|Wednesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 05 March 2008 18:04|
By The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) -Derrick Rose scored 19 points and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 18, leading No. 2 Memphis past SMU 72-55 on Wednesday night, extending the Tigers' road winning streak to 18 games.
Memphis (29-1, 15-0 Conference USA) finished unbeaten on the road for the first time since 1960-61, going 10-0.
This was the Tigers' 38th straight league victory and the 100th Conference USA win for coach John Calipari. He is 100-25 in eight seasons with the Tigers.
Jon Killen had 16 points for the Mustangs (9-19, 3-12).
Rose finished 8-of-14 for the field and Douglas-Roberts went 9-of-18.
No. 6 Duke 86, Virginia 70
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Gerald Henderson scored 19 points for Duke, which will play top-ranked North Carolina for the ACC regular-season championship on Saturday night.
Kyle Singler scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half for Duke (26-3, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), while DeMarcus Nelson had 16, Greg Paulus 14 and Jon Scheyer 10. The Blue Devils hit 12 3-pointers and shot almost 51 percent from the field.
Sean Singletary had 18 points for Virginia (14-14, 4-11), playing its third game in five days, which closed within 12 points with 7:42 to play.
No. 16 Vanderbilt 86, Mississippi St. 85, OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster, Vanderbilt's all-time leading scorer, had a career-high 42 points and hit his final nine 3-point attempts, the last with 2.7 seconds left in overtime.
The Senior Night victory allowed Vanderbilt (25-5, 10-5) to finish unbeaten at home this season and kept alive its chances at a first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Commodores finished 19-0 in Memorial Gym where they have won 32 of 33 games.
Jamont Gordon had 24 points for the Bulldogs (20-9, 11-4), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
No. 18 Indiana 69, Minnesota 55
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Eric Gordon scored nine of his 20 points during a decisive late run in D.J. White's final home game.
It also may have marked the final home appearances for interim head coach Dan Dakich and Gordon, the freshmen star who is expected to leave for the NBA after this season.
Dakich improved to 3-1 since replacing Kelvin Sampson last month and the Hoosiers (25-5, 14-3) stayed in contention for the Big Ten regular-season title with their school-record 17th home victory.
White, a senior forward, had 17 points and five rebounds before departing to a loud ovation with about a minute left.
Indiana, which has won 25 regular-season games for the first time since 1992-93, is tied for second in the conference with Purdue, one-half game behind Wisconsin (14-2).
Lawrence McKenzie had 22 points for Minnesota (18-11, 8-9).
No. 19 Notre Dame 68, St. John's 55
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Luke Harangody scored 20 points and Notre Dame became the first Big East team to go undefeated at home in conference play in consecutive seasons.
The Fighting Irish (23-6, 13-4) opened a 10-point lead late in the first half and kept it in double digits most of the rest of the way. Kyle McAlarney, who finished with 13 points, hit a 17-foot jumper with 1:13 left to extend the lead to 68-50.
The Irish, who shot 54 percent from the field, extended their Big East home winning streak to 18, two shy of the league record set by Pittsburgh over three seasons, ending in 2004. The Irish extended their overall home winning streak to 37 games, one shy of matching the school record set from 1943-48.
Anthony Mason had 16 points for the Red Storm (11-18, 5-12), who dropped their 22nd straight road game to a ranked team dating to 2002.