Sunday , Feb , 20 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Sunday, February 20th)

Final Score: (7) Duke 102, (5) Wake Forest 92

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick poured in a career-high 38 points,
as seventh-ranked Duke downed No. 5 Wake Forest, 102-92, at Cameron Indoor
Stadium. Redick connected on 9-of-15 field goals, including 6-of-10 from
beyond the arc, and made 14-of-15 from the free-throw line to help Duke
(19-4, 9-4 ACC) snap a two-game losing streak and win for the third time in
five games. The Blue Devils were also able to avenge a loss at Wake Forest on
February 2. Lee Melchionni scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half for
Duke. Daniel Ewing added 13 points in the win, while Shelden Williams
collected 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Chris Paul netted
27 points to lead the Demon Deacons (22-4, 10-3), who had their winning
streak halted at six games. Trent Strickland added 15 points for Wake, while
Taron Downey and Justin Gray chipped in 12 points apiece.

Final Score: (10) Arizona 91, Oregon State 70

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Salim Stoudamire set a school record with nine
three-pointers and finished with 31 points, as 10th-ranked Arizona pounded
Oregon State, 91-70, at the McKale Center. Stoudamire made 9-of-14 attempts
from beyond the arc to break the previous mark of eight set by Jason Gardner
against Kansas on December 1, 2001. Channing Frye added 15 points for the
Wildcats (23-4, 13-2 Pac-10), who have won six straight games since a
shocking loss to Washington State on January 29. Jason Fontenet and Nick
DeWitz posted 16 points apiece for the Beavers (14-11, 6-8), who have
dropped two in a row and five of their last eight contests. David Lucas
added 15 points in the setback.

Final Score: (12) Louisville 84, Saint Louis 66

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Taquan Dean had 15 points on 5-of-7
shooting from behind the arc, as the 12th-ranked Louisville Cardinals used a
huge second half to beat St. Louis, 84-66, at Freedom Hall. Larry O’Bannon
led the Cardinals (23-4, 11-2 Conference-USA) with 17 points. Izik Ohanon’s
18 points led the way for the Billikens (7-18, 4-8). Francisco Garcia and
Ellis Myles each added 13 points for the Cardinals, who nailed 13-of-29 shots
from behind the arc in the contest.

Final Score: (25) Villanova 80, (17) Pittsburgh 72

Villanova, PA (Sports Network) – Allan Ray scored 21 of his game-high 23
points in the second half to lead 25th-ranked Villanova to an 80-72 win
over No. 17 Pittsburgh at The Pavilion. Ray ended 7-of-16 from the floor and
knocked down five three-pointers in the second half for the Wildcats (17-6,
7-5 Big East), who have won three straight games since dropping a 90-75
decision to Syracuse on February 12. Curtis Sumpter had 18 points, Randy
Foye chipped in 15 and Mike Nardi contributed 13 for Villanova, which
made 12-of-23 three-point tries (52 percent). Carl Krauser scored 16
points for the Panthers (18-5, 8-4), who had their three-game winning
streak halted. Aaron Gray ended with 15 and Chris Taft netted 11 points in
the setback.