Tuesday , Nov , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – DeMarcus Nelson poured in 16 points and had 10
rebounds as 11th-ranked Duke pounded Georgia Southern, 72-48, in the Durham
Regional championship of the CBE Classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Josh
McRoberts added 16 points, six boards and three blocks for the Blue
Devils (2-0), who rolled past Columbia on Sunday night. Gerald Henderson
contributed 13 points for Duke, which shot 50 percent from the field and
limited Georgia Southern to just 30.6 percent shooting in the first-ever
meeting between the two schools. Dwayne Foreman was the only player in
double figures for the Eagles with 18 points. Diogo Salazar had seven points
for the Eagles (1-1), who defeated UC-Davis on Sunday.

Final Score: Vermont 77, (14) Boston College 63

Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) – Mike Trimboli scored 17 points, dished
out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds to lead Vermont over 14th-ranked
Boston College, 77-63, at Conte Forum. Chris Holm added 15 points and 10
boards and Joe Trapani had 13 points for the Catamounts (2-1), who used a
20-3 first-half run and 49 percent shooting from the floor in the game to down
their ranked opponent. Jared Dudley had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the
Eagles (1-1), who suffered their first setback of the season, shooting 30
percent from the floor. Tyrese Rice added 14 points for BC, which never got
closer than nine points after falling behind by 17 points late in the first

Final Score: (16) Marquette 59, Idaho State 56 (OT)

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Dominic James scored 17 points, as the 16th-
ranked Marquette Golden Eagles opened up play in the CBE Classic with a 59-56
overtime win over the Idaho State Bengals at the Bradley Center. With both
teams having scored a three-pointer to open the overtime period, Ousmane
Barro converted a pair of free throws with 29 seconds to go for a 58-56
Marquette lead. After David Schroeder failed to convert from the free-throw
line on a 1-and-1 attempt, James hit 1-of-2 from the charity stripe with three
seconds left, as the Eagles escaped with the win. Marquette faces Detroit,
which beat Maine 57-50, in the second-round contest on Tuesday. Jerel McNeal
netted 13 points for Tom Crean’s Golden Eagles (2-0), who opened their
2006-07 season last Friday with a 77-66 win over Hillsdale College. Barro
added 10 rebounds in the win. Akbar Abdul-Ahad notched 17 points and five
assists for the Bengals (0-1), who are coming off a 13-14 season a year ago,
which included a 4-10 ledger in Big Sky competition. Schroeder netted 11
points in defeat.

Final Score: (17) Washington 102, Nicholls State 74

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Brandon Burmeister had 17 points to lead a
balanced attack, as 17th-ranked Washington pounded Nicholls State, 102-74, in
the Basketball Travelers Classic. Justin Dentmon added 16 points, while Quincy
Pondexter had 14 and Jon Brockman ended with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Huskies (2-0) won despite 23 turnovers. Adonis Gray had 29 points and
Aaron Scott tallied 24 for Nicholls State (0-3), which fell behind early by
shooting 29.2 percent in the opening half, compared to 57.6 percent for the

Final Score: (20) Creighton 78, Mississippi Valley State 42

Omaha, NE (Sports Network) – Anthony Tolliver and Nick Porter each had 14
points to lead 20th-ranked Creighton to a convincing 78-42 win over
Mississippi Valley State. Nate Funk tallied 13 points and Isacc Miles scored
10 for the Bluejays (1-0), who opened the season in the AP top 25 for the
first time in school history. Demarkus Barnes scored 10 points and pulled
down seven rebounds, while Mike Davis provided six points for Mississippi
Valley State. Ronald Alexander pulled down a team-high eight boards for
the Delta Devils (0-2), who have dropped their first two games on the road.

Final Score: (23) Georgia Tech 100, Jackson State 70

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Lewis Clinch netted 16 points, as the 23rd-
ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets continued their season-opening
three-game homestand with a 100-70 victory over the Jackson State Tigers in
Atlanta. Ra’Sean Dickey posted 15 points and eight rebounds for the
Yellow Jackets (2-0), who opened their 2006-07 campaign in convincing
fashion as they trounced Elon, 83-49, on Friday. Zach Peacock and
Thaddeus Young scored 14 points apiece, and Javaris Crittenton added 12 points
and 10 assists. Trey Johnson poured in 33 points for the Tigers (0-2), who
opened their season against a ranked opponent and proved to be no match in
a 96-65 loss at then 11th-ranked Alabama on Friday. Julius Young had 14
points as the only other JSU player in double figures.

Final Score: (25) Tennessee 78, Fordham 71

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – Chris Lofton scored 30 points, as 25th-ranked
Tennessee survived a late rally by Fordham to beat the Rams, 78-71, to advance
to the second round of the NIT Season Tip-off. Duke Crews had 11 points and
Ryan Childress scored nine for the Volunteers (2-0), who made 9-of-25
three-pointers in the game at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Brenton
Butler had 20 points and Marcus Stout added 16 for Fordham (1-1), which
shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) in the second half, but couldn’t overcome 29