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Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

5:59 PM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
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Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - Seth Curry poured in 21 points and connected on 5-of-7 from 3-point range and Quinn Cook added 18 points and six assists as fifth-ranked Duke cruised to a 79-60 road victory Saturday over Florida State at Donald L. Tucker Center. Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson scored 14 and 11 points respectively, for the Blue Devils (19-2, 6-2 ACC), who shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from behind the arc en route to winning their third straight following a tough road loss at Miami-Florida on Jan. 23. Aaron Thomas scored 14 points and Devon Bookert added nine for the Seminoles (12-9, 4-4), who have lost four of their last six games.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 65, (6) Syracuse 55

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Tray Woodall led a deep and balanced Pittsburgh attack with 13 points, as the Panthers handed sixth-ranked and undermanned Syracuse its second straight loss with a 65-55 decision. The Panthers (18-5, 6-4 Big East) had 10 players reach the scoring column and won for the fifth time in their last six games, while also improving to 13-1 all-time against top-10 teams at the Petersen Events Center. Pittsburgh has won nine of the last 11 matchups with Syracuse and five in a row against the Orange at home. C.J. Fair scored 20 points and Brandon Triche added 14 for Syracuse (18-3, 6-2), which hadn't played since an overtime loss at Villanova last Saturday and has now dropped two in a row for the first time since Feb. 9-12, 2011.

Final Score: (17) Missouri 91, Auburn 77

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Keion Bell had 24 points in No. 17 Missouri's 91-77 rout of Auburn. Phil Pressey dished out 10 assists and Earnest Ross netted 23 points against his former team for the Tigers (16-5, 5-3 SEC), who were coming off a loss at LSU on Wednesday. Frankie Sullivan tallied 12 points to lead Auburn (8-13, 2-6), which has dropped six consecutive contests.

Final Score: (21) Creighton 75, Bradley 58

Omaha, NE (Sports Network) - Doug McDermott recorded 25 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 21 Creighton in a 75-58 victory over Bradley on Saturday. McDermott was 9-for-15 from the field for the Bluejays (20-3, 9-2 MVC), who have won three straight and 14 of their past 16 games. Austin Chatman scored 16 points, while Gregory Echenique added 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting and also posted three blocks. Dyricus Simms-Edwards had 18 points and Walt Lemon Jr. added 15 for Bradley (13-10, 5-6), which was coming off a win against Illinois State on Tuesday.

Final Score: Air Force 70, (22) San Diego State 67

Colorado Springs, CO (Sports Network) - Air Force registered its third ever win against a ranked opponent and second in as many years against San Diego State. Michael Lyons tallied 20 points in the Falcons' 70-67 triumph over the 22nd-ranked Aztecs. Jamaal Franklin and James Rahon both missed potentially game-tying 3-pointers in the final five seconds. Air Force is now 3-81 all- time against ranked foes. The Falcons registered a 58-56 win over the Aztecs last season. Air Force's other victory over a ranked opponent came on Feb. 15, 1992 against UTEP. Todd Fletcher added 13 points and five assists for the Falcons (14-6, 5-2 MWC), who have won five straight games.

Final Score: (24) Cincinnati 65, Seton Hall 59

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points and hit a clutch three in the closing minutes to help 24th-ranked Cincinnati hold on for a 65-59 victory over Seton Hall at the Prudential Center. Cashmere Wright added 17 points for the Bearcats (18-4, 6-3 Big East), who have won two straight and five of their last six. Kilpatrick hit five shots from beyond the arc and grabbed seven rebounds, helping Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin earn his 200th career victory. Brandon Mobley and Fuquan Edwin each scored 16 points for Seton Hall (13-9, 2-7), which has lost three in a row and seven of its last eight.

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