|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 23 February 2009 18:41|
Cole Aldrich was able to dominate inside with the Sooners' missing preseason All-American Blake Griffin because of a concussion. He had 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as the Jayhawks (23-5, 12-1 Big 12) took control in the race for their fifth straight conference title.
The Sooners (22-3, 11-2) deployed a full-court press to eat away at the Jayhawks' lead that reached 20 midway through the second half, but the rally could only cut the deficit to three in the final 3 minutes.
Willie Warren led the way with 23 points for Oklahoma, which has lost two in a row, including a 73-68 defeat at Texas when Griffin was first sidelined.
No. 6 Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
WASHINGTON (AP) - Earl Clark scored 22 points, and No. 6 Louisville overcame 16 turnovers with good defense and solid 3-point shooting to move into a tie for first place in the Big East.
or-9 from the field - their first miss coming nearly 11 minutes in - and were 7-for-7 from 3-point range well into the second half.
Samardo Samuels, Terrence Williams and Preston Knowles added 10 points apiece for the Cardinals (22-5, 13-2), who have won four straight and are tied with Connecticut atop the conference standings.
Chris Wright scored 12 points, and Greg Monroe had 10 for the Hoyas (14-12, 5-10), who have lost nine of 11 as they continue their challenging spin through the nation's basketball elite. Georgetown has now played six teams currently ranked in the top 10, and they'll make it seven against No. 10 Villanova on Saturday. The Hoyas are 2-4 in those games.
The loss also dropped the Hoyas to 12th place in the Big East, just six weeks after they were ranked No. 9 in the country.