Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Monday, February 21st)
Final Score: (22) Oklahoma 71, (8) Kansas 63
Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Terrell Everett scored a game-high 19 points and
David Godbold added a career-high 15 to lead No. 22 Oklahoma over No. 8
Kansas, 71-63, at the Noble Center. Johnnie Gilbert contributed 12 for the
Sooners (20-6, 9-4 Big 12), who have won three straight. Wayne Simien scored
17 for Kansas (20-4, 10-3), which lost its third straight game for the first
time in 11 years. Keith Langford had 16 in the loss. The Jayhawks last lost
three straight game from February 16-23, 1994. Kansas, which dropped overtime
decisions to Texas Tech and Iowa State coming in, lost its third straight
conference game for the first time since 1989.
Final Score: New Mexico 65, (13) Utah 54
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) – Mark Walters scored a season-high 22 points
to lift New Mexico to a 65-54 win over 13th-ranked Utah at the Pit. Walters
sparked a late second-half surge with five straight points, ending 7-of-11
from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range, for the Lobos (20-6, 7-4
Mountain West), who have won three straight and six of seven. Danny Granger,
who missed New Mexico’s 69-58 loss to Utah earlier this season, added 15
points and nine boards for New Mexico, which has beaten a ranked Utah team six
of the last seven times at the Pit. Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 13
rebounds for the Utes (23-4, 11-1), who had an 18-game winning streak halted.
Marc Jackson added 12 points for Utah, which failed in its attempts to
become the first MWC team in history to finish the season undefeated in
Final Score: (17) Connecticut 88, Notre Dame 74
Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Charlie Villanueva had a career-high tying 25
points and Marcus Williams fell one assist short of a triple-double, as 17th-
ranked Connecticut downed Notre Dame 88-74 at the Hartford Civic Center.
Williams ended with 17 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Huskies
(18-6, 10-3 Big East), who won their third straight game and avenged a setback
earlier this season at Notre Dame. Denham Brown tallied 18 points for UConn,
which has won six of seven. Colin Falls hit 6-of-10 three-pointers on his way
to a 19-point night for the Irish (16-8, 8-6), who had a two-game win
streak halted. Chris Thomas ended with 16 points and Torin Francis had 15 for
Notre Dame, which has dropped five of its last nine contests.
Final Score: (25) Nevada 70, Tulsa 56
Reno, NV (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas scored 15 points and pulled down 15
rebounds, while Kevinn Pinkney netted 10 and 10 boards to lead No. 25 Nevada
past Tulsa, 70-56 at Lawlor Events Center. Jermaine Washington tallied 13
points and five assists for the Wolf Pack (21-5, 13-2 WAC), who have
won seven straight and 10 of 11. Kyle Shiloh finished with 11 points
and Ramon Sessions dished out a team-high seven assists as Nevada won its
first game ranked in the Top 25. Jarius Glenn led the way for the Golden
Hurricane with 16 points. Chris Wallace ended with 11 points off the bench
for Tulsa (7-17, 3-11), which has lost three of its last four contests.
Anthony Price scored nine in the losing effort.