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March Madness 2010 Bracket:Top 25 Saturday Game Recap

  1. Number 1 ranked Kansas made it through the week without defeat as they beat Nebraska 75-64. Watch out for Marcus Morris as he led the Kansas effort with his second double double in three games scoring 21 and adding 11 rebounds. Kansas had now won 55 straight games at home and 15 straight overall on Nebraska. Kansas also got 17 points from guard Sherron Collins.
  2. Villanova made it up to number 2 in the rankings but they won't be staying there as they lost 103 to 90 in a barn burner at Georgetown. Earlier in the week Georgetown was upset by South Florida but boy did they respond as they scored over 100 points for just the second time in school history.  Five of the seven Georgetown players who played over a minute scored in double figures and they were led by Austin Freeman's 25 points.  Villanova was undefeated in conference play and in first place but they are now a half game back of Syracuse. In the tough Big East Villanova will have another tough matchup next as they have to play at West Virginia.
  3. Third ranked Kentucky had little trouble taking care of SEC doormat LSU even though it was a road game as they won 81-55.  Kentucky got a double double from freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins his 6th in a row and 14th of the season, he scored 19 and had 13 rebounds.  Freshman John Wall had 6 points,4 assists,4 rebounds and 2 turnovers in 30 minutes of action.
  4. Number 5 Michigan State got upset on the road at Illinois 78-73, MSU was without star guard Kalin Lucas who is day to day with an ankle sprain. This is the Spartans second loss in a row after they got completely dominated earlier in the week by the Badgers in Madison. Illinois junior guard Demetri McCamey led the effort with a double double scoring 22 while adding a career high 11 assists. Great win for Illinois as the rest of the conference thanks them and they maybe edge off the March Madness bubble, however with a program with a history like Illinois you have to question storming the court after the game.
  5. Number 6 West Virginia beat St Johns at Madison Square Garden 79-60. The win was the tenth straight for West Virginia against St. Johns but they had to rally for a 16 point deficit to do it. West Virginia got 33 points from senior forward Da'Sean Butler.
  6. Number 9 ranked Duke held on to Boston College 66-63 on the road. Boston College had a chance to tie but their three attempt at the buzzer hit off the front of the rim. Duke got 21 points each from Scheyer and Smith.
  7. Number 10 Texas is fading fast as they lost again this time to Oklahoma 80-71 in Norman,OK. Texas played better in the second half but they couldn't overcome an eighteen point deficit at halftime. Texas now has 3 losses in the conference after having only one during their non-conference schedule.
  8. Number 11 Kansas State overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Iowa State on the road 79-75. Senior guard Denis Clemente scored 30 points to lead the Wildcats effort. Kansas State is tied with Texas A&M for second place in the Big Twelve and plays Colorado next.
  9. Number 12 BYU is going to take a tumble in the March Madness 2010 Bracket after loosing to UNLV on the road 88-74. UNLV isn't bad but the number 12 team in the country shouldn't be giving up 88 to them. BYU got down 22 points at halftime and that was to much to overcome, they now share the conference lead with UNLV and New Mexico.
  10. Number 13 Gonzaga won at Memphis 66-58 as they pulled away late. Matt Bouldin scored 19 points to lead the Gonzaga effort, they will play Saint Mary's next at home.
  11. Number 14 Tennessee had no problems with South Carolina at home as they won 79-53.Senior forward Wayne Chism had a career high 30 points in the win.
  12. Number 16 Wisconsin used a barrage of threes to jump out to an early big lead on the road and coast to a 62-44 win over Michigan.  The Badgers had a nice week as they also destroyed Michigan State at home, they are 6-2 since loosing their star player Jon Leuer to a wrist injury.
  13. Number 17 Temple got down early to Richmond and ended up loosing 71-54 on the road. Richmond shot a shocking 77% in the first half against a normally stout Temple defense that it is one of the best in the nation.
  14. The 19th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets beat NC State 73-71 at home. Freshman forward Derrick Favors scored 16 points for the Yellow Jackets. GT plays at struggling Miami next.
  15. Number 20 Vanderbilt lost 72-58 on the road to Georgia. Apparently Georgia likes playing ranked opponents, this is their first win in their last four since they beat then number 9 Tennessee.
  16. Number 21 Pitt took apart Seton Hall 83-58 at home. The win lets Pitt keep pace with Georgetown for fourth place in the Big East.
  17. Northern Iowa number 22 had to come from behind to beat Northern Illinois 55-52 at home. Northern Iowa has been living on the edge as they have beaten their last three opponents by a combined 7 points.
  18. Number 23 New Mexico won in OT 88-86 at home. Junior Darington Hobson played a huge part in the win as he hit a 55 foot shot at the half and scored 8 of his 29 points in the OT. New Mexico is tied with BYU and UNLV for the conference lead at 7-2.
  19. Number 24 Baylor will be dropping out of the top 25 after loosing 78-71 to rival Texas A&M at College Station. Baylor is now tied for sixth in the Big Twelve at 4-4.
  20. Number 25 Cornell defeated Brown in Ivy League action 74-60. Cornell is already at 20 victories for the third consecutive season.

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