|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Wednesday, 30 December 2009 18:07|
Deon Thompson added 15 points for the Tar Heels (11-3), who, despite being short-handed, built a double-digit lead midway through the first half and coasted the rest of the way for its third straight win since losing to No. 2 Texas.
The Tar Heels played without fifth-year senior Marcus Ginyard and sophomore Justin Watts. Watts injured his right ankle during Monday's win against Rutgers, while Ginyard has missed two straight since spraining his right ankle in practice.
Will Harris scored 22 points to lead the Great Danes (4-10), who ended an eight-game road trip with just one victory.
Cincinnati 71, No. 10 Connecticut 69
CINCINNATI (AP) - Freshman Lance Stephenson was fouled with less than a second left and made both free throws to rally Cincinnati in a wild Big East opener for both teams.
run, tying it on Kemba Walker's 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds to go.
Stephenson dribbled into the lane and was fouled by Gavin Edwards as the buzzer sounded. After a review, the officials put seventh-tenths of a second on the clock, Stephenson went to the line and made both, finishing with 21 points.
Jerome Dyson scored 24 points and Stanley Robinson added 22 for UConn in its first true road game of the season.
No. 11 Michigan St. 87, Texas-Arlington 68
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Durrell Summers and Draymond Green combined for 39 points to lead Michigan State.
Summers had 20 points, 13 in the first half, for the Spartans (10-3), while Green added 19 in a balanced attack in their final nonconference game.
Reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Kalin Lucas responded to a benching with 16 points in 29 minutes.
Marquez Haynes, the nation's No 2 scorer, led the Mavericks (5-5) with 20 points, 5.2 under his average. Michigan State scored the first 12 points of the game, had a shutout for the first 5:30 and built an 18-2 lead after 6-plus minutes.
No. 18 Temple 70, N. Illinois 60
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Juan Fernandez scored 26 points and Ryan Brooks added 19 for Temple, which tuned up for a weekend game with No. 1 Kansas.
icit to 35-33 early in the second half. Temple used a 12-2 run that restored a double-digit lead at 47-35. Northern Illinois never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Xavier Silas paced the Huskies with 26 points.
Virginia 72, No. 24 UAB 63
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Sylven Landesberg scored 19 points and had two free throws and two key assists in the final 2:36 as Virginia ended UAB's 10-game winning streak.
The Cavaliers (7-4) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since they topped Clemson last February, giving first-year coach Tony Bennett his biggest victory at Virginia.
The Blazers (11-2), who moved into the Top 25 this week for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, got a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds from Elijah Millsap. UAB missed 10 of 15 free throws and was outscored 22-13 over the final 10 minutes.