Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Aaron Gray poured in a game-high 21 points
and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead second-ranked Pittsburgh past Robert
Morris, 67-53, at Petersen Events Center. Mike Cook scored 11 points and
Levon Kendall contributed 10 with seven rebounds for the Panthers (7-0),
who shot 51 percent from the floor. Derek Coleman led the Colonials (4-1)
with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three assists while Tony Lee and
Jeremy Chappell each had 10 points. Robert Morris, which has lost all 26
matchups to Pittsburgh, shot a lowly 37 percent (20-of-54) from the floor.
Final Score: (7) North Carolina 98, (3) Ohio State 89
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Tyler Hansbrough scored 21 points and
pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds to lead seventh-ranked North Carolina
past No. 3 Ohio State, 98-89, in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup at the
Smith Center. Wayne Ellington added 19 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who
won their second straight contest. Ty Lawson and Brandan Wright also
reached double figures with 13 and 11 points respectively. Ron Lewis poured
in a game-high 30 points for the Buckeyes (6-1), who were coming off a
91-57 rout of Youngstown State. Ivan Harris tallied 17 points while Daequan
Cook had 14 points and pulled down nine boards for Ohio State.
Final Score: (10) LSU 91, McNeese State 57
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Garrett Temple scored 17 points off the
bench as 10th-ranked LSU crushed McNeese State, 91-57. Tasmin Mitchell had
16 points while Glen Davis scored 15, going 9-of-11 from the free throw line
for the Tigers (3-1), who rebounded from their first setback of the
season, a 57-53 loss to Wichita State on Saturday. Aldrynn Wardell led the
Cowboys (2-5) with 16 points and John Ford added 13.
Final Score: (13) Washington 87, Idaho 66
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Quincy Pondexter netted a season-high 25 points
and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the 13th-ranked Washington Huskies past the
Idaho Vandals, 87-66, at Bank of America Arena. Ryan Appleby added 11 points
and Hans Gasser had nine points for the Huskies (6-0), who received 37 points
from their bench. Keoni Watson led Idaho with 19 points and Mario Mackey had
15 for the Vandals (1-5), who have lost four straight.
Final Score: (14) Memphis 86, Arkansas State 60
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Antonio Anderson scored 17 points and dished
out five assists as 14th-ranked Memphis waxed Arkansas State, 86-60, at
FedExForum. Jeremy Hunt added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Tigers
(4-1), who beat Arkansas State for the third consecutive time. Robert Dozier
chipped in with 13 points and Joey Dorsey had 10 points and seven rebounds for
Memphis. Adrian Banks paced the Indians (4-5), who dropped their second
straight game, with a game-high 25 points. No other Arkansas State player
reached double figures in the game.
Final Score: (17) Wichita State 85, UMKC 55
Wichita, KS (Sports Network) – P.J. Couisnard scored 16 points to lead 17th-
ranked Wichita State over Missouri-Kansas City, 85-55, at Koch Arena.
Sean Ogirri added 15 points and Phillip Thomasson had 12 points and 10 boards
for the Shockers (5-0), who have yet to lose this season. Quitton Day had 19
points for the Kangaroos (3-4), who have lost four of five. Brent Stephens
added 15 points in a losing cause for UMKC.
Final Score: Oregon 57, (18) Georgetown 50
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Aaron Brooks paced a balanced scoring attack
with 15 points, as the Oregon Ducks upset the 18th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas,
57-50, at Verizon Center, during the team’s first-ever visit to the Nation’s
Capitol. Bryce Taylor contributed 14 points for Oregon, which is 6-0 for
the first time since the 2002-2003 season. Jonathan Wallace netted a
team-high 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting for Georgetown (4-2), which was
playing its second game in three days. Marc Egerson donated 13 points and
had seven rebounds.
Final Score: (19) Butler 60, Valparaiso 47
Valparaiso, IN (Sports Network) – Mike Green scored 16 points, grabbed three
rebounds and dished out four assists as 19th-ranked Butler rolled over
Valparaiso 60-47. A.J. Graves contributed 13 points while Julian Betko
added eight and pulled down three boards for the Bulldogs (8-0), who shot
42.5 percent from the floor. Brandon McPherson led the Crusaders (3-3)
with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Jarryd Loyd netted 10. Urule Igbavboa
finished with six rebounds and seven points. Valparaiso, which has lost
three straight to Butler, shot just 39 percent (18-of-46).
Final Score: (20) Connecticut 89, Sacred Heart 46
Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Craig Austrie and Doug Wiggins led a balanced
Connecticut attack with 12 points apiece as the 20th-ranked Huskies thumped
Sacred Heart, 89-46. A.J. Price and Jerome Dyson each added 11 points for
the undefeated Huskies (6-0), who won their 12th straight game at Gampel
Pavilion. Jeff Adrien contributed eight points and a game-high eight
rebounds. Ryan Litke paced the Pioneers (2-4), who were coming in off a
lopsided win over Albany, with just nine points. Jarrid Frye tallied eight
points but shot just 3-of-13 from the floor while Chauncey Hardy netted
seven points but had six turnovers for Sacred Heart.
Final Score: (24) Nevada 86, UL-Lafayette 74
Lafayette, LA (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas scored 21 points on 8-of-12
shooting, leading the 24th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack past Louisiana-Lafayette,
86-74, at the Cajundome. Marcelus Kemp added 19 points for the Wolf Pack, who
opened the season 6-0 for the second straight year. They also improved
their road-winning streak to eight consecutive games. Ramon Sessions and Kyle
Shiloh had 10 apiece. David Dees had a game-high 26 points and six rebounds
for the Ragin’ Cajuns (1-5), who lost their fifth straight. Ross Mouton
finished with 25 points and Valentino Hart added 10 in a losing effort.
Final Score: Purdue 61, (25) Virginia 59
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) – Tarrance Crump hit a game-winning
floater with 1.2 seconds to play to give the Purdue Boilermakers a 61-59 win
over the 25th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. Carl Landry had 19 points and
eight rebounds while David Teague added 14 points and eight boards for the
Boilermakers (5-1), who shot 38.6 percent from the floor. Sean Singletary
netted a game-high 21 and Mamadi Diane chipped in 17 points for the Cavaliers
(4-1), who connected on 38.2 percent of their shots from the field.