Thursday , Feb , 09 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Rudy Gay compiled 22 points and 13 rebounds
as top-ranked Connecticut overpowered Syracuse, 73-50, in a Big East battle at
the Hartford Civic Center. Hilton Armstrong added 12 points and eight
rebounds, while Josh Boone posted 10 points along with 11 boards to help the
Huskies (21-1, 8-1 Big East) record their 10th straight victory. The Orange
(16-7, 4-5) shot just 32 percent for the game and were woeful from three-point
range, making just 3-of-26 tries from beyond the arc. Leading scorer Gerry
McNamara wound up with only seven points on 3-of-9 shooting. Freshman
standout Eric Devendorf had a most horrific night, missing all 11 of his
field goal attempts in a two-point effort. Devendorf and Demetris Nichols
combined for a 1-for-22 night. Darryl Watkins topped struggling Syracuse,
losers of five of six, with 12 points and nine rebounds. Terrence Roberts
had 10 points and seven boards in the loss.

Final Score: South Carolina 71, (7) Florida 67

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Tre’ Kelley had a game-high 17 points,
dished out seven assists and made five free throws in the final minute to lead
South Carolina to a 71-67 upset win over No. 7 Florida in SEC action at the
O’Connell Center. Tarence Kinsey added 16 points for the Gamecocks (12-10, 3-6
SEC), who snapped a two-game skid and beat Florida for the second time
this season. Bryce Sheldon chipped in with 14 points and was 4-of-6 from
three-point range in the win. Joakim Noah paced the Gators (20-3, 6-3), who
lost for the first time in 15 outings at home this season, with 15 points
and four assists. Taurean Green recorded 14 points while Lee Humphrey
tallied 12 points and Corey Brewer posted 10 in the loss.

Final Score: (8) George Washington 81, Dayton 67

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Danilo Pinnock scored 21 points and Pops
Mensah-Bonsu added 20, as eighth-ranked George Washington continued its
winning ways with an 81-67 victory over fellow Atlantic 10 member Dayton at
the Smith Center. Omar Williams contributed 11 points for the Colonials
(19-1, 9-0 A-10), who have won 11 straight games and matched the 1953-54 squad
for the best start in school history. Mensah-Bonsu made 8-of-12 field goal
attempts and Pinnock ended 7-of-12 from the floor. Charles Little paced the
Flyers (11-13, 3-7) with 13 points and Brian Roberts finished with 11 in the
loss, Dayton’s third in four games.

Final Score: (12) Michigan State 77, Purdue 52

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) – Paul Davis had a game-high 22 points and
pulled down six rebounds to lead the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans over the
Purdue Boilermakers, 77-52, at the Breslin Center. Maurice Ager added 16
points and five assists and Shannon Brown netted 14 points and pulled down
seven boards for the Spartans (18-5, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won their past
three games. Marcus White had 14 points and Gary Ware added 11 in the
loss for the Boilermakers (8-14, 2-9), who have dropped six of their last
seven games.

Final Score: (16) North Carolina State 86, Miami-Florida 77 (2-OT)

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – Ilian Evtimov’s three-pointer to start the
second overtime gave North Carolina State the lead and the 16th-ranked
Wolfpack went on to defeat Miami-Florida, 86-77, at Bank United Arena. Evtimov
finished with 16 points and Cameron Bennerman had a game-high 23 points
for NC State (19-4, 8-2 ACC), which has won four in a row. Gavin Grant added
13 points and Cedric Simmons tallied 12 points and eight boards for the
Wolfpack, who have won five straight conference contests. Robert Hite had 22
points and eight boards to lead the Hurricanes (14-9, 6-4), who had a three-
game win streak halted. Guillermo Diaz added 18 points and Anthony Harris
15 for Miami, which scored 21 of the final 30 points of regulation to
force overtime.

Final Score: (17) Boston College 72, Wake Forest 66

Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) – Tyrese Rice converted six of his eight
three-point attempts en route to a 23-point night, as 17th-ranked Boston
College fought past Wake Forest, 72-66, at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Jared
Dudley added 14 points and nine rebounds while Craig Smith had nine
points and 13 boards for the Eagles (18-5, 6-4 ACC), who have won seven of
their last eight games. BC went to the line an astounding 50 times in this
game, hitting 30 of its tries. Justin Gray led all scorers with 24 points
and Harvey Hale donated 13 for Wake Forest (12-11, 1-9), which lost six
games in a row for the first time since 1990.

Final Score: Northwestern 51, (18) Iowa 48

Evanston, IL (Sports Network) – Vedran Vukusic netted a game-high 26 points,
hitting 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, to give Northwestern a 51-48 victory over
18th-ranked Iowa at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Tim Doyle added eight points for the
Wildcats (11-10, 4-6 Big Ten), who broke a two-game losing streak and won
for only the second time in the last eight games overall. Greg Brunner
poured in 13 points on just 2-of-11 shooting from the floor for the Hawkeyes
(18-6, 7-3), who saw their four-game winning streak come to a halt. As a
team Iowa struggled with its shooting, finishing the game with a 35.1 percent
field goal percentage (13-of-37).

Final Score: (20) Oklahoma 73, Oklahoma State 65

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Terrell Everett scored 23 points on 7-of-10
shooting to lead the 20th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners past the Oklahoma State
Cowboys, 73-65, at Gallagher-Iba Arena in the 207th edition of Bedlam on the
hardcourt. Kevin Bookout added 13 points, Michael Neal contributed 12 and
Taylor Griffin registered 10 points and six rebounds for Oklahoma (15-5, 6-3
Big 12), which has won six of its last seven contests. The Sooners shot a
sensational 70 percent in the second half and 52.2 percent for the night.
JamesOn Curry led the Cowboys with 20 points and Mario Boggan added 18 for
Oklahoma State (13-10, 3-6), which has lost five of its last six games.

Final Score: Wisconsin 72. (24) Indiana 54

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Alando Tucker scored 29 points to lead
Wisconsin to a 72-54 victory over No. 24 Indiana at the Kohl Center. Ray
Nixon added 13 points for the Badgers (16-7, 6-4 Big Ten), who snapped a
three-game skid by holding the Hoosiers to 28.6 percent shooting. Wisconsin
has beaten Indiana six straight times at the Kohl Center. Marco Killingsworth
had 14 points and eight rebounds to pace Indiana (13-7, 5-4), which has lost
four of its last five games. Robert Vaden had 11 points and 12 rebounds,
while Marshall Strickland scored 12 and Earl Calloway had 10 for Indiana.