Friday , Mar , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

NCAA Tournament Game Capsules

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Glen Davis and Darrel Mitchell each hit for 14
points, and fourth seed LSU held J.J. Redick and Duke to a woeful shooting
performance, as the Tigers disposed of the top-seeded Blue Devils, 62-54, in
the Atlanta Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Redick, who came into
Thursday the second-leading scorer in the nation at 27.2 points per game, was
limited to just 11 points on 3-of-18 shooting. Duke shot just 27.7 percent as
a team against a determined LSU defense. That included a horrendous 7-of-33 in
the second half. Tyrus Thomas added nine points, 13 rebounds and five
blocked shots for the Tigers, who will face second-seeded Texas, which won
on a shot at the buzzer to beat sixth-seeded West Virginia, 74-71, later at
the Georgia Dome. Tasmin Mitchell contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for
LSU (26-8), which advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since
1987, when the Tigers were eliminated by eventual champion Indiana.

Final Score: Texas 74, West Virginia 71

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Kenton Paulino’s three-pointer at the buzzer
capped a wild ending, as Texas advanced to the Elite Eight by beating West
Virginia, 74-71, in the Atlanta Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Pittsnogle tied the game at 71 with a long three-pointer with five
seconds left. Texas immediately inbounded the ball to A.J. Abrams, who drove
toward the three-point line before dishing to the left side to Paulino, who
barely got the shot away over the outstretched hand of Franklin Young to win
the game. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds and P.J. Tucker
tallied 15 points and 14 boards for the second-seeded Longhorns (30-6), who
will take on fourth seed LSU on Saturday for the right to advance to the
Final Four. The Tigers upset top-seeded Duke, 62-54, earlier at the Georgia
Dome. Pittsnogle had 19 points and Mike Gansey scored 18 for the sixth-
seeded Mountaineers (22-11), who also got 14 points from Patrick Beilein and
13 from Joe Herber. The Mountaineers were outrebounded 45-16, but stayed in
the game by going 15-of-33 from three-point territory.

Final Score: Memphis 80, Bradley 64

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Rodney Carney poured in 23 points to lead
Memphis to an easy 80-64 win over Bradley in the Oakland Regional semifinals
of the NCAA Tournament. Darius Washington added 18 points for top-seeded
Memphis (33-3), which posted a 94-78 triumph over 16th-seeded Oral
Roberts in the first round of the tourney, before taking down ninth-
seeded Bucknell, 72-56, in second-round action. Shawne Williams chipped
in with 12 points and eight rebounds while Antonio Anderson had eight points
in the win. The Tigers have won 22 of their last 23 games en route to a
school-record 33 victories. They also reached a regional final for the first
time since 1992 and will move on to face UCLA on Saturday. Marcellus
Sommerville netted 18 points for the 13th-seeded Braves (22-11).

Final Score: UCLA 73, Gonzaga 71

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Jordan Farmar netted 15 points and came up
with a huge steal to set up Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for the game-winning
layup with 9.8 seconds remaining in regulation, as UCLA bested Gonzaga in
a thrilling 73-71 comeback victory in the Oakland Regional semifinals
of the NCAA Tournament. Arron Afflalo also tallied 15 points for the
second-seeded Bruins (30-6), who overcame a 17-point deficit to win their
ninth consecutive game. Mbah a Moute chipped in with 14 points and 10
rebounds while Ryan Hollins had 12 points in the win. Adam Morrison had a
game-high 24 points for the third-seeded Bulldogs (29-4), who lost for the
first time in 21 games to end the nation’s longest winning streak. J.P.
Batista added 18 points and nine rebounds while Derek Raivio had 12 points in
the losing effort.