Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Mar. 06, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Ashley matched his career high with 21 points, T.J. McConnell tied his career best with 11 assists and No. 5 Arizona won the Pac-12 regular season title for the second year in a row with a 99-60 rout of California on Thursday night.
The Wildcats (27-3, 15-2) already had clinched at least a tie for the conference title and the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament.
Tyrone Wallace scored 16 points for the Bears (17-13, 7-10).
It was the most one-sided victory for Arizona and most lopsided loss for Cal this season.
Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 points and Stanley Johnson had 12 for the Wildcats, who had six players in double figures in their seventh straight win since an upset loss to Arizona State. McConnell finished without a turnover.
The Wildcats won their 37th straight at home, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
NO. 6 WISCONSIN 76, MINNESOTA 63
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, Sam Dekker added 20 points and Wisconsin won the Big Ten regular season championship.
Nigel Hayes had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Badgers (27-3, 15-2), who had at least a tie for first place already wrapped up last weekend. This is their fourth title under coach Bo Ryan and the first in seven years.
The Badgers made seven of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range and finished with 18 assists against just nine turnovers.
Nate Mason had 15 points and Carlos Morris added 11 for the Gophers (17-13, 6-11), who fell behind by 20 points in the first half.
NO. 13 UTAH 67, WASHINGTON STATE 59
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Delon Wright scored 18 points and Jordan Loveridge added 16 as No. 13 Utah came back to beat Washington State.
Brandon Taylor added 11 points for Utah (23-6, 13-4 Pacific 12), which closed the game with a 26-11 run to remain second in the Pacific-12.
DaVonte Lacy scored 16 points for Washington State (12-17, 6-11)
Utah, coming off a loss to No. 5 Arizona, shot just 40 percent from the floor. But it won the rebound battle 37-26.
The game was tied at 23 at halftime.
NO. 18 ARKANSAS 78, SOUTH CAROLINA 74
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bobby Portis had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead Arkansas.
The Razorbacks (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 11 points with 7 minutes left in a wild game during which they led by 20 in the first half
With the win, Arkansas clinched second place in the SEC and will be on the opposite side of the league tournament bracket from top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky.
South Carolina (14-15, 5-12) managed only one point after leading scorer Tyrone Johnson left the game with cramps with 2:29 left. Johnson finished with 18 points.
Rashad Madden had nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Arkansas.