Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Games played Jan. 31, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points, including five of Gonzaga's season-high 13 3-pointers, and the seventh-ranked Zags routed Loyola Marymount 88-43 on Thursday night for their sixth straight win over the Lions.
Kelly Olynyk added 15 points, and Sam Dower and Drew Barham had 13 each for the Zags (20-2, 7-0 West Coast), ensuring coach Mark Few his 14th consecutive season with at least 20 victories.
Anthony Ireland made five 3-pointers while scoring 19 points to lead the Lions (8-13, 1-7), who have lost five straight and seven of eight.
Gonzaga stretched its lead to 81-34 with a 21-5 run midway through the second half. The Lions were held to their fewest points of the season, shot 25 percent from the field and committed 14 turnovers.
No. 8 ARIZONA 57, WASHINGTON 53
SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 15 points, five in the final 2 minutes, and Arizona rallied to snap a three-game losing streak to Washington.
Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill both added 10 points for the Wildcats, who won their second straight after losing at home to UCLA.
Arizona trailed 48-46 with 4:34 left after C.J. Wilcox hit Washington's first 3-pointer of the game. The Wildcats (18-2, 6-2 Pac-12) then closed on an 11-5 run.
Wilcox and Scott Suggs both scored 11 points to lead Washington (12-9, 4-4), which has lost four straight for the first time since 2008.
The Huskies, who finished 1 of 12 on 3-pointers, committed 17 turnovers.
SAINT LOUIS 75, No. 9 BUTLER 58
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordair Jett matched his career best with 19 points and Saint Louis pressured Butler into a season-worst 23 turnovers to record the program's biggest upset in nine years.
Dwayne Evans added 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting and five rebounds for the Billikens (15-5, 4-2 Atlantic-10), who fed off just the fourth sellout at 5-year-old Chaifetz Arena and led by double digits most of the game. Saint Louis shot 50 percent.
Rotnei Clarke had 17 points for Butler (17-4, 4-2) but also had five turnovers. Andrew Smith added 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have lost four games this season, three by 15 or more points.
The Bulldogs are Saint Louis' biggest victim since a 1-point upset over No. 2 Louisville on Feb. 12, 2003 at the Scottrade Center.
Jett was 8 for 12 with two 3-pointers.
No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 80, ILLINOIS 75
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to lead Michigan State.
The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead.
The Fighting Illini (15-7, 2-6), who were ranked as high as 10th, lost for the fifth time in six games.
Freshmen Gary Harris and Denzel Valentine both scored 14 points, Braden Dawson had 12 points and nine rebounds and Adreian Payne added eight points.
Tracy Abrams scored 16 points for Illinois while D.J. Richardson had 14, Brandon Paul 13 and reserve Myke Henry 11.
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