Top 25 Capsules
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman center Jahlil Okafor scored 24 points and No. 2 Duke beat Wofford 84-55 on Wednesday.
Justise Winslow added 16 points and Quinn Cook had 15 for the Blue Devils (12-0).
They shot nearly 56 percent — 71 percent in the second half — and broke open a tight game by outscoring Wofford 43-21 in the final 20 minutes, then turned it into a full-on rout by scoring the final 13 points.
Okafor was 11 of 13 from the field while reaching the 20-point mark for the fifth time in seven games.
Karl Cochran had 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting to lead the Terriers (9-4).
They shot 38 percent and kept it close well into the second half but went nearly 5 critical minutes between field goals while fading for their second straight loss. Both have come on the home floors of nationally ranked opponents.
No. 4 WISCONSIN 89, PENN STATE 72
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Nigel Hayes scored 21 points and Wisconsin shot a blistering 63 percent from the field to beat Penn State.
The Badgers (13-1) won their sixth straight with Kaminsky leading a balanced attack. The preseason All-American had secured his sixth double-double of the season by midway through the second half with Wisconsin comfortably ahead by double digits.
D.J. Newbill scored 29 points for Penn State (12-2), which had its 10-game winning streak snapped. The Big Ten’s leading scorer was 5-of-11 shooting in the second half after going 6 of 7 in the first.
Sam Dekker scored 17 for the Badgers and shot 7 of 10 from the field.
No. 6 VILLANOVA 67, BUTLER 55
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help Villanova beat Butler and match the best start in program history.
The Wildcats are 13-0 (1-0 Big East) for the first time since the 1937-38 season. That team lost for the first time in its 14th game.
Daniel Ochefu had 10 points and nine rebounds for Villanova, and Kris Jenkins scored 11.
Alex Barlow and Andrew Chrabascz both scored 12 points for Butler (10-4, 0-1).
The Big East-favorite Wildcats opened an 11-point lead in the first half and then built a second double-digit lead after the Bulldogs pulled within four at halftime.
SETON HALL 78, No. 15 ST. JOHN’S 67
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sterling Gibbs had 25 points and eight assists to lead Seton Hall over St. John’s in the Big East opener for both teams.
Jaren Sina added 14 points for the Pirates (11-2, 1-0) in their first victory over a ranked opponent since stunning No. 3 Villanova in the conference tournament last March.
The Red Storm (11-2, 0-1) had won seven straight since their only previous loss, 73-66 to then-No. 10 Gonzaga in late November.
Freshman forward Angel Delgado added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Seton Hall, and senior forward Brandon Mobley had 13 points with 10 boards.
D’Angelo Harrison paced St. John’s with 25 points before fouling out.
No. 18 OKLAHOMA 61, GEORGE MASON 43
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored all but two of his 17 points in the first half, and Oklahoma shut down George Mason.
The Sooners improved to 9-3 in the final game for both schools before conference play begins.
Oklahoma’s swarming defense held George Mason to 29.5 percent shooting from the field, including 0 for 14 on 3-pointers. The Sooners also forced 11 turnovers that led to 14 points.
George Mason (5-7) was led by Shevon Thompson’s nine points and 11 rebounds.