Sunday , Feb , 26 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

College Basketball Game Capsules

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick hit two free throws with 1:28
remaining to become the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and help the top-ranked
Duke Blue Devils down Temple, 74-66, at the Wachovia Center. Redick surpassed
Dickie Hemric, who amassed 2,857 points for Wake Forest from 1952-55. The
senior guard was shut down for much of the night, though, and finished with a
season-low 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting. Shelden Williams carried the load
instead, pouring in 23 points for Duke (27-1), which has won 10 in a row. Greg
Paulus finished with 13 points and DeMarcus Nelson added 12. Mardy Collins
netted 26 points while Antywane Robinson contributed 13 for the Owls (15-11),
who have dropped two of their last three overall.

Final Score: (4) Memphis 78, Tulsa 67

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Shawne Williams scored 21 points and grabbed
eight rebounds as the fourth-ranked Memphis Tigers defeated the Tulsa Golden
Hurricane, 78-67, at the FedEx Forum. Rodney Carney tallied 20 points for the
Tigers (26-2, 12-0 C-USA), who won their 15th straight game. Darius Washington
added 13 points. Memphis also clinched at least a share of the Conference USA
regular season title. Brett McDade recorded 14 points, five rebounds and five
assists for the Golden Hurricane (10-15, 5-7), who lost to Memphis for the
second time this month. Darold Crow scored 11 points while Ray Reese added 10.

Final Score: (5) Gonzaga 75, San Diego 59

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – J.P. Batista poured in 26 points and grabbed 11
rebounds as fifth-ranked Gonzaga remained hot with a 75-59 victory over San
Diego in West Coast Conference action at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Adam
Morrison, who was held without a field goal in the second half, finished with
a season-low 11 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (24-3, 13-0 WCC),
who won their 15th consecutive game. Derek Raivio added 13 points for Gonzaga,
which improved to 12-0 at home this season and continue to lead the NCAA with
a 37-game home court winning streak. Nick Lewis scored 13 points for San Diego
(16-10, 6-7), which dropped its third straight game.

Final Score: (6) George Washington 78, Fordham 67

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Maureece Rice poured in 19 points on 8-of-11
shooting as No. 6 George Washington downed Fordham, 78-67, at Rose Hill Gym.
Danilo Pinnock donated 17 points and eight rebounds while Carl Elliott netted
16 points for George Washington (24-1, 14-0 Atlantic 10), which extended the
nation’s longest winning streak to 16 games. Mike Hall added 10 points and
five assists in the win. Marcus Stout finished with a team-high 18 points but
went just 1-for-5 from behind the arc for the Rams (12-15, 7-7), who have lost
four in a row. Jermaine Anderson totaled 17 points and six rebounds and Bryant
Dunston had 11 points, seven boards and five blocks.

Final Score: (7) Texas 80, (16) Kansas 55

Austin, TX (Sports Network) – P.J. Tucker posted 19 points and eight rebounds
to power seventh-ranked Texas to an 80-55 rout of No. 16 Kansas at the Erwin
Center, ending the Jayhawks’ 10-game victory streak. LaMarcus Aldridge added
18 points and eight boards for the Longhorns (24-4, 12-2 Big 12), who won for
the seventh time in their last eight games and moved closer to the conference
regular season title. Texas is a game ahead of Kansas (20-7, 11-3) in the Big
12. Brad Buckman ended with 12 points and nine boards, while A.J. Abrams
totaled 12 points for Texas, which built a nine-point halftime lead and was on
top by as many as 28 in the second half. The 24 wins by Texas ties a school
record for most in the regular season. The 1946-47 Final Four team also had 24
victories (26-2 final record). Julian Wright ended with 18 points and Mario
Chalmers scored 10 for Kansas, which was outrebounded, 36-19.

Final Score: (8) Illinois 71, (20) Iowa 59

Champaign, IL (Sports Network) – Rich McBride scored 15 points, including 4-
for-5 from behind the arc, to help lift the eighth-ranked Illinois Fighting
Illini past the 20th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 71-59, in a Big Ten clash at
Assembly Hall. Brian Randle added 13 points and James Augustine contributed 12
points and seven rebounds for Illinois (23-5, 9-5), which has won three of its
last four games. Greg Brunner led all scorers with 27 points and he pulled
down seven rebounds for Iowa (20-8, 9-5), which has lost two straight games.
Jeff Horner added 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Hawkeyes.

Final Score: (9) Pittsburgh 81, Providence 68

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Antonio Graves registered 18 points, four
rebounds and three assists to lead No. 9 Pittsburgh past the Providence
Friars, 81-68, in a Big East tilt at Petersen Events Center. Aaron Gray scored
17 points and grabbed nine boards, and Carl Krauser added 14 points, four
rebounds and five assists for the Panthers (21-4, 10-4), who have won four of
their last five games. Levon Kendall donated 10 points and seven rebounds for
Pitt. Sharaud Curry led all scorers with 24 points and he added seven assists
for Providence (12-13, 5-9), which has lost three of its last four games.

Final Score: Arkansas 73, (10) Tennessee 69

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Darian Townes netted 15 points and led a huge
Arkansas late run which propelled the Razorbacks to a 73-69 upset victory over
No. 10 Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena. Townes finished 7-of-9 from the
field and Arkansas (19-8, 8-6 SEC) rallied back from a 14-point deficit with
eight minutes remaining to register its third consecutive victory and greatly
boost its NCAA Tournament chances. Jonathon Modica scored 14 points and Eric
Ferguson added 12 for the Razorbacks, who finished with a whopping 45-24
rebounding advantage. C.J. Watson had 17 points and Chris Lofton 12 for the
Volunteers (20-5, 11-3), who had a 16-game home winning streak dating back to
last season snapped.

Final Score: (11) Boston College 74, (15) North Carolina State 72 (2OT)

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Sean Marshall had the lone field goal of the
second extra session and No. 11 Boston College survived fatigue and a raucous
RBC Center crowd to defeat North Carolina State, 74-72, in an important late-
season ACC contest. Marshall scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Sean Williams scored seven points, grabbed seven rebounds and tied his career
high with eight blocks for Boston College (22-6, 9-5 ACC). Ilian Evtimov led
North Carolina State (21-7, 10-5) with 16 points and Cameron Bennerman added
14 points in the Wolfpack’s second straight defeat.

Final Score: (13) Ohio State 64, Michigan 54

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Terence Dials had 22 points and 11 rebounds to
lead 13th-ranked Ohio State past Michigan, 64-54, at Value City Arena. J.J.
Sullinger netted 13 points and added eight boards for the Buckeyes (21-4, 10-4
Big Ten), who have won seven of their last eight contests and moved a half-
game ahead of the idle Iowa Hawkeyes for first place in the conference
standings. Ron Coleman finished with 13 points but was just 1-for-4 from
behind the arc for Michigan (18-8, 8-7), which has now lost four straight road
games. Daniel Horton was held to 12 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the loss,
while Courtney Sims added 10.

Final Score: (14) West Virginia 68, Louisville 64

Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) – Kevin Pittsnogle scored 21 points on 10-
of-15 shooting as 14th-ranked West Virginia held off Louisville 68-64 at WVU
Coliseum. Mike Gansey compiled 17 points and six rebounds while J.D. Collins
had 11 of his career-high 13 points in the second-half to help the
Mountaineers (19-8, 10-4 Big East) end a three-game losing streak and avenge
last year’s painful loss to the Cardinals in the NCAA Tournament. West
Virginia blew a 20-point lead and Louisville rallied for a memorable 93-85
overtime win in the 2005 West Regional final. Taquan Dean poured in 25 points
for the Cardinals (17-10, 5-9), whose hopes to qualify for the Big East
tournament remain in jeopardy. Juan Palacios finished with 14 points and 11
rebounds in the loss.

Final Score: (22) Oklahoma 71, Kansas State 70

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Taj Gray scored 23 points as 22nd-ranked
Oklahoma held off Kansas State, 71-70, at the Lloyd Noble Center. Michael Neal
netted 15 points for the Sooners (19-6, 10-4 Big 12), who have won three
straight games by one point as well as five of their last six games overall.
Terrell Everett notched 12 points and 10 assists. Neal shot 3-of-9 from beyond
the arc, but had a streak of four straight games with at least five 3-pointers
snapped. Cartier Martin scored 26 points for the Wildcats (14-11, 5-9), who
have lost four of their last five games. David Hoskins scored 17 points, and
Mario Taybron matched his career-high of 12 points.

Final Score: (23) Georgetown 68, Syracuse 53

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Jeff Green scored 18 points and No. 23
Georgetown put together a big second half to record a 68-53 victory over
Syracuse in a Big East matchup at the MCI Center. Darrel Owens contributed 12
points off the bench on 5-of-7 shooting for the Hoyas (19-7, 10-5 Big East),
who have won two in a row after suffering consecutive losses to West Virginia,
Marquette and No. 2 Villanova. Eric Devendorf led the Orange (20-8, 7-7) with
13 points and Darryl Watkins had 12 along with seven rebounds. Syracuse saw a
two-game win streak come to an end.

Final Score: (24) Louisiana State 71, Kentucky 67

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Glen Davis scored 28 points, including 9-
of-9 from the free-throw line, and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 24th-ranked
Louisiana State Tigers past the Kentucky Wildcats, 71-67, at Pete Maravich
Assembly Center to take sole possession of first-place in the SEC West. Darrel
Mitchell added 13 points and eight assists and Tasmin Mitchell donated 10
points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (20-7, 12-2), who have won four
straight and five of their last six contests. Randolph Morris scored 17 points
and he pulled down five rebounds for the Wildcats (18-10, 8-6), who had a
three-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: (25) Nevada 75, Utah State 57

Logan, UT (Sports Network) – Marcelus Kemp scored 26 points, as 25th-ranked
Nevada defeated Utah State, 75-57, at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Nick
Fazekas recorded 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (22-5, 11-3 WAC),
who won their ninth game in a row. Kyle Shiloh added 11 points. Jaycee Carroll
recorded 17 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Aggies (19-7, 9-5),
who had their three-game winning streak broken. Cass Matheus was the only
other player for Utah State to score in double figures, tallying 10 points.
Nate Harris, Chaz Spicer and Durrall Peterson each scored nine.

Final Score: Southern Illinois 46, (25) Northern Iowa 45

Carbondale, IL (Sports Network) – Tony Young made a driving layup with seven
seconds left to lift the Southern Illinois Salukis to a 46-45 victory over No.
25 Northern Iowa in a Missouri Valley Conference game at SIU Arena. Matt Shaw
scored 16 points, Jamaal Tatum added 11 and Young contributed nine points for
the Salukis (19-10, 12-6 MVC), who halted a three-game losing streak and
vaulted ahead of the Panthers in the conference standings. Southern Illinois
also bolstered its at-large NCAA tournament chances with the victory. Grant
Stout led Northern Iowa (22-8, 11-7) with 16 points and eight rebounds and
Jacobson tallied 14 points.