|Tuesday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 30 December 2008 18:32|
The Razorbacks (10-1) led by 25 points in the second half before the Sooners nearly pulled off a sensational rally. Oklahoma (12-1) cut the margin to 81-77, but Washington scored Arkansas' next seven points.
Freshman Courtney Fortson had 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Arkansas, which had six players in double figures and never trailed in winning its eighth straight.
Freshman Willie Warren scored 35 points for the Sooners, while Griffin had 21 points and 13 rebounds.
No. 6 Wake Forest 83, Radford 61
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Teague scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as Wake Forest shook off a sluggish start.
Freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added 18 points and 10 rebounds and James Johnson had 12 points and 12 boards for the Demon Deacons (12-0), who closed the game by outscoring Radford 36-13 over the final 14 minutes.
rebounds to lead Radford (4-9), which remained winless against nonconference teams from Division I and fell to 0-15 against Atlantic Coast Conference schools.
Illinois 71, No. 9 Purdue 67, OT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Mike Tisdale scored 18 points for Illinois in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Mike Davis scored 12 points, Trent Meacham added 11 and Demetri McCamey had 10 for the Fighting Illini (13-1), who won their seventh straight.
E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and JaJuan Johnson had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Purdue (11-3), which had won its previous six games. Robbie Hummel, Purdue's top scorer, was held to seven points and took just seven shots. He had 11 rebounds.
Purdue was 15-of-27 from the free throw line and shot 38 percent from the field in the game.
Davis' bank shot with 6.3 seconds left in regulation gave Illinois a 56-55 lead. Johnson was fouled with 1.9 seconds left. He made the first free throw, but missed the second to force overtime.
No. 13 Syracuse 100, Seton Hall 76
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Eric Devendorf and Andy Rautins both hit three 3-pointers in a six-minute span to key a stirring first-half surge by Syracuse in the Big East opener for both teams
It was the fourth straight win for Syracuse (13-1) since a last-second loss to Cleveland State two weeks ago.
r-high 29 points in the Orange's previous game against Coppin State, was 7-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 26 points. Devendorf, 3-for-6 from long range, finished with 20 points.
Jeremy Hazell led Seton Hall (9-4) with 23 points, while Robert Mitchell had 22.
Syracuse was 12-for-22 on 3s while Seton Hall was 2-for-27.
No. 20 Clemson 98, South Carolina 87
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Terrence Oglesby had six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points and Clemson improved to 13-0 for the second time in three seasons.
South Carolina (9-2) cut Clemson's 18-point lead to seven in the final minute. However, K.C. Rivers got free underneath for a basket, and Oglesby hit a free throw after Gamecocks first-year coach Darrin Horn was called for a technical.
Devan Downey had a career-high 37 points for the Gamecocks, who have lost five straight to their instate rival.
No. 25 Butler 72, UAB 68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Freshman Shelvin Mack made five 3-pointers in the first seven minutes of the second half and matched his career high of 22 points for Butler, which trailed by 11 points at halftime.
It was the first time the Bulldogs (11-1) played since moving into the Top 25 on Monday.
Robert Vaden led the Blazers (8-5) with 23 points and Paul Delaney III added 19.
nts in a 9-0 run and his fourth 3 got the Blazers within 64-63 with 3:52 to go. But the Bulldogs sealed it with Matt Howard's layup and six free throws in the final minute.