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Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
(Thursday, February 25th)

Final Score: (2) Kentucky 82, South Carolina 61

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins controlled the post for combined 42 points and 19 rebounds, as No. 2 Kentucky avenged its only loss this season with an 82-61 decision over South Carolina at Rupp Arena. Patterson ended with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Cousins added 19 and 11 for Kentucky, which outscored the Gamecocks in the paint, 56-30. John Wall made just four field goals for 12 points, but had six turnovers. The Wildcats (27-1, 12-1 SEC) are now closer to an SEC crown, holding a two-game lead in the conference with three remaining. They will try to extend their win streak to nine at Tennessee on Saturday. Devan Downey poured in 26 points and Lakeem Jackson scored 16 for South Carolina (14-13, 5-8), which has dropped four straight and fell to 1-9 in true road games.

Final Score: (5) Duke 70, Tulsa 52

Durham, NC (Sports Network) - The trio of Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer combined for 50 points, as No. 5 Duke used a strong defensive presence to post a 70-52 win over Tulsa at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Brian Zoubek posted 10 points and 11 rebounds to back the triumvirate for the Blue Devils (24-4), who ran their current win streak to seven and non- conference home streak to 77 despite shooting a meager 34.9 percent from the floor. Smith scored 18 points, Singler 17 and Scheyer 15 in the win. Jerome Jordan paced the Golden Hurricane (19-9) with 12 points and eight rebounds. The club shot 32.8 percent overall, including a 1-for-10 showing from three-point range en route to a fourth straight loss.

Final Score: (16) Vanderbilt 96, Georgia 94 (OT)

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Jermaine Beal scored six of his career-high 28 points in overtime and dished out seven assists, as 16th-ranked Vanderbilt escaped with a 96-94 win over Georgia in SEC action at Memorial Gym. Andre Walker finished with 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks, while O.J. Ogilvy donated 16 points and 10 boards for Vanderbilt (21-6, 10-3 SEC), which regrouped after having its three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday after falling 58-56 to Kentucky. John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor ended with 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Commodores. Travis Leslie had a team-high 22 points to go with 10 rebounds and five assists for Georgia (12-14, 4-9), which was coming off a 76-70 win over Alabama on Saturday. Trey Thompkins chipped in with 21 points and seven boards, while Dustin Ware went for 16 points and eight assists.

Final Score: (17) Wisconsin 78, Indiana 46

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Trevon Hughes scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack, and 17th-ranked Wisconsin walloped Indiana, 78-46, at Assembly Hall. Keaton Nankivil added 14 points for the Badgers (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten), who have won three of four. Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor each added 13 points, while Jason Bohannon provided 11 points in the lopsided win. Wisconsin, which has now won six straight games against Indiana (9-18, 3-12), defeated the Hoosiers by a combined score of 161-106 in two games this season. Derek Elston led Indiana with 12 points, but the Hoosiers shot just 35.3 percent from the field in their ninth consecutive loss. Christian Watford and Verdell Jones III each had eight points in the setback.

Final Score: (18) Gonzaga 88, Santa Clara 51

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Steven Gray scored 26 points -- 19 in the first half -- and the 18th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs clinched a share of their 10th consecutive regular season conference title with an 88-51 drubbing of Santa Clara. Gray hit 7-of-8 shots in the first half and finished with a 10-of-12 mark for the Bulldogs (23-5, 11-2 WCC), who have won the West Coast Conference Tournament in eight of the last 10 years. Bol Kong added 12 points, while Robert Sacre had 11 points in the lopsided victory. Marc Trasolini and Niyi Harrison each scored 13 points for Santa Clara (11-19, 3-10), which lost for the third time in four games. The Broncos scored just 15 points in the first half and trailed by 26 at halftime.

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