Monday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 21 points and No. 4 Connecticut extended Division I's longest winning streak to 13 games with a 78-66 victory over Wagner on Monday night.
Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (2-0), who have never lost a game at Gampel Pavilion during the months of November or December.
Latif Rivers scored 11 points and Tyler Murray added 10, all in the first half, for Wagner (1-1).
The Huskies outrebounded Wagner 42-24, including 18-11 on the offensive end. Wagner committed 28 fouls, and UConn hit 31 of 43 free throws.
Syracuse 92, Manhattan 56
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dion Waiters had 17 points, and Kris Joseph and James Southerland each had 15 for Syracuse in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The Orange (2-0) will play Albany (1-1) at home on Tuesday night. The Great Danes beat Brown 77-68 earlier Monday in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse had won 11 straight in the series against Manhattan, the most recent 87-82 in overtime six years ago.
Brandon Triche had 12 points and 7-foot center Fab Melo again was a force down low, finishing with 11 points, a career-high nine rebounds, and four of the Orange's 10 blocks.
Kidani Brutus had 15 points and George Beamon 14 to lead the Jaspers (1-1).
No. 17 Michigan 64, Towson 47
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points, and Michigan started the game on a 21-0 run.
Freshman Trey Burke scored 13 points in his first career start, and Evan Smotrycz had 13 as well. The Wolverines (2-0) started the second half with six straight points to take a 43-16 lead.
Robert Nwankwo led Towson (0-2) with 16 points.
The game was part of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, although the result wouldn't have affected the tournament's schedule. Michigan is part of a set field of eight teams that will play in Hawaii next week. Towson is one of four teams playing preliminary games against Hawaii-bound teams. Those four teams also will play their own mini-tournament in Tennessee next weekend.
No. 16 Alabama 74, Oakland 57
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — JaMychal Green scored 18 points to lead Alabama.
Trevor Releford added 14 points for the Crimson Tide (2-0), while Tony Mitchell had 12 and Trevor Lacey 10. Mitchell had nine rebounds and four assists.
Reggie Hamilton led Oakland (0-1) with 16 points, all in the first half. Drew Valentine had 11 points and Laval Lucas-Perry added 10 for the Golden Grizzlies. Corey Petros had seven rebounds.
Alabama won its 22nd straight game at Coleman Coliseum, the sixth-longest home winning streak in the nation.
With the score tied 13-13 at the 14:45 mark, Alabama went on a 28-15 run to make it 41-28 on a layup by Green with 34 seconds left in the first half.
No. 21 Marquette 99, Norfolk St. 68
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jae Crowder had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darius Johnson-Odom added 24 points for Marquette.
Marquette (2-0) scored the first six points of the game and never trailed.
Chris McEachin tied a career-high with 19 points and Marcos Tamares had a career-high 17 points for Norfolk State (0-1).
Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk State's center who averaged 16.4 points last season, was held to four points on 1-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes. He didn't score in the second half, fouling out with 12:23 left in the game.
Junior Cadougan made two free throws on the play to extend Marquette's lead to 65-40.
No. 22 Gonzaga 89, Washington St. 81
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Freshman Kevin Pangos tied the school record with nine 3-pointers and finished with 33 points to lead Gonzaga.
Pangos, a guard from Newmarket, Ontario, was 9 of 13 from 3-point range. He tied the record set by Dan Dickau, who hit nine 3s twice.
Brock Motum had 17 points for Washington State (0-1), which trailed by 16 points in the second half and got as close as three points.
Robert Sacre added 15 points for Gonzaga (2-0), which did not make a field goal over the game's final 5 minutes.
Pangos hit two free throws for an 84-78 lead, but Reggie Moore hit a 3 to cut that to 84-81 with 26 seconds left. Sacre made two free throws and Moore missed a 3 on the other end.
No. 24 Missouri 81, Mercer 63
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Phil Pressey had a career-best 22 points with four assists and five steals to lead Missouri.
Kim English added 18 points and Michael Dixon had 14 and Missouri (2-0) used its speed to force 14 steals. Dixon and Pressey combined for 18 points in the Tigers' first game against Southeast Missouri State on Friday.
In the first round of the CBE Classic, Missouri extended its school-record winning streak over nonconference opponents at home to 60 games, since the 2005-06 opener. The Tigers entered the season ranked for the first time since 2003-04 coming off three NCAA tournament bids, and gave new coach Frank Haith his second victory at the school.
Reserve Jibri Bryan led Mercer (1-1) with 19 points.
No. 25 Florida St. 73, Central Florida 50
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bernard James had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Michael Snaer added 15 points to lead Florida State over cold-shooting Central Florida.
Both were career-highs for the 6-foot-10 James, who had 14 points and eight rebounds in the second half on the way to his fifth career double-double. The former Air Force sergeant had three blocked shots and could have had more points if not for missing six of eight free throws.
Tristan Spurlock led UCF (1-1) with 12 points, while Marcus Jordan and Keith Clanton both had 11. The Knights shot just 30.5 percent from the field and were 8 of 20 at the free throw line.
Florida State (2-0) shot 50.9 percent from the field and had a 46-31 rebound advantage.