Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 20, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Elon 76-54 on Thursday night for its 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and Tyler Thornton hit a pair of key 3-pointers 30 seconds apart that helped the Blue Devils (11-0) pull away.
Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual. Duke shot 43 percent but forced 17 turnovers and turned them into 19 points while holding the Phoenix to just five offensive rebounds.
Sebastian Koch scored 14 points but Elon (6-5) was denied its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2005.
Quinn Cook added 10 points for Duke, which hasn't lost to a non-ACC team at Cameron since falling to St. John's on Feb. 26, 2000.
No. 2 MICHIGAN 93, EASTERN MICHIGAN 54
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help Michigan rout Eastern Michigan.
The Wolverines (12-0) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season.
The Eagles (6-4) have lost two straight since beating Purdue.
Michigan trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, then took control with a 20-0 run. The Wolverines led 40-24 at halftime and enjoyed an even bigger cushion for much of the second half.
Eastern Michigan's Daylen Harrison scored 13 points and Glen Bryant had 10.
Michigan's Trey Burke had 11 points and eight assists. Nik Stauskas made three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 16 points, while fellow freshmen Mitch McGary had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double and Glenn Robinson III added 13 points for the Wolverines.