Friday , Jan , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Randy Foye poured in 24 points and grabbed
nine rebounds to lead third-ranked Villanova past No. 9 Louisville, 76-67, in
a battle between a pair of Big East heavyweights at Freedom Hall. Allan Ray
added 17 points while Jason Fraser contributed 13 points and 10 boards for the
Wildcats (10-0, 1-0 Big East), who are off to the school’s best start since
the 1961-62 club opened the season with 12 consecutive wins. David Padgett had
17 points and six rebounds before fouling out for the Cardinals (11-2, 0-1),
who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Brandon Jenkins netted 12 points
and Chad Millard contributed 11 in the loss. Louisville, which played its
first-ever Big East Conference game, lost for the first time in 11 home games
this season. The Cardinals had also won 13 straight in Freedom Hall dating
back to last year.

Final Score: (6) Illinois 60, (7) Michigan State 50

Champaign, IL (Sports Network) – Dee Brown single-handedly carried Illinois’
offense with a 34-point performance, including seven three-pointers, as the
sixth-ranked Fighting Illini defeated seventh-ranked Michigan State, 60-50, at
Assembly Hall. Brown’s 23 first-half points almost matched Michigan State’s
28, telling the tale of a Big Ten opener dominated by the All-American guard
and Illinois’ suffocating defense. Rich McBride added eight points and James
Augustine scored seven points and grabbed nine rebounds for Illinois (15-0,
1-0 Big Ten), which tied Gonzaga for the longest active home winning streak
at 30 games. Shannon Brown led Michigan State (12-3, 0-1) with 17 points
and Paul Davis contributed 12 points and nine boards, but leading scorer
Maurice Ager managed just nine points on 3-of-8 shooting. The loss snapped
Michigan State’s 11-game winning streak.

Final Score: (17) UCLA 85, (21) Arizona 79

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo tallied 22 points on 9-of-12
shooting, as 17th-ranked UCLA defeated No. 21 Arizona, 85-79, at the McKale
Center. The victory marked the Bruins first victory in Tucson since a 66-64
triumph at the McKale Center on February 13, 1997. Josh Shipp added 14
points and Jordan Farmar scored 11 points, including 4-of-4 from the charity
stripe down the stretch, for UCLA (12-2, 2-1 Pac 10). Hassan Adams scored 21
points and dished out six assists and Marcus Williams contributed 19 points
for Arizona (9-4, 2-1), which lost despite shooting 52.5 percent from the
floor and making 15-of-18 free throws.

Final Score: (18) Ohio State 104, Penn State 69

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Ron Lewis hit 10-of-11 shots and poured in 26
points, as 18th-ranked Ohio State remained unbeaten by blowing out Penn State,
104-69, in Big Ten action at Value City Arena. J.J. Sullinger added 18 points
for the Buckeyes (11-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who have opened the season with 11
straight wins and are off to the school’s best start since the 1990-91 club
began the campaign with a 17-0 record. Jamelle Cornley had a career-high 20
points and added six rebounds for the Nittany Lions (8-4, 0-1), who had a
four-game winning streak halted. Geary Claxton chipped in 17 points and six
boards in the loss.

Final Score: (24) West Virginia 57, South Florida 53

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) – Mike Gansey poured in 18 points on 8-of-11
shooting to lead 24th-ranked West Virginia to a 57-53 win over South Florida
at the Sun Dome. Kevin Pittsnogle added 16 points for the Mountaineers (9-3,
1-0 Big East), who won their seventh consecutive game. Johannes
Herber and Patrick Beilein pitched in with eight points each for West
Virginia. Solomon Jones dominated for the Bulls (6-8, 0-1), who lost
their third consecutive game, with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Melvin
Buckley added 16 points for South Florida while McHugh Mattis had 11.