|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 13 December 2008 14:21|
Griffin, who sat much of the first half after picking up two quick fouls, finished with a season-low 11 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma (10-0), which matched its best start since 2003-04. The Sooners have won 68 of their last 70 home nonconference games.
Lawrence Borha and Shaun Green led Utah (5-4) with 12 points each as the Utes dropped their third straight. The Utes, who entered the game shooting 50.4 percent, hit 34 percent from the field, their lowest of mark the season.
Griffin, who entered averaging 24.4 points and 15.6 rebounds, faced double- and triple-teams and managed only three field goal attempts, missing them all. He did all of his scoring at the free throw line, going 11-for-14.
No. 6 Texas 81, Texas St. 73
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A.J. Abrams scored 30 points, giving Texas the cushion it needed down the stretch.
nds for the Longhorns (8-1), who trailed midway through the second half.
Abrams, held without a basket for the first 15 minutes of the second half, put Texas up 67-63, then had a steal and 3-pointer to start a Texas run that put the game away.
Abrams scored 13 of Texas' final 16 points and went 11-of-12 on free throws. He has averaged 29 points over Texas' last three games, including wins over UCLA and Villanova.
Cameron Johnson scored 24 points for Texas State (3-5).
Temple 88, No. 8 Tennessee 72
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Temple's Dionte Christmas scored a season-high 35 points and hit three straight 3-pointers during a game-changing stretch.
Temple students dressed in Santa Claus hats and held signs that read ``Merry Christmas!'' to cheer on the Owls' best player. Then they stormed the court in a wild celebration for coach Fran Dunphy's biggest win in three seasons.
Christmas hit six of his seven 3-pointers for the Owls (5-3) in the second half.
Tennessee (6-2) never led in the game, but cut the deficit to four midway through the second half. Christmas then hit three 3s that stretched the lead to 15 points.
Sergio Olmos scored a career-high 19 points for Temple.
Tyler Smith led the Volunteers with 17 points and Bobby Maze had 15.
No. 9 Louisville 94, Austin Peay 75
ring Louisville's decisive run in the second half.
Terrence Williams had 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds and Samardo Samuels had 21 points and 12 boards for the Cardinals (6-1), who used a 17-2 burst midway through the second half to take control.
Wes Channels led Austin Peay (5-3) with 23 points and Drake Reed added 18 points and five rebounds.
Austin Peay led 59-54 with 13 minutes to play when Louisville went on the run that gave it an 81-65 lead with 5 minutes remaining. Knowles, a sophomore guard, was 8-of-11 from the field, including 4-of-5 3-pointers in 21 minutes.
No. 13 Syracuse 79, Long Beach St. 55
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Arinze Onuaku had 17 points and Eric Devendorf added 13 points and five assists for Syracuse.
The Orange (9-0) were coming off a 10-day layoff, and it showed in the first half as they shot 40.6 percent and Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris, the team's leading scorers, combined for three points. Flynn was 0-for-5 from the field and Harris 0-for-3.
But the Orange scored the final four points of the first half to take a 37-30 lead and started the second with an 18-4 run to take control.
Stephan Gilling and T.J. Robinson each scored 12 points for Long Beach State (4-4), which was 3-for-15 from long range in the first half and 2-for-21 in the second.
No. 14 Purdue 76, Indiana St. 62
0 of his career-high 25 points in the second half for Purdue.
Hummel had eight rebounds and was 3-of-6 from 3-point range. He was 2-for-7 from the field in the first half, but went 5-for-6 in the second.
JaJuan Johnson scored 12 points and Lewis Jackson added 11 for the Boilermakers (8-2), who won their third straight.
Harry Marshall led Indiana State (1-8) with 16 points and six assists.
No. 19 Georgetown 79, No. 17 Memphis 70, OT
WASHINGTON (AP) - DaJuan Summers had 21 points and seven rebounds, Austin Freeman scored 18 points, and Chris Wright had 14 for the Hoyas (7-1), who outscored Memphis 10-4 in the extra period.
Georgetown, which ran its home winning streak to 26 games, led 71-70 when Wright made a layup with 1:05 to play. Georgetown finished off the victory with free throws in the final minute and a last-second heave.
Shawn Taggart had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyreke Evans scored 20 points for the Tigers (5-2), who were playing their first game following a 10-day layoff for exams.
Neither team led by more than one point from the 6 1/2-minute mark of the second half until Freeman made one of two free throws with 31 seconds to play, giving the Hoyas a 66-64 lead. Robert Dozier had one of the Tigers' many tip-ins with 4 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
No. 21 Ohio St. 54, Butler 51
s, including the go-ahead basket, to lead Ohio State in the matchup of unbeatens.
The Buckeyes (6-0), coming off road wins against ranked Miami and Notre Dame, built a 13-point lead early in the second half, then missed seven of their next eight shots. They had just one field goal in the final 12 minutes.
Freshmen Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack led Butler (8-1) with 25 and 13 points, respectively, scoring the Bulldogs' first 16 points of the second half.
Turner pump faked and hit a 10-footer in the lane to put the Buckeyes ahead 53-51 with 3:08 left.
Hayward lunged from the left wing on a 3-point attempt with one second left that hit the back of the iron.
No. 22 Baylor 90, Prairie View 63
WACO, Texas (AP) - Henry Dugat scored eight consecutive points in just over a minute midway through the first half and Baylor won its first home game in three weeks.
The Bears (8-1) made only three of their first 16 shots and trailed by seven points before Dugat's 3-pointer with 10:36 left in the first half started his 63-second outburst.
Prairie View (3-6) had gone ahead when Michael Griffin scored seven points in a 9-0 run. But the Panthers didn't score again until after four turnovers in a span of five possessions and the run by Dugat, who finished with 17 points.
LaceDarius Dunn led Baylor with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
ch had 13 points for Prairie View.
No. 24 Marquette 69, IPFW 50
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Lazar Hayward scored 19 points and Jerel McNeal had 16, including eight in a decisive 12-5 run just after halftime, for the Golden Eagles (8-1).
IPFW kept Marquette's potent offense bottled up for most of the first half, and trailed by 13 at halftime. But McNeal scored eight points in the first 5 minutes of the second half to put the game away.
David Carson scored 17 points for the Mastadons (4-6).
Massachusetts 61, No. 25 Kansas 60
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ricky Harris had 18 points, Chris Lowe added 12 and Massachusetts used a stingy defense to hold off Kansas.
UMass (3-6) has had trouble pulling out close games this season, with four of its six losses by seven points or less. The Minutemen built a 14-point lead in the first half, let Kansas back in it, but held on this time to end the Jayhawks' 30-game home winning streak.
Tony Gaffney had 13 rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and three steals for UMass.
Kansas (7-2), back in the Top 25 after being knocked out last week, shot 34 percent overall and 5-of-23 from 3-point range.
shot off before the buzzer.
Collins had 19 points on 6-of-21 shooting, including 1-for-7 on 3-pointers.
The game was played at the Sprint Center, about 45 minutes from Kansas' campus but was still considered a home game for the Jayhawks.