Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Thursday, January 13th)
Final Score: (5) Duke 86, North Carolina State 74
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Shelden Williams scored 22 points and Daniel
Ewing added 17, as fifth-ranked Duke remained unbeaten with an 86-74 victory
over North Carolina State at the RBC Center. Lee Melchionni netted 16 points
and DeMarcus Nelson finished with 15 for the Blue Devils (12-0, 2-0 ACC), who
extended their January winning streak to 15 games. Cameron Bennerman paced the
Wolfpack with 20 points. Julius Hodge chipped in 13 points and six rebounds
for North Carolina State (10-5, 0-2), which has dropped four in a row.
Final Score: (14) Washington 77, Oregon 56
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Bobby Jones and Tre Simmons each scored 15
points as 14th-ranked Washington rolled to an easy win over Oregon, 77-56, at
the Bank of America Arena. Nate Robinson and Jamaal Williams each netted 14
points for Washington (14-2, 4-1 Pac-10), which has won 10 of 11. The Huskies
ended 30-of-64 from the floor, including 13-of-19 from the line. Simmons added
12 boards in the rout. Bryce Taylor paced the Ducks with 16 points. Aaron
Brooks added nine and Brandon Lincoln chipped in eight for Oregon (10-3, 2-2
Pac-10), which dropped just its second game in its last eight tilts.
Final Score: (16) Gonzaga 76, Loyola-Marymount 65
Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – J.P. Batista scored 15 of his team-high 17
points in the first half as No. 16 Gonzaga knocked off the Loyola-Marymount
Lions, 76-65, at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Batista was on fire for the
Bulldogs (12-3, 2-1 WCC), hitting 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 at the
charity stripe. Ronny Turiaf scored nine of his 16 points in the second half.
Derek Raivio dropped 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight
assists in the Bulldogs’ 30th consecutive home win as a ranked team. Matthew
Knight led the Lions (9-7, 1-2), who haven’t won in Spokane since February of
1991, with 20 points and nine rebounds. John Haywood chipped in 13 points
while Wes Wardrop added 12.
Final Score: (17) Arizona 77, Southern California 68
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Chris Rodgers scored a career-best 22 points and
Salim Stoudamire added 21 to lead 17th-ranked Arizona to a 77-68 win over
Southern California at the McKale Center. Rodgers sparked a late run that
solidified the Wildcats’ 10th win in 11 outings. Hassan Adams added 15 points
for Arizona (13-3, 3-1 Pac-10), which rebounded from its lone conference
setback to get back into the winning column. Nick Young had 18 points for the
Trojans (7-9, 0-5), who have dropped five straight and six of seven under
interim head coach Jim Saia.
Final Score: Memphis 78, (22) Marquette 68
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Rodney Carney scored a game-high 29 points to
lead Memphis to a 78-68 win over 22nd-ranked Marquette at FedExForum. Carney
shot 10-of-20, including 3-of-7 from beyond the arc, as the Tigers (9-7, 2-0
C-USA) jumped out to an early lead and never trailed. Darius Washington Jr.
added 20 points for Memphis, which has won two straight and three of four.
Anthony Rice scored 17 points for Memphis, but had to leave the game early in
the second half and did not return after suffering a broken nose. Despite his
loss, the Tigers earned their first victory over a ranked team this season
(1-4). Dameon Mason had 20 points for the Golden Eagles (13-2, 1-1), who had a
four-game win streak halted and lost for only the second time this season.