Monday , Dec , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Sunday, December 5th)

Final Score: (4) Georgia Tech 87, Georgia 49

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – B.J. Elder scored 19 points while Jarrett Jack
had 16 of his 18 in the first half as fourth-ranked Georgia Tech cruised to a
87-49 victory over intrastate rival Georgia at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Luke Schenscher collected 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets
(5-0), who outscored Georgia by a hefty 44-19 margin in the second half en
route to their 19th straight home win versus non-conference opponents. Isma’il
Muhammad also scored 12 to go with eight boards. It was Georgia Tech’s
largest margin of victory over the Bulldogs (1-3) since a 89-65 win in 19
years ago.

Final Score: (11) Michigan State 66, George Mason 60

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Maurice Ager scored 13 points to lead 11th-
ranked Michigan State to a 66-60 win over George Mason in the consolation game
of the BB&T Classic from the MCI Center. Alan Anderson and Paul Davis both had
12 points, while Shannon Brown finished with 10 for the Spartans (4-2), who
rebounded from Saturday’s loss to George Washington and improved to 2-0 in the
all-time series versus George Mason. Lamar Butler poured in a game-high 19
points and Jai Lewis added 12 for George Mason (3-3), which made 47 percent
of its shots. The Patriots also lost to Maryland on Saturday.

Final Score: George Washington 101, (12) Maryland 92

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – T.J. Thompson scored 27 points, J.R. Pinnock
added 22 and George Washington rolled to its second straight impressive win, a
101-92 victory over No. 12 Maryland in the championship game of the BB&T
Classic. Omar Williams chipped in 14 points for the Colonials (5-1), who
knocked off 11th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday. John Gilchrist scored 23
points to lead the Terrapins (4-2), who have now lost two of their last three.
Maryland is a five-time champion of this event since its inception in 1995.
Nik Caner-Medley added 16 points in the loss, Travis Garrison and James Gist
scored 12 apiece and Ekene Ibekwe and D.J. Strawberry each had 10.

Final Score: (14) Washington 89, Eastern Washington 56

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Tre Simmons and Nate Robinson each scored 20
points as 14th-ranked Washington pasted Eastern Washington, 89-56, at Bank of
America Arena. Will Conroy added 11 points for the Huskies (5-1), who
rebounded from their first loss of the season by shooting a scorching 8-of-17
from beyond the arc. Robinson also grabbed seven rebounds while dishing out
seven assists in the rout. Jacob Beitinger paced the Eagles with 14 points.
Matt Nelson added 10 with eight boards for Eastern Washington (2-3), which has
dropped two of three.

Final Score: (21) Arizona 68, (15) Mississippi State 64

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Channing Frye collected 18 points, 16 rebounds
and MVP honors to lead No. 21 Arizona past 15th-ranked Mississippi State,
68-64, in the John Wooden Classic at Arrowhead Pond. Hassan Adams posted 12
points in addition to a crucial block of a potential go-ahead shot in the
waning seconds for the Wildcats (5-2). Salim Stoudamire also had 12 points
while Isaiah Fox chipped in 10. Winsome Frazier netted 18 to top the
Bulldogs (6-2), who saw their four-game win streak come to an end despite
outscoring Arizona by an 18-9 margin in the final 10-plus minutes. Gary Ervin
and Marcus Campbell added 10 points apiece while top player Lawrence Roberts
was held to only seven points.

Final Score: (16) North Carolina State 76, Manhattan 60

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Julius Hodge finished with 17 points, 11
rebounds and seven assists off the bench to lead 16th-ranked North Carolina
State to a 76-60 win over Manhattan at the RBC Center. Ilian Evtimov
contributed 13 points for the Wolfpack (6-0), who have won five of their games
by double figures. C.J. Anderson scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down
15 rebounds for the Jaspers (3-2), who have lost two straight. Arturo Dubois
registered 14 points.