Top 25 Capsules
Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Mar. 03, 2015
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.
The offensively challenged Orange (18-12, 9-8) had averaged 58 points in the three previous games, two of them losses. Virginia (28-1, 16-1) entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense (50.1) and had limited three opponents — Rutgers (26), Harvard (27) and Georgia Tech (28) to fewer than 30 points.
Mike Tobey, Malcolm Brogdon, and London Perrantes, playing with a broken nose, all scored 10 points for Virginia.
It was the final game of his college career for Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas, whose breakout season ended with 10 points and only four rebounds, well below his averages, as Virginia commanded the glass 42-20.
Trevor Cooney had 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting to lead Syracuse. Tyler Roberson had 10 points, while Michael Gbinije had just eight on 2-of-11 shooting, only the second time in conference play he hasn't been in double figures.
Texas 61, No. 14 Baylor 59, OT=
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Taylor made a tear-drop shot in the lane with 4.8 seconds remaining to give Texas the overtime victory, snapping Baylor's four-game winning streak and the Longhorns' four-game losing streak.
Texas (18-12) improved to 7-10 in the Big 12 with one game remaining, keeping its hopes for an NCAA tournament bid alive. Last season, Oklahoma State became the first Big 12 team to get an at-large bid with a losing conference record (8-10).
Baylor (22-8, 10-7) had a chance to tie, but Kenny Chery's shot was blocked by Myles Turner with 1 second left.
Seven players from both teams were ejected in the overtime for leaving the bench during a brief skirmish between Taylor and Baylor's Royce O'Neale.
Demarcus Holland led Texas with 12 points. Kendal Yancy scored 11, one more than Javan Felix, who began the overtime with a 3-pointer.
Taurean Prince led Baylor with 17 points. Rico Gathers had 12 points and 11 rebounds.