|Thursday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 03 January 2008 19:15|
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Jeff Robinson scored 20 points and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 19 to lead No. 2 Memphis to a 102-58 victory over Siena on Thursday night.
Joey Dorsey hit all five of his shots, scored 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots for the Tigers (12-0), who won their 39th straight home game.
Memphis connected on 11 shots from 3-point range in the first half and built a 25-point lead.
Kenny Hasbrouck led Siena (7-5) with 18 points.
Memphis finished with 11 blocks and forced 15 turnovers.
The Tigers led by as many as 46 points.
No. 10 Marquette 96, Providence 67
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dominic James scored 21 points and Lazar Hayward added 17 for the Golden Eagles in the Big East opener for both teams.
Marquette (11-1) won its seventh straight game because it was too fast and too deep for Providence (9-4), which had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Friars were missing starting point guard Sharaud Curry and backup Dwain Williams due to injuries.
Ousmane Barro had a season-high 14 points to go with nine rebounds, both well above his averages, for Marquette.
Brian McKenzie led Providence with 21 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.
No. 15 Vanderbilt 76, Rice 58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster had 24 points and five rebounds and Vanderbilt remained undefeated.
The Commodores (14-0) forced a season-high 24 turnovers and extended the best start in the program's 108-year history. Vanderbilt won their first 12 games in 2003-04 en route to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
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DePaul 84, No. 17 Villanova 76
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Draelon Burns scored 20 points and Karron Clarke added 14 for DePaul in the Big East opener for both teams.
The Blue Demons (5-7), who had the worst non-conference record among the 16 conference schools, opened an 18-8 lead and extended it to 40-25 with 14 seconds left in the half on Clarke's alley-oop dunk off an inbounds play from the baseline.
Corey Fisher had 23 points for Villanova (10-2).
Dante Cunningham made a jumper then hit one free throw and Antonio Pena had a tip-in that got the Wildcats within 68-64 with 3:30 left. But Burns made two free throws and then had a steal and layup to put DePaul up 72-64 with 2:57 left.
No. 21 Arizona 76, Oregon St. 63
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Jordan Hill had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Arizona pulled away in the teams' Pac-10 opener.
Nic Wise, starting in place of injured freshman point guard Jarryd Bayless, scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Wildcats (10-3), who rallied from a seven-point deficit in the second half.
Chase Budinger of the Wildcats missed seven of his first eight shots then came alive late for 11 points over the final six minutes to finish with 20.
Hill, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, was 8-for-11 from the field, 5-for-6 in the second half.
Freshman Omari Johnson, playing just his fifth game after missing the first 13 with an injured right cheekbone, scored a season-best 19 for the Beavers (6-7).
Bayless, Arizona's leading scorer at 18.5 points per game, missed his second straight game with a sprained right knee. He is expected to sit out Saturday's game against Oregon.