Top 25 AP College Basketball Round-Up
Seth Curry made five of nine 3-point attempts and scored a game-high 23 points while helping the third-ranked Blue Devils to a 90-67 victory over the Owls. Mason Plumlee contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds to Duke's ninth consecutive win. Teammate Ryan Kelly had 14 points and 10 boards.
Temple falls to 6-1.
Elsewhere on the college hardwood:
-- Christian Watford scored 21 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 1 Indiana routed Central Connecticut State 100-69. The Hoosiers are 9-0.
-- Glen Robinson III threw in 17 points to lead Michigan's entire starting lineup into double-digit scoring during an 80-67 home win against Arkansas. The third-ranked Wolverines are 9-0 and off to their best start since opening the 1988-89 season with 11 straight wins. That team went on to win the program's only national title.
-- Fourth-ranked Syracuse improved to 8-0 by routing Monmouth 108-56. Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and dished out a career-best 16 assists.
-- No. 5 Louisville shot 56 percent from the field while crushing Missouri-Kansas City 99-47. Russ Smith led the Cardinals to their eighth win in nine games this season with a 31-point performance. Louisville converted 24 UMKC turnovers into 35 points while winning its third straight game.
-- Seventh-ranked Ohio State is 6-1 following an 89-55 drubbing of visiting Long Beach State. It's the Buckeyes' 36th straight home win over a non-conference opponent. Deshaun Thomas led the way with 18 points and teammate LaQuinton Ross contributed 16 off the bench. Ohio State led by as many as 42 points before coach Thad Matta began experimenting with different lineup combinations.
-- Mark Lyons scored a season-high 20 points and No. 8 Arizona used a late second-half run to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 14 years with a 66-54 victory over Clemson.
-- Ninth-ranked Kansas buried former Big 12 member Colorado 90-54. Ben McLemore's 24 points led the way to the Jayhawks sixth straight win following an early season loss to Michigan State. The Buffaloes have lost 19 straight to the Jayhawks and 46 of 47 dating to the 1991 season.
-- Brandon Paul poured in 35 and 13th-ranked Illinois went on the road and upset tenth-ranked Gonzaga 85-74 to win a matchup of unbeatens.
-- Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the first half and No. 11 Cincinnati cruised past Maryland-Eastern Shore 92-60. The Bearcats are 9-0 for the second time in three years. They opened the 2010-11 season with 15 straight wins.
-- Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping No. 12 Missouri overcome a sloppy first half en route to a 68-38 victory over Tennessee State. Laurence Bowers had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the 8-1 Tigers.
-- The 14th-ranked Minnesota Gophers ran their mark to 10-1 by winning at Southern California 71-57. Andrew Hollins scored 14 and Rodney Williams scored 13 to give coach Tubby Smith his 500th career victory.
-- No. 15 Georgetown won a second straight clankfest, slipping past Towson 46-40, eight days after beating Tennessee 37-36. The Hoyas held the Tigers scoreless over the final four and a-half minutes of their game and improve to 7-1 despite shooting 29 percent from the field. Greg Whittington was high man with 11 points.
-- Alex Kirk scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half and No. 18 New Mexico overcame a sluggish start to beat Valparaiso 65-52.
-- After trailing 32-30 at halftime, 19th-ranked Michigan State broke away in the second half and beat Loyola of Chicago 73-61. Gary Harris was high man for the Spartans with 20 points. Michigan State is 8-2 on the season.
-- Leslie McDonald scored 14 points and No. 20 North Carolina held East Tennessee State to 12 points in the first half of a 78-55 rout.
-- Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and No. 22 Notre Dame beat Brown 84-57.
-- No. 23 Oklahoma State scored 14 of the first 16 points and went on to beat Missouri State 62-42.Markel Brown's 15 points led the Sooners in their seventh win in eight games this season.
-- Cleanthony Early scored 16 points as No. 24 Wichita State got off to a fast start and cruised to an 80-54 win over Northern Colorado.
-- C.J. Leslie scored a game-high 19 points while Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds in North Carolina State's 80-63 win over visiting Cleveland State. The 25th-ranked Wolfpack improve to 6-2.
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