Thursday , Dec , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Thursday, December 23rd)

Final Score: (10) Pittsburgh 69, Richmond 60

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Carl Krauser scored a career-high 31 points
with six rebounds and five assists, and No. 10 Pittsburgh remained unbeaten
with a 69-60 victory over Richmond at Petersen Events Center. Chris Taft added
11 points and Ronald Ramon had 10 for the Panthers (9-0), who won despite
being outshot 45 percent to 41 percent. Jermaine Bucknor scored 13 points
to lead the Spiders (4-4), who have lost three of their last four.

Final Score: (20) George Washington 81, Florida International 71

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – T.J. Thompson scored a game-high 25 points to
lead 20th-ranked George Washington to an 81-71 win over Florida International
at Golden Panther Arena. Thompson shot 8-of-11 from the field, including 6-
of-8 from three-point range. The Colonials (8-1) have won eight straight after
losing their season opener. J.R. Pinnock and Mike Hall added 14 points apiece
for George Washington, which has never lost in three meetings versus FIU.

Final Score: (24) Maryland 82, American 61

College Park, MD (Sports Network) – John Gilchrist poured in 20 points to
lead the 24th-ranked Maryland Terrapins to their third straight victory, an
82-61 decision over the pesky American Eagles at Comcast Center. Nik Caner-
Medley added 16 as the Terps (7-2) used an 18-1 run in the second half to
take command. The Terrapins were coming off a overtime victory over
Florida State in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Final Score: (25) Virginia 79, Loyola-Marymount 77 (OT)

Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) – J.R. Reynolds’ layup with one second
remaining in overtime lifted 25th-ranked Virginia to a thrilling 79-77 victory
over Loyola-Marymount at University Hall. Elton Brown had 25 points and eight
rebounds for the Cavaliers (8-1), who have won two straight and improved to
6-0 at home this season. Matthew Knight posted game-highs of 27 points and 10
boards for LMU (7-3), which saw a two-game win streak halted.