Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: February 24, 2013

Final Score: Wake Forest 80, (2) Miami-Florida 65

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Wake Forest has been tough on its home floor this season, and on Saturday the Demon Deacons used that advantage to overpower the top team in the ACC. C.J. Harris scored 23 points and a raucous crowd at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum stormed the floor after Wake Forest handed second-ranked Miami-Florida its first conference loss of the season with a thorough 80-65 decision. Harris’ five 3-pointers in the first half helped pave the way for Wake Forest (12-14, 5-9 ACC), which improved to 10-4 on its own court and ended a two-game skid. Codi Miller-McIntyre chipped in 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Travis McKie had eight points to go along with 10 rebounds and five blocks in the victory. After winning their first 13 conference games, the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1) saw an unexpected and impressive streak come to an end. Durand Scott scored all 17 of his points in the second half, but Miami committed 13 turnovers and shot a poor 39.1 percent for the contest in suffering its first defeat since Christmas Day.

Final Score: (3) Gonzaga 81, San Diego 50

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Kevin Pangos had 18 points as No. 3 Gonzaga clinched the West Coast Conference regular season title with an 81-50 win over San Diego on Saturday. Kelly Olynyk scored 14 points with nine rebounds, while Elias Harris added 12 points and five boards for the Bulldogs (27-2, 14-0 WCC), who have reeled off 10 straight wins to take the top spot in the conference. Chris Manresa had a game-high 19 points for the Toreros (13-16, 6-8), who have dropped their past four games.

Final Score: (5) Florida 71, Arkansas 54

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Mike Rosario led a balanced attack with 15 points as fifth-ranked Florida avenged one of its two SEC losses this season with a 71-54 triumph over Arkansas. The Razorbacks rolled to an 80-69 victory over the Gators on Feb. 5, but in the rematch the conference-leaders had four starters reach double figures. Patric Young added 14 points, while Erik Murphy and Kenny Boynton each netted 12 for Florida (22-4, 12-2 SEC), which bounced back from a 63-60 loss at Missouri on Tuesday and moved to 13-0 at home this season. Coty Clarke totaled 18 points and Anthlon Bell scored 14 in a reserve role for Arkansas (17-10, 8-6), which had a three-game winning streak broken. B.J. Young, who had a team-leading 13 points in the Razorbacks’ win over the Gators earlier this month, was limited to three on 0-of-8 shooting from the field on Saturday.

Final Score: (11) Georgetown 57, (8) Syracuse 46

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Otto Porter Jr. poured in a career-high 33 points, as No. 11 Georgetown ended Syracuse’s 38-game home winning streak with a 57-46 triumph over the eighth-ranked Orange Saturday at the Carrier Dome. Porter did it all for the Hoyas, with the sophomore swingman connecting on 12- of-19 from the field, including 5-of-10 from long range, to go with eight rebounds and five steals in Georgetown’s ninth straight victory. The Hoyas (21-4, 11-3 Big East) now own a half-game lead over Marquette for the top spot in the conference. The 17th-ranked Golden Eagles visit Villanova later on Saturday. Syracuse (22-5, 10-4) received 13 points and seven boards apiece from C.J. Fair and James Southerland, but it wasn’t enough to keep the nation’s longest home win streak alive — a run which began after a loss to the Hoyas on Feb. 9, 2011.

Final Score: (9) Kansas 74, TCU 48

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Jeff Withey scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and pulled down six rebounds to go along with three blocks, as No. 9 Kansas rolled over TCU, 74-48, to avenge the Jayhawks’ shocking loss to the Horned Frogs on Feb. 6. Ben McLemore added 14 points for the Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big 12), who have won four straight following a rare midseason three-game losing streak. Perry Ellis and Travis Releford netted 12 points apiece in the victory. Devonta Abron paced TCU with 18 points and nine boards and Kyan Anderson scored 11 points for the Horned Frogs (10-17, 1-13), who sit at the bottom of the conference standings.

Final Score: (10) Louisville 79, Seton Hall 61

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Gorgui Dieng scored a career-high 23 points and Russ Smith added 19, as 10th-ranked Louisville rolled to a 79-61 win over Seton Hall. Dieng made 10-of-11 shots and pulled down eight rebounds in the victory, while Smith hit only four field goal attempts but made each of his 10 free throws. Luke Hancock connected on a trio of 3-point attempts and chipped in 13 points for the Cardinals (22-5, 10-4 Big East), who hadn’t played since beating South Florida last Sunday and have now won three in a row. Louisville has lost just once in its last seven games, with the lone setback coming in a five-overtime setback at Notre Dame two weeks ago. Aaron Cosby scored 17 points and Eugene Teague added 16 for Seton Hall (13-15, 2-13), which has lost nine in a row and fell to 0-8 against ranked opponents this season.

Final Score: (12) Arizona 73, Washington State 56

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Kevin Parrom had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 12 Arizona to a 73-56 win over Washington State on Saturday. Parrom was 6-of-7 from the field, including five 3-pointers, for the Wildcats (23-4, 11-4 Pac-12), who have won three straight games. Mark Lyons added 14 points and Kaleb Tarczewski recorded 12 points and six rebounds. Brock Motum had a game-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting for the Cougars (11-17, 2-13), who have lost eight straight games and are last in the Pac-12 conference standings. DaVonte Lacy scored 10 points, while D.J. Shelton registered seven points, five assists and five rebounds.

Final Score: (13) Kansas State 81, Texas 69

Austin, TX (Sports Network) – Rodney McGruder had 20 points and six rebounds in No. 13 Kansas State’s 81-69 win over Texas. Angel Rodriguez added 16 points and six assists for the Wildcats (22-5, 11-3 Big 12), who have won three straight since falling at Kansas on Feb. 11. Myck Kabongo netted 24 points to lead Texas (12-15, 4-10), which came into the contest winners in two of its last three after a 2-8 stretch.

Final Score: (14) Oklahoma State 73, West Virginia 57

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) – Markel Brown and Le’Bryan Nash scored 16 points apiece, helping No. 14 Oklahoma State to a 73-57 win over West Virginia on Saturday. Brown shot 5-of-11 from the field and Nash was 7-of-12 for the Cowboys (20-6, 10-4 Big 12), who came into the game off a double- overtime loss to Kansas. Marcus Smart scored 14 points and Brian Williams had 13 points and six rebounds off the bench. Aaric Murray and Matt Humphrey scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench for the Mountaineers (13-14, 6-8), who have lost two straight games. Kevin Noreen recorded nine points and eight rebounds.

Final Score: (16) New Mexico 91, (22) Colorado State 82

Fort Collins, CO (Sports Network) – Kendall Williams nearly doubled his career-best scoring effort with 46 points, and the 16th-ranked New Mexico Lobos ended the third-longest home-winning streak in the nation by downing No. 22 Colorado State, 91-82, Saturday at Moby Arena. Williams, whose previous high was 24 points, made good on 12-of-16 attempts from the field — including a scorching 10-for-13 from 3-point distance — to help the Lobos (23-4, 10-2 MWC) take a stranglehold of first place in the Mountain West. Alex Kirk added 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for New Mexico, while Tony Snell contributed 10 points in the win. The Rams (21-6, 8-4) suffered their first home loss since a Nov. 19, 2011 setback against Southern Miss, ending a 27-game run.

Final Score: Villanova 60, (17) Marquette 56

Villanova, PA (Sports Network) – Darrun Hilliard tallied 14 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as Villanova continued its push for an NCAA Tournament berth by coming through with a 60-56 triumph over No. 17 Marquette at The Pavilion. Hilliard shot 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point range for Villanova (18-10, 9-6 Big East), which has now won three straight and five of its last six outings and knocked off its third ranked foe in the past month. The Wildcats posted victories over Louisville and Syracuse, both of which were in the top five at the time, in back-to-back tests on Jan. 22 and 26. Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston contributed 11 points apiece to the win, while the Wildcats limited Marquette top scorer Vander Blue to seven points — eight under his season average — on a 2-of-8 success rate. Junior Cadoguan was the lone Marquette (19-7, 10-4) player to reach double figures, finishing with 12 points. The loss moved the Golden Eagles one game behind Georgetown for first place in the Big East after the 11th-ranked Hoyas downed No. 8 Syracuse on Saturday.

Final Score: (21) Memphis 89, Southern Miss 73

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Shaq Goodwin led the way with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, as No. 21 Memphis maintained its unblemished conference mark thanks to an 89-73 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Chris Crawford also tallied 19 points, while D.J. Stephens added 16 and Joe Jackson posted 15 for the Tigers (24-3, 13-0 C-USA), who extended their overall win streak to 18 games and claimed a share of the Conference USA crown. Dwayne Davis poured in a game-high 28 points for the Golden Eagles, (21-7, 10-3), who hadn’t lost since an 89-76 home defeat to Memphis on Feb. 9. Jerrold Brooks contributed 16 points in the setback.

Final Score: (23) Oregon 77, Stanford 66

Eugene, OR (Sports Network) – Carlos Emory scored 19 points, and 23rd-ranked Oregon bounced back from a tough loss Thursday with a 77-66 victory over Stanford. Oregon lost for just the second time this season at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday when Justin Cobbs nailed a buzzer-beating jumper to lift California to a 48-46 victory. The Ducks (22-6, 11-4 Pac-12) went on a big run early in the second half to gain control of Saturday’s game. They received 15 points from both Johnathan Loyd and Arsalan Kazemi, and E.J. Singler scored 12 as the Ducks posted their fourth win in five games. Dwight Powell scored 16, while Josh Huestis added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Stanford (16-12, 7-8), which dominated the Ducks by a 76-52 count on Jan. 30.

Final Score: (24) VCU 75, Xavier 71

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Troy Daniels and Treveon Graham helped VCU overcome a 17-point second half deficit as the No. 24 Rams handed Xavier a rare conference loss at home with a 75-71 victory Saturday at Cintas Center. Daniels scored 14 of his 19 points after halftime and Graham added 17 for the game as VCU (22-6, 10-3 A-10) outscored Xavier 49-32 over the final 20 minutes to bounce back after a loss to Saint Louis on Tuesday. Rob Brandenberg added 18 points and Juvonte Reddic totaled 10 with nine rebounds in the victory, which moved the Rams into sole possession of second place in the conference after Butler fell to the Atlantic 10-leading Billikens on Friday. The Musketeers (15-11, 8-5) had 22 turnovers in suffering just their second home defeat to a conference foe since 2007. Semaj Christon had 10 of those giveaways while scoring 11 points along with Justin Martin and Isaiah Philmore. Dee Davis and Brad Redford paced Xavier with 15 points apiece in the setback.