|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 26 January 2008 11:43|
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points and Derrick Rose added 19 to lead No. 1 Memphis to an 81-73 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday.
The Tigers (19-0) extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 43 straight by showing off their athleticism and running over Gonzaga (15-5), which had a six-game winning streak.
Antonio Anderson added 12 points for Memphis, and Joey Dorsey had nine points and 13 rebounds. John Calipari joined Larry Finch as the only Memphis coaches with at least 200 wins, improving to 200-63 in his eighth season.
Jeremy Pargo led Gonzaga with 25 points while Josh Heytvelt added 13.
The Bulldogs got within six inside the final minute but no closer than that even though Memphis went 7-of-12 from the line.
Memphis dominated on the boards behind Dorsey (40-28) but hurt Gonzaga most with 23 fast-break points - 21 off turnovers.
No. 2 Kansas 84, Nebraska 49
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Darrell Arthur scored 18 points and Brandon Rush had 17 points and eight rebounds for Kansas.
The Jayhawks (20-0, 5-0 Big 12), who led 44-15 at halftime, kept pace with No. 1 Memphis (19-0) as the nation's only unbeaten Division I teams.
Aleks Maric, the Huskers' 6-foot-11 senior who had been averaging almost 17 points, failed to score for the first time since his sophomore year. He was 0-for-6 from the field and 0-for-2 from the line in 21 minutes.
Rush was 5-of-7 from behind the 3-point arc, exactly what he was two weeks earlier in a 79-58 victory at Nebraska.
Steve Harley had 16 points for Nebraska (11-6, 0-4), the only Big 12 team without a conference win.
Connecticut 68, No. 7 Indiana 63
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Fill-in starter Craig Austrie had 15 points and the Huskies dominated the middle in snapping the Hoosiers' 13-game winning streak and their 29-game home winning streak.
UConn (14-5) was without starting guard Jerome Dyson and backup Doug Wiggins, who were suspended Friday for violating team rules. So the Huskies relied on power, outscoring the Hoosiers 34-16 in the paint and grabbing a 44-28 rebounding edge.
Armon Bassett led Indiana (17-2) with 18 points and Eric Gordon added 14.
A.J. Price finished with 14 points for the Huskies, while Hasheem Thabeet had 12.
UConn held the Big Ten's best shooting team to just 27.6 percent in the half and 37.1 percent for the game.
No. 15 Butler 73, Ill.-Chicago 57
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Howard scored 20 points and A.J. Graves added 16 for Butler.
It was the 12th straight game of double-figure scoring for Howard, a 6-foot-8 freshman, while Graves had his most points in more than a month.
Graves' fourth 3-pointer ended a brief second-half comeback by the Flames (10-10, 4-5 Horizon League), then Howard scored the next six points and the Bulldogs (19-2, 8-2) took their biggest lead at 61-44 with under 8 minutes remaining.
Josh Mayo, the nation's leader in 3-point percentage, finished with 19 points for the Flames.
M 59, Oklahoma St. 56
M held on to snap a three-game losing streak.
After Kirk put the Aggies (16-4, 2-3 Big 12) up 57-56, the Cowboys squandered their first chance to move ahead when forward Ibrahima Thomas - a 64 percent free throw shooter - came up empty on two foul shots with 20 seconds left.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State's leading scorer, missed a 3-pointer that could have put the Cowboys (10-9, 1-4) on top.
M, which lost in five overtimes to No. 25 Baylor on Wednesday.
Anderson led Oklahoma State with 15 points.
Notre Dame 90, No. 18 Villanova 80
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kyle McAlarney scored 30 points, and Luke Harangody had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its first conference road win of the season.
Rob Kurz added 12 points for the Irish (14-4, 4-2 Big East) who hit nine 3-pointers and shot 51 percent from the field.
Antonio Pena scored 17 points for Villanova (13-5, 3-4), which lost 80-68 at Rutgers on Wednesday.