Friday , Dec , 29 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Darren Collison scored all of his 13
points after halftime as the top-ranked UCLA Bruins needed a second-half rally
to beat a feisty Washington State club, 55-52, to keep their perfect record in
tact. Arron Afflalo also scored 13 points, while Josh Shipp added 11 for the
Bruins (12-0, 1-0 Pac-10), who have won five in a row against the Cougars.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added seven points and 10 rebounds for UCLA. Derrick
Low finished with 14 points and Nikola Koprivica added 12 points and five
rebounds for the Cougars (11-2, 0-1), who saw their four-game winning streak
come to an end.

Final Score: (2) North Carolina 87, Rutgers 48

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) – Brandan Wright had 19 points and pulled
down seven rebounds as the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels cruised to
an 87-48 victory over Rutgers at Smith Center. Freshman Wayne Ellington went
5-of-6 from three-point range and contributed 17 points for the Tar Heels
(11-1), who have reeled off eight straight wins. Tyler Hansbrough was the
final player in double figures with 13 points in the effort. With leading
scorer J.R. Inman and starter Anthony Farmer both serving one- game
suspensions for academic reasons, senior forward Adrian Hill paced
Rutgers (6-6) with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Scarlet Knights came into
the night riding a five-game winning streak for the first time since the
2003-04 season but the contest got out of hand early on.

Final Score: (7) Arizona 94, California 85

Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) – Marcus Williams dropped in 21 points on a
perfect 8-for-8 shooting to guide No. 7 Arizona past California, 94-85, in the
PAC-10 opener for both clubs at the McKale Center. Ivan Radenovic poured in
17 points and JaWann McClellan added 16 for the Wildcats (10-1, 1-0
PAC-10), who improved to 7-0 at home. Ryan Anderson and Ayinde Ubaka each
scored 16 points for the Golden Bears (8-5, 0-1), who are 0-3 on the road
this season. Theo Robertson netted 15 points in defeat.

Final Score: (9) Kansas 63, Detroit 43

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Mario Chalmers scored 22 points on 7-of-12
shooting, as the ninth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks bested the Detroit Titans,
63-43, at Allen Fieldhouse. Brandon Rush added nine points and five rebounds
while Russell Robinson netted seven for the Jayhawks (11-2), who have won five
in a row. Brandon Cotton donated 20 points and Ryvon Covile had seven
points and 10 boards for the Titans (3-9), who have lost five of their last
six games.

Final Score: (11) Texas A&M 101, Grambling 27

College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Josh Carter scored 24 points, with all
of his baskets coming from behind the arc, to lead the 11th-ranked Texas A&M
Aggies to a rout of Grambling, 101-27, at Reed Arena. Joseph Jones added 20
points for the Aggies, who won four straight. Acie Law IV had 13 points and
dished out 14 assists, while Donald Sloan had a 12-point performance off the
bench. Anthony Williams and Kendric Baker each had six points for the
Tigers, who have lost five of six. Grambling State shot just 20 percent
(10-of-51) from the floor in the contest, committed 30 turnovers and were out
rebounded 48-34.

Final Score: Southern California 86, (14) Washington 79

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Nick Young scored six of his game-high 25
points in the second overtime, as Southern California edged No. 14 Washington,
86-79, in the Pac-10 opener for both clubs at the Galen Center. Taj Gibson
added 22 points and 10 rebounds while Gabe Pruitt scored 18 for the Trojans
(11-3), who improved to 9-1 at home. Spencer Hawes finished with 24 points
while Ryan Appleby scored 18 for Washington (10-2), which is now 0-2 on the
road.

Final Score: (17) LSU 92, Mississippi Valley State 58

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Glen Davis scored a game-high 19 points and
also had 13 rebounds as the 17th-ranked LSU Tigers rolled over Mississippi
Valley State, 92-58, in the second day of the three-game, three-day Hispanic
College Fund Classic at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Davis finished 7-
of-11 from the field, recording his eighth double-double of the season. He
also dished out four assists and had three steals in a complete effort. Tasmin
Mitchell added 17 points for LSU (9-3), which has won two straight. Dameon
Mason contributed 13 points while Terry Martin and Darnell Lazare scored
10 apiece. Larry Cox had nine points and eight rebounds for the Delta Devils
(3-8), who had a modest two-game winning streak halted and didn’t have a
player in double figures on the night. Carl Lucas and Jefferey Price each
donated seven points.

Final Score: (19) Notre Dame 101, Rider 51

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Rob Kurz recorded a game-high 23 points to
go with eight rebounds, as 19th-ranked Notre Dame crushed Rider, 101-51 at
Joyce Center. Kyle McAlarney added 21, including 7-of-9 from beyond the arc
for the Fighting Irish (11-1), winners of 10 straight games, their longest run
since winning 11 in a row during the 1986-87 season. Luke Harangody posted
18 points and ten boards, while Russell Carter hit for 15 while dishing out
five assists. Ryan Thompson and Terrance Mouton each scored 10 for Rider
(7-5), which has lost three of its last four. Jason Thompson also
contributed nine points and six boards.

Final Score: (20) Oregon 76, Portland 49

Eugene, OR (Sports Network) – Maarty Leunen posted 24 points and 14 rebounds,
as the 20th-ranked Oregon Ducks pounded the University of Portland Pilots,
76-49, at McArthur Court for a non-conference clash. Aaron Brooks netted 19
points for the Ducks (12-0), who moved to 12-0 for the first time in 60 years.
Adam Zahn notched 10 points and seven boards. Darren Cooper scored 12
points for the Pilots (3-13), who have lost 12 of their last 15 games to
date. Nine of the 12 setbacks have come by double figures, and all eight
tilts away from home have ended in losses. Taishi Ito netted nine points.

Final Score: (21) Tennessee 101, Tennessee Tech 77

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – JuJuan Smith scored a career-high 23 points
to lead the 21st-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to a 101-77 rout of the Tennessee
Tech Golden Eagle at Thompson-Boling Arena. Chris Lofton netted 14 while Ryan
Childress had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Volunteers (11-2), who have
won seven straight after dropping their previous two games. Ramar Smith
donated 13 points and Duke Crews added 10 points and 10 boards for Tennessee,
which connected on 50 percent of its shots from the floor. Belton Rivers
chipped in 20 points and also grabbed six rebounds and Anthony Fisher scored
16 for the Golden Eagle (5-7), who have lost three in a row. Francis Kabore
poured in 14 in the loss.

Final Score: (22) Memphis 87, Lamar 62

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Chris Douglas-Roberts poured in 19 points and
grabbed seven rebounds to lead the 22nd-ranked Memphis Tigers past the Lamar
Cardinals, 87-62, at FedExForum. Robert Dozier added 13 points and eight
rebounds for the Tigers (10-3), who have won four of their last five games.
Kareem Cooper and Jeremy Hunt each contributed 12 points in the victory.
James Davis netted a game-high 20 points for the Cardinals (5-8), who have
lost two of their last four games overall. Currye Todd had 13 points and seven
boards in the loss.

Final Score: (23) Air Force 66, George Washington 52

Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) – Jacob Burtschi scored 21 points, as the
23rd-ranked Air Force Falcons downed the George Washington Colonials, 66-52,
in the Cable Car Classic. Air Force will face Santa Clara in the championship
on Friday. Dan Nwaelele scored 19 points for Air Force (12-1), which had a
game scheduled against Northern Colorado on December 23rd, but that
contest was postponed because of inclement weather. As a result, the
Falcons had not played since December 13th when they knocked off Norfolk
State, 70-47, for their seventh straight victory. Matt McCraw added 14 points
in the win. Rob Diggs posted 16 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington
(7-3), which had an even longer layoff than Air Force, as the Colonials
last played on December 12th when they rolled to victory over UMBC,
72-51. Carl Elliott scored 12 points and Dokun Akingbade and Maureece Rice
both added 10 points.