Sunday , Nov , 26 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) – Brandon Rush’s layup with 26.9 seconds
remaining gave Kansas the lead, and the No. 10 Jayhawks survived a last-second
miss to beat the top-ranked Gators, 82-80, in overtime in the final game of
the Las Vegas Invitational. Julian Wright had 21 points for the Jayhawks (5-1),
who posted their first win over a No. 1 team since topping Massachusetts in
December of 1994. They did it in dramatic fashion and snapped Florida’s (6-1)
school-record 17-game winning streak. Taurean Green scored 25 and Joakim Noah
added 17 for the Gators.

Final Score: (24) Wichita State 57, (6) LSU 53

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Ryan Martin scored 12 points to help the
No. 24 Wichita State Shockers upset sixth-ranked LSU, 57-53. A jumper by
Karon Bradley gave Wichita State (4-0) its first lead of the game at 52-50
with 1:49 left in the game, and the Shockers were able to hit their free
throws and hold on defensively for the win over an LSU team that returns
four starters from its Final Four team from last season. Bradley hit four free
throws down the stretch. Martin was one of five Shockers to register double-
figures in points, joined by Bradley and P.J. Couisnard with 11 points each,
and Kyle Wilson and Phillip Thomasson had 10 points apiece. Glen Davis led
LSU (2-1) with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Darnell Lazare added 11 points for
the Tigers.

Final Score: (7) Wisconsin 77, Auburn 63

South Padre Island, TX (Sports Network) – Kammron Taylor had 16 points and
Alando Tucker added 15 points to lead seventh-ranked Wisconsin over Auburn,
77-63, in the consolation game of the South Padre Island Invitational. Jason
Bohannon tallied 10 points for the Badgers (5-1), who rebounded from their
upset loss in the semifinals to Missouri State to get back into the win
column. DeWayne Reed had 17 points and seven assists and Frank Tolbert had
12 points and six boards for the Tigers (4-2), who have dropped two in a row.

Final Score: (8) Alabama 74, Texas Southern 44

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Jermareo Davidson scored 16 points, pulled
down 11 rebounds and blocked eight shots to power No. 8 Alabama past Texas
Southern, 74-44, at Coleman Coliseum. Richard Hendrix added 15 points and
12 rebounds for the Crimson Tide (5-0), who won in blowout fashion despite
guard Ronald Steele missing the game with a sore knee. Mykal Riley had 12
points for Alabama, which led by as much as 20 in the first half before
coasting. The Tide outrebounded the Tigers, 60-35. Sollie Norwood had 16
points to lead Texas Southern (1-4), which struggled by shooting 28.8
percent from the field. Jacques Jones added 10 points and 10 rebounds in a
losing cause.

Final Score: (9) Duke 75, Davidson 47

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Josh McRoberts posted 14 points and nine
rebounds, as the ninth-ranked Duke Blue Devils, coming off their first loss of
the 2006-07 season, routed the Davidson Wildcats, 75-47, in non-conference
action from Cameron Indoor Stadium. Jon Scheyer also scored 14 points for
the Blue Devils (5-1), who won their first four games this season, including
three games in the College Basketball Experience Classic, but finally met
their match in the championship game of the event, falling to nationally-
ranked Marquette, 73-62. Brian Zoubek notched 12 points and seven boards, and
Gerald Henderson added 10 points. Jason Richards scored 17 points as the
only player in double figures for the Wildcats (4-3), while Andrew Lovedale
posted nine points and 10 rebounds, and William Archambault added eight

Final Score: (11) Texas A&M 74, Idaho State 44

College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Josh Carter poured in a game-high 26
points as No. 11 Texas A&M thumped Idaho State, 74-44, at Reed Arena. Carter
finished 9-of-11 shooting and Acie Law IV scored 22 points and dished out
nine assists. Dominique Kirk added eight points and grabbed five rebounds
for the Aggies (5-0), who shot a blistering 62 percent (28-for-45) from the
field. The Aggies also shot an impressive 12-of-16 (75 percent) from
three-point range. David Schroeder led the Bengals (1-4) with 14 points on 4-
of-10 shooting while Abdul-Ahad Akbar and Matt Stucki contributed 11 points
each. Akbar also pulled down five boards and had four helpers. Idaho State,
which shot a lousy 29 percent, has dropped three in a row.

Final Score: (17) Syracuse 81, Canisius 71

Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) – Demetris Nichols scored 20 points and grabbed
seven rebounds to lead the No.17 Syracuse Orange to a hard-fought 81-71 win
over the Canisius Golden Griffins. Canisius held a slim 39-38 lead at
halftime, but Syracuse (6-0) outscored the Griffins 43-32 in the second half
to win going away. Chuck Harris scored 24 points and pulled down seven
boards to lead Canisius (1-3). Pawel Malesa scored 12 points, and Darnell
Wilson added 10 for the Golden Griffins. Eric Devendorf scored 17 for
Syracuse, which has opened its season with six straight wins. Paul Harris
scored 12 points, and Terrence Roberts added 12 and raked in eight rebounds.
Josh Wright scored 11 for the Orange.

Final Score: (21) Nevada 78, Santa Clara 70

Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas recorded a game-high 28
points and had 15 rebounds, helping 21st-ranked Nevada to a 78-70 win over
Santa Clara at the Leavey Center. Ramon Sessions poured in 16 points, and
Marcelus Kemp added 11 points, five boards and four assists for the Wolf Pack
(5-0), who posted their second road win of the season. Sean Denison scored
23 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor. Danny Pariseau posted 13,
and John Bryant recorded 10 points and nine rebounds for the Broncos (2-2),
who have lost two straight.

Final Score: (23) Boston College 86, Rhode Island 68

Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) – Sean Marshall matched a career-high with
23 points and pulled down eight rebounds as 23rd-ranked Boston College
throttled Rhode Island, 86-68, at Conte Forum. Tyrese Rice added 19 points and
five assists for the Eagles (2-2), who snapped a two-game skid. Jared Dudley
chipped in with 18 points and 10 boards while Sean Williams had 13 points and
seven blocked shots. Will Daniels tallied 19 points for the Rams (3-3), who
lost for the first time in three games. Jimmy Baron added 12 points and
Lamonte Ulmer netted 11 and pulled down seven boards.