|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Wednesday, 06 March 2013 18:02|
The Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East) also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and have put themselves in solid shape for at least an NCAA tournament at-large bid.
Otto Porter Jr. scored 17 points as the Hoyas (23-5, 13-4) had an 11-game winning streak snapped. The Big East leaders lost for the first time since Jan. 19.
Darrun Hilliard scored 14 points, Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 and Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats, who finished 30 of 42 from the free throw line compared to Georgetown going 4 of 8 from there.
The Hoyas, playing for a No. 1 seed in the both the Big East and NCAA tournaments, committed 23 turnovers and never made big shots down the stretch.
No. 7 MICHIGAN 80, PURDUE 75
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Trey Burke had 26 points and five rebounds to lead Michigan to the come-from-behind win.
Terone Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Rapheal Davis added 15 for Purdue (14-16 7-10 Big Ten), which has lost five of seven.
Nik Stauskas had 17 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 16 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines (25-5, 12-5), who have won four of their last five and remain in the race for a share of the Big Ten title.
Hardaway's 3-pointer with 3:46 left gave Michigan a 66-64 lead. Stauskas made free throws and a 3-pointer to extend the lead and Burke added two free throws with 20 seconds left to make it 77-73.
No. 11 FLORIDA 66, VANDERBILT 40
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Boynton scored 15 points and Pat Young added 14 as Florida clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season championship.
Florida won its fourth outright league title and third under longtime coach Billy Donovan. The Gators (24-5, 14-3 SEC) were alone atop the standings in 1988-89, 2006-07 and 2010-11.
Like the others, this one earned the Gators the No. 1 seed heading into next week's SEC tournament. It also capped a perfect season (15-0) at home and sent seniors Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario out with a victory on ``Senior Night.''
Kendren Johnson had 15 points for the Commodores (13-16, 7-10), including 13 straight at one point.
IOWA STATE 87, No. 13 OKLAHOMA STATE 76
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Senior Will Clyburn scored 20 points and Iowa State bolstered its NCAA tournament hopes.
Georges Niang added 18 points for the Cyclones (20-10, 10-7 Big 12), who notched just their second victory over a ranked opponent this season.
Oklahoma State trailed by as many as 15 points, but Marcus Smart's reverse dunk made it 70-68 with 4:28 left. Clyburn answered with a 3 and Tyrus McGee's 3 a minute later put the Cyclones ahead 78-68.
Smart was brilliant for Oklahoma State (22-7, 12-5), scoring 24 points with eight rebounds and five steals. But it wasn't enough as the Cowboys lost for just the second time in 12 games.
No. 17 SYRACUSE 78, DePAUL 57
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Brandon Triche and James Southerland combined for 37 points in the final home game of their careers and Syracuse snapped a three-game losing streak.
Syracuse (23-7, 11-6 Big East) broke a rare two-game losing streak in the Carrier Dome. No. 5 Georgetown started it 11 days ago with a 57-46 win that stopped the Orange's 38-game winning streak, the longest in the nation at the time.
Cleveland Melvin had 15 points and eight rebounds for DePaul (11-19, 2-15), which lost its fifth straight and moved into a tie for last in the conference with South Florida.
The Orange's three-game slide came in a span of a week against Georgetown, No. 8 Louisville and No. 15 Marquette.
Southerland struggled, going 5 of 19 from the field and 1 of 10 on 3-pointers. But he made all 11 of his free throws for 22 points in his first start of the season and just the third of his career.
Triche finished with 15 points and five rebounds.
No. 21 VCU 93, RICHMOND 82
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Treveon Graham scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 2:58 to play, for VCU.
Juvonte Reddic added 16 points for the Rams (24-6, 12-3 Atlantic 10), who remained in control of at least the second seed in the conference tournament later this month.
Cedric Lindsay led the Spiders (17-13, 7-8) with 22 points, but failed on several consecutive possessions late in the game as the Rams pulled away from a 79-all tie with 3:13 remaining.
Graham's driving basket broke the tie, and after a turnover by Lindsay in the lane, Reddic dunked for the Rams, bringing the sellout crowd in the Siegel Center to their feet.