Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played Nov. 24, 2012

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Quinn Cook scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 7:46, including No. 5 Duke's last eight of the game, and the Blue Devils beat No. 2 Louisville 76-71 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Neither team led by more than four points over the final 10 minutes until Cook's second free throw with 6.7 seconds left made it 76-71.

The sophomore point guard had six assists and just four turnovers against Louisville's pressure defense. He was 4 for 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0).

Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.

NO. 13 MISSOURI 68, VCU 65

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading the Tigers over the Rams in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.

The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds, then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.

Troy Daniels of VCU missed a 3 and the Tigers ran out the clock.

The Tigers lost to No. 2 Louisville in the semifinals, when they committed 23 turnovers. They had 14 against VCU.

Negus Webster-Chan and Keion Bell had 12 points apiece for Missouri.


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Anthony Bennett scored 22 points and the Runnin' Rebels beat the Cyclones in the consolation game of the Global Sports Classic.

UNLV (3-1) began to pull away late in the second half. After Will Clyburn's tip-in at 7:24 cut Iowa State's deficit to 57-54, the Rebels closed the game with a 25-16 run.

Anthony Marshall added 16 points for the Rebels, and Mike Moser had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

The Runnin' Rebels used a pair of runs to seize momentum midway through the first half, but Iowa State (4-2) managed to stay close.

Clyburn had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cyclones. Tyrus McGee added 12 points while Melvin Eljm scored 10.


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Chris Crawford had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Joe Jackson scored 15 for the Tigers (3-2), who were one of four ranked teams in the regular-season tournament.

Deon Mitchell led the Panthers (3-3) with 18 points and five assists, but Northern Iowa shot 31.4 percent (16 of 51), including 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) from 3-point range.


WACO, Texas (AP) — Willis Hall scored six consecutive points for the College of Charleston to break the final tie and the Cougars held on for a 63-59 upset.

The Cougars (3-2) won against a Top 25 team for the first time since an overtime home victory over No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2010. Their only other road win against a ranked team was at Georgia Tech in January 1993.

Hall had 12 points, with eight free throws. The last came with 2.4 seconds left after grabbing a rebound.

Pierre Jackson's 21 points led Baylor (4-2), which had won 29 consecutive home games against non-conference teams.

Hall's two free throws with 3:22 left snapped a 55-all tie. His layup and jumper stretched the lead to 61-55.


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