College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup
Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 17, 2009
The top 25 roundup …
LOUISVILLE, Ky ó Earl Clark had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 20 Louisville to a 69-63 victory over No. 1 Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Terrence Williams had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists and the Cardinals (13-3, 4-0 Big East) held the Panthers (16-1, 4-1) to just one field goal over the last 8 minutes to win their fifth straight game.
Jermaine Dixon had a career-high 19 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 1:25 remaining and the Panthers trailing by four points. Sam Young added 14 points for Pittsburgh.
The win was Louisville’s first over a No. 1 team since beating Florida on Dec. 13, 2003.
The Panthers, who had risen to the top spot in the rankings for the first time in school history, went through a nightmarish final 8:48 when a 55-45 lead evaporated.
No. 6 Oklahoma 69, Texas A&M 63COLLEGE STATION, Texas ó Austin Johnson had 19 points and Blake Griffin added 16 for the Sooners, who led from start to finish.
Texas A&M to cut a 13-point second-half lead to two on a 3-pointer by Donald Sloan with about 2 minutes remaining. Johnson pushed the lead to 62-57 with a 3-pointer about 30 seconds later and Johnson had four free throws and Griffin added two to secure the Sooners’ (17-1, 3-0 Big 12) fifth straight win.
Josh Carter had 17 points for the Aggies (15-3, 1-2), who had won 11 straight at home.
No. 7 Michigan St. 63, Illinois 57EAST LANSING, Mich. ó Kalin Lucas scored all 10 of his points in the second half and Raymar Morgan made the go-ahead free throws with 4:49 left to lift Michigan State to its 11th straight win and 28th in a row at home.
Michigan State (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten) hasn’t lost at the Breslin Center since Feb. 3, 2007.
Alex Legion scored a season-high 15 points for the Fighting Illini (15-3, 3-2), who led by seven points at halftime.
The Spartans stayed atop the Big Ten, extending their best start in the conference since 1977-78 when Magic Johnson was a freshman.
No. 8 Syracuse 93, No. 12 Notre Dame 74SYRACUSE, N.Y. ó Arinze Onuaku matched his season high with 19 points and Paul Harris added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Syracuse.
The Orange (17-2, 5-1 Big East), coming off a loss at Georgetown that stopped a seven-game winning streak, snapped a three-game losing streak against the Irish (12-5, 3-3).
Jonny Flynn finished with 17 points and nine assists for Syracuse, while Rick Jackson had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Luke Harangody had 25 points and 16 rebounds, his 10th straight 20-point game and seventh consecutive double-double, to lead the Irish. Kyle McAlarney finished with seven 3-pointers and 24 points.
No. 16 Arizona St. 61, No. 9 UCLA 58, OTLOS ANGELES ó James Harden scored 24 points, Jeff Pendergraph added 18 for Arizona State, which rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to snap the Bruins’ 10-game winning streak.
The Sun Devils (15-3, 4-2 Pac-10) split on their trip to Los Angeles, having lost 61-49 at Southern California on Thursday night, when Harden was held to a season-low four points on 0-for-8 shooting.
Josh Shipp scored 16 points and Darren Collison added 14 for the Bruins (14-3, 4-1), who had their 15-game home winning streak end. They had beaten the Sun Devils eight straight games.
No. 11 Texas 71, Texas Tech 49LUBBOCK, Texas ó Damion James scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Texas.
Gary Johnson and Justin Mason added 15 points each for the Longhorns (13-4, 2-1 Big 12). Mason had 10 rebounds.
Alan Voskuil scored 12 points and Mike Singletary added 10 for the Red Raiders (10-7, 0-2).
No. 17 Butler 59, Ill.-Chicago 52CHICAGO ó Gordon Hayward hit seven 3-pointers and tied his career-high with 25 points to lead Butler to its eighth straight victory.
Shelvin Mack had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Bulldogs (16-1, 7-0 Horizon League), who overcame a 13-point second-half deficit.
No. 21 Baylor 98, Oklahoma St. 92, OTWACO, Texas ó Tweety Carter hit two 3-pointers to start overtime and put Baylor ahead to stay.
Curtis Jerrells led the Bears (14-3, 2-1 Big 12) with 31 points and 10 assists, but missed a chance to win the game in regulation when he made only one free throw with 2.5 seconds left.
Stanford 75, No. 22 California 69STANFORD, Calif. ó Lawrence Hill matched his career high with 25 points and Stanford spoiled former coach Mike Montgomery’s return to Maples Pavilion.
Anthony Goods added 19 points and Landry Fields 15 points, five rebounds and two blocks for Stanford (12-3, 2-3 Pac-10).
No. 24 Tennessee 82, South Carolina 79KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Tyler Smith scored 20 points for Tennessee, which led by 17 points with 8:18 to play.
Scotty Hopson had a career-high 19 points for the Volunteers (11-5, 2-1 SEC), who avoided their first three-game home losing streak under coach Bruce Pearl.
Devan Downey and Dominque Archie both had 19 points for South Carolina (12-4, 1-2).
Ohio State 65, No. 25 Michigan 58ANN ARBOR, Mich. ó Evan Turner scored 19 points and William Buford and B.J. Mullens each added 15 to help the Buckeyes beat their Big Ten rival.
Michigan’s Stu Douglass hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 47 with five minutes to play, but the Buckeyes (13-3, 3-2) went on a 10-0 run in the next four minutes to put the game away. Mullens had five points during the decisive spurt.
Manny Harris scored 21 points and Douglass added 12 for Michigan (13-5, 3-3), which lost consecutive games for the first time this season.