Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Sunday, January 22, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jack Cooley had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Notre Dame upset No. 1 Syracuse 67-58 on Saturday.
Fans stormed the court after the Irish’s rousing victory. It was the eighth time Notre Dame has beaten a No. 1 team, tied for fourth-most all-time.
The Orange (20-1, 7-1) played without Fab Melo, who did not make the trip and will not play Monday against Cincinnati.
Without Melo in the middle, the 6-foot-9, 248-pound Cooley was a major force for Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) and the Irish won the rebound battle 38-25. School officials gave no explanation why the talented center did not make the trip. C.J. Fair started for the Orange.
James Southerland scored 15 points for Syracuse, which shot just 34 percent and had its lowest scoring game of the season.
Scott Martin added 13 for Notre Dame, which hit 50 percent of its field-goal attempts.
NO. 2 KENTUCKY 77, ALABAMA 71
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Darius Miller hit four free throws in the final minute and freshmen Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis each added two more as Kentucky earned its nation’s best 47th straight home victory.
Kentucky (19-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) led the entire second half, but Alabama’s Trevor Releford scored all 17 of his points in the second half to keep the Crimson Tide (13-6, 2-3) close until the end.
Terrence Jones, who finished with 15 points, made Kentucky’s final field goal with 6:57 left, but the Wildcats hit 23 of 29 second-half free throw attempts — including all eight in the final minute — in a game that featured 45 fouls.
Doron Lamb had 14 points for the Wildcats, who scored their final 15 points from the free-throw line.
JaMychal Green had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Alabama, which lost its third in a row.
NO. 5 MISSOURI 89, NO. 3 BAYLOR 88
Ricardo Ratliffe scored a career-high 27 points and Missouri held on for the big road win.
Ratliffe had a big two-handed slam dunk midway through the second half when he scored six points in an 8-0 spurt that put the Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12) up 68-58. Missouri still had a 10-point lead with 3:07 left but didn’t score again until Ratliffe’s two free throws with a minute left.
Missouri had to make 10 of 12 free throws in the final minute for the victory. Marcus Denmon’s free throw with 4 seconds left made it 89-85 before Brady Heslip hit a 3-pointer for Baylor (17-2, 4-2), which has lost two in a row after a 17-0 start.
Quincy Miller led Baylor with 29 points while Pierre Jackson had 20 points and 15 assists.
FLORIDA STATE 76, NO. 4 DUKE 73
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer as time expired, and Florida State snapped Duke’s 45-game home-court winning streak.
With the game tied, Luke Loucks sprinted up the middle of the court before zipping a pass over to Snaer on the right side in front of the FSU bench. Snaer quickly launched a shot that dropped cleanly through the net, stunning the once-rowdy crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium and sending the Seminoles’ bench spilling onto the court in celebration.
Snaer scored 14 points — including a banked-in 3 to beat the buzzer on the final play of the first half — and the Seminoles (13-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth straight game.
Austin Rivers had 19 points for the Blue Devils (16-3, 4-1), including a tying drive with 4.9 seconds left.
Xavier Gibson led Florida State with 16 points.
NO. 6 OHIO STATE 79, NEBRASKA 45
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — William Buford scored 15 points, Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas had 14 apiece, and Ohio State blew out Nebraska for the second time this month.
The Buckeyes (17-3, 5-3 Big Ten) swept their games against Nebraska by a combined 65 points and moved into a three-way tie for first place in the conference with Michigan and Michigan State.
Ohio State came to Lincoln looking to polish its game on the road. The Buckeyes were 2-3 in road games, including 1-2 against Big Ten opponents.
Brandon Ubel and Bo Spencer had eight points apiece for Nebraska (10-9, 2-6), which had two field-goal droughts of longer than eight minutes.
NO. 7 KANSAS 69, TEXAS 66
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Withey made a layup and free throw with 37 seconds left to give Kansas the lead, and the Jayhawks survived another tough fight with Texas.
Withey’s three-point play put Kansas up 68-66 and Thomas Robinson made a free throw with 8 seconds left. Texas’ J’Covan Brown got off a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left but it bounced off the rim. Brown also missed with 15 seconds left.
Tyshawn Taylor scored 22 points and Robinson finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for Kansas (16-3, 6-0). The Jayhawks have won nine in a row and are the only Big 12 team still undefeated in conference play.
Brown scored 24 points for the Longhorns (12-7, 2-4), who have lost three in a row and absorbed their first home loss of the season.
NO. 9 MICHIGAN STATE 83, PURDUE 58
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Freshman Branden Dawson scored 14 points to help Michigan State pull away for the easy victory.
The Spartans (16-4, 5-2) moved into a tie for the Big Ten lead by stopping their second two-game skid this season.
The Boilermakers (14-6, 4-3) have lost three of their last five games.
The Spartans led by seven at halftime and built a 23-point lead midway through the second half.
Purdue’s Robbie Hummel didn’t make a shot for the first time in his injury-filled career that dates to 2007. Hummel, who entered the game averaging a team-high 16 points, was 0 for 11 and scored just two points.
NO. 10 GEORGETOWN 52, RUTGERS 50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Otto Porter scored the final six points, including two free throws with 8.5 seconds left, lifting Georgetown to the win.
Harry Sims led Georgetown (16-3, 6-2 Big East) with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. He made 8 of 13 free throws, part of a 25-of-36 effort from the line for the Hoyas.
Mike Poole made a long 2-pointer with 2 seconds left on the shot clock and Eli Carter made a 3-pointer to extend Rutgers’ lead to 50-45 with 2:35 left.
Porter made a layup with 1:36 left, and after Rutgers (11-9, 3-4) committed an offensive foul, Porter made a jumper with 1:10 left to tie the game at 50.
Georgetown is 18-2 at home against Rutgers, including a 10-game winning streak that dates to 2000.
NO. 12 MURRAY STATE 82, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 65
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Isaiah Canaan scored 21 points, Jewuan Long added a season-high 17 and Murray State became the only unbeaten team in Division I.
The Racers (20-0, 8-0 Ohio Valley Conference) got their ninth road win of the season. The nation’s other unbeaten team, No. 1 Syracuse, lost at Notre Dame 67-58 earlier in the day.
Donte Poole added 14 points and Latreze Mushatt had seven points and eight rebounds for the Racers, who led 49-35 at half.
Mark Yelovich paced Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (5-12, 3-5) with 17 points.
TENNESSEE 60, NO. 13 CONNECTICUT 57
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first start, and Tennessee hit 7 of 10 free-throw attempts in the final minute to secure the win.
The Volunteers (9-10) led by 10 points with 3:15 remaining in the second half and had a 55-48 lead when the Huskies’ Jeremy Lamb sank a 3-pointer with 37 seconds left. Lamb then fouled Trae Golden, who hit one of his two free throws before Shabazz Napier hit a 3 to cut the Vols’ lead to 56-54 with 23 seconds to go.
Niels Giffey fouled Tennessee’s Skylar McBee, who hit both free throws to seal it.
Lamb led the Huskies (14-5) with 23 points. Napier finished with 18 points.
NO. 14 UNLV 80, NEW MEXICO 63
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Moser scored 14 points and UNLV’s reserves combined for 28 points to fend off preseason Mountain West favorite New Mexico.
Carlos Lopez, sporting a fresh mohawk, led the Runnin’ Rebels’ reserves with 14 points in 14 minutes, hitting 8 of 14 free throws.
Moser grabbed his 10th rebound in the game’s final seconds, notching his 10th double-double this year.
UNLV (18-3, 2-1) trailed by five midway through the first half, but took its first lead at 25-23 with 6 minutes left on a pair of free throws, eventually finishing the half up 39-35.
The Rebels then ran it up in the second half, scoring 26 points off 11 turnovers. UNLV finished with 26 fastbreak points, pressing the lead as high as 20 points.
Kendall Williams and Tony Snell each had 15 points for New Mexico (15-4, 1-2).
NO. 16 SAN DIEGO ST. 57, AIR FORCE 44
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chase Tapley scored 16 points, and Jamaal Franklin had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help San Diego State beat Air Force for its 10th straight win.
Tapley had two quick baskets in the final minute for the Aztecs (17-2, 3-0 Mountain West Conference), who seemed somewhat sluggish following two high-intensity games they played in the last week.
The Aztecs beat then-No. 12 UNLV 69-67 at home a week earlier and then won 75-70 at New Mexico on Wednesday night after falling behind 10-0. The Aztecs head back on the road for games at Wyoming on Tuesday night and at Colorado State on Saturday.
Taylor Broekhuis scored 16 for Air Force (11-6, 1-2).
NO. 17 FLORIDA 76, LSU 64
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Erik Murphy scored 15 points and Florida extended its home win streak to 16 games.
The Gators (15-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) had five players in double figures, a balanced effort that helped them overcome an off night from 3-point range. Erving Walker had 12 points, and Kenny Boynton, Bradley Beal and Mike Rosario finished with 11 points apiece for Florida, which made 7 of 21 shots from behind the arc.
Justin Hamilton led the Tigers with a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds. The 7-footer made 13 of 22 shots, nearly as many as the rest of his team.
Hamilton helped LSU (12-7, 2-3) trim the lead to 68-60 with 3 minutes remaining, but the Gators pulled away down the stretch.
NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI STATE 78, VANDERBILT 77, OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dee Bost scored on a layup with 51.8 seconds left in overtime and Mississippi State snapped Vanderbilt’s eight-game winning streak.
The Bulldogs (16-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won in Memorial Gym for the first time since 2004 and snapped their own three-game skid in Nashville. They appeared headed toward another loss after trailing 39-28 at halftime.
Vanderbilt (14-5, 4-1) had plenty of chances to extend its winning streak but missed three shots after Bost’s layup, the last a 3-point attempt by John Jenkins that hit the front of the rim just before the buzzer.
Bost scored 24 points, and Arnett Moultrie had his 11th double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Jenkins led Vanderbilt with 21 points.
NO. 19 CREIGHTON 75, INDIANA STATE 49
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott had 12 points and Creighton cruised to its eighth consecutive victory.
For McDermott, it tied a season low for points, but it didn’t matter. Creighton hit seven of its first 10 3-point shots, including four during a decisive 17-5 first-half run.
The Bluejays (18-2) improved to 8-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference in front of 17,411 — the sixth-largest crowd in school history.
Indiana State (11-9, 2-7) lost its third straight and seventh in nine games after a 9-2 start to the season. Dwayne Lathan had 15 points but the Sycamores lost their 13th straight game to Creighton in Omaha.
ARKANSAS 66, NO. 20 MICHIGAN 64
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — BJ Young scored 15 points and Arkansas hit its first 11 shots while remaining undefeated in Bud Walton Arena this season.
Trey Burke missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Razorbacks (14-5) their second victory over a ranked opponent at home, following a win over then-No. 15 Mississippi State on Jan. 7.
Arkansas built a 34-14 lead on the strength of its early shooting and led 49-33 early in the second half. The Wolverines (15-5) cut the lead to two before the Razorbacks regained control and held on in front of a sellout crowd of 19,050.
Mardracus Wade added 12 points and Rickey Scott and Hunter Mickelson had 11 apiece for Arkansas, which shot 50 percent.
Zack Novak led Michigan with 17 points, and Jordan Morgan had 16.
NO. 21 MARQUETTE 79, PROVIDENCE 72
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jae Crowder scored 18 points and reserve Jamil Wilson had a career-best 16 to power Marquette to its first conference road victory.
Wilson and Davante Gardner combined for all the points in a 14-3 run that carried the Golden Eagles (16-4, 5-2 Big East) to their fourth straight league win. Darius Johnson-Odom added 16 points.
Bryce Cotten led the Friars (12-8, 1-6) with 28 points and LaDonte Henton had 14.
Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams earned his 99th career win.
NO. 23 LOUISVILLE 73, PITTSBURGH 62
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Kuric scored 21 points in his return from an ankle injury to lead Louisville past struggling Pittsburgh.
Chane Behanan added a career-high 19 points for the Cardinals (15-5, 3-4 Big East), who took control during an 11-2 run midway through the second half.
The Panthers (11-9, 0-7) have lost eight straight. Ashton Gibbs and Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 14 points each but the defending Big East champions remained the only winless team in conference play.
The Panthers hoped the return of point guard Tray Woodall, who missed 11 of the last 12 games with groin and abdominal injuries, would end the program’s longest losing streak in more than a decade. Instead, Woodall went scoreless in 21 minutes and Pitt’s miserable stretch continued.
Louisville turned an early six-point deficit into a 31-28 halftime lead.
NO. 24 SAINT MARY’S 93, SANTA CLARA 77
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova had 26 points and seven assists, and Rob Jones added 14 points and 15 rebounds to help Saint Mary’s hold off Santa Clara.
The Gaels were outhustled and outshot for most of the game and trailed midway through the second half before going on a 15-2 run to pull away for their ninth consecutive win. Saint Mary’s (19-2, 9-0 West Coast Conference) is off to its best start under 11th-year coach Randy Bennett.
Jorden Page scored a career-high 19 points and Brad Waldow had 14 points and a career-best 16 rebounds for Saint Mary’s, which has won six straight in the series.
Niyi Harrison had 23 points and nine rebounds for Santa Clara (8-10, 0-5), which lost its sixth straight.
Saint Mary’s won despite going 26 of 45 from the free throw line and 5 for 16 on 3-pointers.
NO. 25 KANSAS STATE 66, OKLAHOMA STATE 58
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Angel Rodriguez scored 14 points in his second start, Jamar Samuels added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kansas State snapped an 11-game losing streak at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Wildcats (14-4, 3-3 Big 12) held Oklahoma State without a made basket for a 15-minute stretch spanning halftime, building up a 46-33 lead on Will Spradling’s runner in the lane with 9:08 to play. Then they held off a late charge as the Cowboys (9-10, 2-4) closed to 59-56 with just over 2 minutes left.
Rodriguez and Rodney McGruder combined to make seven of 10 free throws down the stretch to seal the Wildcats’ first win in Stillwater since 1993.
Oklahoma State’s Keiton Page had 17 points on 4-for-17 shooting.