|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 23 November 2009 17:30|
Tyler Zeller added 16 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who led by double digits most of the way in the 599th victory for coach Roy Williams, now in his seventh year at his alma mater following 15 seasons in Kansas.
North Carolina was ranked sixth last week before falling to Syracuse by 16 points in the finals of the 2K Sports Classic on Friday night.
Grayson Flittner scored 32 points and hit nine 3-pointers to lead the Runnin' Bulldogs (3-1).
Gardner-Webb shot 38 percent for the game, but hung around by hitting 15 of 36 3-point attempts.
No. 16 Louisville 80, Appalachian St. 53
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Samardo Samuels had 16 points and Preston Knowles and Edgar Sosa added 11 points each for Louisville.
Freshman Rakeem Buckles added six points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0), who won their third game in three days.
Donald Sims led Appalachian State (2-3) with 19 points and Jeremi Booth had 14.
Louisville led 39-30 at halftime but slowly pulled away thanks to major contributions from role players like Buckles and Reggie Delk, who made two 3-pointers during a 17-7 run that put the Cardinals up 68-44 midway through the half.
No. 19 Clemson 102, Winthrop 66
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Trevor Booker had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Clemson win its 30th straight game in November.
The Tigers (4-0) haven't lost in college basketball's opening month since a 79-70 defeat at Boston College on Nov. 26, 2004.
Booker, Clemson's 6-foot-7 senior, had a three-point play and fadeaway jumper as the Tigers broke on top 12-4 less than 4 minutes in. He started the second half with six points in a 15-0 run.
Justin Burton had 13 points for the Eagles (2-2), who committed 26 turnovers.
Cincinnati 67, No. 24 Vanderbilt 58
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Yancy Gates scored 12 points in an 18-2 first-half run that set the tone for Cincinnati in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Ranked for the first time since March 17, 2008, the Commodores (2-1) didn't come out like a team that broke into the Top 25 earlier Monday.
Behind Gates, the Bearcats (3-0) broke from a 4-4 tie to take a 22-6 lead midway through the first half. Gates finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while reserve Dion Dixon added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
from the field and was outrebounded 53-32.