Tuesday , Feb , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – Hilton Armstrong made two free throws with
46.9 seconds left in overtime for the go-ahead points, and third-ranked
Connecticut survived Notre Dame’s second-half rally to earn a 75-74 victory at
the Hartford Civic Center. Marcus Williams compiled his first career triple
double — finishing with 18 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds — for the
Huskies (24-2, 11-2 Big East), who wasted a 19-point lead before Williams
sent the game into extra time with a second-chance basket with 9.2 seconds
left in regulation. Rudy Gay added 17 points and Josh Boone scored 12
with 14 rebounds in the triumph. Colin Falls netted 17 of his 23 points
in the second half to spark the Fighting Irish (13-11, 4-9), who entered
the game having won three straight. The heartbreaking loss is nothing new
for Notre Dame. Seven of their nine league defeats this season have been by
three or less points and four of those have come in overtime.

Final Score: Michigan 72, (8) Illinois 64

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Daniel Horton netted a career-high 39 points
and buried the game-clinching free throws down the stretch as Michigan upset
No. 8 Illinois, 72-64, at Crisler Arena. Horton went 5-of-7 from behind the
arc and a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line to carry the Wolverines (18-7,
8-6 Big Ten), who have won two of three since their three-game slide. This
was their first win over a top-10 team since the 1998-99 campaign. Courtney
Sims came up with some big plays late and finished with 11 points and eight
rebounds, while Jerret Smith donated nine points in the win. James Augustine
notched a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds for Illinois (22-5,
8-5), which has lost three of its last five games overall. Dee Brown chipped
in 20 points and six assists in the loss.

Final Score: Virginia 72, (11) Boston College 58

Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) – J.R. Reynolds scored 28 points, almost
13 points above his season average, as the Virginia Cavaliers upset the 11th-
ranked Boston College Eagles, 72-58, at University Hall. Sean Singletary added
16 points and five assists for the Cavaliers (14-10, 7-6 ACC), who won their
sixth straight home game. Mamadi Diane and Adrian Joseph each recorded nine
points and Virginia shot 12-of-21 from three-point range. Reynolds went 4-of-7
from behind the arc. Craig Smith led the way with 22 points for the Eagles
(21-6, 8-5), who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Tyrese
Rice scored 10 points in the loss.

Final Score: (16) Kansas 76, Baylor 61

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Julian Wright scored 20 points on 10-of-11
shooting and 16th-ranked Kansas recorded its 10th straight victory with a
76-61 decision over Baylor at Allen Fieldhouse. Darnell Jackson and Brandon
Rush each contributed 11 points for the resurgent Jayhawks (20-6, 11-2 Big
12), who moved into sole possession of first place in the Big 12 standings.
Kansas owns a half-game edge over Texas in the conference race, with the two
schools set to square off in Lawrence this Saturday. Curtis Jerrells netted
17 points in the loss, Baylor’s (2-11, 2-11) 22nd straight against a
ranked opponent. Tommy Swanson and Aaron Bruce each had 13 for the Bears.