Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: February 17, 2013

All it took for Michigan to end a two-game
skid was to play a team with a longer losing streak. But it sure wasn’t easy.
Trey Burke scored 29 points and Glenn Robinson III added 21 with 10 rebounds,
as the fourth-ranked Wolverines kept Penn State winless in Big Ten play with a
79-71 victory at the Crisler Center. Nik Stauskas chipped in 18 points for
Michigan (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten), which had lost three of its last four and
was coming off a humbling 75-52 loss at Michigan State on Tuesday. Jermaine
Marshall and Sasa Borovnjak each scored 17 points for the Nittany Lions
(8-17, 0-13), who led for most of the first half Sunday and never
trailed by double digits. Penn State still came up short and has lost 13
straight games since an 84-74 win over Duquesne on Dec. 29.

Final Score: (9) Arizona 68, Utah 64

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Mark Lyons scored a game-high 18 points
and No. 9 Arizona escaped Huntsman Center with a 68-64 victory over Utah to
avoid a three-game losing streak. Brandon Ashley and Solomon Hill each
chipped in 10 points for the Wildcats (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12), who were coming
off losses to California and Colorado and will likely see their streak of 13
straight weeks ranked in the top 10 end on Monday. Jarred DuBois led Utah
(11-14, 3-10) with 16 points, while Jason Washburn and Jeremy Olsen netted 15
and 12, respectively, in the setback.

Final Score: (12) Louisville 59, South Florida 41

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) – Russ Smith scored a game-high 15 points to lead
12th-ranked Louisville to a 59-41 win over South Florida on Sunday. Chane
Behanan and Wayne Blackshear added 12 points apiece for the Cardinals
(21-5, 9-4 Big East), who have won five of their last six games. On Friday,
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was named one of 12 finalists for
consideration for induction in the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
class. During his 27-year career Pitino has earned 648 wins, reached the NCAA
Tournament 17 times and collected one NCAA Championship while leading Kentucky
in 1996. Jawanza Poland scored 11 points while Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and
JaVontae Hawkins finished with nine points apiece for the Bulls (10-15, 1-12),
who have dropped eight straight.

Final Score: (20) Wisconsin 71, (13) Ohio State 49

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – The 20th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers continued
their success against top-15 teams this season with a 71-49 victory over the
13th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday. Ben Brust had 15 points and 11
rebounds for the Badgers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), who have now defeated five
top-15 teams this season (Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota). Jared
Berggren tallied 15 points, eight boards and four blocks for Wisconsin,
which had played three straight overtime games that included a loss to
Minnesota on Thursday. Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson donated 13 and 10
points, respectively. The Badgers avenged a 58-49 loss to Ohio State on Jan.
29. Deshaun Thomas ended with 18 points and six rebounds for the Buckeyes
(18-7, 8-5), who have lost three of four. Sam Thompson added 10 points.