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Top 25 Capsules

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Brandon Paul scored 17 points, Tracy Adams added 13 and No. 10 Illinois pulled away late to remain unbeaten with a 66-53 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday night.

In a game between undefeated teams, the Illini led by 11 early but needed a late 12-2 run to gain control and help John Groce become only the second coach in Illinois history to win his first 12 games. Groce matched the school record for the best start by a first-year coach set by Fletcher Lane in 1907.

Joseph Bertrand chipped in with 11 points for Illinois.

Corey Walden scored 21 points and Glenn Cosey had 11 for the Colonels (9-1), who came in riding the school's best start in 66 years. Eastern Kentucky hadn't won nine straight games since the 1964-65 season.

Illinois stretched its regular-season, non-conference winning streak at home to 34 games.

NO. 24 OKLAHOMA ST. 91, CENT. ARKANSAS 63

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Le'Bryan Nash scored 19 points, Markel Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds and Oklahoma State overcame a slow start to beat Central Arkansas.

The Cowboys (8-1) fell behind by 11 in the first 8 minutes, but responded with 13 straight points to take the lead for good.

Phil Forte had 12 points, and Michael Cobbins and Marcus Smart each scored 10 for Oklahoma State.

Jordan Harks tied a career high with 16 points and Jarvis Garner had 14 for the Bears (4-4).

The Cowboys racked up a 53-35 rebounding advantage, outscored the Bears 44-26 in the paint and led by at least nine throughout the second half.

Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

DALLAS — Jahvon Blair matched his career-high with 21 points as Georgetown defeated SMU 91-74 on Saturday night.

Mac McClung had 19 points and seven assists for Georgetown (6-3). Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and Jamorko Pickett had 11 for the visitors.

Kendric Davis had 17 points for the Mustangs (8-1), whose eight-game season-opening winning streak ended. Feron Hunt added 17 points. Tyson Jolly had 16 points and six rebounds.

Georgetown plays Syracuse at home next Saturday. SMU takes on Georgia on the road next Friday.

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva posted 13 points as VCU topped Old Dominion 69-57 on Saturday night.

Issac Vann had 10 points for VCU (7-2). Marcus Evans added 10 points. De'Riante Jenkins had six rebounds for the hosts.

Malik Curry had 11 points for the Monarchs (3-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Xavier Green added 11 points. Dajour Dickens had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

VCU plays Missouri State at home next Sunday. Old Dominion matches up against Illinois on the road next Saturday.

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