Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Updated: December 14, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – The No. 1 Arizona Wildcats stayed among
the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday after surviving the Michigan Wolverines in
their first-ever visit to the Crisler Center. Michigan was seemingly in
control throughout the intense matchup and led by as many as 11 before the
Wildcats showed why they rose to the top of the polls. Nick Johnson hit the
tying and go-ahead free throws with 24.6 seconds remaining and Arizona
escaped with a hard-fought 72-70 victory in hostile territory. The
frontcourt combination of Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski and Aaron
Gordon were the difference, as the trio combined for 46 points and 20
rebounds, while Johnson finished with 14 points in the victory. The Wildcats
(11-0) owned a 37-24 edge on the glass and made all but one of their 15 free
throws attempts, including six from Johnson in crunch time. Glenn Robinson
III led Michigan with 20 points, but 16 of those came in the first half.
Caris LeVert and Nik Stauskas provided 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the
Wolverines (6-4), who fell to 2-24 all-time against No. 1 ranked opponents.

Final Score: (4) Wisconsin 86, Eastern Kentucky 61

Madison, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – Ben Brust scored 20 points, Nigel Hayes
added 17 and the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers stayed undefeated by rolling past
Eastern Kentucky, 86-61, on Saturday. The Badgers (12-0) are off to the best
start in the program’s modern history, which dates back to 1946. Sam Dekker
scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half as Wisconsin built a huge lead
and won going away. Frank Kaminsky battled through a foot injury and put up 13
points, six rebounds and four assists in the resounding win. Glenn Cosey
provided 21 points for the Colonels (7-4), who were beaten soundly on the
boards, 33-20, were outscored at the free throw line by a wide 25-9 margin and
watched the Badgers shoot 60.5 percent from the field.

Final Score: (6) Louisville 79, Western Kentucky 63

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Russ Smith led with 14 points and 10
assists as the sixth-ranked Louisville Cardinals defeated the Western Kentucky
Hilltoppers, 79-63, in the Bill Minardi Classic at the KFC Yum! Center. Smith
was one of five Louisville (9-1) scorers in double digits. Mangok Mathiang
had 13, Wayne Blackshear and Tim Henderson each contributed 12, and Chane
Behanan had 11 coming off the bench. Henderson scored all 12 of his points
on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc for the Cardinals, who are winners of
four straight. T.J. Price had a game-high 22 points to pace the Hilltoppers
(5-4), who have lost two of their last three.