Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Saturday, December 4th)
Final Score: (1) Wake Forest 90, Richmond 73
Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Justin Gray scored a game-high 22 points
and Eric Williams added 21, leading top-ranked Wake Forest to a 90-73
thrashing of Richmond at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Taron Downey chipped in 11
points and Vytas Danelius netted 10 for the Demon Deacons (6-1), who rebounded
from their only loss of the season. Wake Forest also posted its 13th straight
win against Richmond. Jermaine Bucknor paced the Spiders with 14 points.
Jamaal Scott finished with 11 points, while Patrick O’Malley, Courtney Nelson
and Daon Merritt had 10 points apiece for Richmond (3-2), which has lost two
of its last three games.
Final Score: (2) Kansas 81, Pacific 70
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Keith Langford scored 21 points, Aaron Miles
added 19 and No. 2 Kansas beat Pacific 81-70 at Allen Fieldhouse. Wayne
Simien collected 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the Jayhawks (4-0).
Christian Maraker posted 22 points to lead the Tigers (2-1), who hung in
against one of the nation’s premier programs before a Kansas run in the second
half put the game away. Marko Mihailovic added 10 in the loss.
Final Score: (3) Syracuse 68, Colgate 55
Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Hakim Warrick scored 23 points with nine
rebounds, Terrence Roberts added 13 points and eight boards, and No. 3
Syracuse rolled to a 68-55 victory over Colgate at Carrier Dome. Josh Pace
and Gerry McNamara collected 12 points apiece for the Orange (7-0), who have
posted double-digit victories in each of their seven wins this season.
Jon Simon scored 18 points to lead the Red Raiders (2-4), who have dropped two
straight. Andrew Zidar added 12 in the loss.
Final Score: (5) Illinois 72, Arkansas 60
North Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) – Roger Powell Jr. netted 19 points to
lead No. 5 Illinois over Arkansas, 72-60, in non-conference action at Alltel
Arena. Dee Brown and Deron Williams each added 13 for the Fighting Illini
(6-0), who start the season undefeated through six games for the second
time in three years. Ronnie Brewer netted 23 points for the Razorbacks
(5-1), who suffered their first loss of the season after shooting just 36
percent from the field.
Final Score: (6) Oklahoma State 81, Washington State 29
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – John Lucas scored 19 points and Joey Graham
added 18, as No. 6 Oklahoma State routed Washington State, 81-29 at Gallagher-
Iba Arena. Lucas finished 6-of-11 from the field, including 4-of-5 from
three-point range. Frans Steyn contributed 15 points for Oklahoma State
(5-0), which shot 64 percent (30-of-47) from the field. Thomas Kelati scored
eight points for Washington State (3-2), which made just 12-of-55 shots from
the field. The Cougars hit 4-of-24 shots from three-point range and 1-of-5
from the free throw line.
Final Score: (7) Connecticut 74, Indiana 69
Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Rashad Anderson scored 17 points and Rudy Gay
netted 11 with 10 rebounds as No. 7 Connecticut rallied to beat Indiana,
74-69, at the Hartford Civic Center. Denham Brown contributed 13 points and
Josh Boone added 12 for the Huskies (3-0), who overcame a 13-point second
half deficit. Bracey Wright led all scorers with 28 points for the Hoosiers
Final Score: (9) North Carolina 91, (8) Kentucky 78
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Rashad McCants scored a game-high 28 points
to lead No. 9 North Carolina over eighth-ranked Kentucky, 91-78, as the
nation’s two winningest programs battled at Dean Smith Center. Jawad Williams
added 19 points for the Tar Heels (6-1), who won their sixth straight game
since dropping the season-opener against Santa Clara. Kelenna Azubuike netted
24 points for the Wildcats (4-1), who suffered their first loss of the season
after posting four straight lopsided wins.
Final Score: (10) Duke 93, Valparaiso 61
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick poured in a game-high 26 points and
DeMarcus Nelson added 17 as 10th-ranked Duke routed Valparaiso, 93-61, at the
United Center. Sheldon Williams chipped in 16 points and Daniel Ewing
netted 14 for Duke (5-0), which has won five straight to start the season.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 699th career victory — his 626th
at Duke. Dan Oppland paced Valparaiso with 21 points, while Jimmie Miles
contributed 17 for the Crusaders (0-4), who remain winless on the young
season. The Crusaders have suffered four straight double-digit defeats.
Final Score: George Washington 96, (11) Michigan State 83
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Pops Mensah-Bonsu scored 23 points and
grabbed six rebounds to lead George Washington over No. 11 Michigan State,
96-83, in the BB&T Classic at the MCI Center. T.J. Thompson added 18 points
for the Colonials (4-1), who have won four straight game since falling to
national powerhouse Wake Forest in the season opener. Maurice Ager tallied
22 points for the Spartans (3-2), who dropped their second straight game
after starting the season with three straight blowout victories.
Final Score: (12) Maryland 78, George Mason 54
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Nik Caner-Medley and Chris McCray each
scored 20 points to lead No. 12 Maryland over George Mason, 78-54, in the BB&T
Classic at the MCI Center. Junior point guard John Gilchrist added nine
points for the Terrapins (4-1), who bounced back from their first loss of
the season against Wisconsin on Tuesday. Jai Lewis netted 12 points for the
Patriots (3-2), who fell for the first time in three games. George Mason has
lost all seven meetings with Maryland.
Final Score: (13) Pittsburgh 87, Duquesne 57
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Chris Taft finished with 16 points and eight
rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Pittsburgh to an 87-57 win over Duquesne at the
Petersen Events Center Chevon Troutman contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds
and Carl Krauser added 15 points for the Panthers (5-0), who have started a
season with five straight victories for the fifth straight time. They have
also won 45 consecutive regular-season, non-conference home games Jack
Higgins scored a game-high 17 points for the Dukes (1-7), who have lost six
straight. Kieron Achara posted 13 points and eight rebounds.
Final Score: (17) Louisville 98, Lafayette 57
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Francisco Garcia poured in a game-high 25
points and Juan Palacios added 16, leading 17th-ranked Louisville to a 98-57
dismantling of Lafayette at Freedom Hall. Larry O’Bannon netted 13 points
and Ellis Myles had 11 for Louisville (4-1), which has won three straight
since its only loss to Iowa on November 22. Paul Cummins paced the Leopards
(1-4) with 13 points. Marcus Harley chipped in 12 as the Leopards are
losers of four in a row after a season-opening win against Duquesne on
Final Score: (18) Texas 70, Seton Hall 62
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Daniel Gibson scored 15 points to lead
18th-ranked Texas to a 70-62 win over Seton Hall at Continental Airlines
Arena. Jason Klotz finished with 14 points for the Longhorns (5-1), who
have won three straight. Brad Buckman added 11 points. Andre Sweet posted a
career-high 26 points for the Pirates (2-2), who had won their previous two
games. J.R. Morris notched 10 points.
Final Score: Miami-Florida 72, (19) Florida 65
Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Anthony Harris poured in a game-high 23
points and Guillermo Diaz added 16 as Miami-Florida upset 19th-ranked Florida,
72-65, in an intrastate matchup at O’Connell Center. Robert Hite also
chipped in with 16 points for Miami-Florida (3-2), which snapped Florida’s
26-game winning streak against in-state competition. Anthony King contributed
11 in the win. Anthony Roberson paced the Gators with 20 points. David Lee
added 16 points and eight rebounds for Florida (4-1), which dropped the first
meeting between both schools since 1990.
Final Score: Michigan 61, (20) Notre Dame 60
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Daniel Horton’s three-point play with 20.7
seconds remaining in the game lifted Michigan to a 61-60 win over 20th-ranked
Notre Dame at Crisler Arena. Horton finished with 15 points for the Wolverines
(4-3), who put the brakes on a three-game losing streak. Ron Coleman scored 11
points and Dion Harris added 10 for Michigan. Dennis Latimore paced Notre
Dame (3-1) with a game-high 18 points. Torin Francis chipped in 12 for
the Irish, who still lead the all-time series with the Wolverines by a 12-8
Final Score: (22) Alabama 102, Charlotte 101 (3-OT)
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Kennedy Winston scored six of his 33 points
in the third overtime and blocked a shot down the stretch to give 22nd-ranked
Alabama a 102-101 win over Charlotte at the Dale F. Halton Arena. Jermareo
Davidson finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Crimson Tide (6-1),
who have won two straight. Earnest Shelton contributed 18 points. Curtis
Withers scored 24 points for the 49ers (3-2), who had a two-game winning
streak snapped. Eddie Basden chipped in with 19 points, eight rebounds and six
assists, while Brendan Plavich posted 16 points.
Final Score: (23) Iowa 83, UNC-Greensboro 58
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Pierre Pierce and Adam Haluska each had 17 as
23rd-ranked Iowa topped UNC-Greensboro 83-58 Saturday night to win the Hawkeye
Challenge. Jeff Horner added 14 points and 11 assists for the Hawkeyes
(6-1), who captured the tournament victory for the 22nd time in 23 years.
Kyle Hines led UNC-Greensboro (4-2) with 14 points, and while Josh Gross added
13 and Hickman 11. The Spartans committed 22 turnovers and shot just 34