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

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Monday, December 6th)

Final Score: (1) Illinois 78, Chicago State 59

Champaign, IL (Sports Network) – Luther Head had a game-high 17 points and Dee
Brown added 15 along with nine assists as top-ranked Illinois cruised to a
78-59 victory over in-state foe Chicago State at Assembly Hall. The Illini
(7-0) earned their first No. 1 national ranking since January 24, 1989 when
the latest Associated Press poll was revealed on Monday. They shot 51
percent (32-of-63) from the floor and outrebounded the Cougars 38-21 to
record their seventh straight double-digit victory to start the year. Deji
Akindele compiled 14 points and seven rebounds, while Tony Weeden scored 13
points for Chicago State (0-5), which is still searching for its first
victory of 2004-05.

Final Score: (7) Connecticut 97, Northeastern 60

Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Josh Boone scored a career-high 19 points and
posted a season-best 14 rebounds to lead No. 7 Connecticut to an easy 97-60
victory over Northeastern at Gampel Pavilion. Charlie Villanueva netted 17
points and Denham Brown contributed 15 for Connecticut (4-0). Marcus
Barnes led all scorers with 20 points for Northeastern (2-4), which has lost
three of its last four games. Jose Juan Barea had 10 points and a game-high
eight assists in the loss.

Final Score: Iowa State 81, (19) Virginia 79

Ames, IA (Sports Network) – Curtis Stinson hit a go-ahead three with 18.6
seconds remaining and finished with 30 points, leading Iowa State to an 81-79
upset of 19th-ranked Virginia at Hilton Coliseum. Stinson was just two shy
of his career high on 10-for-19 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three-point
land. Jared Homan added 14 points for the Cyclones (4-1), who improved to
21-1 at home under head coach Wayne Morgan with only their second win ever
against ACC opponents. Devin Smith accounted for nearly half of his team’s
offense with a career-best 40 points while Elton Brown added 13 for the
previously unbeaten Cavaliers (6-1).