Friday , Feb , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Thursday, February 24th)

Final Score: (9) Arizona 57, Washington State 56 (OT)

Pullman, WA (Sports Network) – Ivan Radenovic drained two clutch free throws
in the waning moments of overtime, as No. 9 Arizona exacted revenge and
escaped with a 57-56 victory over Washington State at Friel Court. Channing
Frye led the way with 26 points for Arizona (24-4, 14-2 Pacific 10), which
has won seven straight. Radenovic and Hassan Adams each added 10 points for
the Wildcats, who dropped a 70-63 home tilt to these Cougars on January 29
for one of their only two losses in the league this season. Senior standout
guard Salim Stoudamire, who entered the game averaging 18.6 points per game,
was held to just eight points in the victory. Thomas Kelati led the Cougars
with 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Derrick Low contributed 12 points for
Washington State (10-14, 5-10), which has dropped four consecutive contests.

Final Score: (10) Michigan State 77, (20) Wisconsin 64

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Alan Anderson was a perfect 10-of-10 from
the field and poured in a career-high 28 points to lead No. 10 Michigan State
to a 77-64 win over 20th-ranked Wisconsin at the Breslin Center. Paul Davis
chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (20-4, 11-2 Big Ten),
who have won six straight games since dropping a heartbreaking 62-59 loss at
Wisconsin on January 16. Shannon Brown and Maurice Ager both
contributed 11 points in the win. Michigan State, which won for the first time
in its last seven meetings versus the Badgers, won 20 games in a season for
the sixth time under head coach Tom Izzo. Alando Tucker scored 18 points and
Mike Wilkinson added 16 points and seven boards for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-5),
which has dropped two of its last three contests.

Final Score: (12) Gonzaga 84, Portland 68

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison finished with a game-high 22
points, as 12th-ranked Gonzaga clinched the West Coast Conference title with
an 84-68 victory over Portland. The Bulldogs (22-4, 13-2 WCC) clinched at
least a tie for the title with Saturday’s win over San Francisco, but won
the league outright with Thursday’s victory. Gonzaga, which has won five
straight regular-season WCC titles, also locked down the top seed in next
week’s conference tournament. Ronny Turiaf added 14 points and 11 rebounds
for the Bulldogs, who have won nine straight contests. J.P. Batista netted
13 points in the win and Derek Raivio chipped in 12. Darren Cooper posted
20 points to lead the Pilots (15-14, 4-10), who wrapped up their regular
season with four consecutive losses. Pooh Jeter contributed 13 points and Ben
Sullivan added 10 in the setback.

Final Score: (14) Washington 90, Arizona State 82

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Tre Simmons scored 29 points, hitting 6-of-7
three-pointers, to lift 14th-ranked Washington over Arizona State, 90-82, at
Bank of America Arena. Nate Robinson added 21 points for the Huskies (22-4,
12-3 Pac-10), who have won two in a row heading into Saturday’s important
matchup against conference leading Arizona. Washington trails the Wildcats
by 1 1/2 games heading into the tilt, having won six of its last seven games
overall. Ike Diogu had 31 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils
(18-10, 7-9), who had a two-game win streak halted. Kevin Kruger added 17
points for Arizona State, which has lost four of six overall and four in a row
on the road.

Final Score: (24) Cincinnati 80, Marquette 68

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Eric Hicks scored 17 points and grabbed
nine rebounds to lead 24th-ranked Cincinnati to an 80-68 win over Marquette at
Fifth Third Arena. Jason Maxiell added 14 points and 10 boards for the
Bearcats (21-6, 9-4 C-USA), who have won three straight overall and five in a
row at home. Steve Novak had 25 points for the Golden Eagles (18-9, 6-8), who
have lost two of three and eight of their last 11. Dameon Mason added 17
points, eight rebounds and four assists for Marquette, which struggled in
its first game without conference player of the year candidate Travis Diener.
Diener is expected to miss the remainder of his final season at the school due
to a broken left hand he suffered last time out in a win over UAB.