College Basketball Game Capsules
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Brandon Bowman scored 23 points, pulled down
eight rebounds and added three blocks as Georgetown pulled off the 87-84 upset
of top-ranked Duke at the MCI Center. Jeff Green added 18 points, five boards
and seven assists for the Hoyas (12-4), who have won two straight following a
two-game losing streak. Ashanti Cook donated 17 points and four assists in the
thrilling upset. J.J. Redick tied a career-high with 41 points on 12-of-24
shooting for the Blue Devils (17-1), who became the third undefeated team in
major college basketball to lose on Saturday.
Final Score: Tennessee 80, (2) Florida 76
Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Dane Bradshaw’s tie-breaking layup off a
Chris Lofton steal with 20.4 seconds remaining helped lift Tennessee to an
80-76 victory over second-ranked and previously unbeaten Florida in a
Southeastern Conference showdown at Thompson-Boling Arena. Lofton finished
with 29 points for the Volunteers (12-3, 3-1 SEC), who rebounded from
recent losses to No. 4 Memphis and LSU and moved to 9-0 at home this season.
Andre Paterson compiled 12 points and 10 rebounds in the triumph. The Gators
(17-1, 3-1) began the game as the nation’s last unbeaten team standing,
after No. 1 Duke and ninth-ranked Pittsburgh both suffered their first
defeats earlier on Saturday. However, Florida committed 19 turnovers and was
dealt the same fate as the Blue Devils and Panthers.
Final Score: (3) Connecticut 69, (17) Louisville 58
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – Marcus Williams scored 15 points and Rudy
Gay tallied 12, as third-ranked Connecticut downed No. 17 Louisville, 69-58,
at Freedom Hall. Coupled with top-ranked Duke’s 87-84 loss at Georgetown
and No. 2 Florida’s 80-76 setback at Tennessee on Saturday, Connecticut
(16-1, 4-1 Big East) will most likely take over the top spot in next week’s
college basketball polls. In the present, the Huskies shot 51 percent from
the floor and made 19-of-23 free throws to defeat a Cardinals’ squad playing
without leading scorer Taquan Dean, who sat out with an ankle injury. In
Dean’s absence, Louisville (13-5, 1-4) was held under 60 points for the
third straight contest, all losses. David Padgett, a transfer from Kansas,
picked up some of the scoring slack with 27 points, but Terrence Williams was
the only other Cardinal to reach double figures with 10 points.
Final Score: (4) Memphis 85, Southern Mississippi 68
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) – Darius Washington had 20 points and five
assists to lead the fourth-ranked Memphis Tigers to an 85-68 victory over the
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Reed Green Coliseum. Robert Dozier and
Chris Douglas-Roberts each netted 14 and five boards and Rodney Carney added
11 points for the Tigers (17-2, 3-0 C-USA), who have won six in a row. Jarekus
Singleton paced the Golden Eagles (7-12, 1-3) with 19 points and Courtney
Beasley contributed 16 points in the loss, Southern Miss’ fifth in its last
Final Score: (5) Texas 66, Baylor 47
Waco, TX (Sports Network) – Daniel Gibson poured in a career-high 37 points,
including 20 straight in the deciding stretch of the second half, as No. 5
Texas fended off Baylor, 66-47, at the Ferrell Center. Gibson went 9-of-12
from behind the arc and 13-of-16 from the field overall for Texas (16-2, 4-0
Big 12), which has now beaten Baylor 16 straight times. Brad Buckman added 10
points and Kenton Paulino had eight points and five assists in the win.
Patrick Fields netted a team-best 20 points and Kevin Rogers chipped in eight
for the Bears (0-4, 0-4), who dropped to 0-2 at home. Baylor has played just
four games because of an NCAA ban that removed all non-conference games.
Final Score: (6) Gonzaga 64, San Diego 63
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Erroll Knight drained a three-pointer with
nine seconds remaining to lift sixth-ranked Gonzaga over San Diego, 64-63, at
Jenny Craig Pavilion. J.P. Batista ended with 16 points and 10 rebounds for
the Bulldogs (15-3, 5-0 WCC), who struggled the entire game and couldn’t
shake a pesky San Diego squad. Adam Morrison, the nation’s leading scorer
coming into the contest, recorded just 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting, but
Gonzaga still captured its sixth straight win despite hitting just 39 percent
of its shots. Nick Lewis had 18 points and seven boards for the Toreros
(11-6, 1-3), who have dropped three of their last four contests.
Final Score: (7) Illinois 58, Northwestern 47
Evanston, IL (Sports Network) – Dee Brown scored 17 points to lead seventh-
ranked Illinois to a 58-47 victory over Northwestern at a sold-out Welsh-Ryan
Arena. Rich McBride added four three-pointers for 12 points for the Illini
(17-2, 3-2 Big Ten). Illinois finished the game 8-for-20 (40 percent) from the
three- point line. Mohamed Hachad came off the bench to lead Northwestern
(9-8, 2-4) in scoring with 12 points. Sterling Williams added 10 in the loss,
the Wildcats’ fourth in a row.
Final Score: (8) Villanova 80, (20) Syracuse 65
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Allan Ray scored 22 and Randy Foye added
20, as eighth-ranked Villanova jumped out to an early lead then pulled away in
the second half for an 80-65 victory over No. 20 Syracuse at the Wachovia
Center. Kyle Lowry tallied 11 points, including a 7-of-7 effort from the
charity stripe, and Mike Nardi contributed 10 for Villanova (13-2, 4-1
Big East), which won its second straight contest after last Saturday’s loss at
Texas. The victory marked Villanova’s first triumph over Syracuse since
March 6, 2002. Eric Devendorf led Syracuse (15-4, 3-2) with 21 points and
Terrence Roberts netted 20 in defeat.
Final Score: St. John’s 55, (9) Pittsburgh 50
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Lamont Hamilton scored 24 points with eight
rebounds as St. John’s handed ninth-ranked Pittsburgh its first loss of the
season, a 55-50 defeat in a Big East matchup at Madison Square Garden. Eugene
Lawrence added 10 points for the Red Storm (10-6, 3-2 Big East), who won their
third game in a row. Daryll Hill added eight points, four rebounds and four
assists in the win, St. John’s second straight against a ranked opponent.
Aaron Gray tallied 14 points with nine rebounds for the Panthers (15-1, 4-1),
who began the day as one of only three teams left undefeated in major college
basketball, along with top-ranked Duke and second-ranked Florida. The Blue
Devils and Gators both lost on Saturday as well.
Final Score: (10) Washington 78, Oregon 59
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Jamaal Williams poured in 20 points and had six
rebounds as the tenth-ranked Washington Huskies cruised past the Oregon Ducks,
78-59, at Bank of America Arena. Brandon Roy chipped in 19 points and
dished out six assists for the Huskies (16-2, 5-2 Pac-10), who have won four
games in a row. Bobby Jones donated 15 points in the victory. Malik Hairston
scored 17 points and grabbed six boards for the Ducks (10-9, 4-3), who saw a
three-game winning streak come to an end.
Final Score: (11) Michigan State 85, (23) Iowa 55
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Maurice Ager scored 25 points, including
5-of-8 from long distance, as the 11th-ranked Michigan State Spartans blew out
the 23rd-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 85-55, at the Breslin Center. Paul Davis had 19
points and 12 boards and Shannon Brown contributed 17 points, highlighted by
two three-point plays in the second half, for the Spartans (15-4, 3-2 Big
Ten), who have won three straight games. Adam Haluska contributed 19 points
and Greg Brunner tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (14-5,
3-2), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: (12) West Virginia 60, (18) UCLA 56
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Gansey scored 24 points and had four
steals, including a game-clinching theft in the final seconds, as 12th-ranked
West Virginia downed No. 18 UCLA 60-56 at Pauley Pavilion. Gansey finished 7-
of-8 from the field and made all three of his three-point tries to lead the
Mountaineers (14-3) to their 12th consecutive victory. Included in that streak
is a road triumph over then-unbeaten Villanova and a win over Oklahoma in
Oklahoma City. Jordan Farmar netted 14 of his 22 points after intermission for
the Bruins (15-4), who cut a 20-point first-half deficit down to three late in
the game but couldn’t come all the way back.
Final Score: (13) Indiana 62, Purdue 49
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Marco Killingsworth chalked up his fifth
career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 13 Indiana
over intrastate rival Purdue, 62-49, at Assembly Hall. Roderick Wilmont and
Robert Vaden both added 14 points for the Hoosiers (12-3, 4-1 Big Ten), who
won for the eighth time in their last nine contests. Marcus White had a game-
high 19 points for Purdue (7-10, 1-5), who lost their second straight outing.
Gary Ware and Matt Kiefer both chipped in with seven points in the loss.
Final Score: (14) North Carolina State 92, Wake Forest 82
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Cameron Bennerman poured in a career-high 26
points, as No. 14 North Carolina State continued Wake Forest’s early ACC
struggles with a 92-82 victory at RBC Center. Bennerman racked up almost half
of his points at the charity stripe, where he finished a perfect 12-of-12. The
Wolfpack (15-3, 4-2 ACC) finished 37-of-43 from the free throw line on the
night. Engin Atsur tallied 18 points, Ilian Evtimov contributed 13 points and
Tony Bethel donated 11 points for North Carolina State, which has won three of
its last four contests. Eric Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight
rebounds and Michael Drum netted 18 points for Wake Forest (12-6, 1-4), which
has lost four of five to open conference play.
Final Score: North Dakota State 62, (15) Wisconsin 55
Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Ben Woodside tallied a game-high 24 points to
lead North Dakota State as the Bison stunned No. 15 Wisconsin, 62-55, at the
Kohl Center. Andre Smith added a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds
for North Dakota State (11-9), which ended Wisconsin’s 27-game home win streak
against non-conference opponents. Mike Nelson chipped in seven points while
Brent Winkelman had 12 boards in the win. Kammron Taylor led the lackadaisical
Badgers (14-4), who lost their first home game of the season, with 19 points
but shot just 6-of-24 from the field.
Final Score: (16) George Washington 83, Charlotte 69
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Maureece Rice had 21 points on 6-of-8
shooting to lead the 16th-ranked George Washington Colonials over the
Charlotte 49ers, 83-69, at Halton Arena. Danilo Pinnock contributed 13 points
and Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Carl Elliot each netted 10 for the Colonials (14-1,
4-0 A-10), who are off to their best start since the 1936-37 season. De’Angelo
Alexander had a game-high 23 points and Marcus Bennett added 13 for the 49ers
(11-7, 4-2), who have lost two of their last three contests.
Final Score: (19) Ohio State 75, Penn State 64
State College, PA (Sports Network) – Ron Lewis poured in a game-high 15 points
to lead a balanced attack as No. 19 Ohio State bested Penn State, 75-64, at
the Bryce Jordan Center. Je’Kel Foster added 13 points and nine rebounds for
the Buckeyes (14-2, 4-2 Big Ten), who won for the second consecutive time.
Matt Sylvester pitched in with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting while Jamar Butler
had 12 points, five rebounds and four steals in the win. Jamelle Cornley paced
the Nittany Lions (10-6, 2-3), who lost for the second time in three games,
with 14 points and eight boards.
Final Score: (21) Boston College 65, Miami-Florida 61
Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Craig Smith had 18 points and 14 rebounds to
help 21st-ranked Boston College fight back to defeat Miami-Florida, 65-61, in
ACC action at the BankUnited Center. Jared Dudley donated 15 points and
collected five boards for the Eagles (14-4, 2-3), who have won three in a row.
Robert Hite poured in a game-high 22 points while Guillermo Diaz netted 18 for
the Hurricanes (11-7, 3-2), who dropped to 8-2 at home. Anthony King finished
with seven points and six rebounds in the loss.
Final Score: (22) Maryland 81, Virginia Tech 72
College Park, MD (Sports Network) – Nik Caner-Medley scored a game-high 23
points and Chris McCray added 21, leading 22nd-ranked Maryland to an 81-72 win
over Virginia Tech. Caner-Medley pulled down eight rebounds, while James Gist
scored 11 points for the Terps (13-4, 3-2 ACC), who have won two straight
and eight of their last 10 games. Zabian Dowdell led Virginia Tech (10-8,
0-5) with 21 points. Coleman Collins netted 18 points in the loss, the Hokies’
fourth in a row.
Final Score: (25) Oklahoma 60, Texas Tech 48
Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Michael Neal scored 15 points as the 25th-ranked
Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 60-48, at the Lloyd
Noble Center. Terrell Everett had 11 points and eight assists and Kevin
Bookout contributed nine points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (11-4, 2-2 Big
12), who have won two in a row and five of their last seven contests. Jarrius
Jackson netted 15 and Martin Zeno added 13 points for the Red Raiders (10-9,
2-3), who have lost two straight games.