|Thursday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 18 December 2008 18:42|
The reigning national player of the year finished 7-for-14 from the field and had nine rebounds for North Carolina (10-0), which shook off a slow start and stretched the lead to double figures shortly after Hansbrough passed Phil Ford for the record midway through the first half. Ford, now an assistant coach with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, finished his career in 1978 with 2,290 points.
Hansbrough, who needed nine points coming in, tied Ford on a jumper from the left wing with 14:05 left in the first half. He set the record by muscling in a bank shot over two defenders with 7:41 to go.
Ty Lawson added 16 points for the Tar Heels, while Danny Green had 14, including the 1,000th of his career.
Shy Ely scored 23 points for the Purple Aces (7-2).
No. 8 Gonzaga 84, Texas Southern 42
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Micah Downs added 14 points for the Bulldogs (8-1), who rebounded from a loss at Arizona in its previous game by posting its highest point total of the season. This was Gonzaga's first home game since Nov. 18, after six road contests.
Deandre Hall and Damian Henderson both had nine points for Texas Southern (0-10), which has yet to play a home game this season.
Gonzaga led 53-19 at halftime, holding the Eagles without a field goal for the final 7 minutes of the half to take their biggest lead of the season.
No. 9 Louisville 77, Mississippi 68
CINCINNATI (AP) - Earl Clark had career highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville, adding a little more misery to Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy's day.
Samardo Samuels added nine points and 13 rebounds as the Cardinals (7-1) won their fifth straight.
David Huertas had 20 points for the Rebels (7-4), who fought gamely after a tumultuous day that began with Kennedy's arrest on misdemeanor assault charges following an altercation with a cab driver.
Kennedy, a former assistant and interim head coach at Cincinnati, decided to coach the game after meeting with athletic director Pete Boone.
The Rebels, who trailed by 18 points, tied the game at 67 on a 3-pointer by Chris Warren with 5:26 remaining. It would be Mississippi's last field goal as Louisville closed the game with a 10-1 run.
Kennedy denied allegations that he called the driver racial epithets and his attorney entered a written plea of not guilty. A pretrial date was set for Jan. 16.
Louisville's win, combined with Cincinnati's victory over Mississippi State in the first game of the doubleheader, earned the Big East a 2-2 split in the four-game invitational with the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt beat South Florida and No. 16 Tennessee knocked off No. 24 Marquette in Nashville on Tuesday.