Wednesday , Nov , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Final Score: (2) Texas 82, Texas-Pan American 54

Austin, TX (Sports Network) – LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a game-high 23
points and grabbed 11 rebounds, as second-ranked Texas blew out Texas-Pan
American, 82-54, at the Frank Erwin Center. P.J. Tucker contributed 19
points and 11 boards while Mike Williams added 10 points and hauled in 10
rebounds for the Longhorns (6-0), who are off to their best start since the
1981-82 team began the season with 14 straight wins. Johnathan Chatman and
Dexter Shankle both had 10 points for the Broncs (2-4), who have dropped two
straight and four of their last five games.

Final Score: (3) Connecticut 68, Army 54

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Rudy Gay scored 17 points and grabbed 10
rebounds, as third-ranked Connecticut shook off some early rust to defeat
Army, 68-54, in its home opener at the Hartford Civic Center. Gay also
converted 9-of-11 from the charity stripe and had five steals for the
Huskies (5-0), who shot just 41.5 percent from the floor but held a 41-26
rebounding advantage. Jarell Brown tallied a game-high 26 points for the
Cadets (2-3), who committed 19 turnovers and shot 40 percent from the floor.

Final Score: (10) Kentucky 75, High Point 55

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) – Rajon Rondo had 14 points and 10 rebounds, as
10th-ranked Kentucky pulled away in the second half for a 75-55 win over High
Point at Rupp Arena. Ramel Bradley added 14 points and Patrick Sparks
scored 13 for the Wildcats (5-1), who were in their final preparation
before facing defending national champion North Carolina this Saturday at
Rupp Arena. Arizona Reid scored 29 points and pulled down 16 rebounds
for High Point (3-2), which also got 12 points from Akeem Scott.

Final Score: (12) Illinois 68, North Carolina 64

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Dee Brown scored 14 points and drained two
critical free throws late in the game, as 12th-ranked Illinois defeated North
Carolina, 68-64, avenging a loss to the Tar Heels from last season’s NCAA
national championship game. James Augustine added 13 points and grabbed 13
rebounds for Illinois (6-0), which shot 46 percent from the floor and
drained eight three-pointers. Tyler Hansbrough led the youthful Tar Heels
with 17 points and six rebounds, while fellow freshman Marcus Ginyard added 14
points for North Carolina (3-1), which had its 21-game home winning streak

Final Score: (16) UCLA 73, Albany 65

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo had 22 points and seven
rebounds to lead the 16th-ranked UCLA Bruins over the Albany Great Danes,
73-65, at Pauley Pavilion. Cedric Bozeman had 16 points and Luc Richard Mbah a
Moute had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bruins (5-1), who have won two
straight after defeating Drexel in the consolation game of the NIT Season
Tip-Off last Friday. Jon Iati had 23 points, going 6-for-10 from the
three-point line and Jamar Wilson netted 12 for the Great Danes (1-4), who
have lost four straight games.

Final Score: (21) Alabama 73, Louisiana Tech 63

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Chuck Davis scored 15 points to help 21st-
ranked Alabama pull away to a 73-63 victory over Louisiana Tech. Jermareo
Davidson recorded his third straight double-double with 15 points and 16
rebounds, while Ronald Steele added 10 points and eight assists. The Crimson
Tide (3-1) also received 12 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from Richard
Hendrix. Paul Millsap led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed 11
boards, but was hindered by foul trouble throughout the contest.

Final Score: (22) Wake Forest 91, Wisconsin 88

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Justin Gray poured in a career-high 37
points to lead 22nd-ranked Wake Forest past Wisconsin, 91-88, in an ACC/Big
Ten Challenge game from Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Eric Williams added 17 points
and Kyle Visser chipped in 13 and seven rebounds for the Demon Deacons (6-1),
who have won four straight games since a loss to Florida in the semifinals of
the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Alando Tucker scored a team-high 27 points
for the Badgers (4-1), who were looking to begin a season with five
straight wins for the first time since 1996-97 when the team started 6-0.

Final Score: Houston 84, (25) LSU 83

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Oliver Lafayette scored 32 points and
Jahmar Thorpe added 14, as the Houston Cougars upset 25th-ranked LSU, 84-83,
at Maravich Assembly Center. Lafayette shot 12-of-20 from the floor,
including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, and Brian Latham added 12 for Houston
(2-1), which won its third straight over the Tigers. Darrel Mitchell scored
25 points and Tyrus Thomas added 21 points and 12 rebounds for LSU (3-1),
which hasn’t beaten Houston since January of 2003, an 80-51 win in Baton