|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 24 January 2009 11:52|
Jon Scheyer scored 12 points for Duke (18-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which dominated from the opening tip and led 40-15 at halftime. From there, the lead only grew, including a couple of dazzling transition scores that pushed the Blue Devils to a 60-20 lead less than 4 minutes into the second half.
Duke led by as many as 44 points, handing the Terrapins (13-6, 2-3) their worst loss under coach Gary Williams. It was the fourth-largest margin of defeat in school history.
Landon Milbourne had 19 points for the Terrapins, who were completely shut down early by Duke's perimeter pressure. The Terrapins shot 28 percent, including 2-for-12 from 3-point range.
No. 11 Marquette 79, DePaul 70
6 points and 17 rebounds as Marquette remained undefeated in the Big East.
It is the best start ever for Marquette (17-2, 6-0) in conference play, topping a 5-0 mark 16 years ago when the Golden Eagles were known as the Warriors and played in the Great Midwest. That team also started 17-2.
Dar Tucker scored 18 points for DePaul (8-12, 0-7), while Will Walker had 17 and Mac Koshwal 14.
No. 16 Butler 78, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 48
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reserve Shawn Vanzant scored a career-high 20 points and Butler won its 10th straight game.
The Bulldogs (18-1, 9-0 Horizon League) have won 14 in a row at home and they can tie the conference record of 21 straight wins at home Friday against Valparaiso.
Tone Boyle scored 15 points for the Panthers (12-8, 7-3), who shot 24.1 percent from the field in their fifth consecutive loss to Butler.
No. 20 Villanova 70, South Florida 61
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dante Cunningham scored 14 points and Scottie Reynolds made four free throws over the final 1:07 for Villanova.
The Wildcats (15-4, 3-3 Big East) took control of the game with a 10-3 run during which USF (7-12, 2-5) missed the front end of two 1-and-1s and saw leading scorer Dominique Jones pick up his fourth and fifth fouls.
ich shot 28 percent from the field in the second half and finished 16-for-29 from the free throw line.