Top 25 Capsules

EAST LANSING, MICH. (AP) Denzel Valentine scored 17 points and No. 1 Michigan State moved within one victory of matching the program's best start, beating Florida 58-52 on Saturday night to improve to 11-0.

Only the 2000-01 Spartans had a better start, winning their first 12 games.

Dorian Finney-Smith and Kasey Hill each scored 13 points for the Gators (6-3). Bryn Forbes scored 12 points for Michigan State.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wayne Selden scored 22 points, Frank Mason had 18 and Kansas used a big second half to beat Oregon State in its annual trip to the Sprint Center.

Kansas (8-1) trailed by as many as 14 in the first half. Coach Bill Self got so mad that he slammed his right fist into his left hand, sending his pricey wristwatch flying off.

Tres Tinkle hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points for Oregon State (6-2).


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Javan Felix swished a short jumper as time expired, lifting Texas over North Carolina and giving new coach Shaka Smart his biggest victory with the Longhorns.

Felix was left unguarded as players from both teams watched Isaiah Taylor's 3-point try bounce off the rim. The ball dropped straight to Felix, who put it in. After a few minutes of looking at replay video, the game officials ruled the basket good.

Felix finished with 25 points for Texas (6-3) and made five 3-pointers. Marcus Paige scored 20 to lead the Tar Heels (7-2), who started the season No. 1.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jamal Murray scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, helping Kentucky pull away from Arizona State.

Leading 32-31 at halftime, the Wildcats (9-1) regrouped to play more crisply and aggressively after the break.

Marcus Lee added 14 points and seven rebounds for Kentucky.

Tra Holder had 15 points and Kodi Justice added 12 for Arizona State (6-3).

No. 6 MARYLAND 77, UMES 56

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Melo Trimble scored 18 points and No. 6 Maryland found its shooting form in the second half.

After struggling to take a 35-29 halftime lead, the Terrapins (9-1) made their first eight shots from the field after intermission during a 27-11 run that made it 62-40. Trimble contributed three 3-pointers to the surge.

Maryland didn't miss a field goal try in the second half until Michal Cekovsky botched a layup with 8:45 remaining.

It was 69-46 with 5:35 left, and the Terps coasted from there. Maryland shot 63 percent in the second half and finished 21 for 25 from the free throw line.

Dominique Elliott led UMES (1-9) with 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting.


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield had 30 points and a career-high five steals to lead Oklahoma.

Hield was 9 of 15 from the field to fall one point short of his career high.

Jordan Woodard scored 19 points, Isaiah Cousins had 15 and Ryan Spangler added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners (7-0), who won by at least 17 points for the sixth straight game. Oklahoma shot 62 percent in the second half to beat Oral Roberts for the 15th consecutive time.

Obi Emegano scored 29 points, Kris Martin had a season-high 15 points and Brandon Conley added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Oral Roberts (8-3).


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Freshman Caleb Swanigan and senior A.J. Hammons both scored 15 points to lead four Purdue players in double figures.

Hammons added 11 rebounds. Rapheal Davis and Isaac Haas both scored 13 points for Purdue (11-0), which had a 54-point second half.

Matt Donlan had 19 points to lead Youngstown State (4-6).

The Boilermakers have won every game by at least 12 points, pulling away from Youngstown State during the second half.

No. 12 XAVIER 65, NO. 23 CINCINNATI 55

CINCINNATI (AP) - Myles Davis scored a season-high 17 points and Xavier ran out to an 18-point lead and beat its crosstown rival for the third straight time.

The Musketeers (10-0) matched the best start in school history and extended their domination over Cincinnati (8-2), winning the annual game for the seventh time in nine years.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Drew Edwards scored a career-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and usual starter Ben Bentil came off the bench to get 16 points and eight rebounds as Providence won without preseason All-America Kris Dunn.

Bentil didn't start against Bryant after spraining his left ankle Wednesday night against Boston College. Dunn had a stomach virus and sat on the bench but did not play.

Dan Garvin had 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting for Bryant (2-9), which has lost eight straight.

Jalen Lindsey added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Friars (10-1), who have won four straight, while Rodney Bullock had 13 points and 14 rebounds.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reserve Kelan Martin had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Butler.

Martin scored all of Butler's points during a 13-4 run in the second half that kept Tennessee at a distance and sealed the win for the Bulldogs (8-1).

The Volunteers (4-4) started the game shooting 60 percent from the field and led by as many as 10 points with 9 minutes remaining in the first half. But the Bulldogs chipped away at the lead, then an 11-2 run put them ahead.

Despite scoring 94 points, the Bulldogs endured a rough start on offense, missing their first eight shots from the field on their first four possessions. Kellen Dunham took the brunt of those struggles, going scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the game on 0-for-5 shooting from the field. Dunham, Butler's leading scorer, finished with 12 points.

Tennessee's Kevin Punter scored 17 of his 27 points in the first half.

UCLA 71, No. 20 GONZAGA 66

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Isaac Hamilton scored 20 points, Tony Parker added 16 and UCLA beat Gonzaga.

Down 48-47 midway through the second half, the Bruins (7-3) scored nine straight points to take the lead for good.

Kyle Wiltjer led Gonzaga (6-3) with 20 points.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Damion Lee scored 16 points, all in the second half, and Louisville shot 53 percent from the field.

Louisville (7-1) torched another opponent in shooting better than 50 percent for the seventh time in eight games this season. The Cardinals entered the game leading the country in scoring margin at more than 30 points a game.

Quentin Snider scored 13 points, Chinanu Onuaku had 12 and Ray Spalding and Trey Lewis added 11 each for Louisville. The Cardinals had 20 assists on 31 field goals.

Raven Lee led Eastern Michigan (6-4) with 19 points. Freshman James Thompson IV had 12 points and 13 rebounds to earn his sixth straight double-double. Eastern Michigan shot 30 percent (19 of 64) from the field.


BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Anthony Drmic scored 19 points and Boise State overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half.

James Webb III had 12 points and Mikey Thompson added 11 as the Broncos (7-4) beat the Ducks for the first time in six tries. It was also Boise State's first home win against a ranked opponent since topping No. 21 Utah State on Feb. 14, 2009.

Dillon Brooks scored 26 points for Oregon (7-2).

WICHITA ST. 67, No. 25 UTAH 50

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Zach Brown scored 14 points to lead a balanced Wichita State offense.

Markis McDuffie had 13 points and Fred VanVleet added 10 for Wichita State (5-4). Six Shockers made a 3-pointer as they went 10 of 25 from beyond the arc.

Jacob Poeltl had 11 points for Utah (7-2), which had 19 turnovers and only 14 field goals.

Wichita State's decisive stretch was keyed by McDuffie, a freshman reserve. He converted a four-point play and hit another 3.

The Shockers stretched the lead to as many as 20 points in the final minute.