Thursday , Feb , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick scored 28 points and No. 2
Duke survived a furious late rally from 15th-ranked Boston College to record
an 83-81 victory in a key Atlantic Coast Conference tilt at Conte Forum.
Shelden Williams finished with 21 points and Josh McRoberts added 14 for the
Blue Devils (20-1, 8-0 ACC), who nearly coughed up an 18-point second-half
lead before holding on down the stretch. Jared Dudley had 18 of his 28 points
after halftime and ended 10-of-14 from the field for the determined Eagles
(16-5, 4-4), who had a five-game win streak broken. Sean Marshall contributed
14 points while Louis Hinnant went 4- of-5 from three-point range in a 12-
point effort.

Final Score: (3) Memphis 84, Tulsa 61

Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) – Darius Washington poured in a game-high 22 points
and pulled down six rebounds to lead No. 3 Memphis to an easy 84-61 victory
over Tulsa in Conference USA action at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Rodney
Carney added 19 points for the Tigers (20-2, 6-0 C-USA), who won their
ninth consecutive game and remained unbeaten in conference play. Shawne
Williams chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds in the win. Brett
McDade paced the Golden Hurricane (7-12, 2-4), who lost their third straight,
with 18 points and six assists. Anthony Price tallied 15 points and seven
boards while Sam Mitchell had eight points in the loss.

Final Score: (7) Texas 66, Missouri 53

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) – P.J. Tucker powered his way to 20 points and
pulled down 12 rebounds, as seventh-ranked Texas defeated Missouri, 66-53, at
Mizzou Arena. Kenton Paulino added 14 points and A.J. Abrams tallied 11, as
the Longhorns rebounded from Saturday’s 82-72 setback at Oklahoma in the Red
River Shootout. Texas (18-3, 6-1 Big 12) has won 10 of its last 11 contests.
Texas continues to hold a half-game lead in the Big 12 standings over
Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Thomas Gardner scored 15 points while Jimmy
McKinney and Kevin Young each scored 13 points for Missouri (10-9, 3-5), which
continued its conference slide with four straight losses. McKinney also
grabbed 10 boards in defeat.

Final Score: (11) West Virginia 71, Notre Dame 70

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) – Kevin Pittsnogle poured in 22 points on 8-
of-15 shooting, as No. 11 West Virginia escaped with a 71-70 win over Notre
Dame at WVU Coliseum. The Fighting Irish had a chance to win, but Chris
Quinn’s running jumper fell harmlessly off the rim at the buzzer, as the
Mountaineers halted an 11-game skid against Notre Dame. Mike Gansey added 13
points and five rebounds for West Virginia (16-4, 7-0 Big East), which won its
second straight outing and remained the only undefeated team in Big East
conference play. Quinn led the hard-luck Irish (10-9, 1-7), who have lost four
straight games, with 24 points and four assists. Colin Falls added 18 points
for Notre Dame while Rick Cornett chipped in with 10 off the bench.

Final Score: (13) Tennessee 69, Vanderbilt 62

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Major Wingate paced a balanced attack with 16
points as No. 13 Tennessee outlasted their intrastate rival Vanderbilt, 69-62,
is SEC action from Thompson-Boling Arena. C.J. Watson added 11 points and five
assists for the Volunteers (15-2, 6-1 SEC), who won their fourth consecutive
outing. JaJuan Smith and Dane Bradshaw both chipped in with 10 points in the
win. Bradshaw also tallied 12 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll had a double-double
with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Commodores (12-6, 3-4), who lost for
the second straight time. Julian Terrell chipped in 12 points and 10 boards in
the loss while Derrick Byars had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Final Score: (18) North Carolina State 66, Virginia 64

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Cameron Bennerman snapped a tie game with a
second-chance basket with 1:10 remaining, as 18th-ranked North Carolina State
earned a hard-fought 66-64 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival
Virginia at the RBC Center. Tony Bethel compiled 16 points, seven rebounds and
five assists, while Cedric Simmons added 15 points to help the Wolf Pack
(17-4, 6-2 ACC) to their third win in four games. J.R. Reynolds posted 16
points for the Cavaliers (10-8, 4-4), who fought back from an early 12-point
deficit before faltering down the stretch. Sean Singletary finished with 13
points in the loss but missed all six of his three-point attempts. As a team
Virginia went just 2-of-21 from beyond the arc.

Final Score: (19) Oklahoma 71, Texas A&M 63

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Michael Neal went 4-of-9 from behind the arc and
finished with 16 points to lead the 19th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners past Texas
A&M, 71-63, in Big 12 action at the Lloyd Noble Center. Terrell Everett
chipped in 15 points and added seven rebounds while Taj Gray finished with 13
points for the Sooners (14-4, 5-2), who have won five straight. Joseph Jones
paced the road team with 14 points while Acie Law had 13 points and six
assists for Texas A&M (13-6, 3-5), which has dropped six of its last nine
games since starting the season 10-0.

Final Score: (21) Michigan 71, Penn State 65

State College, PA (Sports Network) – Dion Harris poured in 23 points as No. 21
Michigan made a victorious entrance back into the national rankings with a
71-65 win over Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center. Daniel Horton scored 13
points and drained a game-clinching three-pointer in the final minute, Ron
Coleman contributed 10 points and Graham Brown added eight points and hauled
down eight rebounds as the red-hot Wolverines (16-3, 6-2 Big Ten) won their
fifth straight. The victory marked a triumphant return to the rankings for
Michigan, which used consecutive home victories over Michigan State and
Wisconsin to climb into the poll for the first time since March 10, 1998.
Geary Claxton led Penn State (10-9, 2-6) with 17 points and pulled down eight
rebounds while Jamelle Cornley added 16 in the loss.

Final Score: (22) Indiana 72, Northwestern 63

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Roderick Wilmont scored 23 points to lead
22nd-ranked Indiana to a 72-63 win over Northwestern from Assembly Hall.
Robert Vaden netted 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five
assists for the Hoosiers (13-5, 5-3 Big Ten), who ended a two-game losing
streak and posted their 34th straight win over Northwestern in Bloomington.
Indiana will take on top-ranked Connecticut this weekend. Vedran Vukusic led
the Wildcats with 18 points, while Mohamed Hachad finished with 14 in the
loss. Northwestern (10-9, 3-5), which ended a four-game losing streak with a
win over Purdue last week, is back to its losing ways.

Final Score: (23) Iowa 77, Purdue 68

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) – Jeff Horner scored a game-high 32 points
including 7-of-10 from beyond the arc, as 23rd-ranked Iowa defeated Purdue,
77-68, at Mackey Arena. Mike Henderson contributed 17 points on 7-of-10
shooting from the floor, as Iowa (17-5, 6-2 Big 10) won for the third time in
a row and sixth time in its last seven games. Adam Haluska added 11 points and
six rebounds in the victory. Gary Ware led Purdue with 17 points and seven
rebounds, as the Boilermakers (7-13, 1-8) lost their fifth in a row and their
ninth in the last 10 overall. Matt Kiefer also netted 17 points for Purdue and
grabbed six rebounds in defeat.

Final Score: (24) LSU 84, Auburn 69

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Darrel Mitchell had 27 points and eight
assists to lead 24th-ranked LSU over Auburn, 84-69, at Pete Maravich Assembly
Hall. Glenn Davis and Tyrus Thomas added 17 points and nine boards each for
LSU (15-5, 7-0 SEC), which has won seven straight. The team has also captured
eight of nine overall and continued its best start to conference play since
winning 17 straight in the 1980-81 campaign. Frank Tolbert had 15 points for
Auburn (9-9, 1-6), which has lost six of seven. Korvotney Barber and Josh
Dollard each had 13 points as Auburn fell to 0-6 on the road this season.