|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:57|
Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference. The Hoosiers had lost 17 straight - since 1991 - on the road against the Spartans.
The Spartans blew opportunities at the line.
Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first one and then after making the second, missed the third on purpose. Indiana got the rebound and Oladipo hit two free throws to seal the win.
Keith Appling had missed the front end of a one and one with a little more than a minute left.
Michigan State (22-5, 11-3) had won five straight and 11 of 12 with its only loss during the stretch at Indiana.
No. 15 BUTLER 68, DUQUESNE 49
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rotnei Clarke scored 16 points and Khyle Marshall added 14 to lead Butler past reeling Duquesne.
The Bulldogs (22-5, 9-3 Atlantic 10) have won five of their last six and managed to keep pace with league-leading Virginia Commonwealth, which went into the night with a one-game lead over Butler and a 1/2 game lead over St. Louis.
Duquesne (8-18, 1-11) was led by Derrick Colter with 11 points and Jerry Jones with nine but lost for the 15th time in 17 games.
It took Butler a while to warm up. Once they did, it was no contest.
The Bulldogs used built a 23-14 lead late in the first half and extended it to 36-22 at the break.
Butler scored 13 of the first 20 points in the second half to make it 49-29 and the Dukes never got closer than 15 again.
No. 17 MARQUETTE 67, SETON HALL 46
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Vander Blue scored 19 points and Marquette used a sizeable rebounding advantage to beat Seton Hall.
The win enabled the Golden Eagles (19-6, 10-3 Big East) to hold onto first place in the conference with their fourth win in the last five outings. The Pirates (13-14, 2-12) dropped below the .500 mark for the first time this season - their worst league mark in 29 years.
Marquette went on a 17-0 run over a 5:38 span of the second half, right after Seton Hall grabbed a 33-32 lead. The Golden Eagles used theirs size advantage to take control, with Devante Gardner (18 points) scoring eight during that span.
Blue is averaging nearly 16 points per game since scoring his career best 30 points in a win against South Florida Jan. 28.
Marquette outrebounded Seton Hall by a 43-24 margin.
Fuquan Edwin had 14 points and Aaron Cosby 11 for Seton Hall.