|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:21|
Michigan State (2-0) led 32-24 at halftime, but opened the second half making just one of 10 shots. The Spartans fell behind twice by three points to IPFW (0-2), which lost its opener to Xavier by 28.
Trailing 44-42, the Spartans took control midway through the second half. It started with a free throw by Delvon Roe, and Kalin Lucas quickly added a 17-foot jumper. Morgan scored on an inbounds pass and a moment later added a free throw.
The Spartans then forced IPFW turnovers on three straight possessions. The Mastodons only missed two shots during the 13-0 run, but the Spartans forced four turnovers.
Lucas added 17 points and Goran Suton had 10 rebounds for the Spartans. Ben Botts led IPFW with 22 points despite going 4-for-17 from 3-point range.
No. 20 Wake Forest 120, North Carolina-Wilmington 88
Chas McFarland had 19 points for the Demon Deacons (2-0), who led almost the entire way in a game that featured plenty of transition buckets and quick shots for both teams. Wake Forest shot 57 percent and scored 41 points off 24 turnovers to improve to 11-0 in the series.
Johnny Wolf scored 24 points to lead the Seahawks (2-1), who scored 100 points in each of their first two games. UNC-Wilmington shot 48 percent for the game and hit 12 3-pointers, though the Seahawks struggled to match up with Teague, Johnson and McFarland all night.
No. 23 Villanova 77, Niagara 62
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Scottie Reynolds scored 19 points, Corey Fisher had 15 and Reggie Redding 14 to lead Villanova past pesky Niagara.
Playing their third game in six days, the banged-up Wildcats (3-0) were just vulnerable enough to be severely tested at home. The Purple Eagles (1-1) opened the second half on a streak and a pair of 3s helped slice the deficit to single digits.
The Wildcats played their third straight game without swingman Dwayne Anderson (foot), and 6-foot-10 center Casiem Drummond (foot) was limited to 2 minutes. Corey Stokes scored seven points and played with a taped sprained left thumb.
Villanova has won 18 straight at home.
Tyrone Lewis scored 16 points and Rob Garrison had 15 for Niagara, which dropped its 18th straight game against ranked opponents since beating No. 4 St. John's in 1984.