|Tuesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 04 December 2007 18:22|
The Tar Heels, coming off an 86-77 win over Kentucky, are 8-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season. They won their first game at the Palestra, the basketball cathedral that's home to Philadelphia's Big 5, since winning the NCAA tournament's East Regional final in 1957.
The Quakers (2-7) used some sensational shooting in the first half to keep the game close for about 15 minutes and send the sellout crowd of 8,722 into an upset-minded frenzy.
They tried to run with the Tar Heels and that was a bad idea. North Carolina wore down the Ivy League's Quakers and got easy points on the break and off turnovers to control the second half. North Carolina made 15 of its first 20 shots in the second half.
Tyler Bernardini led Penn with a career-high 26 points and Brian Grandieri had 17.
Tennessee 76, Chattanooga 70
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Lofton had 16 points, JaJuan Smith added 13 and Tennessee survived a scare to beat Chattanooga.
Playing their first true road test of the season, the Volunteers (8-1) shot a season-low 36 percent from the field.
Stephen McDowell had a team-high 14 points for Chattanooga (4-4), which fell to 5-30 against their in-state adversary. Marcus Watts added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Nicchaeus Doaks had 11 points for the Mocs.
Chattanooga (4-4) muscled their way past the Vols for much of the game, but a season-high 34 turnovers cost them a chance to score their second consecutive upset over Tennessee.