Wednesday's Mens College Basketball Capsules

Jan 7, 2010 - 5:26 AM LAWRENCE, Kan.(AP) -- Sherron Collins had career-high 33 points and made nearly every key play down the stretch, helping No. 1 Kansas pull out a gutty 71-66 win over Cornell on Wednesday night.

Kansas (14-0) overcame a rare off night from the field - 36 percent - and shoddy defense in the first half, making just enough plays down the stretch to extend its 51-game home winning streak.

Cornell (12-3), the two-time Ivy League champion, kept the fast-breaking Jayhawks grounded by turning it into a grind.

Ryan Wittman had 24 points for Cornell.

Trailing 58-52 with just over 8 minutes left, Kansas went on an 11-4 spurt to go up 63-60.

Cornell took a one-point lead then Collins completed a three-point play and went 3 of 4 from the free throw line over the final 25 seconds.

No. 5 Duke 86, Iowa St. 65=

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Scheyer celebrated a homecoming with 31 points and Duke pulled away in the second half.

The Blue Devils (13-1) won their seventh straight game behind a balanced attack, a defense that forced 18 turnovers and aggressive rebounding in the game at the United Center.

Scheyer, a prep star in suburban Northbrook, Ill., shot 10 of 19 and had four 3-pointers to lead Duke, which also got 20 points from Nolan Smith and 15 points from Kyle Singler.

Marquis Gilstrap paced Iowa State (10-4) with 16 points. Leading scorer Craig Brackins, who came in averaging 17, had 12.

No. 6 Villanova 99, DePaul 72=

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Scottie Reynolds scored 21 points and Maalik Wayns had 18 for Villanova.

The Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) won their 34th straight game at their campus home, the Pavilion. Villanova's last loss there was against DePaul three years ago to the day.

The Blue Demons (7-8, 0-3) never put up a fight in their second straight loss to a top 15 conference opponent. They trailed 15-3 only 4 1/2 minutes into the game and dropped their 22nd straight regular-season Big East game.

The Wildcats played without starting guard Corey Stokes after he strained his right hamstring in Monday's practice.

No. 7 Syracuse 74, Memphis 57=

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Wes Johnson had 19 points and Kris Joseph added 15 in the second half for Syracuse.

It was the final nonconference game of the season for Syracuse (14-1), which was coming off an 82-72 home loss to Pittsburgh.

Roburt Sallie led Memphis (10-4) with 17 points, Wesley Witherspoon had 12, and Elliot Williams finished with a season-low 10.

Andy Rautins had 11 points and seven assists, and Rick Jackson and Arinze Onuaku each had 10 points for Syracuse, which limited Memphis to 2-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc in the second half after getting burned for seven 3s in the first.

No. 8 West Virginia 86, Rutgers 52=

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Kevin Jones scored 19 points to lead West Virginia.

The Mountaineers (12-1, 3-0 Big East) bounced back from a 15-point loss and theirs lowest point total of the season at Purdue with their second-highest output and perhaps most complete game.

Da'Sean Butler and Darryl Bryant added 15 points apiece for West Virginia, which built a 17-point halftime lead.

Rutgers (9-5, 0-2) was held to its lowest point total of the season and lost its third straight game. Jonathan Mitchell led the Scarlet Knights with 17 points.

No. 10 Michigan St. 54, No. 17 Wisconsin 47=

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Chris Allen scored 16 points and Draymond Green had 11 for Michigan State.

The Spartans (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten) did not trail, but they could not put the pesky Badgers (12-3, 2-1) away in a closely contested defensive struggle.

Jon Leuer scored 18 of his 21 points after halftime to keep Wisconsin in the game.

Raymar Morgan's three-point play put the Spartans up 46-41 with 4:14 to go. Kalin Lucas followed with a shot that put them ahead by eight with a couple minutes left, sealing Michigan State's eighth straight Big Ten home-opening win.

The Spartans have won seven of their last eight games and Wisconsin had won six straight.

Marquette 62, No. 12 Georgetown 59=

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jimmy Butler made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left and Marquette finally won a close game.

Chris Wright missed a 3-pointer that would tied it with 1 second left for the Hoyas (11-2, 2-1 Big East).

Marquette (10-5, 1-2) lost two games in the closing seconds to Top 10 teams in the past 10 days and was 0-4 in games decided by four points or less. The Golden Eagles dropped a 63-62 decision to No. 8 West Virginia, and was beaten 74-72 by No. 6 Villanova, leading until the final minute and then missing free throws to lose both leads.

This time, the Golden Eagles went 4 of 5 from the line in the final minute. Lazar Hayward hit two with 57 seconds left and Butler added his in the final seconds.

David Cubillan had a season-high 18 points and Hayward had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Marquette.

Austin Freeman had 20 points for Georgetown, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

No. 13 Connecticut 71, Seton Hall 63=

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Jerome Dyson scored 16 points, all but two in the second half, and Connecticut handed Seton Hall its fourth consecutive loss.

Dyson had 10 assists and nine rebounds, and four other Huskies scored in double figures.

Gavin Edwards and Kemba Walker each had 15 points, and freshman Alex Oriakhi scored a career-high 12 to go along with seven rebounds and five blocked shots.

Stanley Robinson chipped in 10 points to help UConn (11-3, 2-1 Big East) to its 10th consecutive win over the Pirates (9-5, 0-3).

Freshman Jeff Robinson had a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds for Seton Hall. Jeremy Hazell, who averaged 39.5 points in his first two conference games, was held to 13, hitting just five of 20 shots.

Herb Pope, who leads the conference in rebounding, finished with 10 points and 14 boards as Seton Hall outrebounded UConn 42-36.

No. 16 Tennessee 88, Charlotte 71=

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wayne Chism scored 18 points to lead shorthanded Tennessee.

The Vols (11-2) were without Tyler Smith, Cameron Tatum, Brian Williams and Melvin Goins, who combine to average 32.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. Coach Bruce Pearl indefinitely suspended the four after they were arrested Friday on gun and drug charges.

In their place, Pearl used a rotation of his only six scholarship players available and three walk-ons against the 49ers (10-4), a team that had upset Louisville by 22 earlier this season. All six scholarship players scored in double figures.

Tennessee shot 59.4 percent in the first half, and a three-point play by Bobby Maze gave the Vols a 54-29 lead just after halftime. Charlotte answered with a 21-2 run.

DiJuan Harris led the 49ers with 16 points, while Derrio Green added 14.

No. 21 Temple 73, Saint Joseph's 46=

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lavoy Allen had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Ryan Brooks added 13 points as Temple followed its most lopsided loss in 17 years with a victory in the Atlantic-10 opener for both teams.

Michael Eric had a career-high 13 points for the Owls (12-3), who responded nicely again at their on-campus arena after an 84-52 loss to No. 1 Kansas last Saturday. Temple hadn't lost by that many since falling to Wake Forest 106-69 on Feb. 7, 1993.

Chris Prescott and Carl Jones scored eight points each for the Hawks (4-9), who have lost nine of 10 since starting the season 3-0.

No. 25 BYU 77, UNLV 73=

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Jonathan Tavernari scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half and BYU pulled away with a late rally then held off UNLV in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

The Cougars (15-1) won their eighth straight with an 11-2 run over the final 5 minutes to regain the lead and then hung on at the free throw line, finishing 19 of 24.

BYU ended a three-game losing streak against UNLV (12-3).

Cougars' leading scorer Jimmer Fredette, who has been out sick, finished with seven points - 14.6 below his average.

Tre'Von Willis led UNLV with 24 points.

Oscar Bellfield had eight points and nine assists for the Rebels, who have lost two straight since a 12-1 start.

Jackson Emery finished with nine points, including a jumper with 26 seconds left that put away the Rebels.

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