (17-8, 6-5) cut a 61-53 lead to the final margin in the last 10 seconds with 3-pointers by Bryan Narcisse and Demontez Stitt, who led the Tigers with 17 points.
North Carolina held a 14-point halftime lead at No. 5 Duke this past Wednesday, but lost 79-73. The Tar Heels have won 12 of the last 13 against Clemson.
No. 21 Utah State 71, Fresno State 55
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Nate Bendall scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead four Utah State players in double figures against Fresno State.
Brian Green also scored 13 points off the bench for Utah State (23-3, 12-1 Western Athletic Conference), while Pooh Williams and Tai Wesley had 10 apiece.
The Bulldogs (11-14, 5-8) were led by Nedeljko Golubovic with 15 points.
Utah State has won 31 straight WAC games at home and 39 of its last 40 overall. The last WAC team to beat the Aggies in Logan was Fresno State on March 3, 2007.
Utah State had a 25-game WAC winning streak snapped with a 64-56 loss Wednesday night at Idaho. The Aggies have won 29 in a row at home, however, the third-longest active streak in the nation.
No. 22 Texas A&M 70, Texas Tech 67
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 16 points and Texas A&M handed Texas Tech its third straight loss.
The Aggies overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half.
D’wayln Roberts made a layup to pull Texas tech within 68-67 with less than 15 seconds left. B.J. Holmes hit two free throws to give the Aggies a 70-67 lead and 3-point tries by Brad Reese and John Roberson missed their mark.
The Aggies outrebounded Texas Tech 34-27.
Holmes added 14 points for A&M (19-5, 6-4), which had lost four of its last five before pulling out a win in overtime at Colorado on Wednesday.
Reese scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech (11-14, 3-7).
No. 24 Temple 75, Dayton 63
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ramone Moore scored 26 points and Temple won its sixth straight despite missing top rebounder Lavoy Allen.
Allen sprained his left ankle in Temple’s last game and didn’t play. The short-handed Owls (19-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10) held their own on the boards and let their defense do the rest. Scootie Randall added 17 points in a balanced offense.
Dayton (17-9, 5-6) shot 37 percent from the field against the A-10’s stingiest defense. Chris Wright led the Flyers with 15 points.
No. 25 West Virginia 82, DePaul 71
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — John Flowers led West Virginia’s balanced offense with 15 points.
Deniz Kilicli and Joe Mazzulla added 12 points apiece and Casey Mitchell and Truck Bryant both scored 11 for West Virginia (16-8, 7-5 Big East).
Brandon Young led DePaul (6-18, 0-12) with 14 points, while Jimmy Drew added 13.
The Mountaineers averaged 58 points in their six previous games, but they surpassed that figure midway through the second half.
West Virginia needed a win against the league’s worst team to bolster its confidence following consecutive losses to No. 9 Villanova and No. 4 Pittsburgh.