|Wednesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 14 January 2009 17:08|
By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) -Tyrell Biggs scored 16 points and Pittsburgh struggled early for the second time in as many games since reaching No. 1 before pulling away to beat South Florida 75-62 on Wednesday night.
Sam Young scored 14 points, DeJuan Blair had 13 points and 18 rebounds and Levance Fields had 11 points as the Panthers (16-0, 4-0 Big East) moved to the third-best start in school history.
Dominique Jones and Augustus Gilchrist scored 22 points each for South Florida (6-10, 1-3), which was outrebounded 37-23.
The start of the game was delayed 20 minutes by a rush-hour snowstorm that clogged city streets and caused South Florida's bus and the game officials to arrive late.
No. 3 Duke 70, Georgia Tech 56
ATLANTA (AP) - Gerald Henderson and Kyle Singler scored 19 points each for Duke, which overcame its worst shooting game of the season for its seventh straight victory.
just 23-of-59 from the field (39 percent).
Georgia Tech (9-7, 0-3) turned it over 18 times, went only 7-of-19 from the free throw line and started with three straight ACC losses for the second straight season.
Zachery Peacock, with 13 points, was the only player in double figures for the Yellow Jackets, who were a little more accurate from the field (41 percent) than they were from the line (37 percent).
Duke's previous worst shooting effort was a 41 percent against Virginia Tech on Jan. 4.
No. 7 Michigan St. 78, Penn St. 73
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Raymar Morgan scored 17 points and Kalin Lucas went 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final 2 minutes for Michigan State.
Goran Suton added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Spartans (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who won their 10th straight.
Down by 17 points with 13:39 left, Penn State (13-5, 2-3) mounted a furious comeback, getting within 71-70 with 1:30 left after an off-balance 3 from Talor Battle.
But Lucas, who finished with 15 points, hit four free throws from there.
Jamelle Cornley led the Nittany Lions with a career-high 26 points, while Battle finished with 20.
No. 13 Georgetown 88, No. 8 Syracuse 74
WASHINGTON (AP) - DaJuan Summers scored 21 points and Georgetown had its best 3-point shooing game of the season.
tin Freeman scored 19 points and was 4-of-5 on 3-pointers as the Hoyas (12-3, 3-2 Big East) went 12-for-21 from behind the arc.
Eric Devendorf had 20 points and four 3-pointers for the Orange (16-2, 4-1), who had won seven straight, while Paul Harris added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hoyas set a season high for 3-point percentage (57.1) and tied their season high for 3-pointers.
Georgetown used a 21-4 run starting midway through the first half to take a 37-18 lead.