Friday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Games played Nov. 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Adreian Payne scored 26 points and No. 2 Michigan State avoided a stunning upset Friday night, holding off Columbia 62-53 in the final minutes.
The Spartans (3-0) beat top-ranked Kentucky earlier in the week, and they'll have a chance to move to the top of next week's AP Top 25, but only after trailing for a majority of the second half against the poised, patient Lions (1-2).
Maodo Lo had 12 points for Columbia.
Michigan State scored the game's first nine points, but the Spartans trailed 26-22 at halftime and didn't lead again until Gary Harris' three-point play put Michigan State ahead 49-46 with 7:28 to go.
The Spartans held Columbia without a field goal for the final 4:27.
No. 3 LOUISVILLE 99, CORNELL 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kevin Ware scored quickly in his return for No. 3 Louisville and the defending NCAA champion Cardinals beat Cornell for their school-record 19th straight win.
Ware shattered his leg during last season's Midwest Regional final. He played in an exhibition this season, then sat out the first two games for the Cardinals (3-0).
Ware had five points and two rebounds in 13 minutes. He scored just 17 seconds after checking in with 14:06 left in the first half, splitting defenders on a drive to cap a 20-point run that put Louisville ahead 22-2.
Wayne Blackshear led the Cardinals (3-0) with 20 points. Chane Behanan added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Nolan Cressler scored 10 points for Cornell (0-4).
No. 4 DUKE 97, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 64
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored a career-high 28 points, Jabari Parker added 21 and No. 4 Duke routed Florida Atlantic.
Parker had his third straight 20-point performance and also got 10 rebounds. He became the first freshman in coach Mike Krzyzewski's 34 seasons at Duke to begin his career with three consecutive 20-point games.
Andre Dawkins had 17 points for Duke. The Blue Devils (2-1) bounced back from a 94-83 loss to No. 5 Kansas.
Pablo Bertone had 17 points to lead FAU (1-2).
The Blue Devils have won 103 straight nonconference games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The last non-ACC team to beat them there was the 2000 St. John's team whose coach, Mike Jarvis, is now in charge at FAU.
No. 8 OKLAHOMA STATE 97, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 63
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte and Markel Brown each scored 22 points and No. 8 Oklahoma State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Marcus Smart added 16 points for the Cowboys (3-0). Le'Bryan Nash had nine points and a game-high eight rebounds.
The Cowboys led by 12 early in the second half before going on a 32-4 run, with four 3s by Forte making it 82-42.
Tevin Hammond scored 15 points for the Lions (2-1). DeAndre McIntyre and Davon Haynes each added 13.
No. 12 NORTH CAROLINA 62, HOLY CROSS 54
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Marcus Paige scored a career-high 23 points to help No. 12 North Carolina push its way past Holy Cross in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
Paige scored 16 points after halftime and joined with fellow sophomore Brice Johnson to give the Tar Heels (2-0) the spark they needed to break free from a 35-all tie.
Johnson finished with 12 points for his second double-figure scoring output in two games for UNC, which again played without leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior guard Leslie McDonald due to NCAA eligibility concerns.
Malachi Alexander scored 13 to lead Holy Cross (1-2).
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