Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Jan. 14, 2016
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 26 points to help No. 2 Oklahoma hold off a spirited Oklahoma State squad 74-72 on Wednesday night.
Hield made 10 of 17 shots for the Sooners (14-1, 3-1 Big 12), but he committed 10 turnovers, including a crucial one that gave Oklahoma State a chance to win. Jeffrey Carroll missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer for the Cowboys as time expired.
Jawun Evans scored 42 points, an Oklahoma State (9-7, 1-3) record for a freshman and the third-most points in school history.
Oklahoma is in position to move up to No. 1 after top-ranked Kansas lost at West Virginia on Tuesday night. The Sooners host No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday.
CLEMSON 68, No. 9 DUKE 63
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points, including the clinching dunk with 13.5 seconds left, to lift Clemson over Duke.
Coupled with Sunday's win over then No. 16 Louisville, it's the first time the Tigers (11-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have beaten consecutive ranked opponents since closing the 1989 season with victories over Duke and Georgia Tech.
This one started like a typical Blue Devils blowout, with Duke taking a 28-16 lead midway through the opening half. Instead, the Tigers hung tough to beat Duke (14-3, 3-1) for the second time in three seasons.
Grayson Allen led Duke with 17 points, three off his season average. Freshman Brandon Ingram scored 16 points for the Blue Devils, all but one in the first half.
No. 6 VILLANOVA 83, MARQUETTE 68
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kris Jenkins scored 20 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead Villanova over Marquette.
The Wildcats (15-2, 5-0 Big East) blew a 16-point lead and trailed early in the second half until they took control late in game to for the 36th straight time at the Pavilion.
Daniel Ochefu grabbed 13 rebounds and the Wildcats hit eight 3-pointers to win their seventh straight game.
Haanif Cheatham led Marquette (12-5, 2-3) with 17 points.
No. 10 SMU 79, EAST CAROLINA 55
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Moore scored 17 points and SMU remained unbeaten by routing East Carolina.
Markus Kennedy had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Tolbert finished with 15 points and Nic Moore had a career-high 12 assists for the Mustangs (16-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who had five double-figure scorers for the fourth time this season.
Playing their first game as a top-10 team in 31 years, they never trailed and shot 52.5 percent while extending the best start and second-longest winning streak in school history.
Caleb White and B.J. Tyson scored 15 points apiece to lead the Pirates (8-9, 0-4), who shot 33 percent in the second half and lost their fourth straight to remain one of two teams winless in AAC play.
ALABAMA 73, No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 50
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Riley Norris hit his first seven 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 27 points to lead Alabama to an upset of previously unbeaten South Carolina.
The Crimson Tide (10-5, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) got the first league win of Avery Johnson's debut season in stunningly easy fashion. The upset leaves No. 10 SMU as the nation's only unbeaten major college team.
The Gamecocks (15-1, 2-1) missed their first 12 shots of the second half and went more than 11 minutes without a field goal starting before the break. They ended an 8-minute scoring drought after halftime down 48-22.
South Carolina never cut it below 18 after that. Michael Carrera led the Gamecocks with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 22 BAYLOR 82, TCU 54
WACO, Texas (AP) — Terry Maston scored a career-high 17 points and combined with Taurean Prince for all the scoring in Baylor's game-turning run before halftime as the Bears beat TCU.
Baylor (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) went ahead to stay with a 13-0 run over the final 3 1/2 minutes of the first half.
Since the instate rivals became conference foes again three seasons ago, Baylor has won all eight meetings by an average margin of 20 points.
Karviar Shepherd had 13 points for TCU (9-7, 1-3), while Chauncey Collins had 11 points.
The Bears won their 14th consecutive home game, one short of the school record set five years ago. The last opponent to win in Waco was then-No. 21 Oklahoma State last February. Overall, Baylor has won its last 25 home games against unranked teams since a loss to West Virginia two years ago.
No. 24 PURDUE 74, PENN ST. 57
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vince Edwards scored 19 points, Isaac Haas had 14 and Caleb Swanigan added 13 as Purdue routed struggling Penn State.
The Boilermakers (15-3, 3-2 Big Ten) have won seven of eight in this series and nine straight at home against the Nittany Lions.
Penn State (10-8, 1-4) was led by Brandon Taylor, who finished with 21 points despite playing most of the second half in foul trouble. Donovon Jack scored 12 in the Nittany Lions' second straight loss.