Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

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Durham, NC (Sports Network) - There was an early moment of trepidation in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night before top-ranked Duke turned it on in a scoring surge rarely seen. Seth Curry led a balanced attack with 20 points and Mason Plumlee added 18 points and nine boards, as the Blue Devils used an eye-popping second-half run to rout Cornell, 88-47. Rasheed Sulaimon posted 16 points and Quinn Cook added six points and 12 assists for the Blue Devils (10-0), which posted its 99th straight non-conference victory in Durham, the longest such streak in the country. They used a 41-4 scoring start to the second half to break open a close game early. Shonn Miller led Cornell (4-7) with 12 points and six rebounds. The Big Red made things interesting early just two days after falling by 11 points at Vanderbilt.

Final Score: (5) Louisville 79, FIU 55

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Wayne Blackshear posted 18 points and eight rebounds as No. 5 Louisville cruised to a 79-55 win over Florida International on Wednesday. Peyton Siva gave 15 points and 12 assists while Chane Behanan added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals (10-1), who have won five straight. Russ Smith donated 14 points in the win. Tymell Murphy had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Panthers (3-5), who have dropped their past two. Malik Smith had nine points in the loss. This game saw a father/son battle, though it was on the bench, as Louisville head coach Rick Pitino squared off against his son, Richard Pitino, who was guiding Florida International.

Final Score: (6) Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary's 54

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Cody Zeller finished with 16 points and six rebounds on Wednesday, as the sixth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a resounding 93-54 victory over Mount St. Mary's at Assembly Hall. Will Sheehey added 16 points off the bench, while Christian Watford donated 15 points and eight boards for the Hoosiers (10-1), who had won their first nine games before falling to Butler in overtime on Saturday. Rashad Whack led all scorers with 17 points and Josh Castellanos and Sam Prescott followed with 10 points each for Mount St. Mary's (4-5), which has lost two straight.

Final Score: (8) Florida 82, Southeastern Louisiana 43

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Mike Rosario had 20 points and the eighth- ranked Florida Gators bounced back with an 82-43 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Wednesday. Michael Frazier II and Patric Young added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Gators (8-1), who lost at Arizona on Saturday. Brandon Fortenberry ended with 15 points for the Lions (1-8), who have lost five in a row.

Final Score: (11) Cincinnati 60, Xavier 45

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Sean Kilpatrick scored 25 points, and 11th- ranked Cincinnati remained unbeaten by downing crosstown rival Xavier, 60-45, at U.S. Bank Arena. It was the first meeting since last season's ugly brawl. Last year's 76-53 win by Xavier was remembered for a benches-clearing incident that resulted in ejections and subsequent suspensions for both squads. Cooler heads prevailed this time around, and the Bearcats won despite shooting 32.8 percent from the field. Cashmere Wright totaled 15 points and JaQuon Parker added 11 for the Bearcats (11-0), who have won 18 consecutive games at U.S. Bank Arena since a 70-55 loss to Temple on Jan. 16, 1997. Travis Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers (7-3), who failed to build on a 62-55 win against Kent State 10 days ago.

Final Score: (22) Notre Dame 85, Kennesaw State 57

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Jack Cooley scored 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 22 Notre Dame to an 85-57 win over Kennesaw State on Wednesday. Jerian Grant also had 14 while Zach Auguste and Pat Connuaghton each dropped in 12 for the Irish (11-1), who improved to 9-0 at home this season. Eric Atkins had nine points and 12 assists in the win. Aaron Anderson poured in a game-high 16 points and Markeith Cummings added 15 for the Owls (1-9), who haven't won since topping South Carolina State 67-65 in overtime on Nov. 12.

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