Top 25 Capsules
Top 25 Capsules
The Associated Press
Dec. 17, 2015
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 North Carolina beat Tulane 96-72 on Wednesday night.
Marcus Paige added 16 points and Justin Jackson had 13. The Tar Heels (8-2) won their first game without injured big man Kennedy Meeks and bounced back from a last-second loss at Texas that knocked them out of the top 10.
Joel Berry II had 12 points and Isaiah Hicks finished with 11 for North Carolina, which never trailed, shot 50 percent and built a 43-33 rebounding advantage.
Louis Dabney scored 18 points for Tulane (6-5).
NO. 13 ARIZONA 92, NORTHERN ARIZONA 37
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Tollefesen scored 19 points, Ryan Anderson had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Arizona overwhelmed Northern Arizona.
Arizona (10-1) stretched the nation's longest home winning streak to 45 games.
Kris Yanku had 12 points to lead the Lumberjacks (2-7).
NO. 16 BAYLOR 104, HARDIN-SIMMONS 59
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Johnathan Motley had 23 points and Baylor beat Hardin-Simmons in the first regular-season college basketball game played at Fort Hood, one of the nation's largest Army posts.
Rico Gathers had 20 points for the Bears (8-1). Cameron Barnes had 11 points for Division III Hardin-Simmons (6-5).
Fort Hood covers 340 square miles, with more than 40,000 soldiers living on the post about an hour from the Baylor campus in Waco. The game was closed to the general public, but 1,600 free tickets were distributed to soldiers and their families to attend the game at Abrams Field House on the post.
NO. 18 SMU 86, NICHOLLS STATE 42
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Moore had 22 points and 15 rebounds as SMU started fast and routed Nicholls State.
The short-handed Mustangs (8-0) took a 12-0 lead and kept pulling away.
SMU used its seven available players, including one walk-on, with three players out with injuries.
Freshman Shake Milton tied his season high with 20 points, and Jordan Tolbert had 18 points and a career-high 23 rebounds.
T.J. Carpenter led the Colonels (3-6) with 12 points.
NO. 19 LOUISVILLE 94, KENNESAW STATE 57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Damion Lee scored 18 points and Louisville used another strong shooting performance to beat Kennesaw State.
The Cardinals (8-1) shot 59 percent (40 of 68). They have shot over 50 percent in eight of their nine games, matching their total for all of last season.
Yonel Brown led Kennesaw State (3-9) with 19 points.