|Saturday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 22 December 2007 11:59|
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 24 points, Robert Dozier added 19 and No. 2 Memphis beat No. 5 Georgetown 85-71 on Saturday, extending the nation's second-longest home winning streak to 37 games.
Freshman guard Derrick Rose had 18 points for Memphis, while Joey Dorsey had 11 points and 13 rebounds. The Tigers improved to 10-0, their best start since winning their first 10 in 2003-2004.
Preseason All-American Roy Hibbert had a season-low six points for Georgetown (8-1). Austin Freeman had 14 points for the Hoyas, while DaJuan Summers had 13 and Patrick Ewing Jr. 10.
There was a sellout crowd of 18,864 - more than usual because Memphis added a few extra seats for this morning matinee and the Tigers' first home game in 24 days.
The Hoyas led by as many as eight points in the first half, but Memphis took control in the second by outrebounding the Hoyas 43-30. It was a season-low for Georgetown.
The Tigers' lead reached double digits on two free throws by Douglas-Roberts with 7:03 to go. They got it up to as many as 17 twice and finished 17-of-22 from the free throw line in the second half.
No. 1 North Carolina 105, UC Santa Barbara 70
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Tyler Hansbrough scored 21 points in North Carolina's dominating win.
Marcus Ginyard added a career-high 17 points, Wayne Ellington also had 17 and Ty Lawson finished with 15 for the Tar Heels (11-0), who shot 57 percent in continuing their best start since the 1997-98 team won its first 17 games.
The Tar Heels never trailed, led by 20 points at halftime and made it a 30-point game just 4 minutes into the second half.
James Powell and Alex Harris scored 17 points apiece for the Gauchos (10-2), who had an eight-game winning streak snapped.
No. 3 Kansas 78, Miami of Ohio 54
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson both had 14 points as Kansas became the first team in more than a year to exceed 69 points against Miami of Ohio.
Jackson and Sasha Kaun ignited a 13-0 run in the opening minutes, creating a 20-6 lead as the Jayhawks (12-0) remained unbeaten and raised their record in Allen Fieldhouse to 189-12 since 1994-95. It's the 10th time a Kansas team has started 12-0.
The RedHawks (6-5), perhaps fatigued a bit after a taxing 61-58 overtime victory at Illinois on Thursday night, shot 40 percent while Kansas hit 58 percent, including 6-of-15 from 3-point range.
The Jayhawks became the first team to score 70 or more against Miami in 45 games, the longest active streak in the country. They had not given up 70 since a 73-58 loss to Ohio on March 9, 2006, and were the only Division I team not to allow 70 points the entire 2006-07 season.
Tim Pollitz and Kenny Hayes both had 11 points for Miami.
No. 8 UCLA 69, Michigan 54
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Josh Shipp scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UCLA.
The Wolverines (4-8) led by as many as eight points in the second half, but couldn't keep up with UCLA (11-1) down the stretch.
Kevin Love had 17 points and 16 rebounds for UCLA, while Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 12 points and 13 rebounds. UCLA finished with a 47-29 advantage on the glass.
DeShawn Sims led Michigan with 12 points and Manny Harris added 11.
Shipp's 3-pointer started the deciding rally, and UCLA took a 45-43 lead on his short jumper with 8:41 to go.
No. 12 Tennessee 82, Xavier 75
CINCINNATI (AP) - J.P. Prince scored a career-high 23 points and Tyler Smith led Tennessee's late surge.
Tennessee (11-1) won its sixth straight despite an uncharacteristically quiet game from beyond the 3-point arc. The Volunteers overcame it with Prince's breakout game and a sticky defense that forced Xavier (8-3) into a season-high 21 turnovers.
Smith had six points in a closing 13-2 run that sealed a back-and-forth game, and finished with 12 overall. Prince, playing in his third game since transferring from Arizona, went 9-of-14 from the field against a defense stacked to take away the 3-pointer.
Stanley Burrell scored 18 points for the Musketeers, who went 24-of-27 from the free throw line.
No. 13 Indiana 73, Coppin St. 46
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - D.J. White had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Gordon scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for Indiana.
The Hoosiers (10-1) have won 25 straight at home.
Coppin State (3-10) was led by Tywain McKee with 16 points, but wore down in the second half after playing its second road game in two days against a ranked team. The Eagles lost 89-42 at No. 10 Marquette on Friday night and have dropped eight straight.
Indiana, the Big Ten's best offensive team, shot 28 percent from the field, including 12.5 percent from 3-point range, in the first half.
M 88, UC Irvine 66
M has won 43 consecutive regular-season nonconference home games.
M shot 68 percent in the second half (19-of-28) and 63 percent for the game. The Aggies had a 32-22 rebound advantage and have outrebounded all of their 12 opponents.
Darren Fells scored 19 points and Patrick Sanders added 18 for Irvine (4-7).