Friday , Feb , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Thursday, February 17th)

Final Score: Virginia Tech 67, (7) Duke 65

Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) – Zabian Dowdell’s three-pointer with 14.6
seconds left lifted the Virginia Tech Hokies to a 67-65 win over the seventh-
ranked Duke Blue Devils at Cassell Coliseum. Carlos Dixon had a team-high
18 points and nine rebounds for the Hokies (13-10, 6-6 ACC), who ended a
three-game losing streak and avenged a 100-65 setback to Duke earlier this
season. Jamon Gordon added 17 points for Virginia Tech, which arguably picked
up the biggest win in the history of its program in just its first season in
the ACC. J.J. Redick had 19 points and Shelden Williams added 16 points
and seven boards for the Blue Devils (18-4, 8-4), who have lost two in a
row and three of their last five.

Final Score: (10) Arizona 92, Oregon 67

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Salim Stoudamire posted a game-high 22 points
and Channing Frye added 19 points and seven blocked shots, as 10th-ranked
Arizona pounded Oregon, 92-67, at the McKale Center. Hassan Adams posted 17
points for the Wildcats (22-4, 12-2 Pac-10), who have won five straight and
10 of their last 11 contests. Chris Rodgers chipped in 11 points, nine assists
and three steals in the victory. Malik Hairston netted 21 points for the
Ducks (12-10, 4-9), who have dropped seven of their last eight games. Bryce
Taylor netted 15 points in the setback, while Aaron Brooks collected 10
points, seven rebounds and six assists. Brooks also committed 10 of Oregon’s
19 turnovers.

Final Score: (12) Louisville 64, Marquette 61

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Francisco Garcia’s three-pointer with 2.6
seconds remaining capped a late comeback as Louisville downed Marquette,
64-61, in a wild Conference USA affair at the Bradley Center. Garcia ended
with 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting, while Larry O’Bannon netted 15 points
for Louisville (22-4, 10-2 C-USA), which stole this one by closing the game
on a 14-0 run en route to its 11th win 12 games. Otis George added 10 in the
win. Steve Novak paced Marquette with 14 points. Joe Chapman added 13 and
Todd Townsend chipped in 12 for the Golden Eagles (17-8, 5-7), who have
dropped two of three and seven of 11. Travis Diener, who entered the
contest averaging 20.5 points per contest, contributed nine points. He ended
just 1-of-10 from three-point range in the loss.

Final Score: (13) Gonzaga 90, San Diego 73

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Derek Raivio hit five three-pointers and scored
a game-high 29 points, and No. 13 Gonzaga extended its winning streak to seven
games with a 90-73 victory over San Diego in West Coast Conference action.
J.P. Batista added 19 points and Ronny Turiaf scored 15 with 13 rebounds for
the Bulldogs (20-4, 10-2 WCC), who haven’t lost since dropping a three-point
decision at San Francisco on January 20. Brandon Gay collected 26 points and
13 rebounds to lead the Toreros (13-11, 5-6), who lost for the first time in
four games. Nick Lewis added 12 points in defeat. With three games
remaining, Gonzaga is inching ever closer to its fifth straight regular-
season conference title. Only St. Mary’s — two games back — is close.

Final Score: (25) Villanova 66, Seton Hall 52

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Curtis Sumpter scored a game-high 25
points to lead No. 25 Villanova over Seton Hall, 66-52, in Big East action at
Continental Airlines Arena. Randy Foye and Mike Nardi added 10 points apiece
for the Wildcats (16-6, 6-5 Big East), who have won four of their last five.
Andre Sweet scored 13 points to lead the Pirates (11-11, 3-8), who have
dropped four of five. Kelly Whitney chipped in 10 points in the loss.