Sunday , Feb , 27 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

***** Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules *****
(Sunday, February 27th)

Final Score: (2) North Carolina 85, Maryland 83

College Park, MD (Sports Network) – Raymond Felton’s go-ahead layup with 18.9
seconds left lifted No. 2 North Carolina over Maryland, 85-83 at the Comcast
Center. Felton finished with 10 points and 10 assits, while Sean May recorded
his sixth straight double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds for North
Carolina (24-3, 12-2 ACC), which won its fifth straight and remained a game
ahead of Wake Forest for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jawad
Williams finished with 21 points in the win. Chris McCray led the way for
Maryland with 25 points as he went 5-of-6 from three-point territory. The
Terrapins (16-10, 7-8) have lost two straight and three of their last four.
Nik Caner-Medley netted 18 and John Gilchrist tallied 13 in the loss.

Final Score: (8) Kansas 81, (4) Oklahoma State 79

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Wayne Simien scored a career-high 32 points as
the eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks snapped a three-game losing streak and moved
into first place atop the Big 12 Conference standings with an 81-79 victory
over No. 4 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse. Simien went 11-of-17 from the
floor and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Jayhawks (21-4, 11-3 Big 12),
whose three straight losses marked their longest slide since 1993-94. With
the win, KU also added to its resume for a top seed in the upcoming NCAA
Tournament as well as continued its dominance over the Cowboys, improving to
98-50 all-time against them and 54-10 in Lawrence. John Lucas had 22 points on
9-of-11 shooting for Oklahoma State (20-5, 10-4).

Final Score: (6) Wake Forest 90, Virginia 68

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Justin Gray scored 20 points to lead
sixth-ranked Wake Forest to a 90-68 rout of Virginia at Joel Coliseum. Eric
Williams and Chris Paul each chipped in 17 for the Demon Deacons (24-4,
11-3 ACC), who have won two straight and eight of their last nine. Devin
Smith led Virginia with 22 points, while J.R. Reynolds and T.J.
Bannister each contributed 15. The Cavaliers (13-12, 4-10) have lost three in
a row.

Final Score: Indiana 78, (10) Michigan State 74 (OT)

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Bracey Wright poured in a season-high 32
points, including a crucial three-pointer in overtime, as Indiana upset 10th-
ranked Michigan State 78-74 at Assembly Hall. D.J. White added 17 points,
including the game-tying basket in regulation and the go-ahead score in
overtime, and Marshall Strickland contributed 13 for the Hoosiers (14-11,
9-5 Big Ten), who have won three straight games and greatly improved their
chances of gaining an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament with a
quality win over a top-10 team. Alan Anderson, Chris Hill and Paul Davis all
netted 12 points for the Spartans (20-5, 10-3), who had their six-game
winning streak halted and lost for the first time since suffering an 81-68
setback to top-ranked and undefeated Illinois on February 1.

Final Score: (20) Wisconsin 64, Ohio State 56

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Alando Tucker scored 19 points and grabbed
nine rebounds to lead 20th-ranked Wisconsin to a 64-56 win over Ohio State at
Value City Arena. Mike Wilkinson added 14 points and eight boards while
Clayton Hansen drained three shots from three-point range for the Badgers
(18-7, 9-5 Big Ten), who won for only the third time in their last six games.
Terence Dials had a game-high 20 points for the Buckeyes (18-10, 7-7), who
have dropped two straight contests.

Final Score: (23) Villanova 67, Georgetown 56

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Allan Ray scored 18 points to lead a
balanced Villanova attack, as the 23rd-ranked Wildcats posted their fifth
straight win with a 67-56 triumph against Georgetown at the MCI Center. Will
Sheridan added 14 points, Kyle Lowry chipped in 12 and Curtis Sumpter
contributed 11 for the Wildcats, who have won 10 of their last 12 and moved
closer to a first-round bye in the Big East Tournament. Villanova (19-6, 9-5
Big East) took over sole possession of fourth place in the Big East, while
Georgetown (16-9, 8-6) fell into a three-way tie with Pittsburgh and Notre
Dame for fifth.