|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:04|
By The Associated Press
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -Jeff Teague scored 24 points and No. 2 Wake Forest set a school record with a 16-0 start, handing No. 10 Clemson its first loss of the season, 78-68 on Saturday.
The Demon Deacons (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 58-44 after L.D. Williams' 3-pointer with 9:32 left. The Tigers (16-1, 2-1) used a 16-3 run over the next 5 minutes to pull within 61-60.
Teague rushed the ball up court on Wake's next possession, finding a sprinting Al-Farouq Aminu for a dunk. James Johnson followed with a free throw and two baskets and the Demon Deacons were on their way to surpassing the school mark for best start since 1926-27.
Johnson had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Aminu, a freshman, had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Terrence Olgesby and K.C. Rivers both had 15 points for Clemson, which fell a win short of tying its best start, established in 1986-87 and matched two years ago.
No. 3 Duke 76, No. 13 Georgetown 67
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Gerald Henderson scored 23 points and Duke held on for its eighth straight victory.
on Scheyer had 11 points for the Blue Devils (16-1), who shot 48.6 percent in winning their Division I-best 68th straight nonconference game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
DaJuan Summers scored 21 points in his 17th straight double-figure game, and Austin Freeman added 15 for the Hoyas (12-4), who trailed by 15 points in the second half before using a 13-2 run to get within 46-42 with 15 1/2 minutes left.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Austin Johnson had 19 points and Blake Griffin added 16 for Oklahoma.
M to cut a 13-point second-half lead to two on a 3-pointer by Donald Sloan with about 2 minutes remaining.
Johnson pushed the lead to 62-57 with a 3-pointer about 30 seconds later and Johnson had four free throws and Griffin added two to secure the Sooners' fifth straight win.
Josh Carter had 17 points for the Aggies (15-3, 1-2), who had won 11 straight at home.
No. 7 Michigan St. 63, Illinois 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Kalin Lucas scored all 10 of his points in the second half and Raymar Morgan made the go-ahead free throws with 4:49 left to lift Michigan State to its 11th straight win and 28th in a row at home.
Michigan State (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten) hasn't lost at the Breslin Center since Feb. 3, 2007.
r the Fighting Illini (15-3, 3-2), who led by seven points at halftime.
The Spartans stayed atop the Big Ten, extending their best start in the conference since 1977-78 when Magic Johnson was a freshman.
No. 8 Syracuse 93, No. 12 Notre Dame 74
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Arinze Onuaku matched his season high with 19 points and Paul Harris added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Syracuse.
The Orange (17-2, 5-1 Big East), coming off a loss at Georgetown that stopped a seven-game winning streak, snapped a three-game losing streak against the Irish (12-5, 3-3).
Jonny Flynn finished with 17 points and nine assists for Syracuse, while Rick Jackson had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Luke Harangody had 25 points and 16 rebounds, his 10th straight 20-point game and seventh consecutive double-double, to lead the Irish. Kyle McAlarney finished with seven 3-pointers and 24 points.
No. 16 Arizona St. 61, No. 9 UCLA 58, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 24 points, Jeff Pendergraph added 18 for Arizona State, which rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to snap the Bruins' 10-game winning streak.
The Sun Devils (15-3, 4-2 Pac-10) split on their trip to Los Angeles, having lost 61-49 at Southern California on Thursday night, when Harden was held to a season-low four points on 0-for-8 shooting.
1), who had their 15-game home winning streak end. They had beaten the Sun Devils eight straight games.
Both teams were mistake-prone in the overtime that began with a 54-all tie. Alfred Aboya hit a jumper that put the Bruins in front 58-57 with 54 seconds left. Harden made a layup and Aboya fouled Derek Glasser, who made both for a 61-58 lead. The Bruins never got off a final shot.
No. 11 Texas 71, Texas Tech 49
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Damion James scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Texas.
Gary Johnson and Justin Mason added 15 points each for the Longhorns (13-4, 2-1 Big 12). Mason had 10 rebounds.
Alan Voskuil scored 12 points and Mike Singletary added 10 for the Red Raiders (10-7, 0-2).
Texas used a 12-4 run to go ahead 54-36 with 12:31 remaining.
No. 17 Butler 59, Ill.-Chicago 52
CHICAGO (AP) - Gordon Hayward hit seven 3-pointers and tied his career-high with 25 points to lead Butler to its eighth straight victory.
Shelvin Mack had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Bulldogs (16-1, 7-0 Horizon League), who overcame a 13-point second-half deficit.
Tori Boyd scored 13 points and Scott Vandermeer had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Flames (9-8, 2-5), who lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Hayward hit two free throws and consecutive 3-pointers to give the Bulldogs a 53-45 lead with 2:21 left.
lor 98, Oklahoma St. 92, OT
WACO, Texas (AP) - Tweety Carter hit two 3-pointers to start overtime to put Baylor ahead to stay.
Curtis Jerrells led the Bears (14-3, 2-1 Big 12) with 31 points and 10 assists, but missed a chance to win the game in regulation when he made only one free throw with 2.5 seconds left.
Carter, who had three points while playing 32 minutes in regulation, broke the 82-82 tie 12 seconds into overtime. He hit another 3 on the Bears' next possession, then added a floater and a steal to finish with 11 points.
Obi Muonelo had 21 points and James Anderson added 20 for Oklahoma State (12-4, 1-1), which had won seven straight.