Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Friday, January 27, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Zeller had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds to help No. 7 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 74-55 on Thursday night.
Reggie Bullock added 11 points in his first career start for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 11th straight against their longtime rivals.
With its bigger front line dominating inside, North Carolina shot 48 percent and led by 31 points in the second half.
Scott Wood scored 11 points to lead the Wolfpack (15-6, 4-2).
N.C. State finished with its worst scoring total of the season and shot 37 percent, though its second-half production came after the game was decided.
NO. 14 FLORIDA 64, MISSISSIPPI 60
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Patric Young scored 15 points and Kenny Boynton added 12 for Florida, which rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit.
Florida (16-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 20-4 in the opening minutes and trailed 38-28 at halftime.
Young was 7 of 10 from the field despite playing with tendinitis in his right ankle. Erving Walker had 10 points and nine assists.
Terrance Henry had 21 points for Mississippi (13-7, 3-3), which shot 60.9 percent from the field in the first half, hitting all six 3-point attempts. In the second half they made just 8 of 29 (27.6 percent) from the field.
Ole Miss pulled within 63-60 with 18 seconds remaining and had a chance to tie, but turned the ball over and Bradley Beal hit a free throw that sealed the victory.
NO. 25 WISCONSIN 57, NO. 16 INDIANA 50
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Brust scored 13 points and Wisconsin continued its recent rebound in the Big Ten.
Ryan Evans added 12 points for the Badgers (17-5, 6-3), who had recovered from a rough start to conference play by winning their past five games — including road victories at Purdue and Illinois.
Verdell Jones and Christian Watford scored 12 points each for the Hoosiers (16-5, 4-5), who have lost four of their past five games. The Hoosiers snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory at Penn State on Sunday.
Jared Berggren had a career-high five blocks for the Badgers, who have won nine straight over Indiana.
Wisconsin won despite going 4 for 17 from 3-point range.
The Badgers held Hoosiers freshman forward Cody Zeller to seven points on 2-for-7 shooting.
NO. 19 VIRGINIA 66, BOSTON COLLEGE 49
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Scott scored 18 points and Virginia pulled away from a 44-all tie with a 22-3 run.
The victory was just the second in the last seven games against the Eagles for the Cavaliers (16-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rebounded from a home loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday night in which they managed just 45 points.
Ryan Anderson had 12 points for Boston College (7-13, 2-4), which rallied from a 44-36 deficit to pull even on a 3-pointer by Danny Rubin with 10:25 to play. The Eagles managed just one other field goal over the next 10 minutes as the Cavaliers pulled away.
Jontel Evans and Akil Mitchell, who again replaced injured center Assane Sene in the starting lineup, both scored 10 points for Virginia, which matched its victory total of last season.
NO. 21 SAINT MARY’S 71, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 64
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Holt scored 19 points to lead Saint Mary’s to its 11th straight win over Loyola Marymount.
The Gaels (20-2, 9-0 West Coast Conference) have won 20 games for the eighth time in school history and six of those seasons have been with coach Randy Bennett.
Drew Viney had 18 points for the Lions (12-9, 5-3), who led by seven points before managing just one field goal over the final 5:10 of the first half.
Saint Mary’s opened the second half on a 10-0 run to take control of the game.
Loyola got within six points in the second half.