Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: January 31, 2013

Final Score: (1) Michigan 68, Northwestern 46

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – For Michigan, being No. 1 turned out to be just like riding a bike. It was shaky at the start, but it soon felt all too familiar. Trey Burke scored 18 points with eight assists and Glenn Robinson III added 13 points, as top-ranked Michigan suffocated Northwestern, 68-46, in its first game as the nation’s top team since November 1992. Nik Stauskas added 11 points and Jon Horford donated 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wolverines (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten), who are off to their best start in school history. Alex Olah scored 10 points and Jared Swopshire chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (12-10, 3-6), who have dropped two straight.

Final Score: (3) Indiana 97, Purdue 60

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) – With a showdown against No. 1 Michigan looming, Indiana didn’t stumble against Purdue. Cody Zeller scored 19 points with 11 rebounds as the third-ranked Hoosiers routed the Boilermakers, 97-60, at Mackey Arena. Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford each had 17 points for Indiana (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten), which hosts the Wolverines on Saturday. Freshman A.J. Hammons paced the Boilermakers (11-10, 4-4) with a season-high 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting.

Final Score: (4) Florida 75, South Carolina 36

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton each netted 15 points and Patric Young added eight points and eight rebounds, as fourth- ranked Florida throttled South Carolina, 75-36 Wednesday at Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Freshman Michael Frazier nailed four 3-pointers for 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Gators (17-2, 7-0 SEC) who have won nine straight, all coming by 17 points or more. Michael Carrera was the only South Carolina player in double-figures with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor for the Gamecocks (12-8, 2-5), who managed just 10 points in the first half after shooting just 3-of-21.

Final Score: (5) Duke 75, Wake Forest 70

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Mason Plumlee scored a career-best 32 points, grabbed nine rebounds and steered fifth-ranked Duke away from an upset bid and past Wake Forest, 75-70, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Wake Forest focused on stopping Duke’s dynamic perimeter game, leaving Plumlee to work one-on-one, many times against smaller defenders. He took advantage with a 12-of-15 effort from the floor to go along with a pair of blocks. Seth Curry added 21 points and Quinn Cook donated 12 for the Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 ACC), who made just 2-of-14 threes one game after connecting on 11 against Maryland. Devin Thomas led Wake Forest (10-10, 3-5) with 15 points and six rebounds, while C.J. Harris and Travis McKie each added 14 points. The Demon Deacons nearly pulled off the upset just over a week after downing North Carolina State in the same building.

Final Score: LSU 73, (17) Missouri 70

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Anthony Hickey had 20 points, Andre Stringer scored 18 and the LSU Tigers edged the 17th-ranked Missouri Tigers, 73-70. Johnny O’Bryant III posted a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double for LSU (11-7, 2-5 SEC), which beat a Missouri team that welcomed back leading scorer Laurence Bowers. The senior forward returned Wednesday after missing the previous five games with a sprained MCL in his right knee, but his presence wasn’t enough to help Missouri (15-5, 4-3) notch its first road win of the season. Phil Pressey supplied a game-high 25 points for Missouri, which fell to 0-4 as the visitor. Jabari Brown had 19 points, while Bowers, who was averaging 16.8 points before the injury, finished with 10.

Final Score: (18) Kansas State 83, Texas 57

Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) – Thomas Gipson led the way with 17 points and seven rebounds as No. 18 Kansas State had an easy time with Texas, 83-57, at Bramlage Coliseum. Omari Lawrence totaled 12 points, while Angel Rodriguez added 11 with eight assists for the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12), who snapped a two-game in-conference losing streak. Sheldon McClellan posted 15 points for the Longhorns (9-11, 1-6), who have dropped six of their last seven. Jaylen Bond contributed 12 points and eight boards in defeat.

Final Score: (21) Creighton 91, Missouri State 77

Omaha, NE (Sports Network) – Doug McDermott posted 29 points and 10 rebounds as No. 21 Creighton rolled to a 91-77 win over Missouri State on Wednesday. Ethan Wragge scored 15 points while Austin Chatman added 14 points and 10 assists for the Bluejays (19-3, 8-2 MVC), who have won two straight after dropping their previous two. Gavin Thurman scored 21 points and Dorrian Williams added 14 points for the Bears (6-16, 4-6), who have lost five of their last six games.

Final Score: (24) Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Sean Kilpatrick poured in a game-high 19 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Cheikh Mbodj chipped in 10 points on 5- of-7 shooting from the floor, as No. 24 Cincinnati overcame a slow first- half start to pick up an important 62-54 victory over Rutgers. Justin Jackson and JaQuon Parker donated seven points apiece, as Cincinnati (17-4, 5-3 Big East), picked up its first win after an eight-day layoff between the team’s last game. Myles Mack scored 15 points, while Jerome Seagears and Eli Carter each added 11 for the Scarlet Knights (12-8, 3-6), who endured a late dry spell en route to their fourth straight loss. The Bearcats shot 32 percent in the first half and trailed by eight at the break, but outscored the visitors 40-24 in the second half to pull away for their fifth conference win.