|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 10 January 2009 12:37|
The Blue Devils (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran off the first nine points of the second half during a 41-11 run to build their largest lead of the game, 46-21 with 12:45 left.
Toney Douglas led Florida State (13-3, 0-1) with 18 points, but was just 7-of-23 from the floor as the Seminoles shot just 31 percent.
Duke led 19-14 at the half.
No. 6 Oklahoma 61, Kansas St. 53
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Blake Griffin had 29 points and 15 rebounds in a rare game against single coverage, helping Oklahoma open Big 12 Conference play with a win.
Oklahoma (15-1) was 9-7 and won just three road games in the Big 12 last season. The expectations were a bit higher this season, particularly after the Sooners' best nonconference record since 1987-88, when they went 15-1 on the way to the national championship game.
Denis Clemente led Kansas State (11-4) with 18 points and Fred Brown added 12.
No. 8 Michigan St. 75, Kansas 62
nued his offensive surge, scoring 22 points to lead the eighth-ranked Spartans over the defending national champions.
Michigan State (13-2) has won nine straight since getting routed by North Carolina, 27 in a row at the Breslin Center over nearly two years and 39 consecutive against nonconference opponents at home since losing to Duke in 2003.
Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, the only current players who had an impact on last season's national championship team, scored 25 and 14 points respectively for the Jayhawks (11-4) and reserve Tyrel Reed added 10 points.
Michigan State's Raymar Morgan had 13 points and eight rebounds and Travis Walton scored 11.
No. 9 Georgetown 82, Providence 75
WASHINGTON (AP) - Austin Freeman scored 18 points, Greg Monroe nearly had a triple-double, and Georgetown held Providence scoreless for more than 6 minutes to rally for a victory that ended its two-game Big East losing streak.
Georgetown (11-3, 2-2) trailed by nine points in the first half, and allowed Providence (11-5, 3-1) to go ahead 44-40 on Brian McKenzie's 3-pointer with 16:15 left.
That, though, is when Monroe began to get more assertive, leading a 15-0 run by the hosts. After a one-basket first half, he finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
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No. 12 Clemson 63, North Carolina State 51
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Trevor Booker scored 23 points and Clemson improved to 16-0.
The Tigers (2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are within a win of tying the school's best start, accomplished in 1986-87 and matched two years ago.
North Carolina State (9-4, 0-1) finished with its lowest point output of the season, 21 points below their average coming in. Courtney Fells had 10 points to lead the Wolfpack, whose four defeats have come to ranked opponents.
Booker added six blocks and three steals. It was his most points since getting 25 against Presbyterian on Nov. 28.
No. 13 Notre Dame 88, Seton Hall 79
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Luke Harangody scored 30 points to lead Notre Dame as the Irish tied a Big East record with their 20th consecutive league win at home.
The Irish (12-3, 3-1 Big East) have won 45 straight overall at home. The Pirates (9-7, 0-4) have lost four straight this season and six straight to the Irish.
Harangody made four of his first five shots then missed his next 10. He found his shooting touch in the final 10 minutes, though, making four of his final eight shots to become the first Notre Dame player to score at least 20 points in eight straight games since Kelly Tripucka accomplished the feat in 1980.
dan Theodore had 11.
Tory Jackson and Kyle McAlarney had 18 points each for the Irish. There were 14 ties and 14 lead changes in the game.
No. 15 Tennessee 86, Georgia 77.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Tyler Smith had 24 points and 11 rebounds, including 13 points in the second half, and Tennessee rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Georgia in each team's SEC opener.
Three days after seeing its school-record 37-game home winning streak end with an overtime loss to Gonzaga, the Vols snapped a two-game losing streak.
Bobby Maze had 16 points, Cameron Tatum had 13 and Wayne Chism added 11 for Tennessee (10-4 overall).
Terrance Woodbury led Georgia (9-7, 0-1) with 18 points. Freshman Trey Thompkins had 14 points and nine rebounds.
No. 18 Marquette 75, No. 25 West Virginian 53
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jerel McNeal scored 26 points to lead Marquette past West Virginia.
Dominic James added 17 points and Wesley Matthews scored all 13 of his points in the second half for the Golden Eagles (15-2, 4-0 Big East), who recovered from a rough shooting start against a physical Mountaineers team to take control in the second half.
Da'Sean Butler led West Virginia (11-4, 1-2) with 16 points, but got into foul trouble just after halftime and was held scoreless in the second half.
No. 23 Louisville 61, No. 18 Villanova 60
with 7.4 seconds left to give Louisville the lead, and Villanova missed two shots down low in the final seconds as the Cardinals held.
Earl Clark had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Louisville (11-3, 2-0 Big East), which won its third straight after losing two of three. Williams who had 10 points and 14 rebounds
Dante Cunningham had 21 points for the Wildcats (13-3, 1-2), who only led twice in the game, the last time at 60-59 on a free throw by Cunningham with 27 seconds left.
Antonio Pena of Villanova was fouled with 4.9 seconds left and he missed both free throws as the Wildcats went 6-for-14 from the line over the final 8 1/2 minutes.
No. 20 Arizona St 76, Oregon 58
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Derek Glasser scored 15 points and had a career-high 11 assists, and Arizona State won for its 10th win in 11 games.
James Harden scored 19 points for the Sun Devils (14-2, 3-1 Pac-10), whose three conference wins have come by an average of 26 points.
LeKendric Longmire scored 15 points and Drew Wiley had 12 for Oregon. The Ducks (6-10, 0-4) are off to their worst start in Pac-10 play since 1992-93, when they lost their first 11 games and finished 3-15.
No. 21 Butler 54, Detroit 50
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Howard scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, including two free throws with 0.8 seconds left to help Butler stave off Detroit's upset bid.
) won their sixth straight overall and their 16th consecutive in Horizon League play despite an uncharacteristically poor performance.
Three players - Thomas Kennedy, Eulis Stephens and Eugene Blue - scored eight points apiece to lead Detroit (4-11, 0-6), which has not beaten a ranked opponent on the road since 1979.
No. 23 Baylor 73, Texas Tech 61.
WACO, Texas (AP) - LaceDarius Dunn scored 20 points, including 11 in a row in the second-half spurt that put Baylor ahead for good in a victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Dunn's game-deciding spurt began with just over 12 minutes left when he hit a 3-pointer. After a Tech free throw tied the game at 45, Dunn hit another 3-pointer with 11:11 left and the Bears (13-2) led for good.
Kevin Rogers had 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Curtis Jerrells had 13 points for Baylor.
Alan Voskuil led Texas Tech (10-6), with 14 points.