Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Saturday, December 11th)

Final Score: (1) Illinois 83, Oregon 66

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Luther Head scored 23 points on 8-of-10
shooting to lead top-ranked Illinois to an 83-66 victory over Oregon at the
United Center. Deron Williams added 17 points and seven assists in the
victory. Dee Brown had 13 points and James Augustine chipped in 10 points
and eight rebounds for the Fighting Illini (9-0), who won all three of their
games this week after receiving the No. 1 ranking. Bryce Taylor netted 19
points to lead the Ducks (4-1), who fell to 2-22 all- time against top-ranked

Final Score: (2) Kansas 96, Louisiana-Lafayette 51

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Keith Langford had 24 points on 8-of-11
shooting as the second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks throttled the Ragin’ Cajuns of
Louisiana-Lafayette, 96-51, at Allen Fieldhouse. J.R. Giddens added 16 points
for the Jayhawks (6-0), who never trailed in this game. Tiras Wade led the
way for the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-4) with 12 points, on 6-of-11 shooting. Wade’s
teammates did not fare as well from the field, however, connecting on
just 13-of-48 attempts. The Ragin’ Cajuns have lost three of four.

Final Score: (3) Georgia Tech 64, Air Force 42

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Luke Schenscher had 15 points and grabbed
eight rebounds to lead third- ranked Georgia Tech to an easy 64-42 win over
Air Force at Philips Arena. B.J. Elder contributed 11 points and Anthony
McHenry added nine for the Yellow Jackets (6-0), who have won by an average of
just over 25 points per game this season. Nick Welch scored 16 points for
the Falcons (6-3), who had their two-game winning streak halted.

Final Score: (4) Syracuse 86, Binghamton 56

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Hakim Warrick poured in a game-high 20 points,
Gerry McNamara added 18 and Syracuse rolled over Binghamton, 86-56, in non-
conference action at the Carrier Dome. Louie McCroskey added 11 points and
Billy Edelin chipped in with 10 for Syracuse (8-1), which rebounded from
its first loss of the season to rout an undermanned and undersized Binghamton
squad. Andre Heard paced the Bearcats with 17 points. Troy Hailey contributed
16 for Binghamton (2-5), which has dropped two straight and three of

Final Score: (10) Kentucky 73, Indiana 58

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Patrick Sparks scored 16 points to lead No.
10 Kentucky to a 73-58 victory over Indiana at Freedom Hall. Chuck Hayes
finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (6-1), who have
won two straight since a 91-78 setback at North Carolina last Saturday.
Bracey Wright scored a game-high 31 points on the strength of six three-
pointers to lead the Hoosiers (2-4), who lost their fourth in a row.

Final Score: (11) Pittsburgh 84, Penn State 71

State College, PA (Sports Network) – Carl Krauser scored a game-high 28 points
on 11-of-18 shooting to lead No. 11 Pittsburgh over Penn State, 84-71, in an
intrastate battle at the Bryce Jordan Center. Chevon Troutman and Antonio
Graves added 18 points apiece for the Panthers (7-0), who remained
undefeated on the season. Aaron Johnson scored 17 points to lead the
Nittany Lions (5-4), who have dropped two straight after a four-game win

Final Score: (12) North Carolina State 94, Liberty 60

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Julius Hodge collected 27 points, nine rebounds
and nine assists to lead 12th-ranked North Carolina State to a 94-60
extinguishing of the Liberty Flames at Reynolds Coliseum. Andrew Brackman
chipped in 13 points and six boards for the Wolfpack (7-0). Jordan Collins,
Levi Watkins and Cameron Bennerman each netted 10 points for North Carolina
State, which has opened a season with seven straight wins for the first time
since the 1999-2000 campaign. Larry Blair paced the Flames with 22 points.
David Dees scored eight points and Rashad Robinson pulled down 12 rebounds for
Liberty (1-5).

Final Score: (13) Louisville 74, Florida 70

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Taquan Dean scored 22 points and Francisco
Garcia collected 19 points and eight rebounds, as 13th-ranked Louisville held
on to defeat Florida, 74-70, at the O’Connell Center. Garcia also had five
steals and four assists, while teammate Larry O’Bannon chipped in 13 points
for the Cardinals (5-1), who have won four in a row. David Lee paced the
Gators with 18 points and nine boards. Anthony Roberson netted 15 points and
Matt Walsh added 14 for Florida (5-2), which never led in the contest.

Final Score: (15) Arizona 67, Utah 62

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Channing Frye scored 19 points, including the
go-ahead basket late in the game, to lead No. 15 Arizona to a 67-62 victory
over Utah at the McKale Center. Frye also had nine rebounds and Hassan Adams
netted 14 for the Wildcats (6-2). Salim Stoudamire, who entered the game
averaging 16.0 points, did not score. Arizona head coach Lute Olson picked up
his 1,000th career win, combined in 47 years as a head coach at the high
school, junior college and major college level. He becomes the 16th coach in
basketball history to reach that plateau. Andrew Bogut led Utah (5-3) with
game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Richard Chaney added 14 points in
the loss.

Final Score: (18) Alabama 75, Temple 71

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Earnest Shelton scored 22 points on the
strength of five three-pointers, as 18th-ranked Alabama held on for a 75-71
win over Temple at Coleman Coliseum. Jermareo Davidson added 16 points, 13
rebounds and three blocked shots for the Crimson Tide (8-1), who won their
fourth in a row. Mark Tyndale scored 22 points and grabbed seven
rebounds for the Owls (3-4), who saw a two-game win streak come to an
end. Mardy Collins added 17 points and six steals in the loss.

Final Score: (20) Michigan State 78, Stanford 53

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Paul Davis poured in a game-high 20 points
as 20th-ranked Michigan State rolled over Stanford, 78-53, at the Palace of
Auburn Hills. Maurice Ager netted 12 points and Alan Anderson chipped
in 11 for the Spartans (5-2), who have won two in a row after a brief two-
game skid. Shannon Brown contributed 10 in the rout. Matt Haryasz was the lone
Cardinal to score in double digits with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Chris
Hernandez and Rob Little each added nine for Stanford (2-4), which has dropped
three straight and four of its first six games of the season.

Final Score: (21) George Washington 79, St. Francis-PA 65

Loretto, PA (Sports Network) – Pops Mensah-Bonsu racked up 17 points and 10
rebounds and 21st-ranked George Washington outscored St. Francis-PA 23-4 over
the final eight minutes of the first half en route to a 79-65 victory at the
Stokes Center. J.R. Pinnock added 16 points, while T.J. Thompson
contributed 14 points and seven assists, as the Colonials (6-1) recorded
their sixth straight win following a season-opening loss to then No. 1
Wake Forest. Jason Osborne made good on 12-of-16 field-goal attempts for a
game-high 24 points for the Red Flash (4-3), who saw a two-game win streak
come to a halt. Darshan Luckey finished with 18 points in defeat.

Final Score: (22) Mississippi State 83, Arkansas-Little Rock 53

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) – Lawrence Roberts poured in a game-high 27
points as 22nd-ranked Mississippi State routed Arkansas-Little Rock, 83-53, in
non-conference action at the Humphrey Coliseum. Roberts, the reigning
Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, shot 8-of-16 from the floor and
10-of-15 from the line for the Bulldogs (7-2), who have won five of six.
Dietric Slater had nine points while Marcus Campbell and Gary Ervin each
chipped in with eight in the rout. Zack Wright paced the Trojans (4-4) with
15 points. Darius Eason netted 12 points in the loss.

Final Score: Marquette 63, (24) Wisconsin 54

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Travis Diener poured in 29 points as
Marquette knocked off in-state rival and 24th-ranked Wisconsin, 63-54, at the
Bradley Center. Steve Novak added 11 points as the Golden Eagles (9-0)
showed they can more than hold their own against ranked opponents after
opening the season with a relatively soft schedule. Alando Tucker led the way
with 13 points for the Badgers (5-2), who shot just 35 percent en route to
only their second loss in seven tries against Marquette. Sharif
Chambliss chipped in 12 points with four assists in a losing cause.

Final Score: (25) Gonzaga 75, Saint Louis 45

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison netted 20 points and three other
Gonzaga starters scored in double-figures as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs rolled
to a 75-45 victory over Saint Louis at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Derek
Raivio canned 3-of-4 three-point shots in a 13-point effort for Gonzaga (7-1),
which has won four straight since an 89-72 defeat at No. 1 Illinois on
November 27. Sean Mallon and Erroll Knight each chipped in 12 points as the
Zags improved to 30-0 all-time at home when nationally-ranked. Reggie Bryant
finished with 16 points and hit 4-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc for the
Billikens (1-6), who shot just 31 percent as a team and fell for the fourth
consecutive time. Vas’shun Newborne added 12 points in defeat.