|Monday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 25 February 2008 20:23|
By The Associated Press
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -D.J. Augustin had 24 points and A.J. Abrams scored all of his 13 in the second half to help No. 5 Texas beat Kansas State 74-65 on Monday night, the Longhorns' eighth straight win.
Texas (24-4, 11-2 Big 12) improved to 8-0 in February to match a school record set in 1962-63. The Longhorns need one win in their final three games to match the school record of 25 regular-season wins, set two seasons ago.
Kansas State (18-9, 8-5) got another big night from freshman Michael Beasley - 30 points and 15 rebounds - but had trouble solving Texas' aggressive zone and lost its third straight. The Wildcats shot 32 percent and got one point on 0-for-14 shooting from second-leading scorer Bill Walker to see their 10-game home winning streak end.
No. 21 Marquette 85, Villanova 75
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dominic James scored 25 points, and Lazar Hayward added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Marquette.
Jerel McNeal scored 14 points for the Golden Eagles (21-6, 11-5 Big East), who won their fourth straight game and eighth of 10.
Scottie Reynolds had 14 points to lead Villanova (17-10, 7-8), which had won four of five.
The Golden Eagles went 10-for-23 from 3-point range; Villanova was only 2-for-15.
No. 25 Saint Mary's 61, San Diego 54
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Tron Smith scored 15 points in his final home game, and No. 25 Saint Mary's avenged the only conference loss of the season.
Diamon Simpson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Gaels (24-4, 11-1 West Coast Conference).
Just two days after losing a BracketBuster home game to Kent State, Saint Mary's went nearly 8 minutes without a field goal down the stretch against the Toreros, but still improved to 7-1 in February.
Brandon Johnson scored 15 points for the Toreros (16-13, 9-3), who will head to the WCC tournament as the No. 3 seed. San Diego beat Saint Mary's at home 63-55 on Jan. 28.