Monday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor scored 27 points, Thomas Robinson added 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas claimed the Big 12 title outright by beating Oklahoma State 70-58 on Monday night
Taylor scored 10 straight points in the final 5 minutes to close it out for the Jayhawks (25-5, 15-2).
Unranked Oklahoma State teams had upset top 5 Kansas teams in 2008 and 2010.
Keiton Page hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points in his final home game for the Cowboys (14-16, 7-10) and Brian Williams added 20 points.
The Jayhawks have won eight straight Big 12 titles overall, sharing the crown in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
The Jayhawks outscored short-handed Oklahoma State 34-8 in the paint, held a 32-23 rebounding advantage and shot 52 percent for the game and 60 percent in the second half.
Page hit two 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, pushing him past Randy Rutherford to break the school record for career 3s, but Oklahoma State soon fell into an extended drought and behind to stay. The Cowboys didn't make a basket for more than 7 minutes, and Kansas took advantage to go on a 15-2 run.
NO. 9 BAYLOR 77, TEXAS TECH 48
WACO, Texas (AP) — Perry Jones III had 15 points and 10 rebounds and A.J. Walton scored a season-high 13 points for Baylor in its home finale.
Walton matched his season-high with 10 points before halftime, when the Bears (25-5, 12-5 Big 12) were already in total control.
Baylor closed the first half on a 25-4 run over the final 10:05, stretching its lead to 40-15.
Texas Tech (8-21, 1-16) didn't even have 20 points in the game until Jordan Tolbert's dunk with 14:33 left made it 49-21.
Tobert led the Red Raiders with 19 points.
It was the final home game for the winningest senior class in Baylor history — Quincy Acy, Fred Ellis and Anthony Jones.
Acy had 12 points and seven rebounds, including two big dunks just before coming out of the game to a huge ovation with about 2 minutes left. Right after that, Jones hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give him 13 points.
Even the little-used Ellis, who hadn't scored a point since Dec. 19, made two free throws.
NO. 11 GEORGETOWN 59, NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown's Jason Clark and Henry Sims combined for 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists on "Senior Day."
Clark finished with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sims had 12 points and five assists for the Hoyas (22-6, 12-5 Big East).
Greg Whittington contributed 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers, and another freshman, Otto Porter, had 10 rebounds for Georgetown.
Notre Dame (20-10, 12-5) lost its second straight following a school-record, nine-game Big East winning streak. It made 3 of 17 3-point attempts, after going 4 for 31 in a loss at St. John's on Saturday.
The Irish shot only 33 percent from the field overall, and no one scored more than the nine points from Eric Atkins and Scott Martin.
Clark and Sims left to a standing ovation with 1:43 remaining and Georgetown leading 59-36.