|Wednesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 25 February 2009 18:00|
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) -Jim Calhoun got his 800th career victory and senior guard A.J. Price scored a career-high 36 points as No. 2 Connecticut beat No. 8 Marquette 93-82 on Wednesday night.
Calhoun became only the seventh coach in Division I history to win 800 or more games.
Stanley Robinson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (26-2, 14-2 Big East).
Jerel McNeal scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles (23-5, 12-3), who played most of the game without guard Dominic James who broke a bone in his left foot in the first half. Coach Buzz Williams said James will have surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Price hit the clinching 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:10 remaining, then added two free throws to put Connecticut ahead 91-81 with 45.5 seconds left.
No. 9 Michigan St. 62, Iowa 54
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Freshman Delvon Roe scored 16 points and classmate Korie Lucious added 12 to lead Michigan State.
tory gives the Spartans (22-5, 12-3) a 1 1/2-game lead in the Big Ten race over No. 16 Purdue and a two-game lead over No. 20 Illinois.
Michigan State dominated the boards, outrebounding Iowa 33-19.
Jake Kelly had 20 points for the Hawkeyes (14-14, 4-11).
Iowa trailed by 12 points in the first half and got as close as 48-43 with 8:27 remaining in the game.
No. 10 Villanova 74, DePaul 72
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Scottie Reynolds and Dante Cunningham both scored 18 points and Villanova rallied for its ninth win in 10 games.
The Wildcats (23-5, 11-4 Big East) trailed by eight points early in the second half, then went on a 21-5 run to take a 52-44 lead. They were leading 60-48 with about 6 minutes left, then had to hang on as DePaul's Will Walker hit four 3-pointers in a 12-2 run that pulled the Blue Demons (8-20, 0-15) within 62-60 with 2:47 left.
DePaul lost its 15th straight, extending their record losing streak.
Virginia Tech 80, No. 12 Clemson 77
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Malcolm Delaney scored 26 points and Virginia Tech ended a three-game losing streak.
Delaney put the Hokies (17-10, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good with 7 minutes left.
Clemson (22-5, 8-5) had a final shot to tie the game, but Demontez Stitt missed a desperation 3-point try.
Terrence Oglesby had 22 points, including six 3-pointers, for Clemson.
Delaney's free throw broke a 68-all tie with 6:42 to go. He hit his last 3-pointer with 3:35 remaining to put the Hokies ahead 75-70.