Sunday , Jan , 29 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Providence, RI (Sports Network) – Hilton Armstrong scored 16 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 76-62 victory over
Providence at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Rashad Anderson added 15 points and
Denham Brown and Rudy Gay each finished with 10 for the Huskies (18-1, 6-1
Big East), who have won seven in a row. Donnie McGrath scored 18 points
and Randall Hanke added 16 for Providence (9-9, 2-5), which was coming
off consecutive victories against DePaul and Rutgers.

Final Score: (2) Duke 82, Virginia 63

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick delivered 40 points in a near-
perfect shooting performance which carried second-ranked Duke to an 82-63
victory over Virginia at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Redick made 11-of-13 shot
attempts, including 8-of-10 from three-point range, and missed just one of 11
free throw tries to lead the Blue Devils (19-1, 7-0 ACC) to their second
straight win following last Saturday’s defeat at No. 21 Georgetown. Redick
tied a career-high with 41 points in that game. J.R. Reynolds topped the
Cavaliers (10-7, 4-3), which had a three-game win streak broken, with 19

Final Score: (3) Memphis 94, UCF 61

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Rodney Carney poured in 26 points and Shawne
Williams contributed 16, as No. 3 Memphis rolled to a 94-61 rout of Central
Florida in Conference USA action at FedEx Forum. Carney drained 5-of-6 from
beyond the arc and the perimeter-oriented Tigers made 10-of-21 from long
distance. Memphis (19-2, 5-0 C-USA) won its eighth straight contest since
a 69-58 loss to Texas on January 2. Dave Noel and Mike O’Donnell scored 10
points apiece for UCF (9-9, 3-2), which had relied on its defense during a
modest two-game winning streak.

Final Score: (24) Oklahoma 82, (4) Texas 72

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Terrell Everett scored a career-high 25 points
and Taj Gray tallied 22, as No. 24 Oklahoma outlasted fourth-ranked Texas,
82-72, at the Lloyd Noble Center. Michael Neal added 14 points and David
Godbold scored 11 for the Sooners (13-4, 4-2 Big 12), who posted their
fourth consecutive victory in head coach Kelvin Sampson’s 700th career
collegiate game. Daniel Gibson led the way for Texas (17-3, 5-1) with 23
points, but the Longhorns had their nine-game winning streak broken.
LaMarcus Aldridge ended with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while P.J. Tucker
scored 14.

Final Score: (5) Florida 81, Vanderbilt 58

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Al Horford scored 16 points, grabbed 16
rebounds and dished out six assists, leading fifth-ranked Florida to an 81-58
victory over Vanderbilt at the O’Connell Center. Lee Humphrey added 14
points and Taurean Green chipped in 12 for the Gators (18-2, 4-2 SEC), who
had lost two in a row after opening the season with 17 straight wins. DeMarre
Carroll scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Vanderbilt (12-5,
3-3), which led by as many as 10 in the first half and lost for the third
time in four games.

Final Score: (6) Villanova 72, Notre Dame 70

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Kyle Lowry’s put-back off a Randy Foye miss
with 1.7 seconds left propelled sixth-ranked Villanova to a 72-70 win over
Notre Dame at the Joyce Center. Lowry only finished with four points, but
his last two were huge as the Wildcats (15-2, 6-1 Big East) picked up
their fourth straight victory. Allan Ray netted a game-high 23 points and 10
rebounds in the win. Chris Quinn displayed his versatility with 18 points,
nine rebounds and eight assists for the Fighting Irish (10-8, 1-6), who
lost for the third straight time.

Final Score: (7) Gonzaga 81, Portland 64

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Adam Morrison poured in 30 of his 42 points in
the opening half as seventh-ranked Gonzaga ran past Portland, 81-64, extending
the Bulldogs’ home winning streak to 33 games. Morrison ended 14-of-26 from
the field and 12-of-19 at the foul line as the Bulldogs (17-3, 7-0 WCC) won
their eighth straight game. J.P. Batista added 16 points and 12 rebounds while
Sean Mallon tallied 10 points for Gonzaga. Pooh Jeter had 22 points and Marcus
Lewis added 16 for the Pilots (8-13, 2-5), who lost their third straight

Final Score: (8) Illinois 76, Purdue 58

Champaign, IL (Sports Network) – Rich McBride scored 19 points on 6-of-10
shooting and 3-of-6 beyond the arc to lead eighth-ranked Illinois to a 76-58
win over Purdue at Assembly Hall. The Illini extended their home winning
streak to 33 games, tying Southern Illinois and Gonzaga for the longest
current mark in the NCAA. The last team to defeat the Fighting Illini at
Assembly Hall was Purdue in a 58-54 win on January 10, 2004. Dee Brown
posted 12 points and nine assists, while James Augustine notched 11 points and
12 rebounds for Illinois (19-2, 5-2 Big Ten), which is 12-0 at home this
season. Gary Ware and Marcus Green scored 11 points apiece to pace Purdue
(7-12, 1-7 Big Ten), which lost its fourth straight and is 0-5 in conference
road games.

Final Score: (11) Michigan State 69, Penn State 60

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Shannon Brown and Drew Neitzel combined
for 39 second-half points, as No. 11 Michigan State overcame the absence of
senior forward Paul Davis to defeat Penn State, 69-60, at the Breslin Center.
Brown scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half and Neitzel tallied 16 of
his 19 in final 20 minutes, as Michigan State (16-5, 4-3 Big Ten) bounced back
from Wednesday night’s 72-67 loss at Michigan. Geary Claxton led Penn State
(10-8, 2-5) with 19 points and 13 rebounds while Mike Walker added 13
points off the bench. Milos Bogetic and Ben Luber contributed 10 points
apiece, as the Nittany Lions lost their third straight game.

Final Score: (12) Pittsburgh 77, Marquette 71

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Aaron Gray scored 13 points and pulled down
20 rebounds, as 12th-ranked Pittsburgh rallied for a 77-71 victory over
Marquette at the Petersen Events Center. Antonio Graves scored 19 points and
Carl Krauser added 16 with six assists for the Panthers (17-1, 6-1 Big
East), who trailed by as many as 12 in the first half and came back from a
seven-point halftime deficit. Pittsburgh has won two straight since its lone
setback of the season last week against St. John’s and extended its home
winning streak to 13. Dominic James scored 16 to lead Marquette (15-6, 5-3),
which had a three-game winning streak stopped, but the freshman point
guard suffered a shoulder injury in the second half that changed the

Final Score: (14) George Washington 81, Rhode Island 62

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Danilo Pinnock netted 18 points on 6-of-12
shooting from the field as 14th-ranked George Washington used a big second
half to defeat Rhode Island, 81-62, at the Charles E. Smith Center. Pops
Mensah-Bonsu poured in 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the
Colonials (16-1, 6-0 Atlantic 10), who won for the eighth game in a row.
George Washington is the only team in the A-10 with a perfect league record.
Carl Elliot donated 13 points in the victory while Omar Williams had 10. Dawan
Robinson scored 19 points for the Rams (11-7, 5-2), who saw a five-game
winning streak come to an end.

Final Score: Iowa 67, (16) Ohio State 62

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Adam Haluska scored 18 points and Greg
Brunner added 17 along with nine rebounds as Iowa outlasted 16th-ranked Ohio
State, 67-62, in a Big Ten battle at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Doug Thomas
chipped in 10 points and the Hawkeyes (16-5, 5-2 Big Ten) turned up their
trademark defense down the stretch to record their second straight victory
over a ranked opponent. Iowa was coming off a 73-60 decision over No. 13
Indiana on Tuesday. Ron Lewis scored 12 of his 19 points in the second
half for the Buckeyes (14-3, 4-3), who had won two straight.

Final Score: (17) UCLA 63, Oregon State 54

Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute led a balanced
attack with 14 points and eight rebounds, as No. 17 UCLA defeated Oregon
State, 63-54, at Gill Coliseum. Jordan Farmar contributed 13 points and eight
assists while Arron Afflalo and Ryan Hollins added 11 points apiece for UCLA
(17-4, 7-2 Pac 10), which won its second consecutive game. Sasa Cuic scored
a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven boards for Oregon State (10-10,
3-6), but no other Beaver finished in double figures. Jason Fontenet added
seven points in defeat.

Final Score: Temple 91, (18) Maryland 85

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Mardy Collins posted 25 points, a career-
high 12 assists and five steals, as Temple beat 18th-ranked Maryland 91-85 at
the Liacouras Center. Dustin Salisbery scored 23 points, while Mark Tyndale
posted 14 points and 10 rebounds for Temple (11-7). Antywane Robinson added
11 points for the Owls, who have won five of their last six games. Nik Caner-
Medley notched 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace Maryland (14-5), which had
a three-game winning streak snapped and finished its non-conference slate at

Final Score: (19) Tennessee 81, South Carolina 65

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Chris Lofton poured in a game-high 23 points
to lead No. 19 Tennessee over South Carolina, 81-65, at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Lofton shot 7-of-15, including 4-of-11 from beyond the arc and 5-of-5 from
the charity stripe, added five rebounds and five steals and Andre Patterson
put in 13 points and pulled down 12 boards for the Volunteers (14-3, 5-1 SEC),
who have won their last three games. Tre Kelley and Dwayne Day each had 11
points and Tarence Kinsey added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists for
the Gamecocks (11-9, 2-5), who failed to follow up their huge victory over
No. 5 Florida on Wednesday with a second straight victory over a ranked

Final Score: (21) Georgetown 76, Cincinnati 57

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Jeff Green scored 20 points, grabbed seven
rebounds and dished out five assists, as 21st-ranked Georgetown downed
Cincinnati 76-57 at the MCI Center. Brandon Bowman scored 12 points and
Jonathan Wallace added 10 for the Hoyas (14-4, 5-2 Big East), who won their
fourth straight game. James White paced Cincinnati (14-7, 3-4 Big East)
with 22 points and Eric Hicks added 13 points and nine rebounds. The
Bearcats have lost five of their last six games.

Final Score: Rutgers 65, (22) Louisville 56

Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) – Quincy Douby tallied 19 points and Rutgers
defeated its first ranked opponent in over two years with a 65-56 victory over
No. 22 Louisville at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Scarlet Knights’
last victory over a top-25 squad was a 65-64 triumph over No. 25 Providence on
January 10, 2004. J.R. Inman scored 13 points and Ollie Bailey added 12,
including two big baskets late in the game, for Rutgers (13-7, 3-4 Big
East), which snapped a three-game losing skid. Taquan Dean led Louisville
(14-6, 2-5) with 13 points and Terrence Williams and David Padgett donated
12 points apiece in defeat. Juan Palacios netted 10 points, as the Cardinals
lost for the fourth time in their last five contests.

Final Score: Michigan 85, (23) Wisconsin 76

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Dion Harris scored 23 points to lead Michigan
to its second straight victory over a ranked opponent, an 85-76 decision over
No. 23 Wisconsin in a key Big Ten matchup at Crisler Arena. Harris made good
on 8-of-12 field goal attempts and knocked down 5-of-9 three-point tries for
the resurgent Wolverines (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten), who moved into a tie with
Wisconsin for first place in a crowded conference race. Courtney Sims added 18
points on 8-of-10 shooting in the win. Kammron Taylor poured in 29 points,
including 13 in the final 2:17 to fuel a belated comeback attempt for the
Badgers (15-5, 5-2). Alando Tucker finished with 21 points in the loss,
Wisconsin’s third in four games.