Tuesday , Nov , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – LaMarcus Aldridge’s basket with 3.6 seconds
left in the game lifted second-ranked Texas to a thrilling 76-75 win over No.
13 West Virginia in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic. Aldridge, who
posted 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, had a huge block on Mike
Gansey in the waning seconds to seal the victory for the Longhorns (3-0),
who will play Iowa in the final of this tourney on Tuesday. Daniel Gibson
finished with a team-high 20 points and P.J. Tucker chipped in 19 points, as
the Longhorns shot 53 percent from the floor. Gansey led all scorers with
28 points on 12-of-20 shooting. Joe Herber contributed 16 points for
West Virginia (2-1), which made 48 percent of its shots.

Final Score: (3) Connecticut 77, Arkansas 68

Lahaina, HI (Sports Network) – Rudy Gay poured in a career-high 28 points and
Denham Brown scored 21, as third-ranked Connecticut earned a 77-68 victory
over Arkansas in a Maui Invitational first-round game at Lahaina Civic Center.
Gay made 11-of-19 field goal attempts to lead the Huskies into Tuesday’s
semifinals, where UConn (2-0) will take on ninth-ranked Arizona in a huge
early-season showdown. Freshman Jeff Adrien chipped in 11 points in the win.
The Huskies led start-to-finish, but were tested by the Razorbacks (1-1), who
trimmed a 17-point second-half deficit down to three at one point. Ronnie
Brewer delivered a career-best 25 points and Jonathon Modica netted 13 in

Final Score: (18) Iowa 67, (7) Kentucky 63

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Mike Henderson finished with 15 points and
made a clutch free throw down the stretch, leading 18th-ranked Iowa to a 67-63
win over No. 7 Kentucky in the semifinals at the Guardians Classic. Greg
Brunner paced the Hawkeyes (3-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Adam
Haluska recorded nine points and also sank huge free throws in the win. Iowa
will face No. 2 Texas in the final of this tourney on Tuesday night. Rekalin
Sims poured in a game-high 22 points for Kentucky (2-1), which blew an early
lead and will face West Virginia in the consolation game. Bobby Perry buried
a big three-pointer towards the end and finished with 12 points.

Final Score: (8) Gonzaga 88, (23) Maryland 76

Lahaina, HI (Sports Network) – Forward Adam Morrison led all scorers with 25
points and added nine rebounds, as eighth-ranked Gonzaga beat 23rd-ranked
Maryland, 88-76, in the Maui Invitational opening round at the Lahaina Civic
Center. Derek Raivio went 4-for-7 from behind the arc and finished with
24 points for the Bulldogs (2-0), while J.P. Batista poured in 21 points in
the win. Gonzaga moves on to play in the semifinals on Tuesday against
Michigan State, which defeated Chaminade in first-round action. The
championship game will be played on Wednesday. Chris McCray led Maryland (1-1)
with 18 points and D.J. Strawberry contributed 16 points and four assists.
James Gist scored 10 points and pulled down seven boards for the Terrapins,
who committed 23 turnovers in the game.

Final Score: (9) Arizona 61, Kansas 49

Lahaina, HI (Sports Network) – Mustafa Shakur scored 13 points and Chris
Rodgers added 12 points, as ninth-ranked Arizona opened its season with a
61-49 victory over Kansas in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.
Hassan Adams added 10 points for the Wildcats (1-0), who overcame 28.3 percent
shooting from the field to advance to the semifinals against third-ranked
Connecticut. UConn beat Arkansas, 77-68, Monday night. The Wildcats are
participating in this tournament for a fourth time and won it the last time
they were in Maui in 2000. However, they were fortunate to get out of their
first game with a win, as the starting five of Adams, Ivan Radenovic,
Isaiah Fox, Chris Rodgers and Shakur combined to shoot 10-for-44 from the
field. However, Arizona went to the foul line 33 times and made 23 of those
shots, while Kansas (1-1) was just 7-of-12 from the charity stripe and
committed 27 turnovers.

Final Score: (12) Michigan State 89, Chaminade 67

Lahaina, HI (Sports Network) – Maurice Ager scored 23 points to lead 12th-
ranked Michigan State to an 89-67 victory over Chaminade in the opening game
of the Maui Invitational. Shannon Brown added 18 points for the Spartans
(1-1), who bounced back from their season-opening loss at Hawaii on
Saturday. The stunning defeat dropped Michigan State from fourth to 12th in
the rankings. The Spartans will next play on Tuesday against Gonzaga. The
championship game is set for Wednesday night. Chris Reaves scored 18 points
to lead Division II Chaminade (0-1), the tournament host still best-
remembered for its 1982 upset of a top-ranked Virginia squad.

Final Score: (20) Indiana 100, Florida A&M 63

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Marshall Strickland scored a game-high 20
points and Roderick Wilmont added 17 points and eight rebounds, as 20th-ranked
Indiana defeated Florida A&M, 100-63, at Assembly Hall. Robert Vaden and Errek
Suhr both had 13 points and Marco Killingsworth pitched in 10 points and a
game-high nine boards for Indiana (2-0), which shot 61 percent from the
floor. Brian Greene recorded team-highs with 19 points and eight rebounds,
while Glen Elliott had 14 points for the Rattlers (1-1), who made just 41
percent of their field-goal attempts. No other Rattlers reached double

Final Score: (24) Wake Forest 79, UNC-Asheville 63

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Justin Gray scored 16 points and shot
4-of-9 from three-point range, and 24th-ranked Wake Forest overcame a sluggish
start to cruise to a 79-63 victory over UNC-Asheville at Lawrence Joel
Coliseum. Trent Strickland added 14 points and Eric Williams had 12 on 5-
of-7 shooting along with nine rebounds for the Demon Deacons (4-1), who
won their second straight following Thursday’s 77-72 defeat to Florida in
the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals. The Bulldogs (0-2), who opened
their season with an 80-52 defeat at Georgia Tech on Friday, received a
game-high 17 points from Joe Barber. Oliver Holmes finished with 11 points and
seven rebounds in the loss.