College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2007

Associated Press

The Top 25 roundup … GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Al Horford had a career-high 22 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two key second-half blocks to help Florida extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 14 games.

Joakim Noah had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, Taurean Green added 18 and Corey Brewer and Walter Hodge finished with 12 apiece for the Gators (21-2, 8-0).

No. 2 Wisconsin 69, NW 52

MADISON, Wis. — Alando Tucker scored 20 points and Wisconsin rebounded from their first conference loss of the season.

The Badgers (22-2, 8-1 Big Ten) opened up a 24-point lead.

No. 4 Ohio State 63,

Michigan State 54

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Greg Oden had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and the Buckeyes (20-3, 8-1 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game.

The Spartans (17-7, 4-5) have lost three straight and will have to stop the slide soon to earn an NCAA tournament bid for the 10th straight year.

No. 5 UCLA 82, Oregon State 35

LOS ANGELES — Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 14 and UCLA (20-2, 9-2 Pac-10) led all the way in beating Oregon State for its 17th consecutive home victory.

USC 71, No. 9 Oregon 68

LOS ANGELES — Taj Gibson scored 18 points and Southern California (18-6,

8-3) held off a late rally to give the Trojans a season sweep of the Ducks for the first time in six years.

Aaron Brooks led Oregon (19-4, 7-4 Pac-10) with 16 points and nine rebounds, but the conference’s leading scorer missed a chance for another game-breaking shot when his 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.

No. 11 Memphis 88, SMU 52

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Doneal Mack scored 17 points, hitting all five of his 3-point attempts, and Memphis (19-3, 9-0) remained undefeated in Conference USA.

Colorado 89, No. 12 Oklahoma State 77

BOULDER, Colo. — Dominique Coleman and Kal Bay tied career highs with 21 points for the Buffaloes

(6-13, 2-7 Big 12) in the upset of Oklahoma State (18-4, 4-3).

No. 13 Butler 66, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 47

INDIANAPOLIS — A.J. Graves scored 20 points, Mike Green added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Butler (22-2, 10-1 Horizon League), finished its busiest stretch of the season with a victory.

No. 14 Marquette 69, Providence 62

MILWAUKEE — Marquette led the entire way and by as many as 13 points,

60-47, with seven minutes left, but Providence cut the lead to four twice before Fitzgerald sealed the win with his fourth 3-pointer with 1:58 remaining.

No. 15 Nevada 69, Hawaii 68

RENO, Nev. — Marcelus Kemp scored 23 points, including Nevada’s first 14 points of the second half, and Nick Fazekas had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Wolf Pack (21-2, 9-1) survived a wild finish in the final seconds to hold on and beat Hawaii.

No. 17 Air Force 88, Wyoming 43

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — With three of their starters sitting out for fighting and another sidelined with a bum ankle, the Cowboys had no chance against Air Force (20-3, 7-2 Mountain West).

No. 18 Washington State 48, Arizona State 47

TEMPE, Ariz. — Daven Harmeling scored 16 points as Washington State (19-4,

8-3 Pac-10) blew a 16-point second-half lead before beating Arizona State.

No. 19 Alabama 64, South Carolina 61

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Richard Hendrix added 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Crimson Tide (16-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference), which had trailed 34-26 in the opening minutes of the second half.

Byron Sheldon’s desperation three-quarter court shot at the buzzer sailed well left of the basket.

No. 20 Arizona 84, Washington 54

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona (15-7, 6-5 Pac-10) shot 57 percent from the field to avoid its first three-game home losing streak since 1983-84.

Kansas State 73, No. 22 Texas 72

AUSTIN, Texas — Cartier Martin scored Kansas State’s last five points to help the Wildcats win a squeaker.

No. 24 Vanderbilt 66, Georgia 61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derrick Byars scored 20 points and Dan Cage had all 19 of his points in the second half to help Vanderbilt (16-7, 6-3) hold off Georgia.