Saturday , Nov , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Friday, November 26th)

Final Score: (1) Wake Forest 63, (18) Arizona 60

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Justin Gray scored 13 of his 21 points in the
second half to lead top-ranked Wake Forest to the Preseason NIT title with a
63-60 win over 18th-ranked Arizona at Madison Square Garden. Taron Downy
added 11 points for the Demon Deacons (5-0), who are 3-0 since being voted
the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in school history on Monday.
Eric Williams added 10 points as Wake overcame an 11-point deficit early in
the second half to rally for its first title in this tournament. Hassan Adams
scored 19 points for the Wildcats (3-2), who have dropped two of three after
winning their first two of the season. Salim Stoudamire tallied 16 for
Arizona, which suffered its first loss in 16 games in the Preseason NIT.

Final Score: (3) Georgia Tech 79, Arkansas-Little Rock 54

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – B.J. Elder scored 23 points, Isma’il Muhammad
added 13 and No. 3 Georgia Tech rolled to a 79-54 victory over Arkansas-Little
Rock at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Will Bynum chipped in 11 points and
Jarrett Jack collected 10 with nine rebounds and nine assists for the
Yellow Jackets (3-0), who were coming off a nail-biting 60-59 victory over
Illinois Chicago on Monday. Brandon Freeman scored 18 points to lead the
Trojans (1-2), who have dropped two straight against top-10 opponents after
a 25-point loss to sixth-ranked Oklahoma State on Tuesday. Zack Wright added
13 points in the loss.

Final Score: (8) Kentucky 77, Georgia State 59

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) – Chuck Hayes and Kelenna Azubuike each
finished with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead eighth-ranked Kentucky to a
77-59 win over Georgia State at Rupp Arena. Randolph Morris scored 14 points
and pulled down nine boards for the Wildcats (3-0), who improved to 33-1
all-time at home in November. Rajon Rondo contributed 12 points. Marcus
Brown made 4-of-5 three-pointers to post a team-high 16 points for the
Panthers (1-2), who have lost two of three to open the season. Kevin Thomas
chipped in with 12 points.

Final Score: (13) Maryland 84, (25) Memphis 61

Springfield, MA (Sports Network) – Nik Caner-Medley netted a team-high 17
points to lead No. 13 Maryland over 25th-ranked Memphis, 84-61, in the 26th
annual Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. John Gilchrist and Chris McCray each
added 16 points for the Terrapins (3-0), who have started the season with
three straight wins, all by at least 23 points. Rodney Carney scored 23
points for the Tigers (4-2), who have dropped two of three after starting the
season with three consecutive victories.

Final Score: (17) North Carolina State 99, Campbell 44

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Cameron Bennerman made 6-of-8 three-pointers
for a game-high 20 points to lead No. 17 North Carolina State to a 99-44 rout
of Campbell at the RBC Center. Julius Hodge collected 16 points, seven
assists and seven rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-0), who were coming off a
victorious run in the BCA Invitational. Levi Watkins and Jordan Collins added
12 and 11 points, respectively. Diago Aguiar led the way with 16 points for
the Fighting Camels (1-2), who fell to 1-24 all-time versus ACC opponents —
the only win coming against N.C. State back in 1993. Comerlee Poole had a
double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

Final Score: (19) Alabama 78, Minnesota 72

Anchorage, AK (Sports Network) – Earnest Shelton poured in 29 points as 19th-
ranked Alabama held off Minnesota for a 78-72 victory in the first semifinal
of the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena. Kennedy Winston added 18
points and nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide (4-0), who now advance to face
No. 22 Washington. Ronald Steele chipped in 14 points in the win. Dan
Coleman tallied 16 points for the previously unbeaten Golden Gophers
(2-1), who have never beaten Alabama in four all-time meetings. Aaron
Robinson pitched in with 14 while Jeff Hagen collected 12 points, seven
rebounds and five assists in a losing cause.

Final Score: (21) Notre Dame 54, Charleston Southern 38

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Chris Quinn scored a team-high 17 points to
lead 21st-ranked Notre Dame to a 54-38 win over Charleston Southern at the
Joyce Center. Chris Thomas contributed 15 points, six assists and four steals
for the Irish (3-0), who made just 38 percent of their shots from the field.
Kurtis Rice finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Buccaneers (1-2),
who have lost two of three to open the season.

Final Score: (22) Washington 96, Oklahoma 91

Anchorage, AK (Sports Network) – Nate Robinson scored 19 points and handed out
eight assists to lead No. 22 Washington over Oklahoma, 96-91, in the semifinal
round of the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena. Jamaal Williams added
18 points and six rebounds for the Huskies (3-0), who will face Alabama in
the finals on Saturday. Alabama defeated Minnesota earlier on Friday.
Kevin Bookout netted 22 points for the Sooners (2-1), who suffered their first
loss of the season.