Thursday , Feb , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Wednesday, February 2nd)

Final Score: (7) Wake Forest 92, (4) Duke 89

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Chris Paul scored a team-high 23 points
and dished out six assists as No. 7 Wake Forest escaped with a 92-89 win over
fourth-ranked Duke at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Eric Williams netted 19 and
pulled down 13 rebounds for Wake Forest (18-3, 6-2 ACC), which won its third
game in four tries. Justin Gray added 16 points, while Vytas Danelius
tallied 12 in the win. J.J. Redick poured in a game-high 33 points and Shelden
Williams scored 16 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (16-2, 6-2) who
lost for the second time in three games. Lee Melchionni contributed 13
points in the losing effort. Daniel Ewing finished with five points before
fouling out in the second half.

Final Score: (9) Louisville 77, (18) Cincinnati 70

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Taquan Dean scored 19 points and Juan
Palacios chipped in 17, including a clutch three late, to lead ninth-ranked
Louisville past 18th-ranked Cincinnati, 77-70, at Freedom Hall. Palacios
added 10 rebounds, while Ellis Myles chipped in 13 points with nine boards
for Louisville (19-3, 7-1 C-USA), which has won eight straight and 13 of its
last 14. Francisco Garcia scored 11 points before fouling out late for the
Cardinals, who moved into first place in C-USA. Eric Hicks paced the Bearcats
with 21 points and eight rebounds. Nick Williams added 12, while James White
netted 11 for Cincinnati (17-4, 6-2 C-USA), which shot 23-of-61 (37 percent)
from the floor in the setback.

Final Score: (10) Oklahoma State 77, Kansas State 57

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Joey Graham scored 23 points and grabbed
10 rebounds to lead the 10th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys past Kansas
State, 77-57, in a Big 12 matchup at Gallagher-Iba Arena. John Lucas
added 19 points and 10 assists for the Cowboys (16-3, 6-2), who won their
second straight game and extended the nation’s longest home winning streak
to 26 games. Oklahoma State is now 10-0 at home on the year and has not
lost on its home court since dropping a 62-57 decision to Texas Tech on
February 24, 2003. Jeremiah Massey, the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week,
scored 25 points for the Wildcats (13-5, 3-4 Big 12), who had their two-game
winning streak halted. Kansas State also dropped their eighth straight in

Final Score: (14) Oklahoma 69, Texas A&M 65

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Taj Gray scored 24 points and pulled down 13
rebounds to lead 14th-ranked Oklahoma past Texas A&M, 69-65, in a Big 12
matchup at the Lloyd Noble Center. Terrell Everett added 20 points for the
Sooners (17-4, 6-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a loss to Iowa State on
Saturday for their 12th straight win over the Aggies. The victory also tied
Oklahoma head coach Kelvin Sampson with former Kansas coach Roy Williams for
most Big 12 regular season victories with 94. Antoine Wright had 18 points
for Texas A&M (14-5, 3-5 Big 12), which blew a big first half lead and
fell to a dismal 1-23 all-time versus the Sooners, including an 0-9 mark in

Final Score: (19) Wisconsin 73, Northwestern 58

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Kammron Taylor scored a game-high 18 points,
Brian Butch added 12 and 19th-ranked Wisconsin defeated a pesky Northwestern
squad, 73-58, in Big Ten action at the Kohl Center. Clayton Hanson and Mike
Wilkinson each collected 11 points, while Sharif Chamblis contributed 10
for Wisconsin (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten), which has won two straight after a
tough setback to top-ranked Illinois back on January 25. Mohamed Hachad was
the only Northwestern player in double figures with 14 points. T.J. Parker
and Vedran Vukusic each netted nine points for the Wildcats (9-11, 2-6
Big Ten), who have dropped two straight and six of seven.

Final Score: (23) Connecticut 81, (24) Villanova 76

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Rashad Anderson scored 21 points and Rudy Gay
added 17 with nine rebounds to lead No. 23 Connecticut an 81-76 victory over
No. 24 Villanova at the Hartford Civic Center. Marcus Williams contributed
12 points for the Huskies (13-5, 5-3 Big East), who gave head coach Jim
Calhoun a victory in his 1,000th game. Denham Brown chipped in with 10 points
in the victory. Mike Nardi hit six three-pointers and finished with 20 points
for the Wildcats (12-5, 4-4). Allan Ray, the reigning Big East Player of
the Week, had 16 points in a losing effort.

Final Score: (25) Georgia Tech 64, Florida State 61

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Will Bynum’s three-pointer with three seconds
remaining lifted No. 25 Georgia Tech over Florida State, 64-61 at Alexander
Memorial Coliseum. Bynum finished with 19 points, while Mario West netted
10 off the bench for the Yellow Jackets (13-6, 4-4 ACC), who won for the
second straight time at home. Luke Schenscher added 10 points and eight
rebounds in the win. Von Wafer paced the Seminoles (11-10, 3-5) with 18
points and Diego Romero tallied 10 in the loss. Florida State has lost four
out of its last six games and fell to 3-3 on the road. Anthony Richardson
scored nine in the losing effort.