Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Joakim Noah had 19 points and nine
rebounds, as top-ranked Florida rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to
top No. 24 Vanderbilt, 74-64, at the O’Connell Center. Lee Humphrey added 15
points on five three-pointers for the Gators (20-2, 7-0 SEC), who had the
opening 13 points of the second half, on the way to their 13th straight
victory. Taurean Green tallied 13 points for Florida, which reached the
20-win plateau by the end of January for the first time in school history.
Derrick Byars was the lone Vanderbilt player in double figures with 21 points.
The Commodores (15-7, 5-3) had a four-game winning streak broken.
Final Score: Indiana 71, (2) Wisconsin 66
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – A.J. Ratliff scored 20 points on 7-of-9
shooting, and the Indiana Hoosiers rode a second-half offensive surge to knock
off second-ranked Wisconsin, 71-66. The loss ended Wisconsin’s 17-game
winning streak, the longest active streak in the nation. D.J. White scored 16
points, grabbed five rebounds, and blocked two shots for the Hoosiers (16-5,
6-2 Big Ten), who won for the seventh time in their last eight games. Earl
Calloway added nine points for Indiana. Alando Tucker led Wisconsin
(21-2, 7-1 Big Ten) with 23 points and six rebounds. Kammron Taylor
scored 15 points for the Badgers, and Marcus Landry and Michael Flowers
added nine points apiece in the loss.
Final Score: (3) North Carolina 105, Miami-Florida 64
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Tyler Hansbrough netted a game-high 22
points and 13 rebounds to lead the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to a
105-64 victory over the Miami-Florida Hurricanes at the Smith Center. Wayne
Ellington had 14 points while Ty Lawson added 13 points for the Tar Heels
(20-2, 6-1 ACC), who have won their past five games. Anthony Harris had 18
points while Jack McClinton added 15 points for the Hurricanes (9-13, 2-6),
who have dropped their last five contests.
Final Score: (4) Ohio State 78, Purdue 60
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) – Mike Conley Jr. scored 18 points on 6-
of-8 shooting and dished out six assists, as the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes
bested the Purdue Boilermakers, 78-60, at Mackey Arena. Jamar Butler had 16
points and five rebounds while Daequan Cook netted 12 and grabbed 10 boards
for the Buckeyes (19-3, 7-1 Big Ten), who have won their last six games.
Greg Oden also scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and pulled down six
rebounds in the victory. With second-ranked Wisconsin’s 71-66 loss at Indiana,
Ohio State pulled into a first place tie in the Big Ten with the Badgers, who
had their nation-best 17-game winning streak snapped. Carl Landry poured in
16 points and Tarrance Crump added 11 points for the Boilermakers (14-8,
3-5), who have lost three of their last four contests.
Final Score: (10) Texas A&M 73, Iowa State 49
College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Joseph Jones had 21 points and five
steals as 10th-ranked Texas A&M smoked Iowa State, 73-49, to remain perfect
at Reed Arena. Acie Law and Antanas Kavaliauskas each scored 13 points,
while Law had seven assists and Kavaliauskas seven rebounds for the Aggies
(18-3, 6-1 Big 12), who improved to 15-0 as the host this season. Wesley
Johnson scored 17 points and Mike Taylor had 13 points, six rebounds and
five assists for the Cyclones (11-10, 2-5), who have dropped five in a row
after a four-game winning streak.
Final Score: (11) Memphis 87, UCF 65
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Chris Douglas-Roberts poured in 23 points as
the 11th-ranked Memphis Tigers clobbered the UCF Golden Knights, 87-65, to
remain perfect in Conference USA action. Joey Dorsey had 22 points, nine
rebounds and five steals for the Tigers (18-3, 8-0 C-USA), who extended their
winning streak to 10 games. Josh Pepper was the only player for the Golden
Knights (15-6, 4-3) to score in double-figures with 20 points, Lavell Payne
and Mike O’Donnel each chipped in with nine points for UCF, which has dropped
two of its last three.
Final Score: (13) Butler 71, Youngstown State 58
Youngstown, OH (Sports Network) – Mike Green poured in 23 points and grabbed
seven rebounds, helping 13th-ranked Butler cruise past Youngstown State, 71-58
in a Horizon League matchup at the Beeghly Center. Pete Campbell netted 20 and
pulled down six boards for the Bulldogs (21-2, 9-1 Horizon), who have won
seven straight games. A.J. Graves chipped in with 11 points in 36 minutes of
action. Quin Humphrey and Keston Roberts scored 17 apiece for the
Penguins, (9-14, 4-7), losers of three straight and four of their last
five. Byron Davis contributed 14 points, five rebounds and three assists,
while Humphrey also recorded a game-high 12 rebounds in defeat.
Final Score: (15) Nevada 79, Louisiana Tech 71
Ruston, LA (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas posted 20 points and nine
rebounds for Nevada, which remained atop the Western Athletic Conference
standings, as the 15th-ranked Wolf Pack downed the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs,
79-71, at the Thomas Assembly Center. Marcelus Kemp also scored 20 points
for the Wolf Pack (20-2, 8-1), who got their third straight win and 13th in
the last 14 games overall. Kyle Shiloh added 10 points in the win. Trey
McDowell scored 14 points for the Bulldogs (6-15, 4-5), who lost their third
straight. Chad McKenzie posted 11 points and eight rebounds, while Marcus
Elliot also had 11 points. Jerome Richardson and Terry Parker both added
10 points in the loss.
Final Score: North Carolina State 70, (16) Virginia Tech 59
Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) – Ben McCauley scored 20 points to go along
with seven rebounds, and North Carolina State used a balanced scoring attack
to upset 16th-ranked Virginia Tech, 70-59, at Cassell Coliseum. McCauley
finished 10-of-14 from the floor and was one of four players in double
figures for the Wolfpack (12-8, 2-5 ACC), who snapped a two-game slide.
Gavin Grant chipped in 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Engin Atsur had
14 points and Courtney Fells ended with 11 for North Carolina State. Brandon
Costner, the only starter not in double digits, ended with nine points and 11
boards as the Wolfpack shot 53 percent in the contest. Zabian Dowdell, the
reigning ACC Player of the Week, scored a team-high 16 points for Virginia
Tech (16-6, 6-2), which had its three-game winning streak halted. The Hokies
had won seven of their last eight entering the contest. Jamon Gordon and
Deron Washington had 12 points apiece for Virginia Tech. Washington also
finished with eight rebounds.
Final Score: (19) Alabama 73, LSU 70
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Jermareo Davidson posted a game-high 31
points, as 19th-ranked Alabama came from behind to post a 73-70 win
over LSU at the Maravich Center. Richard Hendrix posted 13 points for the
Crimson Tide (16-5, 3-4 SEC), who halted their two-game losing skid.
Mykal Riley added 12 and Alonzo Gee contributed 11 for the victors. Glen
Davis scored 15 points and dished out six assists for the Tigers (13-8, 2-5),
who have dropped four straight. Tasmin Mitchell added 14 points and Chris
Johnson finished with 13. Garrett Temple also recorded six assists for LSU.
Final Score: (22) Texas 76, Texas Tech 64
Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) – Kevin Durant posted a career-high tying 37
points and a season-high 23 rebounds, as Big 12 rivals collided in Lubbock
with the 22nd-ranked Texas Longhorns topping the Texas Tech Red Raiders,
76-64. Durant shot 15-of-29 from the field, notched his fifth 30-point game
in the last eight and his 13th double-double of the season, tying him for
the most ever in the Big 12. Damion Augustin scored 14 points and dished out
11 assists for the Longhorns (16-5, 6-1), who won their third straight.
Damion James added eight points in the win. Jarrius Jackson scored 27 points
for Texas Tech (15-7, 4-3), which has still won 10 of its 12 home games.
Jonathan Plefka scored 14 points, and Martin Zeno added 13.
Final Score: Gonzaga 90, (23) Stanford 86 (2-OT)
Palo Alto, CA (Sports Network) – Jeremy Pargo scored a game-high 23 points,
with 11 coming in the second overtime, as Gonzaga outlasted 23rd-ranked
Stanford, 90-86, in a tough non-conference matchup at Maples Pavilion. Pargo
shot 7-of-13 from the floor and 9-of-13 from the charity stripe, and also
scored the first seven points of the second overtime as the Bulldogs
(16-7) won their fourth straight. The team has also won seven of eight
overall. Raivio finished with 21 points, while Pendergraft added 14. Josh
Heytvelt also donated 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Matt Bouldin chipped in
with 10 points for Gonzaga. Lawrence Hill had a team-high 22 points for
Stanford (14-6), which had a three-game winning streak halted. Lopez
scored 20 points and had 12 boards, while Goods donated 16 points.