|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Thursday, 27 November 2008 18:18|
After falling behind by three early in the first half, the Terrapins (4-0) countered with a 23-5 run to take the lead for good. Maryland held Spartans star Raymar Morgan to four points and shot 9-for-19 on 3-pointers to 2-of-9 for Michigan State.
The Terrapins also were much better at the free throw line, going 17-of-21 while Michigan State was 12-of-27. Travis Walton led the Spartans (2-1) with 16 points.
Morgan got into early foul trouble and was never a factor. He took just three shots in 14 minutes.
Maryland will play the winner of the game between No. 9 Gonzaga and Oklahoma State on Friday. The Spartans face the loser.
No. 12 Tennessee 78, Siena 64
LAKE BUENA VISTA. Fla. (AP) - Wayne Chism scored 15 points, leading Tennessee over Siena in the first round of the Old Spice Classic.
Volunteers (4-0). Alex Franklin led Siena (2-1) with 17.
The Vols went on an 18-0 run late in the first half and pulled away to a 47-27 halftime lead. Siena scored the first 11 points of the second half, but could not get closer than nine. The Vols led by as many as 21 in the second half.
Tennessee plays No. 21 Georgetown in the second round Friday.
No. 19 Wake Forest 75, Cal State-Fullerton 69
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jeff Teague scored 24 points and Wake Forest overcame a slow start to hold off Cal State-Fullerton in the first round of the 76 Classic.
Al-Farouq Aminu and Chas McFarland added 14 points apiece for the Demon Deacons (4-0), who will play UTEP in the semifinals Friday.
Josh Akognon led Cal State-Fullerton (2-3) with 24 points.
Wake Forest led by as many as 15 early in the second half, but the Titans got close with timely 3-pointers and scrappy defense. The Demon Deacons committed 11 of their 18 turnovers in the second half and Cal State-Fullerton made seven 3-pointers in the final 20 minutes.
No. 21 Georgetown 58, Wichita State 50
LAKE BUENTA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Austin Freeman scored 18 points and DaJuan Summers added 14 to lead Georgetown over Wichita State in a first-round game at the Old Spice Classic.
Wichita State (2-2) got 11 points from David Kyles, while Ramon Clemente had 10.
After seeing a 10-point, second-half lead cut to one, Freeman made a jumper and Summers hit a 3-pointer to extend Georgetown's advantage to 48-42 with 4 minutes remaining.