Wednesday , Jan , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Tuesday, January 11th)

Final Score: (4) Wake Forest 81, Maryland 66

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Justin Gray scored 25 points to lead No.
4 Wake Forest to an 81-66 victory over the Maryland Terrapins at the Lawrence
Joel Coliseum. Gray was 9-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-9 from
three-point range. Chris Paul contributed 14 points for the Demon Deacons
(14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won nine in a row since
their only loss of the season, a road setback against now top-ranked Illinois.
Nik Caner-Medley led Maryland (9-4, 1-2) with 21 points.

Final Score: (6) Oklahoma State 78, Missouri 68

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Joey Graham poured in 27 points and sixth-
ranked Oklahoma State pulled away late in the second half to earn a hard-
fought 78-68 victory over Big 12 rival Missouri at Gallagher-Iba Arena. John
Lucas netted 18 points and Stephen Graham added 13 to help Cowboys head coach
Eddie Sutton tie his mentor, the legendary Henry Iba, for seventh place in
NCAA history with his 767th career win. Oklahoma State (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) held
off the Tigers by making an outstanding 26-of-29 free throw attempts, with
Joey Graham sinking all 13 of his tries from the charity stripe. The Cowboys
won for the third straight time. Linas Kleiza registered 24 points for
Missouri (9-6, 1-1), which saw a three-game win streak come to an end.

Final Score: (19) Louisville 107, Southern Mississippi 62

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) – Francisco Garcia scored 15 of his 25 points
in the first half as No. 19 Louisville built a big lead and cruised to a
107-62 victory over Southern Mississippi at Reed Green Coliseum. Ellis Myles
scored 20 points and Larry O’Bannon contributed 16 for the Cardinals
(13-3, 2-1 Conference USA). Rashaad Carruth scored a career-high 25 points to
lead the Golden Eagles (9-6, 0-3), who suffered the worst home loss in school

Final Score: (23) Alabama 64, Arkansas 61

Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) – Earnest Shelton scored a game-high 18
points as the 23rd-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Arkansas Razorbacks,
64-61, to give head coach Mark Gottfried his 200th career victory. In his
seventh season at Alabama, Gottfried has guided the Tide to a 132-78
record after coaching three seasons at Murray State, where he went 68-24.
Chuck Davis netted 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Alabama (13-3,
2-1 SEC). Leading Arkansas (13-3, 1-2), which saw its nine-game home winning
streak snapped, was Ronnie Brewer, who scored 15 points.