Sunday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Monday, January 30, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 on Sunday.
Jared Sullinger added 13 points and William Buford and Deshaun Thomas both had 12 for Ohio State (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten), which ran its winning streak over its archrival to six straight and eight of nine.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points for the Wolverines (16-6, 6-3). Trey Burke, the conference's top freshman point guard, returned to his hometown to play for the first time against Sullinger, his former high school teammate, and finished with 13 points.
Michigan fell to 1-5 on opponents' home courts this season.
The Buckeyes extended their homecourt winning streak to 38, the second-longest in the program's 100 years.
NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA 93, GEORGIA TECH 81
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and North Carolina hit 10 3-pointers in ending a four-game losing streak to Georgia Tech.
Tyler Zeller added 17 points for the Tar Heels (18-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 12 of 13 games and extended their school-record home winning streak to 31 games. North Carolina shot 54 percent from the field, led by 20 points at halftime and by 24 in the second half of an easy win that moved the Tar Heels into a tie with Duke and Florida State atop the ACC standings.
John Henson had 13 points and Reggie Bullock added 11 for the Tar Heels, while Kendall Marshall had 12 assists.
Mfon Udofia scored 16 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (8-13, 1-6), who trailed by double figures the entire second half.
The Yellow Jackets have lost five straight games and nine of 10 in the past five weeks. The only win during that stretch came at North Carolina State on Jan. 11.
NO. 16 INDIANA 103, IOWA 89
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Cody Zeller scored a season-high 26 points for Indiana which handed Iowa its third straight loss.
Zeller made 11 of 12 shots and had four assists and three steals for the Hoosiers (17-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who scored more than 100 points in a conference game for the first time since defeating Iowa 110-79 on March 12, 1995.
Christian Watford scored 15 points, Verdell Jones III had 14 points and nine assists and Victor Oladipo had 12 points and six rebounds for the Hoosiers, who had lost four of five.
Josh Oglesby scored a season-high 24 points and Matt Gatens added 20 for Iowa (11-11, 3-6), which shot 63 percent from the field, but committed 17 turnovers.
Indiana was held to a season-low 50 points in a loss at Wisconsin on Thursday night, but had that many by halftime against Iowa.
NOTRE DAME 50, NO. 24 CONNECTICUT 48
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Eric Atkins scored 13 points and Jerian Grant hit three key free throws late as Notre Dame got its third straight win and handed Connecticut its third straight loss.
Grant had 11 points and Scott Martin added 10 for Notre Dame (14-8, 6-3 Big East), who controlled the tempo throughout.
The loss spoiled the return of freshman guard Ryan Boatright for Connecticut (14-6, 4-4), who missed the last three games amid an NCAA investigation into his eligibility. He finished with six points.
Notre Dame trailed 24-21 at halftime, but went on a 13-0 run to open the second half.
Jeremy Lamb had 16 points to lead the Huskies and had a chance to tie the game after apparently missing his second free throw with 2.3 seconds left on purpose. He grabbed the rebound of the miss but his off-balance follow bounced off the rim at the buzzer.