Top 25 Capsules

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No. 1 Kentucky 83, Vanderbilt 74

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman Anthony Davis scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and No. 1 Kentucky won the Southeastern Conference regular season title for the 45th time.

The Wildcats (28-1, 14-0) have won 51 straight at home and are on a 20-game winning streak overall. But Kentucky trailed at halftime and needed a late surge to put away the scrappy Commodores.

Jeffery Taylor scored 19 points for Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5), and John Jenkins added 15 of his 18 points in the second half.

No. 4 Kansas 87, No. 3 Missouri 86, OT

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Thomas Robinson made a three-point play in the closing seconds of regulation, and Tyshawn Taylor's made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left in overtime for Kansas in the final scheduled regular-season matchup with Missouri.

The Tigers, who blew a 19-point second-half lead, never got a potential winning shot off in the final seconds. Michael Dixon was boxed in by Robinson as he tried to get to the basket, and the buzzer eventually sounded on the 105-year-old rivalry.

Robinson finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds for Kansas (24-5, 14-2), which wrapped up at least a share of its eighth straight Big 12 title. Taylor added 24 points, seven in overtime.

Marcus Denmon had 28 points to lead Missouri (25-4, 12-4), which heads off to the Southeastern Conference next season. Ricardo Ratliffe finished with 22 points, Dixon had 17 and Kim English 11.

No. 5 Duke 70, Virginia Tech 65, OT

DURHAM, N.C. -- Austin Rivers scored 23 points and Seth Curry added 19 for Duke. Miles Plumlee added 15 rebounds and two free throws with 9.6 seconds left for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-2), who made 6 of 8 foul shots in the final minute of overtime to win their sixth straight and remain atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.

Dorenzo Hudson, Erick Green and Cadarian Raines all scored 16 points for the Hokies (15-14, 4-10), who were just 7 of 16 from the free-throw line.

No. 7 North Carolina 54, No. 25 Virginia 51

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Tyler Zeller scored 20 points, including a critical dunk with 13.3 seconds left and the shot clock winding down, as North Carolina swept the season series. John Henson added 15 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Tar Heels (25-4, 12-2) kept pace with No. 5 Duke for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Jontel Evans had 13 points and Joe Harris added 12 for Virginia (21-7, 8-6), which played much of the game with leading scorer and ACC player of the year candidate Mike Scott in foul trouble. Scott scored just six points, more than 11 below his average, and missed 10 of 13 shots.

No. 9 Georgetown 67, Villanova 46

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Otto Porter had 15 points and six rebounds in his second start of the season and Jason Clark had 15 points and six rebounds for Georgetown. The victory moves the Hoyas (21-6, 11-5) into sole possession of fourth place in the Big East, one-half game ahead of Cincinnati and South Florida, who play Today. The top four teams get a double-bye in the conference tournament

Dominic Cheek scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats (11-17, 4-12), who have lost four straight. Maalik Wayns returned for Villanova after missing three games with a sprained left knee, but he finished 1 for 10 from the field and had three points.

Georgia 76, No. 12 Florida 62

ATHENS, Ga. -- Freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points and Gerald Robinson added 15 as Georgia (13-15, 4-10 SEC) snapped Florida's three-game winning streak.

Bradley Beal had 19 points for Florida (22-7, 10-4), which had won 10 of 12 overall and had taken of 15 of 17 against Georgia, including three straight.

No. 13 Baylor 70, Oklahoma 60

WACO, Texas -- Pierre Jackson scored 18 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer that started Baylor's game-deciding spurt.

The game was tied for the 12th time before Jackson's 3 put the Bears (24-5, 11-5 Big 12) up 49-46 with 10:48 left. That started a 13-2 run that was capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Brady Heslip, who had 16 points. Quincy Miller had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bears, whose 11th Big 12 victory matched the most in school history.

Steven Pledger had 21 points for Oklahoma (14-14, 4-12), which led 34-31 at halftime.

TCU 83, No. 18 New Mexico 64

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Amric Fields scored eight consecutive points for TCU in a 48-second span in their tiebreaking run and the Horned Frogs upset another ranked team at home, beating No. 18 and Mountain West leader New Mexico.

The Horned Frogs (17-11, 7-5) have won eight consecutive home games, the last two over Top 25 teams.

New Mexico (22-6, 8-4) has lost both games since a seven-game winning streak that had pushed to the top of the Mountain West standings and into the latest Top 25 poll.

No. 19 Wichita St. 81, Drake 58

WICHITA, Kan. -- Ben Smith scored 18 points to lead Wichita State. Garrett Stutz added 15 points and Toure Murry chipped in 14 for Wichita State (26-4, 16-2), which had already clinched the Missouri Valley regular season championship.

Ben Simons scored 21 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, to lead the Bulldogs (16-14, 9-9).

St. John's 61, No. 20 Notre Dame 58

NEW YORK -- Moe Harkless had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead St. John's to its first win over a ranked team in 11 games this season. D'Angelo Harrison added 15 points for St. John's (13-16, 6-10 Big East), while Amir Garrett had 11, including the drive that gave the Red Storm a 61-58 lead with 8.9 seconds to play.

Scott Martin and Jack Cooley both had 18 points for the Fighting Irish (20-9, 12-4), who had won a program-record nine straight conference games. Alex Dragevich missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer for Notre Dame, which shot a season-worst 4 for 31 from 3-point range (12.9 percent). The Fighting Irish could have moved into a tie for second place in the Big East with No. 10 Marquette. Cooley had 11 rebounds, his fifth double-double in his last six games.

No. 21 UNLV 68, Air Force 58

LAS VEGAS -- Chace Stanback scored 21 points to lead UNLV. Stanback scored 13 points in the first half for UNLV (24-6, 8-4 Mountain West), including his first three 3-point attempts. He had eight rebounds and finished 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

Michael Lyons scored 18 points and Kyle Green added 17 for Air Force (13-13, 3-9), which missed 11 of its first 13 shots and scored four points in the game's first 10 minutes.


Bowling Green 74, Kent St. 58

BOWLING GREEN -- Scott Thomas scored 21 points and played superbly for Bowling Green. Thomas was 7 of 12 from the floor, 6 of 10 from 3-point range. The forward grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists, two steals and blocked a shot. Bowling Green (15-13, 8-6) won its fourth straight home game where they are 11-3 this season.

A'uston Calhoun scored 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting. Torian Oglesby came off the Falcons bench to score 15 points -- seven coming in the final 10 minutes. Oglesby was 7 for 8 from the field and hit his only free throw.

For Kent State (19-9, 9-5), which lost its third straight game, Carlton Guyton scored 17 points and Justin Greene added 16.

Buffalo 84, Miami 74

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mitchell Watt scored 28 points and Zach Filzen had a big second half for Buffalo. Mitchell hit 11 of 16 field goal attempts, grabbed five rebounds, made four assists and blocked three shots for the Bulls (17-9, 10-4). Javon McCrea added 12 points and Filzen 16, 13 in the second half.

Julian Mavunga led Miami (9-18, 5-9) with 20 points. Jon Harris and Brian Sullivan scored 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Eastern Michigan 61, Ball State 50

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Darrell Lampley scored 13 points and Eastern Michigan pulled away in the second half. Antonio Green scored 10 points and J.R. Sims added nine for Eastern Michigan (13-16, 8-6 Mid-American), which maintained sole possession of first place in the Mid-American West with the win.

Tyrae Robinson led with 17 points and Jarrod Jones contributed 14 for Ball State (13-14, 4-10), which lost despite shooting 48 percent from the field to Eastern Michigan's 36 percent.

Ohio Colleges

Cleveland St. 77, Wright St. 55

CLEVELAND -- Trevon Harmon scored 20 points as Cleveland State earned the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League tournament. The Vikings (22-9, 12-6) will have a bye into the semifinals March 3.

Jeremy Montgomery added 17 points, while Grady had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Vikings, who won their second in a row after a five-game losing streak.

Julius Mays scored 15 points and AJ Pacher 12 to lead Wright State (13-18, 7-11).

Detroit 76, Youngstown St. 74

YOUNGSTOWN -- Chase Simon scored 18 points and Detroit shot 65.2 percent in the second half. LaMarcus Lowe scored six points during a 12-2 run as the Titans (18-13, 11-17 Horizon League), who shot 15 of 23 for the half, took a 59-49 lead with 9:32 remaining. Ray McCallum added 15 points for Detroit.

Kendrick Perry scored 22 points, 17 in the second half, to pace Youngstown State (15-14, 10-8).

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