Sunday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules
Monday, March 7, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jon Diebler scored 27 points and lived up to his “3-bler” nickname by hitting 7 of 8 shots from behind the arc, leading top-ranked Ohio State to an emotional 93-65 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday.
Freshman Jared Sullinger added 22 points, William Buford had 18 and David Lighty scored 13 for the Buckeyes (29-2, 16-2 Big Ten), who hit 6 of 7 3-point attempts while building a 15-point halftime lead.
The Buckeyes had clinched the outright Big Ten title a day earlier thanks to No. 6 Purdue’s 67-65 upset loss at Iowa.
Josh Gasser had 17 points, Jon Leuer 16 and Keaton Nankivil 10 for the Badgers (23-7, 13-5).
No. 20 Kentucky 64, Tennessee 58
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and the Wildcats finished second in the Southeastern Conference’s East division to clinch a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Terrence Jones had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Darius Miller also scored 15 as Kentucky (22-8, 10-6) got only its second SEC road win of the season.
Tobias Harris scored 18 points for the Volunteers (18-13, 8-8), who could have finished second in the East by beating Kentucky but dropped to fifth. Tennessee will face Arkansas in the opening round of the SEC tournament.