|Wednesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 06 February 2008 19:14|
Greg Paulus scored 18 points and was one of six players in double figures in the Blue Devils' 89-78 win over the third-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing streak in the heated rivalry.
Jon Scheyer added 17 points for Duke (20-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which ran its spread-the-floor offense to perfection most of the night and repeatedly knocked down 3-point shots to control the game almost the entire way. Duke led by as many as 11 points in the first half and never trailed after the break, beating the Tar Heels for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
Tyler Hansbrough had 28 points and 18 rebounds in what became virtually a one-man effort for the Tar Heels (21-2, 6-2), who looked a step off all night without injured point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson sprained his left ankle in the weekend win at Florida State.
No. 1 Memphis 77, SMU 48
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Reserve guard Andre Allen scored a career-high 19 points and Joey Dorsey had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Memphis.
The Tigers (22-0, 8-0 Conference USA) extended the nation's longest home-court winning streak to 45 games.
Memphis led 40-18 at the half, shot 43.3 percent and committed only seven turnovers in the game, including one in the first half.
Bamba Fall and Jon Killen scored 12 points apiece for SMU (7-13, 1-6).
No. 8 Wisconsin 60, Iowa 54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Marcus Landry scored 16 points, Brian Butch added 12 and Wisconsin earned its 13th victory in 14 games.
Joe Krabbenhoft had eight points and eight rebounds to help the Badgers (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten) pull into a tie for first place in the Big Ten with surprising Purdue.
Iowa didn't make it easy on Wisconsin, staying within one score for most of the second half, but the Badgers hit 10 straight free throws in the final 3:29 to seal their 10th win in 11 meetings with the Hawkeyes (11-13, 4-7).
Tony Freeman led Iowa with 18 points.
No. 12 Texas 64, Oklahoma 54
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A.J. Abrams scored 22 points and backcourt partner D.J. Augustin added 19 points and seven assists for Texas.
t wing put the Longhorns ahead 46-44 with 9:41 remaining, and he followed that with a 3-pointer from the left corner. Augustin added a 3 of his own to make it 52-44.
Blake Griffin had 19 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma (15-7, 3-4), which lost to its Red River rival for the fourth straight time. The Sooners played without injured 6-foot-11 forward Longar Longar.
No. 19 Connecticut 63, Syracuse 61
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jeff Adrien had 19 points and 12 rebounds, A.J. Price added 14 points and Connecticut won its sixth straight game.
Connecticut (17-5, 7-3 Big East) survived when Jonny Flynn's desperation 3 from the top of the key fell short at the buzzer.
Craig Austrie finished with 11 points, and Hasheem Thabeet blocked seven shots for the Huskies.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun also moved one ahead of Syracuse's Jim Boeheim with 767 victories, 10th on the career list.
Paul Harris had 24 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and four assists for Syracuse (16-8, 6-5), which had won three straight.
No. 20 Kansas St. 74, Nebraska 59
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Michael Beasley had 35 points and 13 rebounds to tie a Kansas State single-season record with his 18th double-double.
The Wildcats (16-5, 6-1 Big 12) played with a heavy heart and without one of their floor leaders.
Senior guard Clent Stewart went home to Tulsa, Okla., shortly after Kansas State's loss to Missouri on Saturday to be with his ailing mother, Vanessa, who died Tuesday after a long battle with bone cancer.
Aleks Maric had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Nebraska (13-7, 2-5).
No. 22 Notre Dame 95, Seton Hall 69
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Luke Harangody had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle McAlarney scored 19 for Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish made eight of their first 12 shots, led by Big East scoring leader Harangody. The sophomore displayed a wide array of moves for the Irish (17-4, 7-2), who remained in sole possession of second place in the Big East behind Georgetown.
The Irish shot 54 percent and outrebounded the Pirates 49-31.
Jeremy Hazell scored 26 points, Brian Laing had 18 and Jamar Nutter 11 for the Pirates (15-8, 5-5), who have lost eight of their last nine games against the Irish.
No. 23 Vanderbilt 67, Georgia 59
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Reclaiming his spot in the lineup, Ross Neltner hit two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to help Vanderbilt win its second straight.
Alex Gordon scored 14 points for the Commodores (19-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference), including two free throws with 30.3 seconds left that clinched it.
Vanderbilt looks to be back on track after losing four of six, which took some of the luster off its 16-0 start. It was the Commodores' first SEC road win of the season after four straight losses.
Sundiata Gaines and Jeremy Price led Georgia (11-9, 2-5) with 16 points apiece.