Thursday , Nov , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Tyler Hansbrough scored 20 points and pulled
down 10 rebounds to lead the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to a hard-
fought 73-66 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the regional finals of the
NIT Season Tip-Off. North Carolina will face either Gonzaga or Baylor on
November 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Wayne Ellington scored
13 and Brandan Wright added 12 for North Carolina (2-0). Both Ellington
and Wright are members of North Carolina’s highly-touted freshman class.
Senior forward Torrell Martin led Winthrop’s upset bid, scoring 25 points,
with 20 coming in a first half in which the Eagles (2-2) put a major scare
into the North Carolina fans in the crowd. Michael Jenkins scored 15 for
the Eagles and grabbed eight rebounds. Craig Bradshaw scored 14 and totaled
eight rebounds on the night for Winthrop.

Final Score: Oral Roberts 78, (3) Kansas 71

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Marchello Vealy scored 22 points, hitting his
first seven shots from beyond the arc, as the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
posted a shocking 78-71 win over the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks at Allen
Fieldhouse. Caleb Green poured in 20 and grabbed 11 boards, while Adam Liberty
and Ken Tutt both added 12 points apiece for the Golden Eagles (1-1), who have
split their opening two games on the road. Darrell Arthur countered with 22
points and 11 boards, Brandon Rush scored 14, Mario Chalmers added 13, and
Darnell Jackson scored 10 to go with 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (1-1).

Final Score: (6) UCLA 82, BYU 69

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute posted a double-
double with 24 points and 11 rebounds as the sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins defeated
the BYU Cougars, 82-69, in the fist game of the season for both teams. Darren
Collison added 16 points for the Bruins (1-0), who trailed at halftime but
outscored BYU 46-30 in the second half. Josh Shipp added 13 points in the
victory as the UCLA shot 50 percent from the field and scored 35 points off
turnovers. Keena Young led BYU (0-1) with 16 points as the Cougars turned
the ball over 23 times. Sam Burgess, Mike Rose, Jimmy Balderson and Lee
Cummard all had nine points in the loss.

Final Score: (8) Georgetown 86, Vanderbilt 70

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – Jeff Green had 19 points, eight rebounds and
six assists to guide No. 8 Georgetown past Vanderbilt, 86-70, at Memorial Gym.
Roy Hibbert netted 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and also grabbed 10 boards
for Georgetown (2-0), which played its first road game of the season. Jonathan
Wallace finished with 16 points in the victory. Alex Gordon had a team-best 15
points while Derrick Byars added 14 for the Commodores (0-1), who made just
five of their 21 three-point attempts.

Final Score: (9) Wisconsin 79, Wisconsin-Green Bay 62

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Alando Tucker poured in 18 points as the ninth-
ranked Wisconsin Badgers rolled past the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix, 79-62,
at the Kohl Center. Michael Flowers and Kammron Taylor each contributed 12
points for the Badgers (2-0), who shot 46.4 percent from the field and
connected on 8-of-19 shots from beyond the arc. Ryan Evanochko netted a game-
high 19 points in the loss for the Phoenix (0-2), who turned the ball over
18 times. Mike Schachtner scored 14 points in the loss as Wisconsin-Green Bay
shot 36.8 percent as a team.

Final Score: (15) Arizona 101, Northern Arizona 79

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Chase Budinger scored 32 points on 11-for-15
shooting in his home debut for the 15th-ranked Arizona Wildcats, who bounced
back from a loss in their season opener with a 101-79 victory over the
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. Mustafa Shakur posted 20 points, 10 assists
and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (1-1), who dropped a 93-90 decision
to Virginia on Sunday. Jawann McClellan added 13 points. Stephen Sir scored 17
points for the Lumberjacks (1-2), who posted a thrilling 75-71 upset victory
over Arizona State on the road Tuesday. Kyle Landry and Ryan McCurdy added 11
points apiece.

Final Score: (18) Syracuse 81, Northeastern 58

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Eric Devendorf scored 19 points and dished out
eight assists as the 18th-ranked Syracuse Orange routed the Northeastern
Huskies, 81-58, at the Carrier Dome. Paul Harris netted 16 and also
grabbed 12 rebounds while Demetris Nichols chipped in 15 points for the
Orange (4-0), who shot 51 percent from the field. Andy Rautins had 13 points
in the contest. Matt Janning paced the Huskies (0-1) with 16 points and Adrian
Martinez had 13 points for Northeastern, which connected on 37 percent of
its shots from the floor. Bennet Davis poured in 12 points in the game.

Final Score: (22) Kentucky 57, Miami-Ohio 46

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) – Joe Crawford scored 18 points and pulled down
six boards to lead the 22nd-ranked Kentucky Wildcats to a season-opening 57-46
win over the Miami-Ohio RedHawks at Rupp Arena. Randolph Morris had 12 points
and 10 boards and Ramel Bradley added 12 points and five assists for the
Wildcats (1-0), who finished last season with a 22-13 record and advanced to
the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Nathan Peavy had 17 points and six
boards and Michael Bramos added 11 points for the RedHawks (0-2), who
opened their season on Saturday with a heartbreaking 57-56 loss to
Wright State on a last-second shot.

Final Score: (24) Nevada 75, Oregon State 47

Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) – Marcelus Kemp scored 29 points and Nick
Fazekas scored 19 and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the 24th-ranked Nevada
Wolfpack past the Oregon State Beavers, 75-47. Ramon Sessions added 10 for
the Wolfpack (2-0), who took control of the game in the second half, when they
outscored Oregon State 45-24. Angelo Tsagarakis was the high-scorer with 11
points on a dreadful offensive night for Oregon State (2-2). Kyle Jeffers was
the only other Beaver to reach double figures, with 10 points and eight
rebounds.