Top 25 Men’s Basketball Capsules

Top 25 Men’s Basketball Capsules



NO. 5 VIRGINIA 56, NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA 47

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points and No. 5 Virginia rebounded from a blowout loss to beat No. 7 North Carolina on Sunday.

Tomas Woldetensae added 11 points and Francisco Caffaro had 10 and six rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They lost 69-40 at Purdue in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.

Freshman Cole Anthony led North Carolina (6-3, 0-1) with 12 points and fellow freshman Armando Bacot had 11. The Tar Heels became the seventh team held below 50 points by Virginia this season.

NO. 9 GONZAGA 83, NO. 22 WASHINGTON 76

SEATTLE (AP) — Killian Tillie made a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 2:55 remaining and finished with 15 points, Joel Ayayi hit another 3 with 24 seconds left and Gonzaga held off Washington.

Control of the in-state rivalry remained on the east side of the state as the Bulldogs (10-1) could never pull away but made the key plays in the closing minutes to hold off the young Huskies (7-2). Gonzaga has won six straight in the series, with Washington’s last win coming in 2005.

NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 77, RUTGERS 65

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, helping Michigan State pull away to beat Rutgers in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

The Spartans (6-3) led by just two points midway through the second half before outscoring the Scarlet Knights 16-7 to take control.

NO. 17 FLORIDA STATE 72, CLEMSON 53

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Devin Vassell had 14 points and nine rebounds and Florida State made 15 3-pointers against Clemson.

Anthony Polite had 12 points on four 3s to help the Seminoles (8-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounce from a loss at Indiana.

Tevin Mack scored 14 points and Al-Amir Dawes added 13 points for Clemson (5-4, 0-2).

NO. 19 DAYTON 78, SAINT MARY’S 68

PHOENIX (AP) — Jalen Crutcher had a season-high 21 points and tied a career high with five 3-pointers in Dayton’s victory over Saint Mary’s in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Obi Toppin had 16 points and Trey Landers had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Flyers (7-1). Dayton’s only loss is to No. 2 Kansas, 90-84 in overtime, in the final of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Nov. 27.

Malik Fitts tied a season high with 21 points for Saint Mary’s (9-2).


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