Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: February 28, 2013

Final Score: Penn State 84, (4) Michigan 78

University Park, PA (Sports Network) – Jermaine Marshall scored a game-high 25 points and shot 6-of-10 from 3-point range, while D.J. Newbill had 17 points and five assists as Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan, 84-78, to pick up its first Big Ten victory of the season after a 14-game drought. Ross Travis registered a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14 Big Ten), who had lost 18 straight conference games dating back to last season and won for the first time since Dec. 29. Fittingly, on Senior Night at Bryce Jordan Center, Sasa Borovnjak and Nick Colella — the Lions’ only seniors — had nine points apiece in the victory. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points and seven boards and Trey Burke scored 18 points while dishing out six assists for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5), who saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.

Final Score: (5) Miami-Florida 76, Virginia Tech 58

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – Shane Larkin scored 22 points and dished out six assists, while Kenny Kadji added 20 points and six rebounds, as No. 5 Miami opened up a big lead by the half and cruised the rest of the way past Virginia Tech, 76-58. Trey McKinney Jones added 11 points for the Hurricanes (23-4, 14-1 ACC), who played with purpose after suffering their first conference loss of the season over the weekend at Wake Forest. Erick Green led Virginia Tech (12-16, 3-12) with 16 points, while C.J. Barksdale added 12 points and seven boards for the Hokies, who have lost 10 of 11.

Final Score: (7) Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78 (2-OT)

Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Otto Porter Jr. carried the Hoyas again. Porter scored all but one of his 22 points after halftime and drove for the game- winning basket with eight seconds left in the second overtime, as No. 7 Georgetown pulled out a miraculous 79-78 road victory over Connecticut. Georgetown blew a 12-point lead in the final four-plus minutes of regulation when Omar Calhoun made a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds on the clock. The Hoyas then found themselves down by seven in the last two minutes of the second OT before a pair of 3-pointers and Porter’s driving bucket past three defenders gave them a 79-78 lead with eight ticks left. Huskies guard Ryan Boatright, who missed a buzzer-beater at the end of the first extra session, was forced into the corner and came up empty on a desperation try as time expired. The thrilling win marked the 10th straight for Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East), which stayed atop the Big East standings with another tough road win after ending Syracuse’s lengthy home winning streak last Saturday.

Final Score: (10) Louisville 79, DePaul 58

Rosemont, IL (Sports Network) – Russ Smith scored 17 points, Peyton Siva added 16 and three other Cardinals finished in double figures as well, as No. 10 Louisville beat DePaul, 79-58, in a sloppy Big East matchup. Louisville (23-5, 11-4 Big East) committed 18 turnovers to DePaul’s 19, but made 14 more free throws to roll to its fourth consecutive double-digit win. Chane Behanan totaled 10 points and nine rebounds, while Montrezl Harrell and Gorgui Dieng checked in with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cardinals, who stayed one game behind Big East-leading Georgetown. Brandon Young and Cleveland Melvin were again the only offensive threats for DePaul (11-17, 2-13), netting 22 and 20 points, respectively, in the team’s 12th loss in 13 games.

Final Score: Southern California 89, (11) Arizona 78

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Eric Wise scored 22 points and Byron Wesley contributed to the balanced attack with 18, as USC downed the Wildcats, 89-78, at the Galen Center. After three losses in four games, USC ripped off four straight wins, including an overtime victory at UCLA, before dropping the two games prior to Wednesday’s home date with Arizona. The Trojans (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) made only 35 percent of their shots in a 75-59 loss to UCLA last time out, but the normally inefficient outfit made 61.1 percent of their attempts Wednesday. J.T. Terrell was 5-of-8 shooting for 14 points, Jio Fontan made 5- of-11 shots for 12 points with nine assists and Aaron Fuller missed only once in six attempts for 12 points off the bench. Solomon Hill led Arizona (23-5, 11-5) with 21 points, six assists and five steals, while Kevin Parrom donated 16 points and Mark Lyons added 14 in the loss. Lyons did most of his damage from the foul line, as he shot just 1-for-9. The Wildcats saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Final Score: (14) New Mexico 70, San Diego State 60

Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) – Alex Kirk scored 25 points and the 14th- ranked New Mexico Lobos earned 70-60 victory over San Diego State to maintain its cushion atop the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos (24-4, 11-2 MWC) have won four straight, including a huge win at Colorado State last weekend that gave them a two-game lead in the conference. Kendall Williams erupted for 46 points behind 10 3-pointers in that contest, but played the role of facilitator on Wednesday, finishing with eight assists and as many points. Kirk was Williams’ favorite finisher, as the center hit 8-of-12 from the field, 3-of-3 from behind the arc and 6-of-6 from the foul line. Cameron Bairstow chipped in 16 points for the victors. Jamaal Franklin had a team-high 16 points, but shot just 3-of-13 for San Diego State (20-8, 8-6), which was trying to sweep the season series from the Lobos.

Final Score: (15) Oklahoma State 64, TCU 47

Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) – Le’Bryan Nash scored a game-high 28 points to lead No. 15 Oklahoma State to a 64-47 win over TCU on Wednesday. Nash finished 12-for-16 shooting and also had six rebounds and two assists. Marcus Smart scored nine points and Markel Brown added seven points and five boards for the Cowboys (21-6, 11-4 Big 12), who have won nine of their last 10 games. Kyan Anderson scored 15 points and Devonta Abron scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Horned Frogs (10-18, 1-14), who have dropped six straight since knocking off then fifth-ranked Kansas on Feb. 6.

Final Score: (18) Saint Louis 70, Saint Joseph’s 53

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Saint Louis’ roll through the Atlantic 10 doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as the 18th-ranked Billikens won their 10th straight with a 70-53 thumping of Saint Joseph’s. Rob Loe added 11 points and six rebounds, while Mike McCall, Jr. donated 10 points with five assists for Saint Louis (22-5, 11-2 A-10), which hasn’t dropped a game since an 82-80 overtime loss to Rhode Island on January 19. Ronald Roberts, Jr. scored a game-best 25 points to go along with seven boards for Saint Joseph’s (15-11, 6-7), which made just 32.6 percent of its shots in defeat.

Final Score: (23) Pittsburgh 64, South Florida 44

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Dante Taylor donated a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, as 23rd-ranked Pittsburgh used a second-half surge to top South Florida, 64-44, on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center. Tray Woodall paced the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East) with 14 points, while J.J. Moore chipped in nine points off the bench to help Pittsburgh earn its second consecutive victory. Victor Rudd poured in a game-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Bulls (10-17, 1-14), who have dropped 10 straight and 14 of their last 15 games.