Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Friday, January 13, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Austin Hollins scored a career-high 18 points to help Minnesota beat No. 7 Indiana 77-74 on Thursday night.
Indiana’s Christian Watford could have tied the score but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.
Rodney Williams scored 14 points and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four straight. Minnesota shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers in the first half to take the lead, then maintained it by scoring in the paint and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in the second half.
Indiana freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2). Jordan Hulls scored 13, Will Sheehey 12 and Victor Oladipo 10 for Indiana, which had won three straight.
The Hoosiers were 11-0 at home, including victories over then-No. 1 Kentucky and then-No. 2 Ohio State.
NO. 8 DUKE 61, NO. 16 VIRGINIA 58
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee scored 12 points and Duke held on to beat Virginia, snapping the Cavaliers’ 12-game winning streak.
Austin Rivers and Seth Curry added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Despite an off night from 3-point range, they shot 52 percent against one of the league’s stingiest defenses, put together a game-changing run shortly after halftime, then held off Virginia’s late push to claim their second straight win.
Mike Scott scored 23 points for the Cavaliers (14-2, 1-1). They pulled within three on Akil Mitchell’s stickback dunk with 47.6 seconds left, then forced a stop and had the ball with about 13 seconds left. But Scott missed a 3-pointer from the corner and Jontel Evans missed a 3 from the wing as time expired.
NO. 15 MURRAY STATE 66, JACKSONVILLE STATE 55
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Donte Poole had 21 points and three steals to lead Murray State past Jacksonville, giving the unbeaten Racers the best start in school history.
Ed Daniel added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Racers (17-0, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State is one of three undefeated teams in Division I, joining No. 1 Syracuse and No. 4 Baylor.
Brian Williams led Jacksonville State with 18 points. The Gamecocks (6-13, 1-5) never led in the first half and Murray State went into the break up by three.
Jacksonville State committed 10 more fouls than the Racers, who forced 20 turnovers.
NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 62, TENNESSEE 58
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dee Bost had a crucial steal and dunk on the final possession of the game and Mississippi State survived a late scare to beat Tennessee.
Mississippi State (14-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) avoided its first 0-2 start in league play since 2003. The Bulldogs led by 12 early in the second half, but Tennessee cut it to 60-58 on Renaldo Woolridge’s 3-pointer with 44.2 seconds remaining.
Tennessee got the ball back on a steal by Skylar McBee and had a chance to tie or win with seconds remaining, but Bost slapped the ball away from Trae Golden and drove for the game-sealing dunk.
Bost, Renardo Sidney and Arnett Moultrie all scored 13 points for the Bulldogs.
Tennessee (8-8, 1-1) was led by Golden, who had 20 points.
SAINT MARY’S 83, NO. 21 GONZAGA 62
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Dellavadova hit five 3-pointers on the way to 26 points and also dished out six assists, and Saint Mary’s pulled off a rare rout of Gonzaga in a matchup of the West Coast Conference’s fiercest rivals.
Brad Waldow added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Stephen Holt had 13 points and six assists for the Gaels (16-2, 5-0) at a rocking McKeon Pavilion, where a standing-room only crowd packed the arena for a nationally televised showdown that’s always the biggest draw of the season here. Students stormed the court after the final buzzer.
Elias Harris had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Pangos scored 12 for the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-1), who had their eight-game winning streak snapped. Gonzaga also lost in early December to Illinois and Michigan State.