Top 25 Capsules
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Gators made it 36-18 on Murphy's baseline hook shot with 4:27 remaining before halftime. Murphy finished 7-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. It was a stark contrast to his last game, a 2-for-7 performance against the Razorbacks.
The game really got lopsided after the break.
Florida, which led 42-26 after 20 minutes, scored the first 10 points of the second half. Scottie Wilbekin hit a 3, Kenny Boynton made a layup, Rosario hit a pull-up jumper and Murphy drained another from behind the arc.
Everything went right for the Gators.
It was the complete opposite of what happened Tuesday night at Arkansas.
Pat Young picked up two early fouls, Yeguete injured his knee, Murphy struggled shooting and turned the ball over four times, and Wilbekin took 15 shots for the second consecutive game.
Throw in Arkansas' hot-shooting start, and the Gators trailed by 20 points in the early going and never recovered.
On Saturday, they looked much more like the team that won 10 straight before that 80-69 loss to the Razorbacks.
Nonetheless, the Gators are expected to drop in the next Associated Press poll released Monday. At No. 2, it was the program's highest ranking since holding the top spot in 2007.
WISCONSIN 65, No. 3 MICHIGAN 62, OT
Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime for Wisconsin.
Brust scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten), while Jared Berggren added 13.
Trey Burke scored 19 points for Michigan (21-3, 8-3), while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 18.
Hardaway hit a contested 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up 65-52 with less than 3 seconds left in regulation. Brust collected the inbounds pass near halfcourt, took one dribble and hit a runner that touched nothing but net to tie the game.
Wisconsin and Michigan traded baskets in overtime before Brust hit the 3-pointer over Caris LeVert to put Wisconsin up 65-62 with less than 40 seconds left.
Michigan came in as one of the top scoring teams in the country at almost 78 points per game, but Wisconsin held the Wolverines to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, including 5 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line.
The win extended the Badgers' 11-game home winning streak against Michigan, the best in school history.
OKLAHOMA 72, No. 5 KANSAS 66
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma beat Kansas to give the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in eight years.
The Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006.
Freshman Je'lon Hornbeak went 4 for 6 at the free throw line in the final minute, just enough to keep the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3) at bay. Cameron Clark hit two free throws to finish it off.
Kansas had the nation's longest winning streak at 18 games before losing three straight for the first time since February 2005.
Ben McLemore led Kansas with 15 points and Jeff Withey had 14 points, six rebounds and the one block he needed to tie Greg Ostertag's school record with the 258th of his career. The Jayhawks outscored Oklahoma 32-16 in the paint, but missed seven of their first 12 free throws to stall their attempts at a comeback.
No. 8 MIAMI 87, NORTH CAROLINA 61
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Miami to its 11th straight win.
The Hurricanes made a school record-tying 15 3-pointers as they improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.
The Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. They are the last unbeaten team in league play among the major conferences.
Reggie Bullock had 14 points for North Carolina (16-7, 6-4), which began the season 18-2 against the Hurricanes and lost to them for the second time in four weeks.
The Hurricanes made 13 of their first 19 3-point tries and finished 15 for 26 from beyond the arc. Larkin tied a career high with five 3-pointers in eight attempts.
Miami's smothering defense did the rest, flustering a team averaging an ACC-best 79.1 points per game.
No. 14 BUTLER 59, GEORGE WASHINGTON 56
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal before holding on.
The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point looks in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game into overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.
Roosevelt Jones had 12 points for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10), who broke a two-game road losing streak.
Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4), which sold out the Smith Center for the first time since 2006 and was hosting its highest ranked opponent since 2000. The Colonials, who start four true freshmen, shot 28 percent.
Butler led 48-31 with 12 minutes to play, but the Colonials' full-court press and Jones' poor free throw shooting - he entered the game shooting 59.1 percent and went 2 for 9 from the line, all in the second half - helped get GW back into the game.
No. 20 GEORGETOWN 69, RUTGERS 63
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter took over down the stretch for Georgetown.
Porter had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who have won five straight and seven of their last eight. Mikael Hopkins had 12 of his 14 points after halftime and D'Vaun Smith-Rivera scored 13.
Eli Carter had 23 points for the Scarlet Knights (12-10, 3-8), who lost their sixth straight.
After a string of nine straight scoring sequences produced either a lead change or tie, Porter scored on a fast-break layup to make it 62-60 with 4:44 left to give the Hoyas the lead for good.
With Georgetown leading 62-61, the Hoyas came out of a timeout and got a critical three-point play from Porter off an entry pass from Starks to lead by four with 1:15 remaining. Rutgers got a basket from Carter with 55 seconds left before Porter hit both ends of a 1-and-1.
No. 21 MISSOURI 98, MISSISSIPPI 79
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks and a central role in a second-half fracas for Missouri.
Phil Pressey had four assists to break Anthony Peeler's career school record and had 22 points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which bounced back nicely from its latest discouraging road loss, a 1-point setback at Texas A&M on Thursday. The Tigers are 14-0 at home and 0-5 on the road.
Marshall Henderson had 16 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Mississippi (18-5, 7-3), which has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers also had 16 points while Murphy Holloway, coming off a career-best 24 points, was held to seven in 30 minutes.
Ole Miss whipped then-No. 10 Missouri 64-49 at home on Jan. 12, but gave up 50 points in the first half of the rematch and was outrebounded 50-32.
The game got testy with about 7 1-2 minutes to go when Reginald Buckner apparently was tripped by Oriakhi after the Tigers scored to make it 80-58 and came up swinging with a couple of wild punches that missed Laurence Bowers as Oriakhi danced away.
Buckner was ejected, Oriakhi was called for a flagrant foul and Brown, Bowers and Holloway were given technicals.
Missouri matched its season best with 12 3-pointers, four by Pressey and three each by Keion Bell and Jabari Brown. Bell added 21 points and Brown had 14.
No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 72, TEXAS 59
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Marcus Smart scored 23 points and Oklahoma State got its fifth straight win.
Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns. The Cowboys shot 38 percent from the field.
Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8). The Longhorns shot 1 of 18 from 3-point range and were just 12 of 21 from the free throw line.
Saturday marked the end of the 23-game NCAA suspension for Texas guard Myck Kabongo, who is expected to play the rest of the season.
No. 24 MARQUETTE 89, DePAUL 78
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as Marquette handed DePaul its eighth straight loss.
With the win, Marquette (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved one-half game ahead of No. 9 Syracuse for first place in the Big East. Syracuse plays at home Sunday against St. Johns.
Davante Gardner added 13 points for Marquette, which won for the 22nd straight time at home, the fifth-longest streak in the nation.
Brandon Young had 21 points and six assists for DePaul (10-13, 1-9), while Clahar and Donnavan Kirk added 16 points each.
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