Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
(Sunday, March 9th)
Final Score: (2) Wichita State 83, Indiana State 69
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points and No. 2 Wichita State stayed perfect with an 83-69 win over Indiana State in the championship bout of the Missouri Valley Conference. Tekele Cotton had 20 points and Ron Baker gave 14 for the Shockers (34-0), who tied the 1990-91 UNLV squad for the longest winning streak to begin a campaign and have won their past nine games by double digits. Justin Gant and Manny Arop each had 18 points for the Sycamores (23-10), who had entered the conference tournament having dropped three straight, but then won their next two to get to the final.
Final Score: Maryland 75, (5) Virginia 69 (OT)
College Park, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Layman made some clutch free throws as the Terrapins needed overtime to upset the fifth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers by a 75-69 margin. It was Maryland's final regular season game in the ACC, with the Terrapins moving to the Big Ten next season. Layman went 4- of-4 from the foul line in the final 38.4 seconds of overtime for the Terrapins (17-14, 9-9 ACC). He ended with 10 points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field. Seth Allen ended with 20 points for Maryland, which had lost six straight against Virginia. Dez Wells tallied 18 points. Anthony Gill had 15 points for the Cavaliers (25-6, 16-2), who had a 13-game winning streak snapped. London Perrantes made four 3-pointers en route to 14 points.
Final Score: (7) Syracuse 74, Florida State 58
Tallahassee, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Fair finished with 22 points and seven rebounds, as No. 7 Syracuse righted the ship with a 74-58 triumph over Florida State in the regular-season finale for both teams on Sunday. Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis each netted 16 points, while Rakeem Christmas contributed 12 points and six boards for the Orange (27-4, 14-4 ACC), who had dropped four of their last five games. Syracuse had already clinched a double- bye into the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, where they will be seeded second behind Virginia. Okaro White donated 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (18-12, 9-9), who had a three-game win streak halted.
Final Score: (17) Saint Louis 64, Massachusetts 62
Amherst, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordair Jett drove to the right of the lane through three defenders to put through the game-winning layup with 3.4 seconds to play as No. 17 Saint Louis took a 64-62 win over Massachusetts on Sunday to win the Atlantic 10 regular-season title. Jett netted 17, Dwayne Evans and Mike McCall Jr. added 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Billikens (26-5, 13-3 A-10), who captured the regular-season crown outright for the second year in a row. Chaz Williams tallied 20 points and nine assists for the Minutemen (23-7, 10-6), who lost two of their last three regular season games. Derrick Gordon added 15 points in the setback.
Final Score: Ohio State 69, (22) Michigan State 67
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Amir Williams hit a tiebreaking free throw with 37 seconds left and Aaron Craft helped Ohio State hold Michigan State scoreless over the final 4:31, as the Buckeyes downed the 22nd-ranked Spartans, 69-67, on Sunday at Value City Arena. Branden Dawson drained a jumper with just over 4 1/2 minutes left to give the Spartans a 67-65 lead, but LaQuinton Ross countered with a jumper at the other end before the teams went scoreless over the next three minutes. After Williams split 1-of-2 from the line for a 68-67 OSU lead, Adreian Payne came up short on a 3-point try and Craft dove on the floor to grab the offensive rebound before being tied up. The Buckeyes had the possession arrow and Craft promptly went 1-of-2 from the line to make it a two-point spread with 20.9 ticks to play. Craft then forced a Denzel Valentine turnover on MSU's next touch, but Sam Thompson missed both free throws to leave the door open for the Spartans. Gary Harris grabbed the rebound off Thompson's miss and raced down the court before pulling up at the foul line. However, Craft was there with a hand in his face, and Harris' shot fell short, allowing OSU to escape with the win.
03/09 19:34:31 ET