Sunday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Monday, November 14, 2011
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Zeller scored 27 points to help North Carolina fight off UNC Asheville 91-75 Sunday in the debut of the Bulldogs' new Kimmel Arena. Less than 48 hours after beating Michigan State on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, the Tar Heels (2-0) shot 59 percent from the field and overcame some early turnover troubles to win a rare in-state, nonconference game in coach Roy Williams' hometown. J.P. Primm scored 23 points to lead Asheville (0-2) in front of a sellout crowd of 3,200. The Tar Heels took a 48-39 lead into halftime, then opened the second half with a 13-3 run that put the game out of reach.
CLEVELAND STATE 71, No. 7 VANDERBILT 58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — D'Aundray Brown scored 18 points and Cleveland State opened its season by upsetting No. 7 Vanderbilt.
Cleveland State, a veteran team with four seniors back from winning the Horizon League last season, hadn't played since an exhibition Wednesday night. The Vikings looked very fresh, while Vanderbilt (1-1) appeared sloppy and slow after opening Friday night with a late tipoff against Oregon.
Cleveland State scored first on a 3-pointer by Trevon Harmon within the first minute and never trailed. The Vikings forced Vanderbilt into 21 turnovers — 15 of them steals. Harmon finished with 11 points and Jeremy Montgomery added 10.
John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer with 19.5 points last season, had 17 for Vanderbilt. Lance Goulbourne added 11.
No. 9 LOUISVILLE 68, LAMAR 48
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Chane Behanan had 10 points and 13 rebounds for a second straight double-double to start his college career and the Cardinals overcame another injury.
Louisville guard Mike Marra tore the ACL in his left knee and will have surgery.
While the Cardinals (2-0) returned 11 lettermen, they have not practiced at full strength yet this season and are missing talented freshman Wayne Blackshear (right shoulder), forward Rakeem Buckles (right knee) and Stephan Van Treese (left knee).
Jared Swopshire scored 13 points, Siva 11 and Smith 10 for Louisville, while Devon Lamb finished with 10 points for Lamar (1-1).
No. 10 PITTSBURGH 86, RIDER 78
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, including the clinching 3-pointer with a minute remaining.
Nasir Robinson added 22 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (2-0), who trailed by as many as six in the second half but ended the game on a 16-5 run to win their 58th straight nonconference game at the Petersen Events Center.
Anthony Myles led the Broncs (0-2) with 20 points but Rider — which dressed nine players and played just seven — ran out of steam in the final 5 minutes.
Brandon Penn hit a 3-pointer to give Rider a 73-72 lead, but Dante Taylor kick-started a late Pitt surge that Gibbs capped with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put Pitt up 82-76.
No. 12 BAYLOR 92, JACKSON STATE 59
WACO, Texas (AP) — Freshman Quincy Miller scored 17 points, leading 12th-ranked Baylor in scoring again.
Quincy Acy had 14 points, while Cory Jefferson had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (2-0). Anthony Jones had 11 points.
Miller, who made all three of his 3-pointers Sunday, also had 17 points in his college debut Friday night. Miller scored eight points during a 13-3 run against Jackson State that put Baylor up 59-32 early in the second half.
Christian Williams had 14 points to lead Jackson State (0-2), which shot only 30 percent (19 of 63).
No. 16 ARIZONA 73, BALL STATE 63
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Fogg scored 21 points, and Solomon Hill added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Jarrod Jones matched his career high with 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cardinals, who in their season opener dominated the game until the Wildcats clamped on a tight defense in the second half.
Kevin Parrom, playing for the first time after being shot in the leg and arm during a trip home to New York City in September, sank a crucial 3-pointer to cap a 15-5 run that cut Ball State's lead to 47-46 with 12:07 remaining.
Arizona (3-0) outscored the Cardinals 22-8 over the final 6:40.
No. 20 TEXAS A&M 83, SOUTHERN 58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Junior forward Ray Turner scored 20 points and No. 20 Texas A&M won in coach Billy Kennedy's return to the Aggies' sideline.
The 47-year-old Kennedy was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last month and had taken a leave of absence from the program under doctor's orders. Associate head coach Glynn Cyprien had led the Aggies in practice and in their season-opening victory over Liberty on Wednesday.
Derick Beltran scored 19 points for Southern (1-1).
A&M raced to a 46-21 halftime lead against the Jaguars, and the contest never was in doubt in the second half. Turner tied his career for the second straight game and the Aggies (2-0) outrebounded the Jaguars 44-21.
No. 21 CINCINNATI 65, ALABAMA STATE 40
CINCINNATI (AP) — Yancy Gates scored 15 points in his 14th career double-double.
Gates, a 6-foot-9 senior, finished with 11 rebounds to help the Bearcats improve to 18-2 in season openers at home.
Sean Kilpatrick just missed his first career double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, Dion Dixon scored 14 points and Cashmere Wright finished with 10 for Cincinnati, which led by as many as 29 points during the second half.
Kenderek Washington scored 18 points and Luther Page added 12 points for Alabama State (0-2), which opened the season with a 67-49 loss at Marshall on Friday.
The Bearcats went 9-0 against nonconference opponents last season at home.
No. 24 CALIFORNIA 81, GEORGE WASHINGTON 54
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Allen Crabbe scored 21 points and Justin Cobbs scored eight points during a 21-0 run to end the first half.
Cobbs finished with 16 points and Jorge Gutierrez added 15 for the Golden Bears (2-0), who coasted after their big first-half run.
Tony Taylor scored 20 points and Nemanja Mikic added 12 for the Colonials (1-1), who shot 38 percent to lose for the first time under new coach Mike Lonergan.