Thursday , Nov , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Derek Raivio netted 21 points and pulled down
eight rebounds as Gonzaga stunned second-ranked North Carolina, 82-74, in the
semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. The Bulldogs
(5-0) now move on to face a surprising Butler team in the finals on
Friday. Butler upset 22nd-ranked Tennessee, 56-44, in the other semifinal.
Josh Heytvelt added 19 points, eight boards and four blocks for the Bulldogs,
who earned their trip to the Big Apple by winning the West Region with
victories over Rice and Baylor in Spokane. Jeremy Pargo contributed 16 points
and was brilliant down the stretch for the Bulldogs, who beat the highest
ranked team in school history.

Final Score: (5) UCLA 88, (19) Georgia Tech 73

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo scored 19 points and Darren Collison
added 15 points and seven assists to help No. 5 UCLA to the Maui Invitational
title with an 88-73 win over 19th-ranked Georgia Tech. Luc Richard Mbah A
Moute added 14 points and Michael Roll scored 13 for the Bruins (4-0), who
also got nine points and 10 rebounds from Lorenzo Mata. Collison, who went 10-
of-12 at the foul line, was named the tournament’s MVP. Lewis Clinch had 21
points to lead Georgia Tech (5-1), which also got 13 points from Thaddeus
Young and 12 from Zach Peacock.

Final Score: (12) Memphis 80, (20) Kentucky 63

Maui, HI (Sports Network) – Robert Dozier netted 15 points and pulled down
seven rebounds to lead 12th-ranked Memphis past 20th-ranked Kentucky, 80-63,
in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational. Chris Douglas-Roberts and
Jeremy Hunt each donated 13 points for the Tigers (3-1), who outscored the
Wildcats 37-23 in the second half and shot 50.8 percent from the field for
the game. Freshman Willie Kemp added 12 points and was 2-of-4 from beyond
the arc for Memphis, which rebounded nicely after a 92-85 semifinal loss to
19th-ranked Georgia Tech. Randolph Morris scored a game-high 18 points and
had eight rebounds for the Wildcats (3-2), who turned the ball over 18
times. Joe Crawford added 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting while Bobby Perry
had 10 points in the loss.

Final Score: (14) Georgetown 73, Fairfield 60

Bridgeport, CT (Sports Network) – Freshman DaJuan Summers netted 17 points on
6-of-10 shooting to lead 14th-ranked Georgetown past Fairfield, 73-60, at the
Arena at Harbor Yard. Jessie Sapp added 14 points for the Hoyas (3-1),
who rebounded from their first loss of the season, a 75-62 setback at the
hands of Old Dominion. Roy Hibbert contributed nine points and six blocks for
Georgetown. Mike Van Schaick scored 14 points for the Stags (1-6), who lost
to Georgetown for the fifth consecutive time. Danny Oglesby added 13 points
and six rebounds off the bench for Fairfield.

Final Score: (15) Arizona 86, Samford 57

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Marcus Williams netted 14 points and grabbed
eight rebounds as No. 15 Arizona cruised to an 86-57 victory over Samford at
the McKale Center. Williams converted on 7-of-12 field goals in 24 minutes of
action. Mustafa Shakur and Chase Budinger also scored 14 points apiece
for the Wildcats (3-1), who shot an impressive 58 percent from the
floor. Shakur dished out six assists while Budinger pulled down eight
rebounds. Jawann McClellan added 12 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Randall Gulina led the Bulldogs (1-3) with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting and
Jerry Smith posted 13 with six assists. Travis Peterson contributed 10 with
five boards in the loss.

Final Score: (17) Syracuse 79, Charlotte 67

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Demetris Nichols had 21 points, eight rebounds
and three blocks to lead the 17th-ranked Syracuse Orange over the Charlotte
49ers, 79-67, at the Carrier Dome. Paul Harris added 17 points and nine
boards while Josh Wright donated 14 points and dished out eight assists for
the Orange (5-0), who shot 46 percent from the floor, including 11-of-22 from
behind the arc. Leemire Goldwire scored 14 points and De’Angelo Alexander
chipped in 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the 49ers (1-2),
who connected on 32.4 percent of their shots.

Final Score: Butler 56, (22) Tennessee 44

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Julian Betko and A.J. Graves both tallied 15
points as Butler stunned 22nd-ranked Tennessee, 56-44, in the semifinals of
the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. The Bulldogs (5-0) will now
move on to face Gonzaga in the finals on Friday. Gonzaga upset second-ranked
North Carolina in the other semifinal. Betko finished 6-for-9 from the
floor, including 3-of-5 from long range en route to scoring a career-high
for the Bulldogs, who earned their spot in the semifinals by posting back-
to-back upsets over Notre Dame and Indiana in the NIT Midwest Region. Brandon
Crone added 10 points for the Bulldogs. JaJuan Smith was the only Volunteers
(4-1) player in double figures with 16 points. Chris Lofton added eight
points for the Volunteers, who were coming off a 99-65 blowout victory over
Coppin State.

Final Score: Providence 73, (23) Boston College 64

Providence, RI (Sports Network) – Geoff McDermott’s 18 points and 16 rebounds,
led the way, as Providence upset 23rd-ranked Boston College, 73-64 at the
Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Sharaud Curry also posted 18 points, Weyinmi Efejuku
backed that up with 17 of his own, and Jonathan Kale added 11 for the
Friars (2-1), who got back on track after a 10-point loss to Brown. Tyrese
Rice picked up 19 points, Jared Dudley added 17, and Sean Marshall donated
12 for the Eagles (1-2), who have lost two straight. Sean Williams grabbed
a team-high 10 rebounds in a losing cause.