College Basketball Game Capsules
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Ronald Ramon and Aaron Gray each poured in
16 points, as 14th-ranked Pittsburgh used a smothering defense to beat No.
9 West Virginia, 57-53, at the Petersen Events Center. Sam Young tallied 10
points for the Panthers (18-3, 7-3 Big East), who snapped a two-game skid, but
won their 14th straight home game. For the first time in the 100-year and
169-game history of the basketball “Backyard Brawl,” both Pitt and West
Virginia entered the game ranked among the nation’s top-25. However, at the
end the Panthers’ defense dominated the Mountaineers, holding high-scoring
Kevin Pittsnogle to no points on 0-of-12 shooting. Pittsnogle entered the
game leading the team with 19.5 points per game, but he was part of a
Mountaineer (17-5, 8-1) squad that shot 34 percent, on the way to their first
conference defeat. Mike Gansey had 12 points and Patrick Beilein added
11 for West Virginia, which was just 6-of-27 from three-point range.
Final Score: (13) UCLA 50, Washington State 30
Pullman, WA (Sports Network) – Point guard Jordan Farmar, who was a game-time
decision because of an ankle injury, sprang for a game-high 20 points to lead
the 13th-ranked UCLA Bruins past Washington State, 50-30, at Friel Court.
Arron Afflalo donated 12 points and three assists for UCLA (20-4, 10-2 PAC
10), which has won five straight games. The defense was the main catalyst
for this win, as the Bruins held Washington State to just 27.5 percent
shooting on the night. Aron Baynes scored 10 points and had eight rebounds
in a losing effort. No other player had more than four points for the Cougars
(10-10, 3-8), who have lost seven of their last eight contests.
Final Score: (15) Georgetown 64, St. John’s 41
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Brandon Bowman had 16 points to lead the
15th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas to a 64-41 victory over the St John’s Red Storm
at the MCI Center. Roy Hibbert had 14 points and five rebounds and Jeff
Green added nine points in the victory for the Hoyas (17-4, 8-2 Big East),
who have won their last seven contests. Anthony Mason had eight points and
Lamont Hamilton added seven points for the Red Storm (10-11, 3-7), who have
dropped their last five games.
Final Score: (19) Ohio State 94, (22) Michigan 85
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Jamar Butler scored a career-high 20 points
as No. 19 Ohio State beat No. 22 Michigan, 94-85, at Crisler Arena. Je’kel
Foster netted 17 points for Ohio State (17-3, 6-3 Big Ten), which won its
third straight game. Ron Lewis scored 14 points, while J.J. Sullinger
scored 13 points. Ivan Harris added 11. Courtney Sims posted 26 points and
a career-high 16 rebounds for Michigan (16-5, 6-4), which has lost back-to-
back games for the first time this season. Ron Coleman scored 15 points, as
did Daniel Horton, who added 10 assists. Dion Harris scored 14 points, and
Chris Hunter added 13.
Final Score: (21) Washington 87, USC 73
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Brandon Roy led the way with 25 points on 10-
of-15 shooting, and had 11 rebounds, as No. 21 Washington defeated Southern
California, 87-73, in a Pac-10 battle at Bank of America Arena. Jamaal
Williams contributed 15 points for the Huskies (17-5, 6-5 Pac-10), who halted
a three-game skid. Justin Dentmon and Ryan Appleby each added 12 points in the
victory. Nick Young scored a game-high 28 points for the Trojans (15-8, 6-6),
who have dropped two straight after winning three in a row. Lodrick Stewart
netted 16 points while Dwayne Schackleford added 15 points, including a 4-
for-5 effort from three-point range.