Sunday , Feb , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Saturday, February 5th)

Final Score: (3) Kansas 78, Nebraska 65

Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) – Keith Langford matched a career high with 27
points and Wayne Simien contributed 18 with 14 rebounds, leading third-ranked
Kansas to a 78-65 victory over Nebraska at the Devaney Sports Center. Langford
made 10-of-17 field goals for the Jayhawks (18-1, 8-0 Big 12), who shot 53
percent and have won four straight since a 21-point loss to Villanova two
weeks ago. Kansas swept the season series from Nebraska, having posted a 59-57
win on January 19 in Lawrence, and avenged a 74-55 loss last year in Lincoln.
Jason Dourisseau came off the bench to lead Nebraska (10-9, 3-5) with a
career-high 24 points.

Final Score: (4) Duke 82, (25) Georgia Tech 65

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick scored a game-high 26 points to lead
fourth-ranked Duke to an easy 82-65 win over No. 25 Georgia Tech at Cameron
Indoor Stadium. Daniel Ewing had 16 points and Shelden Williams contributed 15
points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for the Blue Devils (17-2, 7-2 ACC), who
rebounded from Wednesday’s 92-89 loss to Wake Forest to pull within one-half
game of North Carolina for the top spot in the conference. Jarrett Jack netted
18 points and Luke Schenscher scored 11 and grabbed 10 boards for the Yellow
Jackets (13-7, 4-5), who have dropped two of their past three contests.

Final Score: (5) Boston College 60, Seton Hall 52

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Jared Dudley scored 20 points and
grabbed 14 rebounds as No. 5 Boston College set a school record and remained
undefeated with a 60-52 win over Seton Hall in Big East action at the
Meadowlands. Craig Smith added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (20-0,
9-0 Big East), who established a new school record with their 20th consecutive
victory. Boston College also became the first team in Big East history to go
20-0. With the victory, the Eagles remained one of just two unbeaten teams
left in Division I. No. 1 Illinois, which did not play Saturday, is 22-0. John
Allen scored 12 points to lead the Pirates (10-9, 2-6), who have dropped two
in a row and six of their last eight. Seton Hall lost its fifth straight to
the Eagles.

Final Score: (6) Kentucky 84, Vanderbilt 70

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – Chuck Hayes scored 15 points and grabbed a
game-high 13 rebounds to lead No. 6 Kentucky to a 84-70 win over Vanderbilt at
Memorial Gym. Kelenna Azubuike and Patrick Sparks also netted 15 points for
the Wildcats (17-2, 8-0 SEC), who have won seven straight games and are off to
the school’s best start since the 1998 NCAA championship team began 19-2.
Rajon Rondo added 12 points and eight assists for Kentucky, which has also won
17 straight conference games that includes an eight-game road winning streak.
Corey Smith had 16 points and 12 boards while Mario Moore ended with 15 points
for the Commodores (13-9, 4-5), who have dropped five of their past six.

Final Score: (7) Wake Forest 83, Virginia Tech 63

Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) – Taron Downey scored 18 points off the bench,
and No. 7 Wake Forest used big runs in the first and second half to beat
Virginia Tech 83-63 in ACC action at Cassell Coliseum. Justin Gray added 16
points for the Demon Deacons (19-3, 7-2 ACC), who were coming off a thrilling
victory over fourth-ranked Duke on Wednesday night. Eric Williams collected 14
points and 12 rebounds in the win, and Vytas Danelius scored 10. Jamon Gordon
scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Hokies (12-8, 5-4), who lost for
the second time in eight games. Zabian Dowdell added 13 points in defeat.

Final Score: (8) Syracuse 60, Notre Dame 57

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Gerry McNamara scored 22 points and Hakim
Warrick added 20 as No. 8 Syracuse rallied from 11 points down for a 60-57 Big
East victory over Notre Dame in front of an NCAA on-campus record crowd of
33,199 at the Carrier Dome. Josh Pace added 10 points for the Orange (21-2,
8-1 Big East), who rebounded from a loss to Pittsburgh last Saturday to post
their 14th win in 15 tries. Torin Francis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for
the Irish (13-6, 5-4), who have dropped three of four and lost both meetings
with Syracuse this season.

Final Score: (9) Louisville 77, UAB 73

Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) – Larry O’Bannon scored a game-high 21 points
and Francisco Garcia added 19, leading ninth-ranked Louisville to a 77-73 win
over UAB at Bartow Arena. Juan Palacios netted 10 points for the Cardinals
(20-3, 8-1 Conference USA), who have won nine straight and 14 of their last 15
games. Louisville, the top team in the conference, posted its fourth
consecutive win over the Blazers. Demario Eddins paced UAB (16-6, 6-3) with 18
points. Donell Taylor chipped in 16 points in the loss, as the Blazers watched
their three-game winning streak vanish.

Final Score: (10) Oklahoma State 81, Baylor 63

Waco, TX (Sports Network) – John Lucas had 14 points and four assists to lead
10th-ranked Oklahoma State to an 81-63 victory over Baylor at the Ferrell
Center. Ivan McFarlin led Oklahoma State with 18 points and JamesOn Curry had
14 as the Cowboys (17-3, 7-2 Big 12) posted their third straight win. The
Cowboys also defeated Baylor for the second time this season after claiming an
82-53 home victory on January 22. Aaron Bruce poured in a career-high 33
points for Baylor (9-10, 1-7 Big 12), which has lost five straight and six of
its last seven games. The Bears have also dropped four in a row to Oklahoma
State and 15 of the last 16 meetings.

Final Score: Florida 85, (11) Alabama 54

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Matt Walsh, David Lee and Anthony Roberson
scored 18 points apiece, as Florida shocked 11th-ranked Alabama with an 85-54
blowout at the O’Connell Center. Freshman Al Horford added 14 points and a
career-high 18 rebounds for the Gators (14-5, 6-2 SEC), who rebounded from
Tuesday’s loss to Mississippi State to win for the sixth time in eight
contests. The upset marked the biggest win over a ranked opponent in Florida
history. The previous school record was set with an 88-59 victory against
Auburn on February 27, 2000. Chuck Davis and Earnest Shelton posted 15 points
apiece for the Crimson Tide (17-4, 6-2 SEC), who had a six-game win streak

Final Score: (12) Michigan State 75, Iowa 64

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Kelvin Torbert scored 16 points to lead 12th-
ranked Michigan State past Iowa, 75-64, in a Big Ten matchup at Carver-Hawkeye
Arena. Alan Anderson added 11 points for the Spartans (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who
bounced back from a loss to Illinois earlier in week to win for the fifth time
in their last six tries. Adam Haluska scored a career-high 24 points in the
loss for Iowa (15-6, 3-5 Big Ten), which played its first game without leading
scorer Pierre Pierce and lost for the fifth time in its last eight games.

Final Score: (13) Washington 82, UCLA 70

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy finished with 20 points, 13
rebounds and five assists to help lead No. 13 Washington to an 82-70 victory
over UCLA at Bank of America Arena. Bobby Jones added 17 points for the
Huskies (19-3, 9-2 Pac-10), who are off to their best start to a season since
they went 23-2 to begin the 1975-76 campaign. The win extended Washington’s
home-winning streak to 20 games — the longest such stretch for the school
since picking up 23 straight victories at home from 1952-53. Dijon Thompson
registered a game-high 22 points for the Bruins (12-7, 6-5), who have dropped
four of their last six games. Josh Shipp added 20 points in the losing effort.

Final Score: (14) Arizona 90, Stanford 72

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Salim Stoudamire led five Arizona players in
double figures with 26 points, as the 14th-ranked Wildcats took out the
frustration of three straight losses to Stanford with a 90-72 rout of the
Cardinal at the McKale Center. Stanford had also won four straight in Tucson,
but Arizona (19-4, 9-2 Pac-10) made 8-of-15 three-point tries and all 18 of
its free throws on the way to its third consecutive win and eighth in nine
games since an 87-76 loss at Palo Alto on January 8. Dan Grunfeld had 29
points in the January win over Arizona and finished this game with 23 to lead
the Cardinal (12-9, 6-5), who had won six straight before a 74-67 loss to
Arizona State on Thursday.

Final Score: Texas Tech 88, (14) Oklahoma 81

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Jarrius Jackson scored a career-high 32 points
and Devonne Giles added 17 to lead Texas Tech over No. 14 Oklahoma, 88-81, at
the Noble Center. Ronald Ross contributed 14 for the Red Raiders (14-5, 6-2
Big 12), who have won six of their last seven games. Taj Gray scored 20 points
and grabbed 15 rebounds for Oklahoma (17-4, 6-2), which has lost two of its
last three games. Lawrence McKenzie had 16 for the Sooners, who had their 14-
game home winning streak snapped.

Final Score: West Virginia 83, (16) Pittsburgh 78 (OT)

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) – Kevin Pittsnogle poured in a career-high 27
points to lead West Virginia over No. 16 Pittsburgh, 83-78 in overtime at WVU
Coliseum. Tyrone Sally added 19 points, while Patrick Beilein netted 14 for
the Mountaineers (13-7, 3-6 Big East) who won for just the third time in nine
games. Mike Gansey finished with 11 in the win. Chevon Troutman led the way
for Pittsburgh (15-4, 5-3) with 25 points, while Carl Krauser, who finished
with 15 assists, scored all 14 of his points in the second half. The Panthers
suffered their second loss on the road this season and fell to 6-21 all-time
at WVU Coliseum.

Final Score: (17) Gonzaga 92, Santa Clara 75

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison and Ronny Turiaf each scored 22
points as 17th-ranked Gonzaga routed Santa Clara, 92-75, at McCarthey Athletic
Center. Derek Raivio and J.P. Batista each chipped in 19 points for Gonzaga
(17-4, 7-2 West Coast Conference), which has won four straight. Batista also
grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds in the win as the Bulldogs ran their home
winning streak to 22 games. Kyle Bailey paced Santa Clara with a game-high 25
points. Travis Niesen added 12 while Doron Perkins contributed 10 for the
Broncos (12-12, 5-4), who have dropped two straight and three of four.

Final Score: Charlotte 91, (18) Cincinnati 90

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Brendan Plavich scored 26 points to lead
Charlotte past the 18th-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats, 91-90, in a tightly
contested Conference USA affair at Dale F. Halton Arena. Eddie Basden added 20
points for the 49ers (15-4, 6-2 C-USA), who bounced back from a loss to East
Carolina and won for the third time in their last four games. Charlotte also
avenged a loss to the Bearcats earlier in the year. Eric Hicks had 20 points
in the loss for Cincinnati (17-5, 6-3 C-USA), which has dropped two straight
and three of its last five.

Final Score: Minnesota 60, (19) Wisconsin 50

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Vincent Grier poured in a career-high 32
points and grabbed five rebounds, as Minnesota upset 19th-ranked Wisconsin,
60-50, at Williams Arena. Grier, who netted 26 second-half points, ended 14-
of-21 from the floor for the Golden Gophers (16-6, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won
three of their last four games. Mike Wilkinson had 14 points, nine boards and
three blocks while Alando Tucker contributed 10 points for the Badgers (15-5,
6-3), who had their two-game winning streak halted.

Final Score: Iowa State 92, (20) Texas 80 (OT)

Austin, TX (Sports Network) – Tasheed Carr scored 13 of his 22 points in
overtime, and Iowa State picked up its first road victory of the season with a
92-80 win over No. 20 Texas in Big 12 action at the Frank Erwin Center. Carr
opened the overtime period with a three-pointer, and the Hawkeyes (11-8, 3-5
Big 12) led the rest of the way for their third straight victory and first in
seven road games this season. Curtis Stinson collected 17 points and 11
rebounds in the victory, which snapped Texas’ 34-game home winning streak
against non-ranked opponents. Will Blalock added 15 points, including a layin
with 37 seconds left in regulation that tied the game. Daniel Gibson scored 23
points to lead the Longhorns (15-6, 4-4), who have lost three of their last
four games. Brad Buckman chipped in 20 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

Final Score: (21) Utah 61, San Diego State 41

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Andrew Bogut scored 15 points and grabbed 13
rebounds as No. 21 Utah rolled to a 61-41 win over San Diego State in Mountain
West Conference action at Cox Arena. Justin Hawkins also scored 15 points to
help lift the Utes (19-3, 7-0 MWC) to their 14th straight win. Utah also
became the first team in Mountain West Conference history to start 7-0 in
conference play. Marcus Slaughter scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds
for the Aztecs (9-11, 3-4), who have dropped three in a row and four of their
last five.

Final Score: Miami-Florida 75, (22) Maryland 73 (OT)

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – William Frisby drained two free throws
with 8/10ths of a second remaining in overtime as Miami-Florida upset 22nd-
ranked Maryland, 75-73, in a wild affair at Miami Arena. Frisby’s heroics
overshadowed a splendid performance by Guillermo Diaz, who paced Miami-
Florida (14-7, 5-5 ACC) with 27 points. Robert Hite added 17 points for
the Hurricanes, who ended 20-of-26 from the line to snap a two-game slide.
Chris McCray finished with 23 points to lead Maryland. Mike Jones chipped in
14 for the Terrapins (13-7, 4-5), who have dropped two straight in conference
play. Nik Caner-Medley, Travis Garrison and John Gilchrist each netted eight
points in the setback.

Final Score: (23) Connecticut 68, St. John’s 46

Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Rashad Anderson scored 21 points to lead 23rd-
ranked Connecticut past St. John’s, 68-46, in a Big East affair at Gampel
Pavilion. Denham Brown added 17 points for the Huskies (14-5, 6-3 Big East),
who won their second straight game and fifth in seven tries. The Huskies, who
won for the 32nd time in their last 36 at Gampel, will visit No. 8 Syracuse on
Monday before hosting No. 2 North Carolina next Sunday. Daryll Hill led all
scorers with 22 points for the Red Storm (8-11, 2-7 Big East), who lost for
the fourth time in their last five games. Eugene Lawrence chipped in seven
points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Final Score: (24) Villanova 89, Providence 81

Villanova, PA (Sports Network) – Curtis Sumpter scored 24 points with 13
rebounds, leading No. 24 Villanova to an 89-81 victory over Providence at The
Pavilion. Allan Ray added 20 points and Randy Foye scored 19 for Villanova
(13-5, 5-4 Big East), which was coming off a loss to No. 23 Connecticut on
Wednesday night. Ryan Gomes poured in 32 points to lead Providence (10-12,
0-8), which has lost its last four road games. Tuukka Kotti and DeSean White
added 10 points apiece in the loss.