|Monday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 05 February 2008 19:15|
Summers made eight of 13 field goals, including 4-of-8 3-pointers, and had nine rebounds to lead the Hoyas (19-2, 9-1 Big East) to their sixth straight win and 18th in a row at home. Roy Hibbert, who had his hands full with Kentrell Gransberry, missed his first three shots but finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.
The Hoyas shot just 39 percent, the worst performance of the season for a team that entered the game leading the Big East with a 50.3 percent average.
Dominique Jones scored 15 points, and Gransberry had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls (10-13, 1-9), who have lost nine straight.
No. 7 Tennessee 104, Florida 82
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Lofton made six 3-pointers in scoring 26 points, and Tennessee beat Florida.
ch had 23 points and Duke Crews added 10 for the Vols (20-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), who are off to their best start in team history.
Florida (18-5, 5-3) led by as many as 13 points during the first half and entered the second with a 48-44 lead. Alex Tyler's layup with 17:59 to go increased the Gators' lead to 52-46.
But Tennessee, which made 13 3-pointers, took the lead at 16:02.
Marreese Speights led Florida with 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Dan Werner added 18 points, Nick Calathes had 15 and Jai Lucas had 10.
No. 10 Butler 71, Valparaiso 68
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Pete Campbell hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to give Butler its first lead, and Willie Veazley added a free throw with 7 seconds left to clinch the win.
Valparaiso had one last chance to tie it, but a 3-point attempt by Brandon McPherson caromed off the rim and Butler's Julian Betko came down with the rebound as the Bulldogs improved to 20-2 (9-2 Horizon League) for the second time in school history, matching last year's start.
A.J. Graves, who kicked the ball out to Campbell for the winning shot, led the Bulldogs with 20 points and eight rebounds. Campbell added 17 points and Mike Green had 14.
Jarryd Loyd had 16 points, McPherson 14 and Urule Igbavboa 11 for Valparaiso (14-8, 5-5).
No. 15 Drake 73, Illinois State 70
the second half, and Drake used a 17-2 run to secure its 20th straight victory, the second longest-winning streak in the nation.
Illinois State had a chance to tie in the closing seconds, after Jacob Baryenbruch hit one of two free throws with 11 seconds left. But Levi Dyer missed a long 3-pointer, Osiris Eldridge missed a putback, and Drake escaped.
Only No. 1 Memphis (21-0) has won more in a row than the Bulldogs (21-1, 12-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Leonard Houston led Drake with 22 points.
Dom Johnson scored 17 for Illinois State (16-7, 8-4 MVC) and Eldridge added 16.
M 69, Iowa State 51
M, which secured the win with a 31-9 run that stretched from the end of the first half until midway through the second.
M (19-4, 5-3 Big 12), which started 1-3 in conference play, snapped Iowa State's nine-game home winning streak and picked up just its second road win.
Jiri Hubalek scored 18 points to lead the Cyclones (13-10, 3-5), who lost for the fourth time in five games. Wesley Johnson, playing with a sore left ankle, added 13.
No. 24 Purdue 67, Penn St. 53
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Robbie Hummel scored 17 points and E'Twaun Moore added 16 for Purdue, which won its eighth straight to move into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.
Marcus Green scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (18-5, 9-1). It was Purdue's first game as a ranked team in four years. The win gave the Boilermakers their best conference start since the 1989-90 season.