Saturday , Dec , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Final Score: (1) Duke 102, UNC-Greensboro 69

Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick poured in 35 points and Shelden
Williams added 21 with 12 rebounds, as top-ranked Duke cruised to a 102-69
victory over UNC-Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum. Redick made 10-of-16
shots and hit 6-of-11 from beyond the arc for the Blue Devils (12-0), who
have won their first 12 games for the fourth time in the past five years.
Ricky Hickman scored 23 points to lead UNC-Greensboro (7-6), which has lost
all six meetings with Duke. Kyle Hines chipped in 20 in defeat.

Final Score: (3) Villanova 75, Temple 53

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allan Ray scored 20 points and had five
rebounds to lead third-ranked Villanova past the Temple Owls, 75-53, at the
Palestra. Kyle Lowry added 15 points and five boards for the Wildcats (9-0),
who started a season with nine straight wins for the first time since the
1961-62 season. Mike Nardi chipped in with 17 points and Randy Foye tallied
nine points and had 10 rebounds and nine assists in the win. Mardy Collins
netted 19 points for the Owls (6-4), who lost for just the second time
in their last six games.

Final Score: Arizona 96, (7) Washington 95 (2OT)

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Hassan Adams scored 32 points and Kirk Walters
hit the eventual game-winning free throw in the final seconds, as Arizona
snapped the longest home-winning streak in the country by edging seventh-
ranked Washington, 96-95, in double-overtime at Bank of America Arena. Adams
went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and finished with five rebounds and four
steals for the Wildcats (9-3, 2-0 PAC 10), who improved to 3-1 on the road.
Mustafa Shakur chipped in 23 points and dished out nine assists, while Marcus
Williams tallied 16 points and collected nine rebounds in the win. Brandon
Roy tied a career-high with 35 points for the Huskies, including two three-
pointers in the final moments of both regulation and the first overtime to
extend the game. Jamaal Williams added 22 points and seven boards for
Washington (11-1, 1-1) which lost at home for the first time in 33 games.

Final Score: (8) Gonzaga 102, Saint Joseph’s 94

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – J.P. Batista scored 32 points on 12-of-13
shooting and added 15 rebounds to lead eighth-ranked Gonzaga over
Saint Joseph’s, 102-94, at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Adam Morrison added
25 points for the Bulldogs, who won their 30th consecutive home game. Thanks
to Washington’s loss to Arizona earlier in the day, the Zags now own the
nation’s longest home winning streak. Derek Raivio also reached double figures
for the Zags with 19 points. Abdulai Jalloh paced the Hawks (5-5), who
lost for the third time in four games, with 27 points and seven assists.
Chet Stachitas chipped in with 24 points for Saint Joseph’s while Dwayne Lee
had 13 and nine assists.

Final Score: (9) Michigan State 78, Coppin State 54

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Maurice Ager poured in a game-high 25
points to lead the ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans past the Coppin State
Eagles, 78-54, at the Breslin Center. Shannon Brown added 21 while Paul
Davis posted 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans (12-2), who have won
11 straight games and are on the school’s longest winning streak since
opening the 2000-01 campaign with 12 straight victories. Tywain McKee netted
17 points, grabbed six boards and handed out five assists for Coppin State
(0-11), which has dropped 11 straight games to begin the season and still
has yet to play a home contest.

Final Score: (10) Louisville 58, Miami-Florida 43

Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) – Juan Palacios hit four three-pointers and
scored 19 points, as 10th-ranked Louisville used a late run to defeat Miami-
Florida, 58-43, in the Orange Bowl Classic at BankAtlantic Center. Taquan
Dean added 13 points for the Cardinals (11-1), who reeled off 17
consecutive points late in the game to post their fifth straight win since
losing to Kentucky on December 17. David Padgett finished with 11 points and
13 rebounds in the win. Robert Hite had 15 points and Anthony Harris
netted 10 for the Hurricanes (7-6), who have dropped three of their past four

Final Score: California 68, (11) UCLA 61

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Ayinde Ubaka scored 18 points to help lead
California over 11th-ranked UCLA, 68-61, at Pauley Pavilion. Omar Wilkes and
Richard Midgley each had 12 points for the Golden Bears (8-3, 2-0), who won
for the second consecutive time. DeVon Hardin also reached double figures
for California with 10 points, while Leon Powe had a game-high 12 rebounds.
Arron Afflalo paced the Bruins (11-2, 1-1) with 19 points and five rebounds
while Josh Shipp chipped in 10 points. UCLA lost for the first time in nine

Final Score: (13) Boston College 78, Rhode Island 56

Kingston, RI (Sports Network) – Sean Marshall scored 21 points and added four
assists, as 13th-ranked Boston College defeated Rhode Island, 78-56, in a non-
conference game at Thomas F. Ryan Center. Craig Smith was a perfect 7-of-7
from the floor and netted 20 points for the Eagles (10-2), who won their
fourth game in a row. Jared Dudley chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds in
the win. Dawan Robinson was the only Ram in double figures with 19 points
while Will Daniels finished with nine for Rhode Island (6-5), which has
dropped four of its last five games since starting the season 5-1.

Final Score: (14) Oklahoma 68, Alabama 56

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Kevin Bookout poured in 18 points and grabbed
eight rebounds to lead 14th-ranked Oklahoma past Alabama, 68-56, at the Lloyd
Noble Center. Austin Johnson chipped in 14 points and Taj Gray added 13
points with seven rebounds for Oklahoma (8-2), which has won four of its last
five games. Ronald Steele and Chuck Davis each had 18 points for Alabama
(6-5), which has lost four of its last six games since an impressive 4-1 start
to the season.

Final Score: (16) Maryland 99, VMI 68

College Park, MD (Sports Network) – D.J. Strawberry led a balanced attack with
16 points, as 16th-ranked Maryland led from start to finish in a 99-68 rout of
VMI at the Comcast Center. Chris McCray scored 15 points on 6-of-9
shooting, Parrish Brown tallied 13 points and Travis Garrison added 12 in the
victory. Nik Caner-Medley contributed 10 points for Maryland (10-2), which
has won five straight and nine of its last 10 games. The Terrapins also
extended their home win streak to 11 games and have won 28 straight games at
home versus non-conference opponents. Reggie Williams led all scorers with
19 points and Matt Murrer scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds for
VMI (5-6), which has lost two straight games after a five-game winning streak.

Final Score: (17) Indiana 80, Ball State 56

Muncie, IN (Sports Network) – Robert Vaden scored a game-high 22 points to
lead 17th-ranked Indiana to an 80-56 win over Ball State at Worthen Arena.
Marshall Strickland netted 18 points for the Hoosiers (8-2), who have won four
straight and will open Big Ten play Tuesday versus Michigan. D.J. White had 16
points and nine boards for the Hoosiers. Indiana also improved to 18-1 in the
all-time series against Ball State. Julien Mills led the Cardinals (4-4)
with 16 points and Charles Bass chipped in 12, as Ball State suffered its
second straight loss and third in four games.

Final Score: St. Mary’s 89, (20) Nevada 80

Moraga, CA (Sports Network) – Brett Collins scored 31 points and grabbed five
rebounds and Daniel Kickert added 17 points as the St. Mary’s Gaels defeated
the 20th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack, 89-80, at McKeon Pavilion. Collins shot 8-
of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from beyond the three-point arc, and
went 12-of-13 from the free-throw line for St. Mary’s (6-5), which snapped
Nevada’s 14-game road winning streak. Marcelus Kemp led Nevada with 22
points and Nick Fazekas added 21 points and eight rebounds for the Wolf Pack
(10-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: (21) Ohio State 78, LSU 76

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Matt Sylvester drained a three-pointer from
the left corner with 5.5 seconds left to cap a game-ending 20-3 run, as 21st-
ranked Ohio State remained unbeaten with a 78-76 victory over LSU at Value
City Arena. Sylvester’s three-pointer capped a furious rally that
wouldn’t have been possible without the play of Terence Dials, who paced
the Buckeyes (10-0) with 24 points and eight rebounds. Tyrus Thomas notched
a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards and Tasmin Mitchell added 12 for
LSU (7-4), which has lost three of its last four games.