Wednesday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Thursday, February 24, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Singler broke out of a slump by scoring 28 points to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 24 Temple 78-61 on Wednesday night.
Nolan Smith finished with 15 points and Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds to help the ACC-leading Blue Devils (26-2) dodge a late-season nonconference letdown and pick up a significant victory in their return to the top spot in the national rankings. Duke used a huge run that bridged the halves to win its eighth straight overall and extend a pair of notable winning streaks at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Lavoy Allen scored 17 points, but Temple (21-6) had its eight-game winning streak snapped.
Singler was 10 of 19 in his most productive game since matching a career high with 30 points against Oregon. He helped Duke win its 35th straight game at Cameron and its 86th in a row against nonconference teams — both NCAA bests.
No. 7 BYU 84, Colorado St. 76
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jimmer Fredette scored 34 points and Brandon Davies added 14 points and 15 rebounds for BYU.
Fredette and Davies combined for 26 points from the free throw line in a game that featured 52 fouls and 69 free throws. Fredette hit 14 of 16, and Davies was 12 of 16 for BYU (26-2, 12-1 Mountain West Conference).
Andy Ogide had 25 points and Adam Nigon added 14 for the Rams (18-9, 8-5).
No. 8 Purdue 72, Indiana 61
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — JaJuan Johnson had 20 points and nine rebounds to help Purdue win its fifth straight.
E’Twaun Moore had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists after a 38-point outburst against Ohio State on Sunday. D.J. Byrd added 11 points for Purdue (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten).
Christian Watford scored 18 points for Indiana (12-16, 3-12), which lost its fifth straight.
No. 9 Notre Dame 94, Providence 93
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ben Hansbrough scored a career-high 32 points and Tim Abromaitis had a 28 to help the Fighting Irish overcome a Big East-record 52 points by Marshon Brooks.
The Irish (22-5, 11-4 Big East) are off to their best start ever in the 11 seasons under coach Mike Brey. Notre Dame, in second place in the conference, has won eight of nine.
Brooks is only the third player in Providence history to score 40 points or more twice in a season. Providence (14-14, 3-12) has lost six of seven.
Cincinnati 58, No. 11 Georgetown 46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cincinnati beat a Top 25 team on the road for the first time in seven years Wednesday night, holding Georgetown to four field goals in the second half.
Yancy Gates scored 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead a balanced attack for the Bearcats (22-6, 9-6), who held Georgetown to 25 percent shooting from the field, by far a season low. Dion Dixon also scored 17 points, and Rashad Bishop had 12.
Austin Freeman scored 19 points the Hoyas (21-7, 10-6), who lost their second in 11 games.
No. 12 Wisconsin 53, Michigan 52
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Josh Gasser banked in a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to deal a severe blow to the Wolverines’ NCAA tournament hopes.
Michigan (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) led by two, but Darius Morris missed the front end of a one-and-one with 30.8 seconds remaining. Michigan still had four fouls to give and used them all, the last with only 5.4 seconds left.
Jordan Taylor scored 20 points for Wisconsin (21-6, 11-4).
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points for Michigan.
No. 19 North Carolina 75, N.C. State 63
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help the Tar Heels pull away late.
Fellow freshman Kendall Marshall added 14 points for the Tar Heels (21-6, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
C.J. Leslie had 13 points to lead N.C. State (14-13, 4-9), which lost to the Tar Heels for the 10th straight meeting.
No. 20 Missouri 77, Baylor 59
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ricardo Ratliffe narrowly missed a double-double in the first half and Laurence Bowers scored 18 of his 20 points in the second for Missouri.
Kim English was 4 for 6 from 3-point range and had 16 points, and Ratliffe had eight of his 10 points and 12 of his 13 rebounds in the first half for the Tigers (22-6, 8-5).
LaceDarius Dunn was scoreless in the first half for Baylor (17-10, 6-7) and finished with 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting. Perry Jones III had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 21 Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma 47
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 13 points to help Texas A&M win its fifth straight game.
The Aggies were up by four points before a 13-2 run stretched their lead to 51-36 with 6 minutes remaining. Texas A&M (22-5, 9-4 Big 12) took advantage of a strong start to the second half to take a 10-point lead, but allowed Oklahoma to get back in it before the decisive run.
Cade Davis had 21 points for the Sooners (12-15, 4-9), which dropped its sixth in a row.
Arkansas 77, No. 22 Kentucky 76, OT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Marcus Britt hit a layup in the final minute of overtime to give Arkansas coach John Pelphrey his first win in four chances against his alma mater.
Rotnei Clarke scored 26 points and Marshawn Powell added 22 for Arkansas (17-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference).
Brandon Knight scored 26 points for the Wildcats (19-8, 7-6), who fell to 1-6 on the road in SEC play.
No. 23 St. John’s 76, DePaul 51
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwight Hardy continued his scoring streak with 21 points and the Red Storm won their first game as a ranked team in more than 10 years.
The Red Storm (18-9, 10-5 Big East) controlled the game inside, in transition and on the backboards to win for the eighth time in nine games, a streak that got them in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since November 2000.
Freshman Cleveland Melvin had 16 points for the Blue Demons (7-20, 1-14).
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