Tuesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Roundup of games played Nov. 20, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Rosario scored 13 points, Patric Young added a double-double and No. 7 Florida overwhelmed Savannah State 58-40 Tuesday night.
Young finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. It was his second double-double in four games, Erik Murphy chipped in 10 points for the Gators (4-0), who played the final 13-plus minutes without leading scorer Kenny Boynton.
Boynton sprained his left ankle when the landed on an opponent's foot while driving to the basket. He went to the locker room, returned to the bench a few minutes later and then left for good with 7:47 remaining. The Gators next play Friday against UCF.
Rashad Hassan and Cedric Smith led Savannah State with 11 points apiece. Arnold Louis added nine points and 11 boards for the Tigers (3-3).
BUTLER 82, NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 71
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Maybe North Carolina should have just gone to the beach. Butler is the team to beat in Maui.
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points to lead the unranked Bulldogs past No. 9 UNC, jumping out to a 17-point halftime lead and holding back several second-half surges from the Tar Heels in the second round of the Maui Invitational.
The Tar Heels (4-1) missed their first three shots and never led.
One day after a buzzer-beater over Marquette, Butler (3-1) held North Carolina to 18 points in the first half. It was by far the worst output in a half for the Tar Heels so far this season.
P.J. Hairston led UNC with 15 points.
NO. 11 UCLA 60, GEORGIA 56
NEW YORK (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Bruins made enough free throws late to hold off the Bulldogs in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament.
In the final minutes of a mostly dreary game, UCLA (4-1) took the lead with Muhammad on the bench, on baskets by Travis Wear and Jordan Adams, but the hyped freshman re-entered with 1:58 left to play.
He made two free throws with 1:15 left, then scooped up a loose ball on the other end with a minute remaining and fed Norman Powell, who was fouled attempting a layup.
Wear finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for UCLA, and Kyle Anderson had nine rebounds and nine points.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs (1-4) with 16 points and had eight rebounds.
NO. 14 CREIGHTON 105, LONGWOOD 57
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott and Gregory Echenique scored 17 points apiece to lead four Creighton players in double figures, and the 14th-ranked Bluejays defeated Longwood.
Ethan Wragge and Will Artino each added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-0), who have won all their games this season by at least 20 points.
Jeylani Dublin had 19 points and Tristan Carey 14 for Longwood (0-4).
NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE 74, BOISE STATE 70
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Keith Appling scored 22 points while Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine made key contributions to help slow-starting Michigan State rally twice to beat the Broncos.
Appling was 8-for-14 from the field and delivered the critical three-point play in the final minute. Valentine had 12 points in his first career start, while Dawson added 10 points, five rebounds and three steals for the No. 15 Spartans (3-1), who suffered a major blow for at least one night when high-scoring freshman Gary Harris suffered a shoulder injury in the opening minute.
Derrick Marks scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half before fouling out with 2:37 left for Leon Rice's Broncos (3-1).
NO. 22 CINCINNATI 91, CAMPBELL 72
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 28 points and the Bearcats remained undefeated with a win over Campbell in the Global Sports Invitational.
Jaquon Parker set a season high with 21 points, and Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (4-0), who never trailed and led by as many as 25.
Cincinnati is scheduled to play its first road game Friday against Iowa State as the GSI continues in Las Vegas.
Darren White, who came in leading the Big South Conference with 25.5 points per game, bounced back from scoring just three in the first half to finish with 22 for Campbell (2-3).