Wednesday , Nov , 22 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) – Joakim Noah poured in 19 points on 6-of-7
shooting as top-ranked Florida crushed Prairie View, 94-33, at the O’Connell
Center. Al Horford, Walter Hodge and Marreese Speights all added 13 points for
Florida (5-0), which outscored Prairie View 49-14 in the second half. Ivory
McGilvery had a team-best nine points and Andy Genao finished with eight
points for the Panthers (1-3), who shot just 22 percent on the night. The
Gators hit a scorching 62 percent of their shots from the floor in the
first half en route to a 45-19 halftime lead.

Final Score: (5) UCLA 73, (20) Kentucky 68

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 18 points, as
fifth-ranked UCLA beat No. 20 Kentucky, 73-68, to reach the championship game
at the Maui Invitational. Arron Afflalo tallied 14 points and Lorenzo Mata
added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins (3-0), who will face No. 19
Georgia Tech in the title contest Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets rallied from
a 19-point deficit to stun No. 12 Memphis, 92-85, in Tuesday’s other
semifinal at the Lahaina Civic Center. Joe Crawford had 16 points and
Derrick Jasper scored 12 and pulled down nine rebounds for the Wildcats
(3-1), who couldn’t overcome 17 turnovers despite making 13-of-24 shots from
the field in the second half.

Final Score: (7) Wisconsin 64, Delaware State 52

Madison, WI (Sports Network) – Alando Tucker was as advertised Tuesday night,
scoring 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting as No. 7 Wisconsin cruised to a 64-52
victory over Delaware State as part of the South Padre Invitational at the
Kohl Center. Brian Butch joined his frontcourt mate in double figures with 18
points and 10 rebounds for Wisconsin (4-0), which will square off against
Missouri State on Friday in South Padre Island, Texas. Jahsha Bluntt and Roy
Bright had 18 points apiece for Delaware State (1-4), which won the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference regular season title by four games last season,
but was stunned by Hampton in the championship game for the automatic bid to
the NCAA Tournament.

Final Score: (13) Marquette 73, (9) Duke 62

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Dominic James is a year older and it
showed, outplaying Duke’s freshman class to the tune of 25 points and seven
assists to lead No. 13 Marquette to the CBE Classic title with a 73-62 victory
over the ninth-ranked Blue Devils. The Big East Rookie of the Year a season
ago and CBE Classic MVP looked poised and polished up against a Duke squad
full of talented, but unproven players just getting their feet wet in a big-
game atmosphere. Duke had 19 turnovers, including a surprising six from
team co-captain Greg Paulus, while Marquette only had nine turnovers. Jerel
McNeal was James’ feisty compatriot, totaling 17 points with six
rebounds and six steals. Marquette had 10 steals on the night. Josh McRoberts
led Duke (4-1) with 15 points and DeMarcus Nelson had 13 for the Blue
Devils, who shot 33.3 percent in the second half, one night after lighting
Municipal Auditorium on fire with 61 percent shooting in the first half
against Air Force. Nelson was 5-of-12, but McRoberts needed 16 shots (4-of-16
shooting) to record his team-leading point total. Lance Thomas was the high
freshman for Duke with nine points and seven rebounds. The scrappy Golden
Eagles (6-0) picked up a statement win for their program, outworking Duke to
the majority of loose balls during the game-defining six- minute stretch in
the second half.

Final Score: (10) Kansas 89, Tennessee State 54

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Sherron Collins scored 19 points and went
4-of-6 from beyond the arc to fuel 10th-ranked Kansas to an 89-54 blowout over
Tennessee State, in a second-round matchup of the Las Vegas Invitational at
Allen Fieldhouse. Brandon Rush and Julian Wright scored 14 apiece, Darnell
Jackson added 11 and Darrell Arthur backed that up with 10 for the Jayhawks
(3-1), winners of two in a row. Rush also had 10 rebounds. Kansas finishes
off the Las Vegas Invitational with games against Ball State on Friday, and
top-ranked Florida on Saturday.. Clarence Matthews recorded a game-high 18
points and LaDarious Weaver pitched in with 13 for Tennessee State. Courtney
Bohannon added seven points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (0-2).

Final Score: (19) Georgia Tech 92, (12) Memphis 85

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Jeremis Smith had 21 points and nine rebounds, as
19th-ranked Georgia Tech rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat No. 12
Memphis, 92-85, in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. Lewis Clinch added
17 points and Ra’Sean Dickey finished with 14 points and 10 boards for the
Yellow Jackets (5-0), who will face fifth-ranked UCLA in Wednesday’s
championship game. The Bruins beat No. 20 Kentucky, 73-68, in Tuesday’s
other semifinal. Georgia Tech shot 32.3 percent in the opening 20 minutes and
fell behind 46-30 at the half. However, it went 17-of-30 from the field in
the second half to pull out the win. Chris Douglas-Roberts had 26 points and
seven rebounds for the Tigers (2-1), who struggled by going 11-of-26 over
the final 20 minutes. Jeremy Hunt added 16 points and six steals, and
Antonio Anderson scored 15 for Memphis, which went 10-of-30 from three-point
range. Conversely, the Yellow Jackets made just 3-of-10 from beyond the arc,
but made up for that by feasting at the free throw line and dominating on
the boards. Georgia Tech went 35-of-50 from the charity stripe and
outrebounded Memphis, 52-31.

Final Score: (21) Nevada 83, Cal-Irvine 64

Reno, NV (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas poured in a game-high 29 points to
lead 21st-ranked Nevada past Cal-Irvine, 83-64, at Lawlor Events Center.
Fazekas shot 8-of-14 from the floor, converting on 10-of-13 free throws, and
grabbed 14 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (4-0), who finished 49 percent shooting.
Marcelus Kemp scored 23 points and Kyle Shiloh had 15. Ramon Sessions added
seven points and dished out seven assists. Patrick Sanders led Cal-Irvine
(2-4) with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with seven boards and Adam
Templeton contributed 13 points with four assists. Marcus McIntosh had 10
points off the bench.