Monday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Morris had 27 points Monday night and No. 3 Kansas brushed off the suspension of point guard Tyshawn Taylor, romping past Oklahoma State 92-65.
The Jayhawks (26-2, 11-2 Big 12) hit eight of their first 10 shots and pulled away from the outmanned Cowboys with an 18-2 spree that led to a 52-28 halftime bulge.
Marshall Moses had 27 points for Oklahoma State (16-11, 4-9), 13 above his season average. He scored 16 in the first half, but the Cowboys never got closer than 19 after halftime.
Taylor, a 6-foot-3 junior who has struggled at times to replace Sherron Collins at the point, was suspended indefinitely earlier Monday for violating unspecified team rules.
Sophomore Elijah Johnson, who started in Taylor’s place, had 15 points and was 4-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc. He also had three assists while alternating with other guards bringing the ball up the floor as the Jayhawks shot 54 percent.
Markieff Morris added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Jayhawks, whose loss to Kansas State last Monday dropped them from No. 1 to No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press poll.
No. 17 Syracuse 69, No. 15 Villanova 64
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson — a couple of Philly kids — combined for 38 points and Syracuse, the worst free throw shooting team in the Big East, sealed a victory over Villanova at the line.
Jardine had 20 points and six assists for the Orange (23-6, 10-6), while Jackson had 18 points, five rebounds and four blocks.
The win was the sixth this season over a ranked team for Syracuse, tying it with No. 5 Texas for the most in the nation.
The teams swapped road wins, with Villanova winning 83-72 at Syracuse on Jan. 22.
Corey Stokes returned from missing three games because of a turf toe injury to lead the Wildcats (21-7, 9-6) with 24 points, including matching his season high with five 3-pointers.