|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:05|
The Tar Heels (23-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off a double overtime victory against Clemson on Sunday, got all they could handle from the Cavaliers, who had lost nine of 10 but played nothing like a team in a hopeless free fall.
Virginia (11-12, 1-9), trying to avoid its first 1-9 start in the league since the 1976-77 season, came up short, but not without its best showing in almost a month.
No. 9 Butler 83, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 75, OT
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Green scored 10 of his 24 points in overtime and had 13 rebounds and eight assists despite spraining his right ankle to help Butler rally to beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
s. But the Bulldogs came out flat, trailing by as many as 12 in the first half and seven in the second before Green took over as Butler took the lead from the start of overtime and didn't relinquish it.
Milwaukee (12-11, 7-6) squandered its big lead after too many turnovers, but Ricky Franklin, who had missed his previous four 3-point attempts, tied the game at 67 with 0.8 seconds left the game when he made an off-balance shot with Green's hand in his face.
No. 19 Purdue 24, No. 10 Michigan State 54
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Robbie Hummel scored a career-high 24 points and Purdue beat Michigan State.
Hummel, a freshman, also grabbed 11 rebounds and made 4 of 7 3-pointers.
E'Twaun Moore scored 12 points and Keaton Grant added 11 for Purdue, which won its 10th straight game to remain alone in first place in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers (20-5, 11-1 Big Ten) have won at least 20 games for the second straight year.
Freshman guard Kalin Lucas scored a career-high 20 points for Michigan State, and Raymar Morgan scored all 12 of his points in the second half for the Spartans (20-4, 8-3).
No. 22 Pittsburgh 82, Providence 63
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sam Young scored 22 points and Pittsburgh limited Providence to six points in the opening 11 minutes of the second half, allowing the Panthers to pull away for the victory.
West Virginia, hit five 3-pointers while scoring 15 points and physical freshman DeJuan Blair proved a difficult matchup inside for Providence with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Pitt (19-5, 7-4 Big East) alternated wins and losses over its previous seven games before putting away the slumping Friars (13-11, 4-8), who lost their sixth in seven games and are winless in their last eight against the Panthers. The Friars haven't beaten Pitt since January 2001 and haven't won in Pittsburgh since December 1998.
No. 23 Louisville 88, DePaul 68
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Terrence Williams tied a season-high with 22 points and David Padgett set one with 20 to lead Louisville to a win over DePaul.
It was an easy night for the Cardinals (19-6, 9-3 Big East), who jumped into the Top 25 and shook up the Big East race by beating then-No. 16 Marquette and then-No. 6 Georgetown last week.
Williams and Padgett, whose previous high was 18 points against Georgetown on Saturday, each hit 9 of 12 shots. Williams also grabbed eight rebounds.
Dar Tucker scored 22 for DePaul (10-14, 5-7), which has lost five of six and is in danger of missing the Big East tournament.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 93, Kentucky 52
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster scored 20 points and A.J. Ogilvy added 19 points and 12 rebounds as Vanderbilt handed the NCAA's winningest team one of its worst losses in decades, beating Kentucky.
The Commodores (21-4, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) started a four-game homestand by winning their fourth straight. The only SEC team to open league play with six of their first nine away from home had lost 79-73 in double-overtime at Kentucky on Jan. 12.
They more than got their revenge before a sold-out crowd.
It was the worse loss for Kentucky (12-10, 6-3) since losing by 55 to Kansas on Dec. 9, 1989.
Ramel Bradley scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half for Kentucky