Sunday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Monday, January 31, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwight Hardy scored 26 points and St. John’s stunned No. 3 Duke 93-78 on Sunday, capping the Red Storm’s run of eight straight games against ranked teams with their third win.
It wasn’t that St. John’s (12-8) beat the Blue Devils (19-2), it was the way it happened.
The Red Storm, who had lost three straight and five of six, took control early and had a 46-25 lead at halftime. Duke, which came into the game shooting 40 percent from 3-point range, missed its first 10 shots from behind the arc and made one of 13 in the half.
The Blue Devils’ overall shooting wasn’t a whole lot better as they shot 29.6 percent (8 of 27) in the half — they entered the game shooting 48.1 percent from the field — and they were careless with the ball as well, committing 11 turnovers, one off their season average for a game.
Justin Brownlee had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Red Storm, while Paris Horne added 15 points and six assists. St. John’s shot 58.2 percent for the game (32 of 55) and was 26 of 33 from the free throw line.
Nolan Smith led Duke with 32 points and Kyle Singler added 20. Duke finished 5 of 26 from 3-point range and 17 turnovers.
Washington St. 87, No. 18 Washington 80
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 25 points and the Cougars upset the Huskies to pick up a signature win in their quest for an NCAA tournament bid.
Reggie Moore added 18 points and five assists for Washington State (15-6, 5-4 Pac-10), which held high-scoring Washington to 36 percent shooting, and broke a four-game losing streak to its rival.
Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points for Washington (15-5, 7-2), which fell into a tie with Arizona for first in the Pac-10. Thomas made just 3 of 14 field goals for the Huskies, who were trying to open 8-1 in the Pac-10 for the first time since 1984.
No. 25 Michigan St. 84, Indiana 83, OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Draymond Green made a go-ahead shot with 29.3 seconds left and the Spartans held on for a win over the Hoosiers.
Hoosiers guard Jordan Hulls, who got tied up by Spartans center Derrick Nix with 1.2 seconds left, was long on a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Michigan State (13-8, 5-4 Big Ten) avoided its first four-game losing streak in four years.
Indiana (11-11, 2-7) had a shot to beat back-to-back ranked teams for the first time in Tom Crean’s three seasons, but Jeremiah Rivers missed free throws that would’ve sealed the victory in regulation.
Kalin Lucas scored 26 points, Green had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Durrell Summers scored 17 for the Spartans.
Christian Watford scored 21 points and Hulls had 17 for the Hoosiers.