Wednesday , Nov , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Al Horford scored 17 points, pulled down 11
rebounds and added four blocks, as the top-ranked Florida Gators rolled past
the North Florida Ospreys, 86-40. Joakim Noah netted 15 points with 10
rebounds for the Gators (2-0), who have won 13 straight games dating back
to last season. Lee Humphrey and Taurean Green each had 12 points in the win.
Florida recorded its 22nd straight victory over a non-conference team,
including 15 in a row at home. The Gators continued to get off to fast starts,
improving to 38-4 in the month of November under head coach Billy Donovan.
Rashad Williams carried North Florida’s offense with 21 points and six
boards, while James Grimball added seven points for the Ospreys (0-3), who
were coming off two losses in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. North Florida
turned the ball over 26 times, resulting in 30 points for the Gators.

Final Score: (2) North Carolina 103, Sacred Heart 81

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Tyler Hansbrough scored 29 points and pulled
down nine rebounds to lead the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to a
103-81 win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers in the regional semifinal of the NIT
Season Tip-Off. Hansbrough dominated in the first half, scoring 18 of
Carolina’s 42 points while a tough Sacred Heart team hung close. Reyshawn
Terry added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Tar Heels (1-0). Brandan
Wright, Wayne Ellington, and Ty Lawson — all part of North Carolina’s
talented freshman class — scored 10 points apiece. Luke Granato kept Sacred
Heart (0-2) close for much of the game, scoring 24 points, all from behind
the arc as he hit a Pioneers-record eight three-pointers. Drew Shubik
scored 13 for Sacred Heart, and Boston College transfer Tavio Hobson
contributed 11 points. North Carolina will face Winthrop at 7 p.m. (et)
Wednesday night for the right to advance to the semifinals in New York City on
November 22.

Final Score: (4) Pittsburgh 67, Delaware State 50

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Aaron Gray had 17 points and eight rebounds
to lead No. 4 Pittsburgh past Delaware State, 67-50, at Petersen Events
Center. Mike Cook added 13 points and Levon Kendall and Antonio Graves each
chipped in 10 points for the Panthers (2-0), who opened their season last
Sunday with a 86-67 romp of Western Michigan. Aaron Fleetwood had 10 points
and seven rebounds and Jahsha Bluntt added 10 points for the Hornets (1-1),
who began a stretch of 13 consecutive road games.

Final Score: (16) Marquette 87, Detroit 45

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Dominic James scored 20 points to lead the
16th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles to an 87-45 stomping of the Detroit
Titans in the second round of the College Basketball Experience Classic.
Marquette (2-0) will face either Texas Tech or Arkansas-Little Rock next
Monday in Kansas City. Wesley Matthews scored 15 and knocked down 3-of-4
three-point attempts for Marquette. Lazar Hayward scored 14, and David
Cubillan added 10 for the Golden Eagles. Ryvon Covile led Detroit (1-1) with
15 points and 12 rebounds. Brandon Cotton was the only other Detroit player to
hit double figures with 11 points.

Final Score: (17) Washington 70, Northern Iowa 61

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Justin Dentmon scored 17 points and hit a layup
with just over two minutes left, as 17th-ranked Washington survived a scare by
beating Northern Iowa, 70-61, in the finale of the Basketball Travelers
Classic. Spencer Hawes tallied 16 points, pulled down seven rebounds and
blocked three shots for the Huskies (3-0), who had an uncharacteristic 17
turnovers, but still held on to beat the Panthers. Grant Stout had 17 points
and Eric Coleman scored 16 for Northern Iowa (2-1), which shot just 3-of-16
from three-point range.

Final Score: (25) Tennessee 87, UNC-Wilmington 75

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – JaJuan Smith scored a career-high 21 points
to lead No. 25 Tennessee over UNC-Wilmington, 87-75, in NIT Season Tip-Off
action at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Chris Lofton scored 17 points for
the Volunteers (3-0), who advanced to the semifinals and will travel to New
York City’s Madison Square Garden to face Butler next Wednesday. Ryan
Childress added 14 points while Duke Crews tallied 13 points and eight
rebounds in the victory. Daniel Fountain and Darryl Felder both scored 15
points for the Seahawks (1-1), who also received 14 points and 10
rebounds from Vladimir Kuljanin. Todd Hendley netted 13 points in the losing