College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup
The Top 25 roundup …
ANN ARBOR, Mich.ó William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding off Michigan Wednesday night.
New Michigan football coach Brady Hoke arrived with athletic director Dave Brandon moments after the opening tip and immediately began firing up the crowd, pointing at the student sections and raising his right fist. Hoke was introduced during an early timeout and waved to the fans.
The Wolverines (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) rallied from a 53-41 deficit, pulling within 64-62.
David Lighty and Jared Sullinger scored 12 points each for the Buckeyes (17-0, 4-0).
No. 3 Kansas holds off Iowa State 84-79
AMES, Iowa ó Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State 84-79 to win its 20th straight conference opener.
Josh Selby added 14 points for the Jayhawks (16-0, 1-0 Big 12), who never trailed in picking up their 11th straight win over the Cyclones (13-4, 0-2 Big 12).
No. 4 Syracuse 76, St. Johnís 59
NEW YORK ó There’s no surprise when you play Syracuse. The Orange are going to play the same 2-3 zone they have used for years. Coach Jim Boeheim is going to have plenty of players who can score. And, they will win a lot of games.
This season, the fourth-ranked Orange have won them all and Boeheim’s formula worked again Wednesday night in a 76-59 victory over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.
Kris Joseph scored 18 points to lead four Syracuse players in double figures.
The Orange (17-0, 4-0 Big East) are off to the second-best start in school history and they entered Wednesday as one of five unbeaten Division I teams.
They held the Red Storm (10-5, 3-2) to 36.8 percent shooting (21 of 57).
The win was the 1,800th in school history, fifth on the all-time list in Division I, and 846 of them have been under Boeheim, who is fifth on the career list in Division I.
No. 5 Pittsburgh 72, No. 22 Georgetown 57
WASHINGTON ó Ashton Gibbs hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, and No. 5 Pittsburgh (16-1, 4-0) broke open the game early and remained unbeaten in the Big East with a win over No. 22 Georgetown.
Chris Wright scored 14 points for the slumping Hoyas (12-5, 1-4), who have lost three straight and are off to their worst conference start since 1998-99.
No. 7 Villanova 88, No. 18 Louisville 74
PHILADELPHIA ó Corey Stokes scored 23 points and Mouphtaou Yarou had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 7 Villanova (15-1, 4-0) over No. 18 Louisville for its 10th straight win.
The Wildcats resisted turning the game into a complete 3-point exhibition after Louisville (13-3, 2-1) was sharp early.
No. 14 Texas A&M 71, Oklahoma State 48
COLLEGE STATION, Texas ó Nathan Walkup and David Loubeau each scored 16 points and No. 14 Texas A&M (15-1, 2-0) extended its winning streak to 12 games with a victory over Oklahoma State.
The streak is the third-longest in Texas A&M history. Oklahoma State (13-3, 1-1) got 11 points from Ray Penn.
No. 15 Missouri 77, Nebraska 69
COLUMBIA, Mo. ó Marcus Denmon made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end Nebraskaís 11-game winning streak.
Ricardo Ratliffe added 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers (15-2, 1-1 Big 12).
Toney McCray had 17 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers for Nebraska (13-2, 1-1).
No. 19 Temple 83, St Bonaventure 55
PHILADELPHIA ó Ramone Moore scored 13 of his 19 points in the last 5:17 of the first half and No. 19 Temple beat St. Bonaventure.
Temple has won the last 14 games in the series and all 31 of its home games against the Bonnies. The Owls (12-3, 3-0 Atlantic 10) have won nine of 10 overall.
Michael Davenport led St. Bonaventure (9-6, 1-1) with 13.
Colorado 74, No. 21 Kansas State 66
MANHATTAN, Kan. ó Levi Knutson scored 20 points, Alec Burks added 12 and Colorado beat a ranked team on the road for the first time in 14 years.
The resurgent Buffaloes (13-4, 2-0 Big 12) were coming off an 89-76 victory over Missouri that was their first win over a ranked team in almost seven years.
Marcus Relphorde also had 12 points for Colorado, who snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats (12-5, 0-2).
Vanderbilt 73, No. 24 Georgia 66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli scored 18 points apiece and Vanderbilt beat No. 24 Georgia to snap the Bulldogsí nine-game winning streak and ruin their first game back in the Top 25 since the end of the 2003 season.
The Commodores (12-3, 1-1) bounced back after opening Southeastern Conference play with an overtime loss at South Carolina. Georgia (12-3, 1-1) never got closer than three in the second half.
No. 25 Cincinnati 74, South Florida 66
CINCINNATI ó Redshirt freshman Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points, giving No. 25 Cincinnati some spark in a listless game, and the Bearcats (16-1, 3-1 Big East) bounced back from their first loss of the season by beating South Florida.