|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:17|
The Spartans (2-0) won their 41st straight game at home against a nonconference team, extending a streak that started after a loss to Duke on Dec. 3, 2003.
Robert Sacre matched a career high with 17 points for the Bulldogs (1-1) despite foul trouble. Gonzaga freshman Elias Harris scored 17, Matt Bouldin had 15 points and Steven Gray added 13.
Kalin Lucas made a layup with 39 seconds left to give Michigan State a three-point lead and finished with 19 points. Raymar Morgan scored 16 off the bench.
No. 9 Duke 101, Charlotte 59
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored a career-high 24 points in his return to Duke's lineup, and the ninth-ranked Blue Devils routed Charlotte in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Jon Scheyer added 20 points and Kyle Singler had 17 for the Blue Devils (3-0), who never trailed, hit 12 3-pointers and shot 52.9 percent.
stay before Charlotte hit its first field goal and cruised into next week's semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
Shamari Spears had 20 points to lead the overmatched 49ers (2-1).
No. 10 Tennessee 124, UNC Asheville 49
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scotty Hopson had a career-high 25 points and No. 10 Tennessee set a school record for points in a game.
It was coach Bruce Pearl's 100th win with the Volunteers, and the 124 points broke Tennessee's previous single-game record of 121 points, last achieved by the Vols in the opening round of the 2007 NCAA tournament against Long Beach State.
Pearl is the second fastest Vols (2-0) coach to reach the century mark, having coached in 137 games. It took John Mauer 131 games in the late 1930s and early '40s to earn 100 wins.
J.P. Primm led UNC-Asheville (2-0) with 13 points.
No. 12 Connecticut 76, Hofstra 67
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Jerome Dyson scored 23 points and No. 12 Connecticut rallied for a victory over Hofstra in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
UConn (3-0) trailed Hofstra 54-45 with 9 minutes remaining but went ahead 59-58 on two free throws by Dyson with 5:20 to go. The teams then exchanged the lead four times before the Huskies went up for good 63-62 with 4:16 left.
:39 for UConn to secure the win and advance to the tournament's semifinals next week at Madison Square Garden.
Kemba Walker had 16 points, Stanley Robinson had 15, and Gavin Edwards 10 for the Huskies.
Jenkins scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half for Hofstra, while Cornelius Vines added 18.
No. 17 Oklahoma 72, Louisiana-Monroe 61
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Willie Warren scored 24 points, Tony Crocker added 13 and No. 17 Oklahoma notched the 1,500th win in the program's history.
After dishing out a career-high 11 assists in the Sooners' opener, Warren played his expected role as the team's leading scorer against the Warhawks (1-2). He got to the foul line repeatedly and scored 11 points on free throws.
Oklahoma (2-0) struggled early with ULM's zone pressure, but eventually took the lead for good with a 9-0 run with about 14 minutes remaining.
Tony Hooper scored 17 points for the Warhawks before fouling out with just under 5 minutes remaining. Rudy Turner had 12 points and Dynile Forbes 11.
No. 19 Georgetown 46, Temple 45
WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Monroe scored on a driving layup with 6.5 seconds to play, rescuing No. 19 Georgetown from a lackluster performance to give the Hoyas a win over Temple.
nd 3 for 18 from 3-point range.
Chris Wright had 15 points, and Monroe had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Hoyas (2-0). Lavoy Allen had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Owls (1-1), who nearly recovered from an abysmal first half to pull out the win.
No. 20 Louisville 96, Arkansas 66
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville give coach Rick Pitino his 750th career win in its season opener.
Rotnei Clarke had 16 points for Arkansas (1-1), four days after scoring an SEC-record 51 points with 13 3-pointers in the opener against Alcorn State. Marshawn Powell had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Razorbacks, who have just six scholarship players.
No. 22 Clemson 79, Liberty 39
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - David Potter scored a career-high 17 points and hit five of Clemson's 10 3-pointers.
The Tigers (2-0), who needed to rally late last year to beat the Flames at Clemson, had no such issues in the game that began at 10 a.m. They led 17-1 before the Flames made their first field goal - with 13:02 left in the first half - and by a wide margin throughout.
he season. Jesse Sanders led the Flames with seven points but also had nine of their 28 turnovers.
No. 23 Illinois 80, Northern Illinois 61
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Brandon Paul scored 20 points in the first half, leading No. 23 Illinois over Northern Illinois.
Paul, a freshman guard, had 14 of Illinois' first 21 points. Mike Davis dominated the boards, grabbing 17 rebounds and added 14 points for the Illini (2-0).
Najul Ervin and Tony Nixon led the Huskies (0-2) in scoring with 10 points each.
No. 25 Maryland 71, Fairfield 42
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Eric Hayes scored 14 points, and No. 25 Maryland celebrated its return to the AP poll with a victory.
Landon Milbourne had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Sean Mosley scored 13 for the Terrapins (2-0). After opening the season with an 89-51 rout of Charleston Southern, Maryland resurfaced in the Top 25 this week for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season.
The Terrapins took control against Fairfield (2-1) with a 15-0 run in the first half, then pulled away with a 14-4 spurt immediately after halftime.
Freshman Derek Needham scored 15 for Fairfield (2-1).