Sunday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Monday, January 17, 2011
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kevin Jones scored 17 points and West Virginia used a late 18-6 run to hold off No. 8 Purdue 68-64 on Sunday.
John Flowers added 15 points, Truck Bryant scored 12 and Joe Mazzulla had 10 for West Virginia (12-4), which lost in a blowout to the Boilermakers last season.
Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson scored 26 points in his second-straight solid game against the Mountaineers. E’Twaun Moore added 14 points and Lewis Jackson scored 10.
The Boilermakers (15-3) now have their first losing streak of the season after also falling 70-67 at Minnesota on Thursday night.
West Virginia has won a season-high four straight.
St. John’s 72, No. 9 Notre Dame 54
NEW YORK (AP) — D.J. Kennedy and Malik Boothe both scored 14 points to help the Red Storm reverse the outcome of their game against the Fighting Irish eight days ago.
St. John’s (11-5, 4-2 Big East) lost 76-61 at Notre Dame last Saturday, shooting just 38.2 percent from the field while the Fighting Irish (14-4, 3-3) shot 51 percent.
The Red Storm held the Irish, who entered shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc, to 3 for 15 (20 percent) for the game.
Ben Hansbrough, who had a career-high 26 points in the first meeting, led Notre Dame with 18 points.
No. 17 Washington 92, California 71
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 of his season-high 27 points in the first half to help the Huskies bounce back from a late loss at Stanford.
Thomas also dished out a career-high 13 assists, including two in a row on 3-pointers by Justin Holiday to start the second half as Washington quickly pulled away. Holiday scored 23 points and Matthew Bryan-Amaning added 22 and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (13-4, 5-1 Pac-10), who shot much better than their cold performance against the Cardinal three days earlier.
Harper Kamp scored 20 points and freshman Allen Crabbe followed up his season-best 30-point, 10-for-15 performance against Washington State with 16 points for the Golden Bears (9-8, 2-3).
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