Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Tuesday, December 7th)
Final Score: (5) Oklahoma State 74, (4) Syracuse 60
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Brothers Joey and Stephen Graham scored 16
points apiece and No. 5 Oklahoma State used a strong second half performance
to beat fourth-ranked Syracuse 74-60 in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic
at Madison Square Garden. Ivan McFarlin also scored 16 points to go along with
his game-high 12 rebounds for the Cowboys (6-0), who outscored Syracuse 53-38
in the second half after trailing 22-21 at intermission. Josh Pace scored 20
points to lead the Orange (7-1). Gerry McNamara added 18 points and Hakim
Warrick scored 13 with 11 rebounds in the loss.
Final Score: (11) Pittsburgh 70, Memphis 51
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Carl Krauser scored 17 points, grabbed seven
rebounds and handed out four assists to lead No. 11 Pittsburgh over Memphis,
70-51, in the Jimmy V Classic from New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Chris Taft added 13 points for the Panthers (6-0), who won their first six
games of the season for the third straight season. Last year, Pitt rattled off
18 straight wins to start its campaign. Pittsburgh, which played its first
game outside of the Steel City, has won 21 straight contests against non-
conference opponents. Sean Banks netted a game-high 18 points for the Tigers
(5-3), who are 2-3 since starting the season with three consecutive victories.
Final Score: (14) Texas 86, North Texas 57
Austin, TX (Sports Network) – Brad Buckman led the way with 18 points, seven
rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots, as No. 14 Texas trounced
intrastate rival North Texas, 86-57, in non-conference action at the Frank
Erwin Center. Kenny Taylor and Jason Klotz each posted 14 points for the
Longhorns (6-1), who have won four straight. Leonard Hopkins totaled 13 points
for North Texas (3-3), which has dropped two straight following a brief two-
game winning streak. Calvin Watson chipped in 12 in the losing effort.
Final Score: (16) Washington 98, San Diego State 69
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Nate Robinson scored a game-high 24 points to
lead 16th-ranked Washington to an easy 98-69 win over San Diego State at Bank
of America Arena. Tre Simmons had 23 points and Jamaal Williams chipped in 13
for the Huskies (6-1), who have won two straight games and are off to their
best start since the 1997-98 squad also opened up the campaign with wins in
six of their first seven contests. Marcus Slaughter had 21 points and Brandon
Heath netted 18 for the Aztecs (4-2), who had their four-game winning streak
Final Score: (17) Iowa 76, Northern Iowa 73
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Greg Brunner scored 23 points on 10-of-13
shooting and No. 17 Iowa held on for a closer-than-expected 76-73 victory over
Northern Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Jeff Horner collected 16 points and
nine rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-1), winners of four straight since losing to
North Carolina in the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Erek Hansen
and Pierre Pierce added 14 points apiece in the win. Ben Jacobson scored 25
points to lead the Panthers (3-2), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
Eric Coleman chipped in 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, and Grant Stout
added 15 points in the loss.
Final Score: (18) Alabama 72, Alabama State 54
Montgomery, AL (Sports Network) – Kennedy Winston delivered 21 points while
Chuck Davis compiled 18 points and nine rebounds as No. 18 Alabama defeated
Alabama State, 72-54, in an in-state battle at the Joe L. Reed Acadome. Ernest
Shelton scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as the Crimson Tide (7-1)
rolled to a 41-22 lead at intermission en route to their third consecutive
win. Alabama, which came in as the nation’s highest scoring team, coasted
through the final 20 minutes and finished with its lowest point output of the
season. However, the Tide defense held Alabama State to just 33 percent
shooting for the night. George Savage netted 14 points and made good on 4-of-7
three-point attempts for the 2004 SWAC champion Hornets (1-4), who were the
Tide’s fourth consecutive opponent that reached last season’s NCAA tournament.
Final Score: (24) Wisconsin 65, Wisconsin-Green Bay 55
Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Mike Wilkinson scored a game-high 18 points to
lead No. 24 Wisconsin over sister school Wisconsin-Green Bay, 65-55, in non-
conference action from the Kohl Center. Alando Tucker added 16 points for the
Badgers (5-1), who are 4-0 at home this season, and have won 32 straight at
the Kohl Center. It is the longest current Division I streak and the second-
longest streak in team history behind a 33- game stretch from March 8, 1911 to
January 23, 1915. Josh Lawrence and Javier Mendiburu each netted 10 points for
the Phoenix (4-2), who had a three-game win streak snapped.
Final Score: (25) Gonzaga 54, Washington State 52
Pullman, WA (Sports Network) – Ronny Turiaf scored 17 points as 25th-ranked
Gonzaga edged in-state rival Washington State, 54-52, at Beasley Coliseum.
Adam Morrison added 12 points as the Bulldogs (6-1) recorded their sixth
consecutive victory in the series and have won three straight since an 89-72
defeat to top-ranked Illinois on November 27. Josh Akognon and Randy Green
each had 12 points for the Cougars (3-3), who fared better offensively then
their last outing but still shot just 33 percent (19-of-58) from the field.
Washington State mustered only 27 points in a blowout loss to No. 5 Oklahoma
State on Saturday.