|Thursday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 12 February 2009 18:50|
The Fighting Irish (13-10, 4-7 Big East) improved to 3-7 against ranked opponents and beat Louisville for just the second time in their last 11 meetings. The 33-point victory is the largest ever for Notre Dame against a Big East opponent. It was the second loss in three games for the Cardinals (18-5, 9-2).
Louisville made just one of its first 13 shots. The Irish made eight of their first 15, going ahead 17-4. They finished the half on a 13-3 run to open a 37-19 lead.
Earl Clark led Louisville with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 18 Arizona St. 74, No. 11 UCLA 67
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Derek Glasser scored 15 points, including a clutch 3-pointer, for Arizona State
The Sun Devils hit 11 3-pointers, none bigger than Glasser's from the right corner with 1:12 remaining that give Arizona State a 69-67 lead.
0 team to sweep the season series with UCLA since Washington in 2005-06.
Josh Shipp had 16 points and Darren Collison and Michael Roll each added 15 for the Bruins (19-5, 8-3), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.
No. 22 Illinois 60, Northwestern 59
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Demetri McCamey scored 21 points and banked in the go-ahead jumper with 2.9 seconds left and Illinois rallied from 14 points down.
Trent Meacham scored 12 of his 15 points in the final 5 minutes as the Illini (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) rallied from a 57-43 deficit.
He hit a 3-pointer from the corner with a minute left and added a layup to make it a one-point game with 42.6 seconds left after a turnover by Northwestern (13-9, 4-7). Meacham then stripped Michael Thompson underneath the Wildcats basket with 14.7 seconds left, and he found McCamey on the right wing for the winning jumper.
Northwestern has lost 10 straight to Illinois.