|Monday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 17 December 2007 19:37|
By The Associated Press
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -DeMarcus Nelson scored 23 points and No. 6 Duke returned from a nine-day break for final exams with a 111-70 victory over Albany on Monday night.
Reserve Jon Scheyer added 18 points for the Blue Devils (10-0), who shot 60 percent and had five players score in double figures. They hit 15 of 26 3-pointers.
Duke improved to 10-0 for the sixth time in eight seasons, while Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 785th career victory to move within a game of tying Lefty Driesell for sixth on the all-time list.
Tim Ambrose scored a career-best 24 points for the Great Danes (5-5), who fell behind by double figures about 5 1/2 minutes in and trailed by 26 points at halftime.
No. 10 Marquette 80, IPFW 56
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dominic James had 17 points and six assists and Wesley Matthews added 15 points for Marquette.
The Golden Eagles (8-1) were playing their second game in three nights after playing just two games the previous two weeks due to final exams.
Jaraun Burrows had 13 points for IPFW (4-6), which trailed by 11 points at halftime. The Mastodons opened the second half with a quick 8-2 run, but came unraveled nearly as fast as Marquette answered with a 14-2 spurt to put the game out of reach.
Hayward finished with 14 points and David Cubillan had 11 for Marquette.
Demetrius Johnson scored 12 points for IPFW, which went 3-of-14 from 3-point range.
No. 18 Gonzaga 77, N. Colorado 57
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Freshman Austin Daye scored 18 points and Micah Downs added 17 for Gonzaga.
Downs hit a career-high five 3-pointers in 10 attempts as the Bulldogs (9-2) overcame a slow start to coast to an easy win. Steven Gray, playing for the first time this season after fracturing his wrist in an exhibition game, added 12 points and Jeremy Pargo had 10 points and eight assists for the Zags.
Jabrik Banks had 18 points for Northern Colorado (5-4), which missed its first 13 attempts from 3-point range and shot 31 percent from the field overall.
Gonzaga led 37-24 at halftime and outscored the Bears 11-4 at the start of the second half.
No. 22 Miami 89, Stetson 53
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Brian Asbury scored 18 points and Miami won its first game as a Top 25 team in five years.
Raymond Hicks had 15 points and James Dews added 14 for the Hurricanes (10-0), who opened the game with a 19-4 run.
Eric Diaz had 13 points for the Hatters (2-8), who lost their fourth straight game and ninth in their last 10.
Miami, which had five players score in double figures, was ranked for the final 12 weeks of the 2001-02 season, reaching as high as No. 12.
No. 25 USC 83, Delaware St. 54
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwight Lewis scored 18 points and Davon Jefferson added 17 for Southern California.
O.J. Mayo had 12 points for the Trojans, who shot 68 percent from the field, 67 percent from 3-point range and 60 percent from the free throw line.
Roy Bright scored 22 points for Delaware State (3-6), which lost for the sixth time in seven games. The Hornets shot 38 percent from the field.
USC (7-3) played for the first time in nearly two weeks. The Trojans were coming off consecutive losses to No. 3 Kansas and No. 2 Memphis, both by four points, that dropped them out of the Top 25. They returned to the rankings Monday.