|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Saturday, 27 December 2008 14:07|
Da'Sean Butler scored 16 points - all but two in the first half - with Darryl Bryant adding 11 and Devin Ebanks 10 for the Mountaineers (10-2), who handed Ohio State its first defeat of the season. West Virginia has won four in a row since a 68-65 loss to Davidson in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9.
Up by seven at halftime, the Mountaineers extended the lead to more than 20 midway through the second half and then poured it on the rest of the way.
William Buford and Jeremie Simmons each scored 11 points, and Evan Turner had 10 for Ohio State (9-1).
No. 11 Michigan State 82, Oakland, Mich. 66
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Goran Suton had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Michigan State beat Oakland.
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Kalin Lucas added 15 points for Michigan State (9-2), while Travis Walton had 14.
Keith Benson led Oakland (8-7) with 20 points, while Erik Kangas scored 15.
No. 19 Louisville 82, UAB 62
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Terrence Williams had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Samardo Samuels added 17 points and 11 boards to help Louisville and its revamped lineup ease by UAB.
Earl Clark - who didn't start for the first time this season after Pitino chastised him for inconsistent play - had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists as the Cardinals (8-2) bounced back from a disappointing loss to Minnesota last week.
Robert Vaden led UAB (8-4) with 22 points.
No. 25 Missouri 107, SIU-Edwardsville 57
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Missouri cruise past SIU-Edwardsville.
Guard Miguel Paul scored 12, while Kim English and Laurence Bowers each had 10 points for the Tigers (10-2), who had six players in double figures.
Mark Yelovich led SIU-Edwardsville (2-11) with 13 points.