|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 08 March 2008 13:58|
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Joey Dorsey had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Memphis to a 94-56 victory over UAB on Saturday and a second straight perfect season in Conference USA.
It was the fourth straight win for the Tigers (30-1, 16-0) and their most dominant performance since dropping their only game of the season to Tennessee two weeks ago.
By midway through the second half, the Tigers were leading by 36 points and having fun on Senior Day for Dorsey and reserve guard Andre Allen.
Lawrence Kinnard led UAB (22-9, 12-4) with 16 points.
No. 3 UCLA 81, California 80
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Shipp hit a rainbow jumper from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds remaining to help UCLA rally from an 11-point deficit.
The Bruins' school-record 28th regular-season victory was in jeopardy until the very end. They trailed by four points with 31 seconds remaining, then freshman Kevin Love hit a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass from Darren Collison to make it 80-79.
Cal's Ryan Anderson was stripped of the ball in the corner. The Bruins eventually got it to Shipp, who was falling out of bounds when he put the ball up one-handed.
Love scored 22 points to lead the Bruins (28-3, 16-2), who go into next week's Pac-10 tournament on a seven-game winning streak. Shipp finished with 12.
Anderson scored 21 points for the Golden Bears (15-14, 6-12), who had won at least once against UCLA in each of the last nine seasons.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur both scored 16 points and Kansas clinched at least a share of its fourth straight Big 12 regular-season title.
It marks the sixth time in school history that Kansas (28-3, 13-3) has won four straight conference titles and the first since 1995-98. The Jayhawks have been league champions eight times in the short history of the Big 12 and this extends their NCAA record of conference titles to 51.
Dominique Kirk and Donald Sloan had 15 points each for the Aggies (22-9, 8-8).
USC 77, No. 7 Stanford 64
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Freshman O.J. Mayo scored 25 points, Taj Gibson added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and smaller Southern California dominated the backboards.
Dwight Lewis had 14 points and freshman Davon Jefferson added 11 - six on his second and third 3-pointers of the season - as the Trojans (20-10, 11-7 Pac-10) won for the fifth time in six games.
Kenny Brown scored a season-high 19 points, Robin Lopez added 16 and Brook Lopez had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (24-6, 13-5), who lost their second straight.
Mayo and Keith Wilkinson had eight rebounds each and Jefferson added six, leading USC to a 47-31 rebounding advantage over a Stanford team that came in averaging 7.2 rebounds more than its opponents to rank second in the Pac-10.
No. 10 Wisconsin 65, Northwestern 52
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Brian Butch scored 20 points and matched his career-high with 14 rebounds as Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten regular-season title.
Jason Bohannon added 15 points, and Marcus Landry scored eight straight during a 10-0 second-half run to help Wisconsin (26-4, 16-2) pull away.
It was the second outright regular-season title in coach Bo Ryan's seven seasons at Wisconsin. The Badgers shared it one other time during his highly successful run.
Kevin Coble had 17 points for Northwestern (8-21, 1-17).
No. 11 Georgetown 55, No. 12 Louisville 52
WASHINGTON (AP) - DaJuan Summers hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play and Georgetown won consecutive Big East regular-season titles for the first time.
In a tense game between teams tied for first place entering the final day of the regular season, Georgetown (25-4, 15-3) survived Louisville's manic defense and made just enough plays to win. The Cardinals (24-7, 14-4) matched a season high with 14 steals, but they were undone by 4-for-18 shooting from 3-point range and 10-for-18 shooting from the free-throw line.
Freshman Austin Freeman had 15 points for the Hoyas, who have won five straight overall and 22 in a row at home.
Terrence Williams scored 14 points for the Cardinals, who were seeking their first Big East regular-season title in their third year in the conference.
Cincinnati at Connecticut, ppd.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - A winter snow storm grounded Cincinnati in Ohio, forcing the game at Connecticut to be postponed until Sunday at 6 p.m.
Alabama 78, No. 16 Vanderbilt 73, OT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mykal Riley scored 26 points, including Alabama's first 13 of overtime.
The Crimson Tide (16-15, 5-11 Southeastern Conference) closed a disappointing regular season with its biggest win.
Shan Foster had 21 points for Vanderbilt (25-6, 10-6), which remained tied with the 1992-93 team for the school record for regular-season wins.
Foster opened the overtime with a steal and layup to give Vanderbilt a 64-62 lead before Riley took over.
No. 20 Drake 75, Creighton 67
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Emmenecker had 20 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead Drake to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final for the first time.
Josh Young had 16 points and Jonathan Cox added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Drake (27-4), which broke a school record for victories set by the 1968-69 team that advanced to the Final Four.
P'Allen Stinnett had 18 points for Creighton (21-10), the fourth seed, which cut the deficit to four only to see Drake go 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 29 seconds.
Syracuse 87, No. 21 Marquette 72
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Donte Greene and Jonny Flynn both scored 21 points for Syracuse.
The Orange (19-12, 9-9 Big East) won their second straight after blowing an 11-point lead in the final 3 1/2 minutes and losing to Pitt a week ago. Syracuse had won only two of its previous seven games.
Jerel McNeal led Marquette (22-8, 11-7) with 22 points.
No. 25 Davidson 82, Wofford 49
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 19 points and Davidson extended the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games, advancing to the Southern Conference tournament semifinals.
The Wildcats (24-6) went 20-0 during the regular season and have won their past 34 games against SoCon opponents.
Curry had two 3-pointers as Davidson took control with a 26-8 first-half run.
Drew Gibson led Wofford (16-16) with 24 points.