College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup
The Top 25 roundup ….
NEWARK, N.J. ó Kris Joseph scored 17 points and Brandon Triche had all 15 of his in the second half to lead No. 4 Syracuse to a 61-56 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday in a game in which both teams struggled offensively.
Scoop Jardine added 12 points and Rick Jackson had nine points and 14 rebounds for the Orange (16-0, 3-0 Big East), who entered the game as one of the last seven unbeaten teams in Division I.
The Orangeís last 16-0 start was in 1999-2000, when they won their first 19 games of the season.
No. 5 Pittsburgh 89, Marquette 81
PITTSBURGH ó Ashton Gibbs scored 19 points and Brad Wanamaker led a first-half surge in which Pittsburgh (15-1, 3-0) rapidly opened up a 16-point lead, carrying the hot-shooting Panthers past Marquette.
No. 6 San Diego State 71, Utah 62
SALT LAKE CITY ó Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, D.J. Gay hit four 3-pointers in the second half and San Diego State (17-0 (2-0 Mountain West Conference) survived a scare from Utah to remain undefeated.
No. 8 Connecticut 82, No. 12 Texas 81, OT
AUSTIN, Texas ó Kemba Walker, the nationís leading scorer, made a 15-foot jumper with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift Connecticut over Texas (12-3) . Connecticut (12-2) ended Texasí 27-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents.
Colorado 89, No. 9 Missouri 76
BOULDER, Colo. ó Super sophomore Alec Burks scored a career-high 36 points and Colorado (12-4, 1-0) beat Missouri (14-2, 0-1) in their final Big 12 opener.
Georgia 77, No. 10 Kentucky 70
ATHENS, Ga. ó Trey Thompkins scored 25 points and Georgia pulled away from Kentucky for its ninth straight win.
The Bulldogs (12-2) stamped themselves as a contender in their SEC opener, snapping a seven-game winning streak by the Wildcats (12-3, 0-1) in the biggest win of coach Mark Fox’s two-year tenure.
West Virginia 65, No. 13 Georgetown 59
WASHINGTON ó Casey Mitchell scored 28 points and West Virginia forced 18 turnovers, taking advantage of another subpar game from Georgetownís top seniors.
No. 14 Notre Dame 76, St. Johnís 61
SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Ben Hansbrough scored 26 points, making four 3-pointers, and Notre Dame beat St. Johnís 76-61 to end the Red Stormís five-game winning streak and hand them their first Big East loss.
No. 15 BYU 76, Air Force 66
PROVO, Utah ó Jimmer Fredette scored 22 points, Jackson Emery tied Danny Ainge as BYUís career steals leader and the Cougars beat Air Force.
No. 16 Texas A&M 69, Oklahoma 51
NORMAN, Okla. ó Khris Middleton had 16 points and five assists as Texas A&M won its 11th straight game, beating Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Oklahoma State 76, No. 17 Kansas State 62
STILLWATER, Okla. ó Jean-Paul Olukemi scored a career-high 22 points in his Big 12 debut and fueled a big second-half run.
Penn State 66, No. 18 Michigan State 62
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. ó Andrew Jones had 16 points and Talor Battle hit an off-balance jumper with 18 seconds left.
Houston 76, No. 19 Central Florida 71
HOUSTON ó Kirk Van Slyke scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as Houston built a big early lead and handed the Knights their first loss of the season.
South Carolina 83, No. 22 Vanderbilt 75, OT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ó Sam Muldrow had the second triple-double in South Carolina history and freshman Bruce Ellington scored 22 points in his Southeastern Conference debut to lead South Carolina over Vanderbilt.
No. 23 Washington 103, Oregon State 72
SEATTLE ó Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Washington.