Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, November 27, 2011
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chace Stanback had a career-high 28 and added 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Mike Moser added 16 points and 18 rebounds, Oscar Bellfield had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Anthony Marshall finished with 13 points for the Rebels (7-0).
P.J. Hairston and John Henson each had 15 points for North Carolina (5-1).
After North Carolina took a 42-38 halftime lead, UNLV opened the second half with a 14-0 run as the Tar Heels missed their first 10 shots. The Rebels built a 77-63 lead on Lopez’s basket off a rebound with 5:39 left.
Rebels fans stormed the Orleans Arena court after the victory.
The Tar Heels shot 31 percent in the second half.
NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 78, NO. 22 FLORIDA STATE 76, OT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Ryan Boatwright hit three clutch free throws with 7 seconds left in regulation, Napier had 26 points and the Connecticut beat Florida State in overtime in the third-place game in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The defending national champion Huskies lost to Central Florida in the semifinals.
Boatwright’s three foul shots tied it at 71. He finished with 14 points and three assists in 33 minutes.
Jeremy Lamb added 19 points for Connecticut (6-1), which shot 48 percent from the field, including 11 for 25 from 3-point range. Freshman Andre Drummond had 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals.
Michael Snaer scored 20 points for Florida State (5-2), which lost 46-41 to Harvard on Friday. Deividas Dulkys had 14, and Bernard James finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
NO. 2 KENTUCKY 87, PORTLAND 63
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Terrence Jones and Darius Miller scored 19 points apiece, Anthony Davis had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats rolled in their final tuneup before playing St. John’s and No. 1 North Carolina next week.
Kentucky (6-0) has won every game by double digits, but Portland gave the Wildcats plenty to work on in the coming days after the Pilots (2-4) challenged them with sharp outside shooting and won the rebounding battle, 39-38.
Kentucky used an 18-3 first-half run to take a double-digit lead. After Portland pulled within six in the second half, the Wildcats put on a full-court press as part of an 18-4 run that put the game out of reach.
Nemanja Mitrovic went 6 of 12 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points for the Pilots.
NO. 11 WISCONSIN 73, BYU 56
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Ben Brust scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and the Badgers won the Chicago Invitational Challenge championship, improving to 6-0 for their best start since the 1996-97 season.
The sophomore reserve was 7 of 10 beyond the arc, making five of his 3s in the second half.
Tournament MVP Jordan Taylor added 18 points, while Mike Bruesewitz and Jared Berggren had 13 points apiece for Wisconsin.
The teams were tied at 42 when Brust hit the first of his trio of 3-pointers during an 11-0 run that gave the Badgers a 53-42 lead with 8:47 to play.
Noah Hartsock paced the Cougars (4-2) with 18 points.
NO. 19 GONZAGA 78, WESTERN MICHIGAN 58
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Robert Sacre scored 15 points to lead Gonzaga to the victory.
Sam Dower added 15 points for Gonzaga (4-0), which was playing its annual game in the off-campus Spokane Arena.
Western Michigan (0-6), coming off an 80-37 loss to Purdue, has yet to play a home game. It shot 41 percent and committed 22 turnovers.
Matt Stainbrook had 11 points in the Broncos’ first game against the Zags.
Gonzaga led by eight at halftime, and outscored the Broncos 16-6 at the beginning of the second half. Three straight baskets by Sacre and a layup by Kevin Pangos pushed the lead to 52-34 with 12:20 left.
NO. 20 CALIFORNIA 80, DENVER 59
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Allen Crabbe scored 15 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds as California remained unbeaten at home.
Crabbe, last season’s Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, shot 6 for 9 with three 3-pointers and helped the Golden Bears (5-1) overcome a slow start against the Pioneers (4-1). Cal bounced back from a 92-53 defeat to No. 21 Missouri in the CBE Classic championship game Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
Chris Udofia scored nine points to lead Denver, which was outmuscled inside in losing the rebounding battle 33-20 and outshot from the perimeter. The Pioneers struggled offensively on the heels of an impressive win over Bay Area team Saint Mary’s on Wednesday night in Colorado.
Justin Cobbs added a career-best 22 points on 7-for-9 shooting and made all four of his 3-point tries for the Bears.
NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 56, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 43
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Elston Turner scored 14 points and Texas A&M used its stifling defense to get the win.
Ray Turner had 13 and eight rebounds for the Aggies (4-1), who played for the first time in eight days and held the Islanders to 27.8 percent shooting. It was the lowest shooting percentage for an Aggies opponent since the first round of the 2008 Big 12 tournament, when Iowa State finished at 27.4 percent.
Hameed Ali, Johnathan Jordan and Jake Kocher made consecutive 3-pointers to help Texas A&M-Corpus Christi close to 45-39 with 7:45 left, but Ray Turner scored on an offensive rebound on Texas A&M’s ensuing possession and the Aggies outscored the Islanders 11-4 the rest of the way.
Myron Dempsey had 14 points for the Islanders (1-3).