Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Zabian Dowdell scored a career-high 33
points and Deron Washington blocked Ty Lawson’s shot in the lane in the
closing seconds of overtime, as Virginia Tech notched its second upset of
North Carolina with an 81-80 squeaker over the fourth-ranked Tar Heels.
Washington ended with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Hokies (18-7, 8-3
ACC), who also beat UNC by a 94-88 count on January 13. Jamon Gordon had 10
points for Virginia Tech, which won for the fifth time in seven contests.
Tyler Hansbrough ended with 22 points and eight rebounds for the Tar Heels
(22-4, 8-3), who had won seven of eight entering the contest. Wayne Ellington
had 14 points and Lawson 13 in a losing cause, as the Tar Heels lost for just
the fifth time in 30 meetings versus the Hokies in Chapel Hill. UNC is 55-12
all-time against Virginia Tech.
Final Score: Texas Tech 77, (6) Texas A&M 75
College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Jarrius Jackson nailed a jumper as
time expired, lifting Texas Tech to a 77-75 upset win over sixth-ranked Texas
A&M in a Big 12 battle at Reed Arena. Jackson posted a game-high 31 points
for the Red Raiders (16-10, 5-6 Big 12), who halted their five-game losing
streak. Martin Zeno added 19 points, five rebounds and six assists, and
Decensae White contributed 10 points for Bobby Knight’s team, which helped
“The General” avoid his first six-game losing streak since 1971. Acie Law
poured in 23 points and dished out four assists while Antanas
Kavaliauskas scored 18 points and grabbed eight boards before fouling out for
the Aggies (21-4, 9-2), who had their 21-game home winning streak snapped in
dramatic fashion. Joseph Jones netted 18 on 8-of-12 shooting from the field in
a losing cause.
Final Score: (13) Butler 79, Florida-Gulf Coast 65
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Mike Green led a balanced offensive
attack with 24 points and six rebounds as No. 13 Butler cruised past Division
II Florida-Gulf Coast, 79-65, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. A.J. Graves posted 22
points to go along with four steals for the Bulldogs (24-3), who rebounded
from last Saturday’s 77-65 defeat to Wright State won for the 10th time in
their last 11 contests. Pete Campbell added 12, Brandon Crone had 11
while pulling down eight rebounds, and Willie Veasley donated 10 for
Butler, which won its 22nd straight home game.
Final Score: (16) Southern Illinois 51, Missouri State 47
Springfield, MO (Sports Network) – Randal Falker scored 20 points and grabbed
12 rebounds to lead No. 16 Southern Illinois to a 51-47 win over Missouri
State at Hammons Student Center. Jamaal Tatum added 16 points for the
Salukis (22-5, 13-3 MVC), who have won their last eight games. Tyler Chaney
had 13 points while Dale Lamberth added 11 points and five rebounds for
the Bears (19-8, 10-6), who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Tennessee 89, (20) Kentucky 85
Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Chris Lofton scored 23 points and dished
out five assists, as Tennessee remained undefeated at home with an 89-85
victory over No. 20 Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena. Duke Crews netted 18
points on 7-of-10 shooting and Wayne Chism had 16 points for the Volunteers
(18-8, 6-5 SEC), who let a 16-point advantage slip away but rebounded to
secure their third straight win. Tennessee is a perfect 14-0 at home this
season. Joe Crawford put in a game-high 24 points while Randolph Morris
posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Kentucky (18-7,
7-4), which was coming off a 64-61 loss to top-ranked Florida on Saturday.
Ramel Bradley also scored 14 in defeat.