College Basketball Roundup

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Associated Press
The college roundup …
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sore right ankle and all, and with a 12-day break for exams just ahead, Sammy Zeglinski had his best game of the young season.
The oft-injured senior guard scored a season-high 18 points and had four steals as Virginia (8-1) won its sixth game in a row Tuesday night, beating George Mason 68-48 in the first meeting of the teams in 14 years.
Minnesota 70, App. St. 56
MINNEAPOLIS — Rodney Williams tied a career high with 18 points as Minnesota held off Appalachian State 70-56.
Julian Welch had 15 points for the Gophers.
Omar Carter led the Mountaineers (4-4) with 18 points. Rodney Milum added a career-high 16 points.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — No. 3 Syracuse won again at home, and nobody asked about that big distraction.
Indeed, it seemed like just another night for Orange coach Jim Boeheim.
Dion Waiters had 15 points and Kris Joseph had 11 and eight rebounds as the unbeaten Orange continued to win amid a federal investigation, this time outlasting Marshall, 62-56, at the Carrier Dome behind a solid defensive effort.
No. 10 Missouri 81, Villanova 71
NEW YORK — Marcus Denmon had his second straight strong game from 3-point range, this time making six and scoring 28 points in Missouri’s 81-71 victory over Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
No. 13 Kansas 88, Long Beach State 80
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Thomas Robinson had a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds, Jeff Withey came within one blocked shot of a triple-double and No. 13 Kansas held off Long Beach State 88-80 after blowing a big first-half lead.
No. 15 Pitt 97, VMI 70
PITTSBURGH —Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points and Pitt set a school record with 60 rebounds in a 97-70 victory over VMI.
No. 21 Memphis 71, Miami 54
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Sophomore Will Barton had career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 21-ranked Memphis (5-2) overcome a poor night of outside shooting and beat the Miami Hurricanes 71-54 Tuesday.
The Hurricanes (5-3) lost in their first game against a ranked team, and the defeat snapped a streak of 27 consecutive non-conference home victories.