|Friday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 09 November 2007 20:26|
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Kevin Love had 22 points and 13 rebounds in his college debut, helping No. 2 UCLA dominate Portland State 69-48 on Friday night.
It was the fifth consecutive season-opening win for the Bruins under coach Ben Howland. UCLA extended its home winning streak to 21 games.
UCLA took an 18-2 lead. Love scored seven straight points in the second half, including five free throws, for UCLA's largest lead, 51-27. Josh Shipp added 18 points for the Bruins (1-0), who are coming off consecutive Final Four appearances.
Jeremiah Dominguez had 11 points for Portland State. The Vikings (0-1), who had 22 turnovers, fell to 4-37 against Pac-10 teams.
No. 4 Kansas 107, Louisiana-Monroe 78
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Sherron Collins scored 22 points and led a 17-2 run early in the second half and Kansas won its 35th consecutive home opener.
The Jayhawks (1-0), who led 47-35 at halftime, went up 75-45 on an inside move by Darnell Jackson, who had a career-high 21 points. Consecutive 3-pointers by Collins raised the lead to 89-59 with 9:30 left. Then with 3:20 left, Jackson's basket made it 101-68. Kansas had not scored 100 points in an opener since 1991.
Tony Hooper had 19 points for the Warhawks (0-1).
No. 7 Tennessee 80, Temple 63
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - JuJuan Smith scored 15 points and Ramar Smith added 14 to lead Tennessee.
JuJuan Smith was 5-for-9 from the field for the Volunteers (1-0), who have won nine straight openers overall and are 40-2 in home openers since 1965. Preseason All-America Chris Lofton had 10 points for Tennessee, eight from the free throw line.
Dionte Christmas had 12 points for the Owls (0-1), while Mark Tyndale added 11. No. 10 Washington St. 68, E. Washington 41
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Aron Baynes scored 15 points for Washington State before a sellout crowd of almost 12,000.
Washington State led 31-19 at halftime, then outscored the Eagles 14-2 in the first 6 minutes of the second half for a commanding 45-21 lead. Baynes had 10 points in that stretch.
Derrick Low added 14 points for the Cougars (1-0).
Milan Stanojevic led Eastern Washington (0-1) with 11 points.
No. 13 Duke 121, N.C. Central 56
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Taylor King scored 20 points while fellow rookie Kyle Singler added 15 to lead the Blue Devils to their eighth straight season-opening victory.
Nolan Smith, a third freshman, added 16 points for the Blue Devils, who improved to 26-2 in openers under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. Gerald Henderson scored 15 points as Duke (1-0) finished with seven players in double figures.
Bryan Ayala scored 18 points for the Eagles (0-1), who were playing their first game as a Division I independent.
M 73, McNeese St. 50
M's eighth straight win in a home opener.
M from Wichita State, took over in April after Billy Gillispie left for Kentucky. The 42-year-old takes over a program that rose from the Big 12 basement to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in the three seasons under Gillispie.
M (1-0) won a school-record 27 games in 2006-07, giving the Aggies three straight 20-win seasons.
Jarvis Bradley had 12 points for McNeese State (0-1).
No. 19 Arkansas 67, Wofford 45
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Patrick Beverley, held without a field goal in the first half, finished with 15 points and Darian Townes scored all 14 of his in the second half to lead the Razorbacks in the coaching debut of John Pelphrey.
Pelphrey was hired away from South Alabama after Arkansas fired Stan Heath. The Razorbacks went to the NCAA tournament the last two seasons but lost in the first round each time. They return all their top players from last season.
Drew Gibson led Wofford (0-1) with 12 points.
No. 22 Pittsburgh 103, Houston Baptist 62
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sam Young finished with 22 points and nine rebounds and DeJuan Blair had 20 points, 14 rebounds and four steals in his first college game to lead the Panthers.
Keith Benjamin added 16 points for Pitt (1-0), which held a 59-32 rebounding edge and had 16 steals to Houston Baptist's four. Pitt coach Jamie Dixon improved his record in November to 19-0.
Baron Sauls had 13 points for the Huskies (1-2).
No. 23 Stanford 111, Harvard 56
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Drew Shiller scored 18 points for Stanford in the Basketball Travelers Classic.
Anthony Goods added 17 points for Stanford (1-0), which improved to 9-0 against the Crimson all-time. The Cardinal last reached the century mark on Dec. 28, 2003, in a 100-59 victory over Harvard 100-59. Taj Finger scored 15 points for Stanford.
It was the most points the Cardinal scored since getting 117 against UC Irvine in 1990, and the sixth-highest in school history. The 55-point margin of victory was the third-highest in Cardinal history.
Evan Harris scored 14 points for the Crimson (0-1) in Tommy Amaker's first game as Harvard's coach.
No. 25 Kansas St. 94, Sacramento St. 63
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Freshman Michael Beasley had 32 points and a Big 12 Conference-record 24 rebounds in his first game at Kansas State.
Beasley broke the Big 12 mark of 23 rebounds set by Kevin Durant, who starred at Texas as a freshman last season, and Kansas' Nick Collison.
It was the second 30-point, 20-rebound game in Kansas State history. Bob Boozer had 36 points and 23 rebounds in 1957.
Blake Young had 22 points and Jacob Pullen added 18 points and five assists for the Wildcats (1-0), who were playing their first game under coach Frank Martin. Redshirt freshman Bill Walker and seniors David Hoskins and Clent Stewart all did not play because of injuries.
Loren Leath had 23 points for the Hornets (0-1).