Wednesday , Nov , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Tuesday, November 23rd)

Final Score: (2) Kansas 91, Saint Joseph’s 51

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Wayne Simien scored 20 points with 13
rebounds, Michael Lee added 13 points and No. 2 Kansas routed Saint Joseph’s
91-51 at Allen Fieldhouse. Aaron Miles chipped in 11 points and Russell
Robinson collected 10 for the Jayhawks (2-0), who fell one spot from No. 1
in the rankings after a less- than-impressive victory over Vermont in their
season-opener. Dwayne Lee scored 12 points and Dwayne Jones added 11 with 14
rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s (0-1). Chet Stachitas also had 11 points in
the loss.

Final Score: (6) Oklahoma State 90, Arkansas-Little Rock 65

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – John Lucas scored 22 points and handed out
seven assists to lead sixth-ranked Oklahoma State to an easy 90-65 win over
Arkansas-Little Rock at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Joey Graham added 16 points
and Frans Steyn contributed 11 for the Cowboys (2-0), who made a blistering
55 percent of their shots (34-of-62). Brandon Freeman had a game-high 25
points for the Trojans (1-1), who connected on 49 percent of their field-
goal attempts (26-of-53). Zack Wright netted 14 points and Columbus Willis
scored 13 in the setback.

Final Score: (8) Kentucky 73, Ball State 53

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Patrick Sparks scored 14 of his 20 points
after intermission as eighth-ranked Kentucky overcame a sluggish start to
record a 73-53 victory over Ball State in a neutral-site affair at U.S. Bank
Arena. Chuck Hayes compiled 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats
(2-0), who trailed 35-33 to the underdog Cardinals with 17 minutes to
play. Shagari Alleyne poured in 10 points in 11 minutes off the bench to
aid Kentucky’s second-half rally. Peyton Stovall topped Ball State (0-1)
with 14 points, while Dennis Trammell had 13 and finished 3-for-3 from three-
point range.

Final Score: (10) Michigan State 104, Wisconsin-Green Bay 46

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Alan Anderson led six players in double
figures with 18 points, as No. 10 Michigan State posted a 104-46 blowout
victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Breslin Center. Paul Davis netted 16
points, Shannon Brown and Kelvin Torbert each added 15 and Maurice Ager
finished with 13 for the Spartans (2-0), who also scored 104 points in their
season-opening victory over Florida A&M. Chris Hill posted 10 points in the
victory. Benito Flores paced the visitors with 13 points while Ryan
Evanochko contributed 10 for the Phoenix (1-1), who downed IUPUI to open the
campaign, but were never in this one.

Final Score: (11) North Carolina 94, Tennessee 81

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Rashad McCants poured in a game-high 27 points to
lead the 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to a 94-81 victory over the
Tennessee Volunteers in a semifinal matchup at the Maui Invitational at
Lahaina Civic Center Jawad Williams tallied 21 points for the Tar Heels
(2-1), who advanced to the championship game on Wednesday. They will face
the Iowa Hawkeyes, who surprised No. 15 Texas earlier Tuesday. Melvin
Scott added 12 points in the victory, the Tar Heels’ second straight
following a season-opening upset at the hands of Santa Clara. Chris Lofton
posted 22 points for Tennessee (1-1).

Final Score: (12) Louisville 93, Chaminade 63

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Taquan Dean scored 21 points and Ellis Myles
contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds, as 12th-ranked Louisville crushed
Chaminade, 93-63, in the losers bracket of the Maui Invitational at Lahaina
Civic Center. Francisco Garcia netted 14 points and Larry O’Bannon
added 13 for the Cardinals, who rebounded from a loss to Iowa in the
opening round of the tournament. Louisville (2-1) will meet Stanford on
Wednesday. Chris Reaves paced the Silverswords with 19 points. Dylan McCune
had 18 points for Chaminade (1-2), which will next face BYU.

Final Score: (13) Maryland 93, Mercer 67

College Park, MD (Sports Network) – Nik Caner-Medley scored a game-high 21
points to lead four Maryland players in double-digit scoring as the 13th-
ranked Terrapins routed Mercer, 93-67, in non-conference action at the Comcast
Center in College Park. Chris McCray collected 15 points and a career-high
nine rebounds for the Terrapins (2-0), who have won 13 straight non-
conference home games overall. John Gilchrist added 14 points, D.J.
Strawberry had 13 and James Gist contributed 10 in the triumph for
Maryland. Wil Emerson paced Mercer with a career-high 21 points. James Odoms
chipped in 16 points for the Bears (1-1), who committed 28 turnovers in the
loss.

Final Score: (14) Mississippi State 82, UMKC 64

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) – Winsome Frazier scored a career-high 30
points to lead 14th-ranked Mississippi State to an 82-64 win over UMKC at
Humphrey Coliseum. Marcus Campbell contributed 18 points on 8-of-10
shooting for the Bulldogs (5-1), who have won two straight. Mike English
finished with 11 points for the Kangaroos (0-1), who fell to 4-14 in season
openers all-time. Corey Starks added 10 points. Lawrence Roberts posted 15
points for Mississippi State, which used a 27-11 burst to overcome an early
five-point deficit.

Final Score: Iowa 82, (15) Texas 80

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Jeff Horner posted 27 points while Pierre Pierce
added 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, as the Iowa Hawkeyes
defeated a ranked team for the second night in a row with an 82-80 victory
over No. 15 Texas in the first of two semifinal contests at the Maui
Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center. Greg Brunner tallied 17 points and eight
rebounds for the Hawkeyes (3-0). Erek Hansen added 11 points for Iowa, which
will face the winner of the North Carolina versus Tennessee in the title game
on Wednesday. Brad Buckman led the way for Texas with 18 points and 11
rebounds while freshman Daniel Gibson registered 14 points for the
Longhorns (2-1), who had defeated Texas State and Chaminade so far this
season.

Final Score: (20) Wisconsin 72, Cal-Santana Barbara 61

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Clayton Hanson netted a career-high 18 points
to lead No. 20 Wisconsin over Cal-Santana Barbara, 72-61, at the Kohl Center
in the first ever meeting on the hardwood between the two schools. Alando
Tucker added 16 points for the Badgers, who improved to 2-0 after taking
care of traditional Ivy League power Pennsylvania in their season opener
on Saturday. Casey Cook tallied a game-high 21 points for the Gauchos (1-1),
who suffered their first loss of the season after an 80-72 overtime victory
at San Diego State last Friday.

Final Score: (21) Notre Dame 73, IUPU-Ft. Wayne 45

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Chris Quinn scored 15 points and Dennis
Latimore added 12 with 11 rebounds to lead No. 21 Notre Dame over IUPU-Ft.
Wayne, 73-45, at the Joyce Center. Torin Francis collected 11 points and
seven boards and Chris Thomas scored 10 for the Fighting Irish (2-0), who
shot 50 percent from the floor in the win. Beau Bauer posted 12 points
for the Mastodons (2-2), who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Bauer
was the only IPFW scorer in double figures.

Final Score: (23) Florida 90, Florida Atlantic 45

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Matt Walsh poured in a game-high 21 points,
leading four players in double-digit scoring as 23rd-ranked Florida routed
Florida Atlantic, 90-45, in non-conference action between intrastate rivals at
the O’Connell Center. David Lee, Joakim Noah and Chris Richard each added
11 points for Florida (2-0), which has won two straight games, both by routs
to open up the 2004-05 season. Taurean Green, who is the son of Owls head
coach and former NBA player Sidney Green, contributed eight points to go
along with eight assists off the bench for the Gators, who won their 14th
straight home-opener. Robert Williams paced Florida Atlantic with 10 points.
Mike Bell, the reigning Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, added six for
the Owls (0-2), who have dropped two straight to open up the campaign.

Final Score: (25) Memphis 79, Arkansas State 75

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Sean Banks poured in 28 of his career-high 31
points in the second half as No. 25 Memphis held off Arkansas State for a
79-75 victory at the FedEx Forum. Anthony Rice added 15 points for the
Tigers (4-1), who rebounded from their first loss of the season against
Syracuse in the final of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Rodney Carney
scored 14 points despite going just 6-of-20 from the field. Dewarick Spencer
paced the Indians (1-1) with 18 points while J.J. Montgomery posted 17. Isaac
Wells finished with 12 points to help Arkansas hang tough in this one.