Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: January 29, 2013

Travis Releford and Jeff Withey each scored
15 points, leading second-ranked Kansas to a 61-56 victory over the West
Virginia Mountaineers. Withey added seven rebounds and four blocks in Kansas’
first-ever meeting with West Virginia. Ben McLemore supplied 13 points for the
Jayhawks (19-1, 7-0 Big 12), who extended the nation’s longest winning streak
to 18 games. Aaric Murray had 17 points and seven rebounds for West Virginia
(9-11, 2-5).

Final Score: (12) Louisville 64, Pittsburgh 61

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Louisville head coach Rick Pitino called it
a must win. In the span of two weeks, his squad has gone from holding the No.
1 ranking to being on the verge of its longest losing streak in nearly nine
years. The 12th-ranked Cardinals had to sweat it out, but they’re back in the
win column following a 64-61 triumph over Pittsburgh. The win snapped a three-
game losing streak. Louisville hadn’t dropped four in a row since Feb. 12-25,
2004, and hadn’t lost four straight Big East tilts since joining the league in
2005-06. Russ Smith netted 20 points to lead the Cardinals (17-4, 5-3 Big
East), who played without starting forward Wayne Blackshear as he missed the
contest with a right shoulder sprain. Gorgui Dieng added 14 points and 12
boards in the win. Tray Woodall tallied 14 points for the Panthers (17-5,
5-4), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: (25) Marquette 63, South Florida 50

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Behind a career-high 30 points from Vander
Blue, the 25th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles took down the South Florida
Bulls, 63-50, in a Big East bout at the Bradley Center. Blue shot 13-of-20
from the field for Marquette (15-4, 6-1 Big East), which extended its home
winning streak to 21 games and is now tied atop the Big East standings with
Syracuse. Trent Lockett added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Golden
Eagles, while Junior Cadougan handed out six assists. JaVontae Hawkins scored
14 points to lead USF (10-10, 1-7), which has lost three straight a seven of
eight. Victor Rudd chipped in 13 points and four steals, while Zach LeDay
tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.