Sunday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Monday, February 27, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin's final five points — including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left — and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday.
Jordan Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Evans 10 for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who made up for an earlier loss at home to Ohio State.
With the Buckeyes (23-6, 11-5) up by a point, Berggren swished a shot from beyond the arc on the left wing.
Deshaun Thomas had 23 points for Ohio State. William Buford had 15 and Aaron Craft 13.
The loss gave Michigan State a share of the Big Ten title.
The Badgers improved to 6-3 in Big Ten road games and 9-4 overall away from Kohl Center. Since Bo Ryan took over as head coach, Wisconsin has the most road wins and best road winning percentage among all Big Ten teams (62-60, .508).
MIAMI 78, NO. 15 FLORIDA STATE 62
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Durand Scott scored 17 points and Miami beat Florida State, snapping a six-game losing streak to the rival Seminoles with a victory that enhances its NCAA tournament resume.
Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (17-10, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled into a tie with Virginia for fourth place in the conference standings.
Miami played without starting center Reggie Johnson, declared ineligible by the school an hour before the game after an investigation revealed members of his family had received benefits not allowed under NCAA rules. The university is seeking a quick resolution from the NCAA in an attempt to reinstate Johnson, who is averaging 10.6 points per game.
Michael Snaer scored 20 points to lead third-place Florida State (19-9, 10-4).
NO. 17 LOUISVILLE 57, PITTSBURGH 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Russ Smith scored 18 points, Kyle Kuric added 17 and Louisville held on to beat Pittsburgh.
Kuric overcame an 0-for-11 performance in Thursday's loss to Cincinnati by hitting his first shot and making a key 3-pointer late. Kuric's bucket as the shot clock expired gave Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) a 53-48 lead with 3:25 left.
Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12) cut the lead to one and had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Tray Woodall missed a jumper and Ashton Gibbs' shot from just inside halfcourt as time expired hit off the back iron.
J.J. Moore scored 16 points for the Panthers.
NO. 23 INDIANA 69, MINNESOTA 50
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Watford rediscovered his shooting stroke with 12 points as Indiana blew out sputtering Minnesota, avenging a home loss to the Gophers six weeks ago.
Victor Oladiopo and Jordan Hulls also scored 12 for Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), which held the Gophers to a season-low point total and went 21 for 25 at the free throw line. It was the lowest score against the Hoosiers in a conference game this season.
Austin Hollins had 14 points for the Gophers (17-12, 5-11), who shot a season-worst 31 percent and lost their fifth straight.
Watford, who went 0 for 13 from the floor over the last two games, was 7 for 7 from the foul line and grabbed six rebounds.