Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 13, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski tied Bob Knight atop the Division I men’s career wins list with his 902nd victory in No. 6 Duke’s 96-55 rout against Presbyterian on Saturday.
Ryan Kelly scored 17 points for the Blue Devils (2-0), who shot 61 percent and used a huge first-half run to deliver another milestone victory to their Hall of Fame coach.
Coach K improved to 902-284 during his 37th season as a college coach at Army and Duke. He can pass Knight — his coach and mentor — on Tuesday night against Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.
Krzyzewski continued his steady climb up the wins list by matching Knight — for whom he played point guard at Army in the 1960s. The Cameron Crazies chanted “902” as the final seconds ticked away, then chanted his name after the horn. Krzyzewski briefly huddled with the Blue Devils on the court, then hustled into the locker room as the song “Celebration” blared from the speakers.
Freshman Austin Rivers scored 15 points for Duke, which outscored Presbyterian 29-6 midway through the first half to push its lead well into double figures and remove all the drama from this one.
Al’Lonzo Coleman had 11 points for Presbyterian (1-1).
NO. 5 SYRACUSE 78, FORDHAM 53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kris Joseph scored 16 points, Dion Waiters added 14 and Syracuse cruised to the win in its season opener.
Brandon Triche and C.J. Fair had nine points apiece and Scoop Jardine and James Southerland each scored seven as Orange coach Jim Boeheim emptied his bench in the first meeting between the schools since Syracuse’s 80-63 victory four years ago.
Chris Gaston and Bryan Smith led Fordham with 13 points apiece. Branden Frazier had nine points, three steals and three assists.
Syracuse put the game out of reach with a 15-5 spurt in the second. Joseph hit a 3 from the left wing, Fair converted a miss by Joseph, and Waiters’ steal and fast-break dunk capped the run and made it 51-28 with 12:49 left.
NO. 15 WISCONSIN 85, KENNESAW STATE 31
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Brust and Josh Gasser scored 14 points apiece, and Wisconsin hit 15 3-pointers.
Ryan Evans had 13 points for the Badgers, who made seven of their first 10 attempts from beyond the arc. Jared Berggren and preseason All-American Jordan Taylor finished with 11 apiece.
Mike Bruesewitz hit consecutive 3-pointers to cap a 16-0 run for the Badgers (1-0), who grabbed control after Spencer Dixon banked in a 3 on Kennesaw’s first possession.
The Badgers built a 41-8 halftime lead while holding the Owls (0-1) to just 13 percent (3 of 23) shooting from the field.