Sunday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 9, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 30 points for No. 16 Creighton, which broke away late in the first half and beat Akron 77-61 on Sunday.
McDermott made a career-high six 3-pointers, and Gregory Echenique added nine points and seven rebounds for Creighton (9-1).
Zeke Marshall and Nick Harney had 12 points apiece for Akron (4-3), which is 0-25 against ranked opponents since becoming a Division I program in 1980-81. The Zips, who came in averaging almost 10 3-pointers a game, made a season-low four in 17 attempts and were held to their lowest point total of the season.
Creighton's Grant Gibbs had eight assists and no turnovers to go along with his seven points and six rebounds. Gibbs has 27 assists and one turnover in his last three games.
NO. 21 UNLV 76, CALIFORNIA 75
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Quintrell Thomas grabbed Anthony Marshall's air ball under the basket and scored on a short hook shot with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift UNLV to the win.
The Runnin' Rebels led for most of the second half but trailed 75-74 following two free throws by California's Justin Cobbs with 11.9 seconds left. Marshall then rushed a long jumper that Thomas alertly grabbed and flipped in. Thomas was fouled on the play but missed the free throw. Justin Hawkins then blocked a 3-point attempt by Cobbs from midcourt as the buzzer sounded.
Anthony Bennett had career highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds while leading UNLV (7-1) to its sixth straight win. Bryce Dejean-Jones also had a career-best 22 points.
Allen Crabbe scored 18 for California (6-2), which has lost two straight after opening the season 6-0.
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