Commodores upend Gators...Southern Illinois ends Butler's

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 6:18 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) It's a good bet there will be a new #1 when the AP men's basketball poll is released on Monday. Vanderbilt shocked top-ranked Florida 83-70, snapping the Gators' 17-game winning streak and dropping them to 24-3. Derrick Byards and Shan Foster each scored 24 for the Commodores, who have posted six wins over ranked teams this season.

In the rest of the A-P Top-25:

-- Alando Tucker scored 22 points to lead 3rd-ranked Wisconsin to a 75-49 rout of visiting Penn State. The Badgers improve to 26-2 and sit atop the Big 10 with a 12-1 conference mark.

-- 5th-ranked UCLA remains atop the Pac-10 standings thanks to an 81-66 road win over #19 Arizona. Darren Collison helped lead the way by scoring 17 points and adding a career-high 15 assists, while teammate Josh Shipp tied a career high with 24 points. It's the second-worst home loss in Lute Olson's 24-year tenure at Arizona.

-- In a low-scoring tussle, 6th-ranked Texas A&M beat Oklahoma, 56-49. Joseph Jones and Acie Law each scored 21 for the Aggies.

-- 7th-ranked Pittsburgh avoided its second upset at home in a week by edging Washington, 65-61. Mike Cook led the Panthers with 15.

-- 9th-ranked Kansas clobbered Nebraska, 92-39. Brandon Rush and Darrrel Arthur scored 13 each for the Jayhawks. The Cornhuskers played most of the 2nd-half without their star center Aleks Maric, who scored 41 on Wednesday night. He suffered an injury after scoring 14 points.

-- #16 Southern Illinois downed 13th-ranked Butler, 68-64. Jamaal Tatum scored 20 as the Salukis snapped Butler's 22-game home win streak.

-- Georgetown is riding its first nine-game winning streak since the 2003-2004 season. Jeff Green scored 19 points and had a career-high 8-blocked shots in helping the 14th-ranked Hoyas to a 58-55 road victory over Villanova. Georgetown improves to 20-5 overall and 10-2 in the Big East.

-- Keon Lawrence scored 18 points and Matt Lawrence added 15 off five 3-pointers as Missouri upset 18th-ranked Oklahoma State 75-64. The Tigers first win over a ranked foe under first-year coach Mike Anderson could be a crucial blow to the NCAA tournament hopes for the 19-7 Cowboys. Oklahoma State has lost four of its last five and doesn't have a road win this season.

-- #23 West Virginia beat Seton Hall, 81-71. Frank Young scored 18 for the 20-6 Mountaineers.

-- Michigan upended 24th-ranked Indiana, 58-55. Dion Harris had 16 for the 18-9 Wolverines, who helped their NCAA tournament prospects.

-- In another game involving a pair of elite teams, 25th-ranked Alabama topped #20 Kentucky 72-61 in Tuscaloosa. It's the Wildcats third straight loss. Richard Hendrix had 16 points and 9-rebounds to help the Crimson Tide avoid a third straight loss.