Florida Holds Off Memphis, College Roundup


Published on December 18 2013 6:36 am
Last Updated on December 22 2013 10:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

#17 Florida Holds Off #14 Memphis At MSG

(New York, NY) -- Casey Prather scored 22 points with five rebounds as 17th-ranked Florida held on for a 77-75 win over number-14 Memphis in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench while Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier the Third each scored 11 points. The Gators moved to 8-2 with the win. Joe Jackson had 17 points and five assists to lead Memphis. Geron Johnson scored 13 points while David Pellom and Chris Crawford each scored 12 as the Tigers dipped to 7-and-2.

College Basketball Roundup

Last night in local college basketball, Illinois-Chicago earned an 88-61 win over Purdue-Calumet. Tonight, DePaul hosts Houston Baptist while Northern Illinois plays at Loyola. Notre Dame meets Ohio State on Saturday while Northwestern hosts Brown on Sunday.

Illinois Back In Action Saturday

(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois basketball has a few more days before taking the court. The Fighting Illini will travel to St. Louis for Saturday's matchup against Missouri at the Scottrade Center. The Illini are off to a 9-2 start following Saturday's loss to Oregon  Mizzou is 10-0 on the campaign.

Tuesday, December 17 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#4 Louisville Cardinals 90, Missouri State Bears 60

#5 Michigan State Spartans 78, North Florida Ospreys 48

#7 Oklahoma State Cowboys 75, Delaware State Hornets 43

#9 Wichita State Shockers 72, Alabama Crimson Tide 67

#11 Oregon Ducks 91, UC-Irvine Anteaters 63

#17 Florida Gators 77, #14 Memphis Tigers 75


Wednesday, December 18 Schedule (All Times Central)

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

6:00 p.m. - #2 Ohio State Buckeyes host Delaware Blue Hens (Gotham Classic)

8:00 p.m. - #10 Connecticut Huskies host Stanford Cardinal

8:30 p.m. - #15 Baylor Bears host Northwestern State Demons

6:00 p.m. - #18 North Carolina Tar Heels host Texas Longhorns

6:00 p.m. - #20 Massachusetts Minutement at Ohio Bobcats

9:00 p.m. - #23 San Diego State Aztecs host Southern Utah Thunderbirds