|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 09 February 2008 13:42|
Derrick Rose led the Tigers (23-0, 9-0 Conference USA) with 15 points, and Antonio Anderson scored 11 as Memphis extended the country's longest active home winning streak to 46 and continued their conference supremacy.
Willie Kemp, Robert Dozier and Rose hit consecutive 3s as the Tigers scored 16 straight points over a six-minute run early in the second half to take control.
Mike O'Donnell led UCF (12-11, 5-4) with 15 points, and Jermaine Taylor added 13.
No. 2 Duke 90, Boston College 80
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Singler scored 24 points and the Blue Devils shook off some early cold shooting to beat Boston College and extend their winning streak to 11.
DeMarcus Nelson added 23 for Duke (21-1, 9-0 ACC), which used a 17-2 run to take control.
5 percent but allowed an eight-point first-half lead to slip away in losing their sixth straight and falling to 0-4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Still, Duke couldn't pull away in this one until midway through the second half, when Singler bookended the decisive run with 3-pointers from the same area of the court.
No. 7 Tennessee 47, LSU 45
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - JaJuan Smith's steal and layup with 11 seconds left gave the Volunteers a win over the Tigers in their first game since the firing of coach John Brady.
Tennessee (21-2, 8-1 SEC) had lost all of a 12-point second-half advantage when Chris Johnson converted a three-point play with 1:15 left. LSU squandered a chance to take the lead moments later, and Smith made his steal from Marcus Thornton and drove almost three-quarters of the court for the go-ahead layup. The basket represented his only points of the game.
Lofton led Tennessee with 15 points, while Tyler Smith finished with 12.
Johnson led LSU (8-14, 1-7) with 17 points, and Thornton had 12.
No. 12 Texas 71, Iowa State 65, OT
AMES, Iowa (AP) - A.J. Abrams scored 25 points, D.J. Augustin added 17 and the Longhorns rallied from a 13-point deficit for their sixth win in seven games.
ght against the Cyclones.
Jiri Hubalek had 24 points to lead Iowa State (13-11, 3-6), which lost its ninth straight against ranked opponents. Wesley Johnson scored 10 on 4-of-17 shooting.
No. 22 Notre Dame 86, No. 16 Marquette 83
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Luke Harangody scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final 26 seconds, and the Irish survived going the final 6:22 without a field goal to win.
Dominic James, who scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final 2:15, missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied it. The game was a sharp contrast to their contest last month, when the Golden Eagles dominated throughout in winning 92-66.
The victory stretched Notre Dame's home win streak to 34 games, four-shy of the school record set from 1943-48. The last loss for the Irish (18-4, 8-2 Big East) was Feb. 25, 2006.
Lazar Hayward had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Marquette (16-6, 6-5). David Cubillan added 11 and Jerel McNeal 10 points.
No. 17 Washington St. 74, Southern Cal 50
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kyle Weaver scored 17 points to help the Cougars break a three-game home losing streak and make it a season sweep of the Trojans.
Taylor Rochestie added 13 points as Washington State (18-5, 6-5 Pac-10) shot 59.6 percent from the floor and registered nine steals against the Trojans. Weaver made all eight of his field goal attempts and surpassed 1,000th points for his career.
O.J. Mayo scored 14 points and Davon Jefferson 13 for Southern Cal (15-8, 6-5), which lost for only the second time in the past eight games and never really threatened.
M 77, Missouri 69
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Donald Sloan scored a career-high 21 points, and the Aggies used a 15-point run to open the second half and cruise to victory.
M won for only the second time in seven tries at Missouri.
Missouri (13-11, 3-6) lost for the third time in four games since a nightclub altercation in which guards Stefhon Hannah and Jason Horton were arrested.
Leo Lyons, who served a one-game suspension for the incident, had a career-best 24 points off the bench. Keon Lawrence had 13 points and reserve Justin Safford added a career-best 10.
No 19. Connecticut 80, Georgia Tech 68
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Hasheem Thabeet scored a career-high 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked six shots in leading UConn to its seventh consecutive win.
Jeff Adrien had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (18-5), his 12th double-double of the season, and A.J. Price added 14 points, all but four after intermission.
The teams were tied at 60 with 6:51 left before UConn went on a 14-2 run to take control. The run was highlighted by a dunk from the 7-foot-3 Thabeet with 2:21 left.
Anthony Morrow scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jeremis Smith added 14 on 5-of-6 shooting for Georgia Tech (11-11).