|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 16 February 2008 13:46|
By he Associated Press
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Mario Chalmers had 13 points and No. 3 Kansas held Colorado's Richard Roby to just two Saturday in a 69-45 victory, the Jayhawks' 25th straight at home over the Buffaloes.
The Jayhawks (24-2, 9-2 Big 12) scored 23 points off turnovers and outrebounded the overmatched visitors 38-24.
Marcus Hall had 15 points for Colorado (10-14, 2-8), which has lost nine of its last 11.
Roby, the 6-foot-6 senior who had averaged 18 points in three games at Allen Fieldhouse and had a 30-point effort here last season, was guarded mostly by Darrell Arthur. He missed his first seven shots and wound up 1-of-11 from the field.
No. 4 Tennessee 74, Georgia 71
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Chris Lofton scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Wayne Chism had 16 points for Tennessee, which stretched its winning streak to seven games.
Lofton was 1-of-6 from 3-point range before halftime, but the senior hit five 3 in the second half, pushing his Southeastern Conference-record total to 398.
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Sundiatta Gaines led Georgia with 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Terrance Woodbury added 14 points but missed two 3-pointers in the final minute.
No. 5 North Carolina 92, Virginia Tech 53
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and nine rebounds and Wayne Ellington had 19 points for the Tar Heels (24-2, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who dominated the entire way to avenge last season's sweep by the Hokies.
North Carolina shot 50 percent and held a 54-24 rebounding advantage, while its defense held Virginia Tech to 26 percent shooting.
Malcolm Delaney scored 20 points for the Hokies (14-11, 5-6), who have lost three straight games.
No. 7 Stanford 67, Arizona 66
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds and his twin brother Robin added 14 points to lead Stanford.
Trailing 62-54 with 4:23 to play, the Wildcats scored nine straight points to take a 63-62 lead on Chase Budinger's free throw with 2:03 remaining.
Brook Lopez tied it with a free throw and then hit a 2-footer to put the Cardinal (21-4, 10-3 Pac-10) up 65-63 with 1 minute to go. Sixteen seconds later, Budinger responded with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Wildcats a 1-point lead.
After Brook Lopez hit two free throws with 18 seconds to go, Budinger missed a running 5-footer in the final seconds.
Jerryd Bayless had 31 points, his third straight game of at least 30 points for Arizona (16-9, 6-6), which has lost three of four.
Syracuse 77, No. 8 Georgetown 70
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Paul Harris scored 22 points and freshman Donte Greene added 18 to lead Syracuse.
The Orange (17-9, 7-6 Big East), coming off a surprising loss at South Florida, built a 21-point lead in the first half and withstood two late rallies by the Hoyas (20-4, 10-3).
Freshman Jonny Flynn had 17 points and nine assists for the Orange.
Jonathan Wallace led the Hoyas with a career-high 26 points.
No. 9 Butler 51, Cleveland St. 46
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Howard scored 17 points and Butler avenged one of its two losses this season.
A.J. Graves added 15 points for the Bulldogs (24-2, 13-2 Horizon League), who won their eighth straight.
Cedric Jackson scored 20 points and J'Nathan Bullock added 11 for Cleveland State (17-11, 10-6), which had won three in a row. Bullock had averaged 26.3 points in Cleveland State's previous three games, but the Bulldogs held him to 5-for-15 shooting.
Cleveland State beat Butler 56-52 on Jan. 17, the Bulldogs' last loss.
No. 14 Drake 65, Northern Iowa 55
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Adam Emmenecker scored 13 points and Drake clinched its first Missouri Valley Conference title since 1971.
o bounced back from a 65-62 loss at Southern Illinois on Wednesday - their first since November - by outscoring Northern Iowa 17-7 down the stretch.
The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 when trailing at halftime on the road. Their win, combined with Illinois State's loss at Indiana State, sealed Drake's first regular-season title in 37 years.
Jared Josten had 12 points to lead Northern Iowa (15-11, 7-8), losers of three of its last four.
No. 15 Wisconsin 65, Minnesota 56
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Marcus Landry scored 12 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures.
The Badgers (21-4, 11-2 Big Ten) were 25-for-33 from the line, including making 15 in two key second-half runs that gave them the lead for good and then put the game away.
Dan Coleman and Lawrence Westbrook scored 10 points each for the Gophers (15-9, 5-7), who were 12-of-20 from the free throw line.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Byron Eaton had 17 points, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and Oklahoma State snapped a 19-game road losing streak.
The win broke a 16-game conference road losing streak for the Cowboys (13-12, 4-7 Big 12) and snapped a five-game winning streak for the Aggies (20-5, 6-4).
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No. 17 Connecticut 74, South Florida 73, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Craig Austrie's 12-foot runner in the lane with less than a second left in overtime gave Connecticut its ninth straight win.
A.J. Price scored 23 points, including the Huskies' first five in the overtime.
Dominique Jones converted his own miss with 6 seconds left to give South Florida (11-15, 2-11 Big East) a 73-72 lead.
Austrie, who had two points in the first 37 minutes, dribbled nearly the length of the court and made the game-winner for the Huskies (20-5, 9-3) with .2 seconds left.
Kentrell Gransbury had 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulls.
No. 19 Purdue 71, Northwestern 56
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Freshman E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 28 points for Purdue, which despite blowing a 10-point lead in the second half, won its 11th straight.
Keaton Grant added 15 points for the Boilermakers (21-5 12-1 Big Ten), who matched their longest winning streak in 12 years and earned their 14th victory in 15 games.
The Big Ten leaders built a 10-point lead early in the second half, only to see Northwestern (7-16, 0-12) respond with 12 straight points to grab a 50-38 lead on Kevin Coble's 3-pointer with 9:45 left. Purdue then went on a 14-0 run.
Coble scored 13 points for Northwestern, which dropped its fifth straight. The Wildcats have not won a conference game since beating Penn State 53-51 on Feb. 10, 2007.
No. 23 Louisville 80, Providence 72
unds and made a key 3-pointer with 2 1/2 minutes left for Louisville.
Terrence Williams scored 12 points, and Jerry Smith and David Padgett had 11 apiece to help the Cardinals (20-6, 10-3 Big East) win their fifth consecutive game and 11th of 13.
Geoff McDermott scored 18 points and Randall Hanke had 14 points and eight rebounds for Providence (13-12, 4-9), which has lost three in a row and seven of eight.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 61, Florida 58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alex Gordon made four free throws over the final 24 seconds and Vanderbilt held off Florida to remain undefeated at home this season.
Vanderbilt (22-4, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) has won 29 of its last 30 at Memorial Gym dating to last season. The Commodores' fifth straight win moved them into third place in the SEC's Eastern Division.
Florida (19-7, 6-5) led 58-57 with 54 seconds left but didn't score again in losing for the fourth time in five games.
Shan Foster led Vanderbilt with 19 points. Nick Calathes and Marreese Speights both had 11 points for Florida.