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COLLEGE BASKETBALL | Saturday’s Top 25 games



Published: Sun, December 9, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

No. 1 Indiana 100, Central Connecticut State 69

BLOOMINGTON, IND.

Christian Watford scored 21 points and Cody Zeller had 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for the Hoosiers, whose suffocating defense that had the starring role. Central Connecticut State shot just 33.3 percent and Kyle Vinales, the nation’s top scorer at 25.9 points per game, was just 3 of 15 from the field and finished with seven points. Matt Hunter poured in 40 points, matching an Assembly Hall record for a visiting player.

No. 2 Duke 90, Temple 67

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.

Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles in a matchup of unbeatens at the Izod Center. Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke’s 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc. Plumlee finished with 16 points — the first time he was below 19 this season — and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (9-0) while Quinn Cook added 14 points and made three 3s. Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for the Owls (6-1).

No. 3 Michigan 80, Arkansas 67

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 12 points and matched a season high with 10 rebounds. The Wolverines (9-0) are off to their best start since they won the first 11 games of the 1988-89 season, when they went on to win the program’s only national title. Marshawn Powell had 18 points for the Razorbacks (4-4).

No. 4 Syracuse 108, Monmouth (N.J.) 56

SYRACUSE, N.Y.

Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and a career-high 16 assists while C.J. Fair finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Syracuse (8-0) has won 28 straight home games, the longest streak in the nation. Monmouth (5-5), which had won four of five, is 0-42 against teams from the Big East. Carter-Williams also had five steals and four blocks.

No. 5 Louisville 99, Missouri-Kansas City 47.

LOUISVILLE, KY.

Russ Smith scored a career-high 31 points for Louisville. Smith was 12 of 18 from the field and 3 of 5 from 3-point range in surpassing his previous high of 30 last year against Kentucky. He led Louisville (8-1) in scoring for the sixth time in nine games. Luke Hancock added 15 points and six rebounds and Montrezl Harrell a career-high 14 points with seven rebounds. Nelson Kirksey and Trinity Hall led the Kangaroos with nine points each.

No. 7 Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55

COLUMBUS

Deshaun Thomas had 18 points, including a 3-pointer in an 11-point run in the first half for the Buckeyes. LaQuinton Ross had 16 points in a reserve role, Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14, and Sam Thompson had 13 for the Buckeyes (6-1), who built a 42-point lead before experimenting with different lineup combinations. Dan Jennings scored 16 points and James Ennis had 12 for the 49ers (3-6).

No. 11 Cincinnati 92, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60

CINCINNATI

Point guard Cashmere Wright set a career high with six 3-pointers, and Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half. The Bearcats (9-0) have opened the season with nine wins for only the 10th time in school history. Kyree Jones led the Hawks (0-9) with 25 points.

No. 12 Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38

COLUMBIA, MO.

Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping Missouri overcome a sloppy first half. Laurence Bowers had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri (8-1).

No. 15 Georgetown 46, Towson 40

WASHINGTON

Georgetown held Towson scoreless over the final 41/2 minutes, and the Hoyas won their second home clankfest in a row, recovering from a 17-point first half. Greg Whittington scored 11 points, and Mikael Hopkins and Otto Porter had 10 apiece for the Hoyas (7-1), who shot 17 percent in the first half.

No. 19 Michigan State 73, Loyola of Chicago 61

EAST LANSING, MICH.

Gary Harris scored 20 points and Michigan State broke away in the second half. Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State (8-2). Ben Averkamp had 25 points, including four 3s, and eight rebounds for the Ramblers (6-3).

No. 20 North Carolina 78, East Tennessee State 55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

Leslie McDonald scored 14 points and North Carolina held East Tennessee State to 12 points in the first half. Freshman Brice Johnson added 12 points for the Tar Heels (7-2). Rashawn Rembert scored a career-high 18 points and Lester Wilson added 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds for ETSU (2-5).

No. 22 Notre Dame 84, Brown 57

SOUTH BEND, IND.

Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and Jack Cooley added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (8-1), who committed just three turnovers and finished with 22 assists. Matt Sullivan scored 18 for Brown (3-5). Sullivan was 4 for 8 from 3-point range. Sean McGongill added 15 points for Brown.

No. 23 Oklahoma State 62, Missouri State 42

STILLWATER, OKLA.

Markel Brown scored 15 points, Michael Cobbins and Le’Bryan Nash added 10 apiece for Oklahoma State. Christian Kirk and Anthony Downing led Missouri State with eight points apiece.

No. 25 N.C. State 80, Cleveland State 63

RALEIGH, N.C.

Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help North Carolina State in its annual return to Reynolds Coliseum. C.J. Leslie scored a team-high 19 for the Wolfpack (6-2), who shot 55 percent and led by double figures most of the afternoon. Freshman T.J. Warren added 16 points, part of a balanced offensive showing for N.C. State. Reynolds was the Wolfpack’s home for 50 years before the program moved off campus to PNC Arena for the 1999-2000 season. Charlie Lee scored 15 to lead the Vikings (6-3), who got no closer than 10 points after halftime.

Associated Press


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