|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 04 December 2012 19:44|
By The Associated Press
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and No. 3 Michigan eased past Western Michigan for a 73-41 victory Tuesday night.
The Wolverines (8-0) had actually lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago. Western Michigan (6-2) had won six straight coming into this game, including a victory over South Florida, but the Broncos wasted a chance to stay with the Wolverines, turning the ball over 13 times in the first half.
Nik Stauskas scored 11 points for Michigan, and fellow freshman Mitch McGary added 10 on 5-of-5 shooting.
Freshman Darius Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.
It is Michigan's first 8-0 start since 1996-97.
No. 5 LOUISVILLE 80, CHARLESTON 38
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and Louisville used its stifling defense to take control against College of Charleston.
The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.
Russ Smith had 13 points and Peyton Siva 12 for Louisville, which turned up its defense at the sold-out TD Arena. The Cardinals finished with a season-high 18 steals and forced Charleston (5-3) into a season-high 27 turnovers, 11 more than it had averaged coming in.
Adjehi Baru had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars. Charleston leading scorer Andrew Lawrence finished with three points on 1-for-6 shooting.
No. 8 ARIZONA 63, SOUTHERN MISS 55
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 23 points, Kevin Parrom had 13 of his 14 in the second half and Arizona overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to hold off Southern Mississippi.
Arizona (6-0) struggled against Southern Miss' zone defense, throwing passes into traffic and to open spaces, even one that sailed over the coaches on the bench into the crowd.
The Wildcats hung on behind their defense, forcing Southern Miss into 17 second-half turnovers to pull away to their best start since opening the 1999-2000 season with six straight wins.
Southern Miss (6-2) used its swarming zone while building an eight-point halftime lead and kept forcing Arizona into mistakes.
The Golden Eagles struggled against Arizona's pressure in the second half, though, missing all eight of their 3-point attempts while nearly quadrupling their turnovers from the first half.
Neil Watson led Southern Miss with 17 points.
No. 12 MISSOURI 81, SE MISSOURI STATE 65
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri State.
The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining. The Tigers stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alley-oop dunk by Keion Bell.
Phil Pressey added 17 points for the Tigers (7-1) after going only 3 of 14 from the field in the first half, including 1 for 6 from 3-point range.
Corey Wilford scored all 14 of his points in the first half to lead the Redhawks (6-5). Nino Johnson and Missouri transfer Tyler Stone both added 13.
No. 13 ILLINOIS 72, WESTERN CAROLINA 64
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Brandon Paul scored 14 points and Illinois held off Western Carolina after the game was tied at 54 with 5:53 left.
Illinois guard D.J. Richardson hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for a 62-56 lead. Richardson finished with 13 points.
After a Western Carolina turnover, Illini guard Tracy Abrams made two free throws and a basket on the following possession for a 66-56 lead. Abrams added 10 points for the Illini, who shot 40 percent.
Preston Ross paced the Catamounts (3-6) with 17 points. James Sinclair added 13 points and eight rebounds. Brandon Boggs had 16 points off the bench.
The Illini (9-0) play at No. 10 Gonzaga on Saturday.
No. 14 MINNESOTA 88, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 64
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime and Minnesota breezed past a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.
Hollins hit his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the Gophers (9-1), who reached their highest ranking in The Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.
Austin Hollins had 17 points, five assists and four steals, Joe Coleman added 15 points and seven rebounds, and the Gophers notched their largest winning margin this season.
Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points for the Jackrabbits (6-3), who missed Wolters. The standout from nearby St. Cloud has an ankle injury that prevented him from playing in his home state for the final time.
No. 15 GEORGETOWN 64, TEXAS 41
NEW YORK (AP) - Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Georgetown over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 13 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.
The Hoyas (6-1), whose only loss this season was to No. 1 Indiana in overtime, scored the first nine points of the game, the last four from Lubick on layups.
Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead the Longhorns (5-3), who had their lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season. Texas had won three straight after losing two in a row.
No. 25 NORTH CAROLINA ST. 69, CONNECTICUT 65
NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Howell had 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half, and C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead North Carolina State over Connecticut in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic.
The Wolfpack (5-2), who had lost two of three, have dropped 19 spots in the AP poll over the last four weeks after being ranked No. 6 in the preseason Top 25.
Howell, a 6-foot-8, 257-pound senior, led North Carolina State's second-half rush to the boards. The Wolfpack had 20 rebounds in the second half, 11 on the offensive end - and Howell grabbed seven of those. The Huskies had 13 rebounds in the second half, six offensive.
Shabazz Napier led the Huskies (6-2) with 19 points and Ryan Boatright added 18. Napier scored Connecticut's first 10 points of the game and led the Huskies to an 11-point lead.