|Monday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 17 November 2008 17:53|
By The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -Craig Austrie and freshman Kemba Walker scored 21 points each and No. 2 Connecticut ran away from Hartford 99-56 on Monday night, the Huskies' 63rd consecutive win against an instate opponent.
Walker, who started in place of injured A.J. Price, had five rebounds, while Jerome Dyson added 18 points and Jeff Adrien had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Morgan Sabia, who fouled out with seven minutes left, had 15 points for Hartford (0-2), while Joe Zeglinski added 11.
The Huskies (2-0) could not shake the Hawks for more than a half. Hartford went on a 10-2 run to get within 43-42. But UConn started a 33-5 run a short time later and the rout was on. UConn scored 54 of the game's final 66 points.
No. 6 Pittsburgh 82, Miami (Ohio) 53
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jermaine Dixon hit two 3-pointers while scoring eight points during the Panthers' 16-2 run to start the second half.
Levance Fields had 12 points and a career-high 12 assists and Sam Young and Dixon scored 14 points each for Pittsburgh (2-0).
as three points late in the first half, then opened up a 51-32 lead when Dixon finished off the second-half run with a steal and drive. Dixon hit a 3-pointer that started the half and another that made it 45-32.
Kenny Hayes scored 18 points for Miami (1-2).
No. 11 Purdue 87, E. Michigan 58
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Robbie Hummel scored 18 points for the Boilermakers in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
E'Twaun Moore had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists, and JaJuan Johnson added 11 points for Purdue (2-0).
Justin Dobbins scored 16 points for Eastern Michigan (1-1) in its worst defeat since a 36-point loss to Kent State on Feb. 3, 2007.
Purdue forced 22 turnovers and committed just 10. Eastern Michigan was 9-for-19 from the free throw line and 3-for-14 from 3-point range.
No. 16 Marquette 106, Chicago St. 87
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wesley Matthews scored 26 points and Lazar Hayward added 21 for Marquette.
Matthews, who had 27 points for the Golden Eagles (2-0) in their season opener, shot 7-for-14 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws. He also had nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.
David Holston had 33 points for Chicago State (1-1), including seven 3-pointers and was 11-for-22 overall from the field.
No. 21 Davidson 99, James Madison 64
ists for Davidson (2-0) in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Curry's outing against James Madison (0-1) marked the 16th time in his career he's scored 30 or more points in a game.
He left the game for good with five minutes left, missing what would have been his fourth career double-double by one assist. Curry was 14-of-19 from the field - 4-of-6 from 3-point range - and had four steals and four turnovers.
Julius Wells had 21 points to lead the Dukes in their first game under coach Matt Brady.
No. 22 Georgetown 71, Jacksonville 62
WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Monroe delivered 14 points and seven rebounds in his college debut, and anchored a suffocating defense for Georgetown.
Jacksonville missed its first eight shots from the field en route to shooting only 28 percent for the first half and 35 percent for the game. Jacksonville went 3-for-20 (15 percent) from 3-point range.
New starting guard Chris Wright had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Hoyas (1-0).
Ben Smith led Jacksonville (0-2) with 17 points - all but two after halftime.
No. 23 Villanova 107, Fordham 68
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Dante Cunningham scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher each scored 17 points for Villanova.
(2-0) pull away to their 17th straight win at home.
Cunningham, a senior, finished 11-of-17 from the field and 9-for-12 from the line.
Brenton Butler led Fordham (0-2) with 17 points.