Friday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Originally published November 19, 2011 at midnight, updated November 19, 2011 at 6:12 a.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 11 rebounds in little more than a half and No. 3 Ohio State used an 18-0 blitz to roll to an 85-41 victory over Jackson State on Friday night.
Deshaun Thomas, William Buford and Jordan Sibert each had 11 points for the Buckeyes (3-0), who were coming off an 81-74 victory over No. 7 Florida, also in the Global Sports Shootout.
All 12 players on the roster saw action, with 11 scoring and all 12 grabbing at least one rebound.
Kelsey Howard scored 17 points for Jackson State (0-4), which had 26 turnovers.
Down 11-10 in the first half, the Buckeyes scored the next 18 points and never looked back. They scored 32 of the first 45 points in the second half while substituting liberally.
Sullinger had 16 points and 10 rebounds at the break as the Buckeyes built a 29-point lead. He finished 7 of 9 from the field and 6 of 7 at the line.
NO. 6 DUKE 82, DAVIDSON 69
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Duke beat pesky Davidson.
He and brother Miles combined to score 10 straight points during a decisive 25-4 run midway through the second half for the Blue Devils (4-0).
Austin Rivers and Seth Curry both finished with 17 points for Duke, which was playing for the first time since Mike Krzyzewski became the winningest men’s coach in Division I history.
The Blue Devils delivered Coach K’s 904th career victory by holding Davidson without a field goal for 7 minutes during their game-breaking run.
Chris Czerapowicz had 15 points to lead Davidson (2-1), which led for virtually all of the first half and went up 41-39 on J.P. Kuhlman’s layup with 17 minutes left. Mason Plumlee reeled off six straight points after that, including a follow-up dunk that put Duke ahead to stay. Miles Plumlee had eight points during the run.
NO. 13 XAVIER 66, MIAMI (OHIO) 60
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mark Lyons scored 11 of his 18 points in the first half and Xavier overcame a cold shooting performance by point guard Tu Holloway to hold off Miami of Ohio.
Xavier (3-0) got just enough from Holloway to break open a back-and-forth game. The senior guard didn’t get his first basket until 11:02 remained, a driving bank shot that put Xavier ahead to stay 46-44. He finished with nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.
Kenny Frease added 13 points and seven rebounds for Xavier.
There were seven ties and 14 lead changes, with neither team leading by more than six points until Xavier put on its late push and built the lead to 60-51.
Bill Edwards scored 21 points for Miami (1-1), which stayed in the game by going 8 of 19 from behind the arc.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 67, NO. 15 ARIZONA 57
NEW YORK (AP) — Arnett Moultrie had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Mississippi State closed the game on a 10-2 run to beat No. 15 Arizona and win the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Dee Bost added eight points and six assists for Mississippi State (4-1), which won an in-season tournament for the first time since defeating host Arizona 75-74 in the 2000 Bank One Fiesta Bowl Classic.
Josiah Turner made two free throws with 5:13 to play to bring the Wildcats (4-1) within 57-55.
Moultrie, the tournament MVP, started the big closing run with a basket down low and a tip-in. Arizona, which closed its semifinal win over St. John’s with a 23-6 spurt, couldn’t get anything going in the final minutes against the Bulldogs, missing six of its last seven shots from the field.
Solomon Hill had 12 points and nine rebounds for Arizona, while Jesse Perry had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
NO. 16 ALABAMA 70, WICHITA STATE 60
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Every time a Wichita State player got the ball, someone in a crimson jersey was right there in his face.
The Shockers were held to 34 percent shooting — and that was in their good half.
Tony Mitchell scored 26 points and No. 16 Alabama blocked a tournament-record 14 shots in a 70-60 win over Wichita State on Friday night.
NO. 19 TEXAS A&M 58, ST. JOHN’S 57
NEW YORK (AP) — Elston Turner hit a 12-foot jumper with 6 seconds to play for his only points of the second half and Texas A&M beat St. John’s 58-57 in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Nurideen Lindsey of St. John’s missed two free throws with 2.3 seconds left and Turner grabbed the final rebound to give the Aggies (3-1) the win at Madison Square Garden.
Lindsey’s misses capped a horrible final few minutes at the line for the Red Storm (3-2), who went 5 of 13 on free throws over the closing 6:21.
Ray Turner had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Aggies, who are playing the first month of the season without Big 12 All-Conference pick Khris Middleton. He had surgery on his right knee Nov. 11.
Lindsey and D’Angelo Harrison both had 12 points for the Red Storm.
NO. 21 MARQUETTE 95, WINTHROP 73
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Vander Blue scored 26 points and was one of five players in double figures as Marquette rolled past Winthrop in the opening round of the Paradise Jam Tournament.
Blue made his first nine shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, for the Golden Eagles (3-0). His runner with 14:10 left started a 14-0 spurt that helped Marquette run away in the second half.
Darius Johnson-Odom had 20 points for Marquette and Chris Otule added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Andre Jones scored 29 points for the Eagles (0-3).