|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 08 December 2007 13:13|
By The Associated Press
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Sasha Kaun scored the first six points in a 24-1 first-half run that sent No. 3 Kansas soaring past DePaul 84-66 on Saturday.
Mario Chalmers had 12 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and seven assists for the Jayhawks (9-0).
Dar Tucker, who had 18 points, hit a basket with 11:12 left in the half and a few seconds later Karron Clarke's two free throws gave the Blue Demons (2-3) a 13-12 lead. But DePaul did not get another field goal until Will Walker scored with 1:38 left and by then the Jayhawks had mounted a 36-15 lead en route to the 14th 9-0 start in school history.
Kaun finished with 15 points.
No. 6 Duke 95, Michigan 67
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Taylor King scored 18 points and fellow freshman Nolan Smith added a career-high 17 for Duke.
Gerald Henderson had 12 points and DeMarcus Nelson and Jon Scheyer added 10 apiece for the Blue Devils (9-0), who took control with a 14-0 run in the first half.
Duke opened with nine straight victories for the third time in four years, won its NCAA-best 56th straight nonconference home game and improved to 3-0 against the Big Ten by sending the shorthanded Wolverines (3-6) to their sixth loss in seven games.
DeShawn Sims had 12 points for Michigan, which started two freshmen and two sophomores while playing without starting point guard Jerret Smith for academic reasons.
No. 12 Pittsburgh 75, Washington 74
SEATTLE (AP) - Justin Dentmon's runner in the lane as the buzzer sounded was disallowed after a lengthy review, and Pittsburgh held on.
Dentmon took an inbound pass the length of the court and scored as time expired. Initially, it appeared Dentmon's basket came after the sound of the horn. Officials reviewed video for nearly five minutes, with the Washington student section shouting in their ears, but agreed the shot came late.
Levance Fields led the Panthers (9-0) with 20 points, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 5 seconds left, setting up the frantic final moments.
Trailing 71-65, Washington (4-4) hit three 3-pointers in the final 93 seconds to pull within one. Ryan Appleby, who had 18 points, hit two of the 3s, the second with 6.8 seconds remaining.
Blair added 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Panthers improved to 9-0 for the sixth consecutive season.
Dayton 70, No. 14 Louisville 65
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Brian Roberts scored 28 points for Dayton, which spoiled Rick Pitino's bid to become the 17th active Division I coach with 500 victories.
Dayton (7-1) won its sixth consecutive game and beat the Cardinals for the second straight year.
Derrick Caracter had 16 points and seven rebounds and Earl Clark had 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Louisville (5-2).
The Cardinals trailed by as many as 12 points during a horrid first half, but held the Flyers scoreless for over six minutes during a 13-0 run that gave the Cardinals a 41-39 lead. Dayton responded behind Roberts, who hit two pull-up jumpers and added two free throws during a 14-5 burst that put Dayton back in front 53-46 with 7:05 to go.
Louisville would get within three points several times in the final minutes, but the Flyers made their free throws to clinch it.
No. 22 Arizona 78, Illinois 72, OT
CHICAGO (AP) - Freshman Jerryd Bayless made six free throws in the final 31 seconds of overtime for Arizona two days after Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson announced he would not return to the Wildcats this season.
Jordan Hill had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildcats (6-2), while Bayless had 20 points. The overtime free throws were Bayless' only attempts of the game.
Shaun Pruitt had 24 points and nine rebounds and Trent Meacham had 16 points for Illinois (5-3), which finished 10-of-22 from the free throw line.