Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Updated: December 15, 2013

New York, NY ( – C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each scored 21
points in the second-ranked Syracuse Orange’s 68-63 victory over the St.
John’s Red Storm at Madison Square Garden. Jerami Grant added 14 points for
the Orange (10-0), who shot 54.5 percent from the field. D’Angelo Harrison
ended with 21 points for the Red Storm (6-3), who have lost nine straight
against Syracuse. Rysheed Jordan and Jakarr Sampson tallied 13 and 12 points,

Final Score: (10) Villanova 73, La Salle 52

Villanova, PA ( – The 10th-ranked Villanova Wildcats
stifled the La Salle Explorers in the second half en route to a 73-52 beating
of their Big-5 rival. Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points, Josh Hart added 13,
and the Wildcats (10-0) avenged last season’s 77-74 overtime loss at La Salle
in a big way. Kris Jenkins was the only other Wildcat in double figures
with 11 points, while Ryan Arcidiacono continued his cold start to begin
the year as the sophomore guard scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting.
Jerrell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half as La Salle (5-5)
entered halftime trailing 38-34.

Final Score: (24) Missouri 66, Western Michigan 60

Columbia, MO ( – Jabari Brown led a balanced scoring attack
with 15 points as the 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers stayed unbeaten with a 66-60
victory over Western Michigan from Mizzou Arena. Missouri (10-0) has had its
way at home under Frank Haith, improving to 40-1 under the third-year head
coach. The Tigers also extended the nation’s best home winning streak to 25
games. Earnest Ross and Jordan Clarkson donated 12 points apiece for
Missouri, while Tony Criswell netted 10 off the bench. David Brown scored a
game-high 18 points on 5-of-17 shooting for Western Michigan (5-4), which
lost its second straight tilt. Shayne Whittington went for 16 points and 11
rebounds, and Taylor Perry went scoreless with 11 boards. The Broncos kept it
close despite shooting 30.4 percent from the floor and 5-of-24 (20.8 percent)
from the arc.