Sunday , Jan , 28 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Auburn, AL (Sports Network) – Al Horford, Taurean Green and Lee Humphrey each
scored 17 points as the top-ranked Florida Gators rolled past the Auburn
Tigers, 91-66, at the Beard-Eaves Coliseum. Corey Brewer added 11 points while
Joakim Noah contributed eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and three
blocks for the Gators (19-2, 6-0 SEC), who extended their winning streak to
12 games. Quantez Robertson scored 17 points and Quan Prowell chipped in with
15 for the Tigers (13-9, 3-4), who were coming off a rout of 12th-ranked
Alabama on Tuesday.

Final Score: (4) North Carolina 92, (17) Arizona 64

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Deon Thompson and Alex Stepheson stepped up for
the ill Brandon Wright, scoring 14 and 10 points respectively, as fourth-
ranked North Carolina handed No. 17 Arizona its worse home loss in the Lute
Olsen era, 92-64, at the McKale Center. Wright and Marcus Ginyard became
ill at the team hotel Friday night, then their Tar Heel teammates went out
and inflicted their will on the Wildcats. Ty Lawson, one game after scoring
14 second-half points in a rout of Wake Forest, poured in a career-high 18
points and dished out eight assists while Wayne Ellington and Tyler Hansbrough
added 14 points apiece. Hansbrough scored a dozen of his points in the second
half, as North Carolina (19-2) won its fourth straight in preparation for
the first of two meetings with Duke on February 7. First, the Tar Heels
have a home date with Miami-Florida and travel down the road to face North
Carolina State. Freshman Chase Budinger led Arizona (14-6) with 16 points,
Mustafa Shakur tallied 15 points and Jordan Hill contributed 13 points.
The Wildcats have lost four of five.

Final Score: (5) Ohio State 66, Michigan State 64

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Greg Oden poured in 19 points and grabbed six
rebounds as fifth-ranked Ohio State survived a scare and edged Michigan State,
66-64, at Value City Arena. Oden ended just 4-of-10 from the floor, but hit
on 11-of-14 from the line while Jamar Butler scored 12 points and dished
out six assists for the Buckeyes (18-3, 6-1 Big Ten), who have won five in
a row since losing to No. 3 Wisconsin on January 9. Daequan Cook also donated
11 points. Ohio State, which has won 21 consecutive home games, finished
44 percent shooting. Drew Neitzel led the Spartans (17-5, 4-3) with 29
points and Raymar Morgan added 14 in defeat. Goran Suton donated eight
points and pulled down eight boards for Michigan State. The Spartans, which
also shot 44 percent in the game, had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: (6) Texas A&M 70, Oklahoma 61

College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Antanas Kavaliauskas poured in 20
points and grabbed six rebounds as sixth-ranked Texas A&M defeated Oklahoma,
70-61, in a Big 12 battle at Reed Arena. Acie Law added 19 points, six
boards and dished out seven assists for the Aggies (17-3, 5-1 Big 12),
who rebounded nicely after Wednesday’s two-point loss to Texas Tech. Josh
Carter added 13 points for Texas A&M, which has won 10 of its last 11
games. The Aggies also knocked off Oklahoma for just the second time in the
last 27 meetings. Nate Carter netted 19 points and had seven rebounds for
the Sooners (11-8, 3-4), who have dropped five of their last eight games.
Austin Johnson added 10 points and six assists in the loss.

Final Score: (7) Oregon 77, (20) Washington State 74 (OT)

Pullman, WA (Sports Network) – Aaron Brooks had 31 points and eight rebounds
as seventh-ranked Oregon rallied late to force overtime and then held on to
beat 20th-ranked Washington State, 77-74, in a wild Pac-10 clash. Brooks, the
league’s leading scorer, was suspended for disciplinary reasons when the Ducks
fell to Washington, 89-77, on Thursday. Tajuan Porter scored 17 points and
Malike Hairston chipped in with 13 for the Ducks (19-2, 7-2), who extended
their winning streak over Washington State to 12 games. Maarty Leunen
contributed 10 rebounds and hit two huge free throws with .5 seconds remaining
in the game to force overtime. Derrick Low went 9-of-16 from three-point
range and finished with a career- high 37 points for the Cougars (17-4, 6-3)
and almost single-handedly sent the game into a second overtime. Kyle Weaver
and Chris Matthews each had 13 points for Washington State, which saw its two-
game winning streak come to a end.

Final Score: (8) Kansas 97, Colorado 74

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers scored 21
points apiece, and the eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks cruised to a 97-74
victory over the Colorado Buffaloes. Russell Robinson scored 12 points and
tallied seven assists for Kansas (18-3, 5-1 Big 12). Sherron Collins added
11 points for the Jayhawks, who have won two straight and 12 of 13. Richard
Roby carried Colorado (5-12, 1-6) in the losing effort, pouring in 30 points
on a 10-of-16 shooting performance, and grabbing seven rebounds. Jeremy
Williams scored 11 points and pulled down eight boards for the Buffaloes,
who fell for the third straight game, and for the sixth time in their last

Final Score: (9) Pittsburgh 72, St. John’s 46

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Aaron Gray scored 13 points and pulled down
10 rebounds, and the ninth-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers ripped the St. John’s
Red Storm, 72-46. Sam Young scored 11 points for Pitt (19-3, 7-1 Big East),
which won its second straight and ninth in ten games. Mike Cook added
eight points for the Panthers. Anthony Mason scored 10 points and raked in
six rebounds for St. John’s (12-9, 3-5), which had won two straight entering
the game, including a 71-68 upset of No. 22 Notre Dame on Tuesday. Eugene
Lawrence scored nine points and pulled down six boards for the Red Storm,
which struggled mightily against Pitt on the offensive end. St. John’s shot
a dreadful 32 percent from the field, and only made 4-of-24 from behind the
three-point line.

Final Score: (11) Memphis 67, Southern Miss 64

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Jeremy Hunt netted 21 points and made some
key baskets down the stretch, as 11th-ranked Memphis held off Southern Miss,
67-64, in a Conference USA battle at FedExForum. Chris Douglas-Roberts added
15 points for the Tigers (17-3, 7-0 C-USA), who have won nine straight.
Joey Dorsey donated 16 rebounds and seven points in the victory. Jeremy Wise
poured in a game-high 28 points for the Golden Eagles (13-6, 3-3), who were
looking to win their third straight game. Sai’Quon Stone had 15 points
and five boards in the loss.

Final Score: Arkansas 63, (12) Alabama 57

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Patrick Beverley tallied 19 points and Sonny
Weems added 16, as Arkansas stifled the 12th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in
the opening half then hung on for a 63-57 victory at Coleman Coliseum. Gary
Ervin and Steven Hill donated eight points apiece for the Razorbacks
(14-7, 3-4 SEC), who won their first true road game of the season. In the
process, Arkansas handed Alabama its first home defeat of the campaign.
Richard Hendrix scored 28 points, almost half of the Crimson Tide (15-5, 2-4)
points. Jermareo Davidson contributed 12 points, but star point guard Ronald
Steele was plagued by fouls, scoring just one point without a field goal
before fouling out.

Final Score: (13) Oklahoma State 62, Iowa State 50

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Terrel Harris scored 21 points to lead 13th-
ranked Oklahoma State over Iowa State, 62-50, at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mario
Boggan added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys (18-3, 4-2 Big 12),
who have won two straight and three of four. JamesOn Curry tallied 14 points
for Oklahoma State, which used a 12-0 run to start the second half to take the
lead for good. Mike Taylor scored 13 points to lead the Cyclones (11-9, 2-4),
who have lost four in a row. Dodie Dunson added 11 points for Iowa State.

Final Score: (14) Butler 68, Detroit 58

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – A.J. Graves scored 15 points, pulled down
seven rebounds and dished out five assists to lead 14th-ranked Butler over
Detroit, 68-58. Brandon Crone, Mike Green and Pete Campbell each
contributed 12 points for the Bulldogs (19-2, 7-1 Horizon), who have won
five straight games. Brandon Cotton poured in 28 points on 11-of-22 from
the floor while Ryvon Covile added 12 for the Titans (7-13, 4-5), who have
dropped three of five.

Final Score: BYU 61, (16) Air Force 52

Provo, UT (Sports Network) – Trent Plaisted recorded a game-high 22 points
and collected seven rebounds, as BYU toppled 16th-ranked Air Force, 61-52 at
the Marriott Center in a Mountain West conference clash. Keena Young scored
17 for the Cougars (15-6, 5-2 MWC), who have won three of their last four
games. Lee Cummard added eight points and six boards, while Austin Ainge
chipped in six points and eight boards for BYU, which has won 27 straight
games at home. Matt McCraw posted 14 points, and both Nick Welch and Dan
Nwaelele scored 13 for the Falcons (19-3, 6-2), who had their two-game
winning streak ended. Tim Anderson posted a team-high six rebounds in the

Final Score: (18) Nevada 79, Utah State 62

Reno, NV (Sports Network) – Senior Nick Fazekas scored a game-high 24 points
and pulled down 18 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack held off Utah
State, 79-62, at Lawlor Events Center. Marcelus Kemp, the other half of
Nevada’s (19-2, 7-1 WAC) top scoring tandem, chipped in with 15 points. The
Wolf Pack have now won two in a row and 12 of 13, rebounding nicely after
having their ten-game winning streak snapped last Saturday in an 80-73 loss at
New Mexico State. Junior guard Ramon Sessions donated 13 points and seven
assists in the effort, while Kyle Shiloh rounded out the Wolf Pack players in
double figures with 10 points. Jaycee Carroll had 15 points and Chaz Spicer 12
for the Aggies (15-6, 4-3) who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: (22) Notre Dame 66, Villanova 63

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Ryan Ayers eclipsed his season average in
two possessions, draining a game-tying three, then burying 2-of-3 foul shots
with 1:39 on the clock, as No. 22 Notre Dame edged Villanova, 66-63, at the
Joyce Center. Colin Falls ended with 23 points and Russell Carter donated
14 points in the victory. Notre Dame (17-4, 5-3 Big East) avenged a 102-87
loss to the Wildcats at the Pavilion on January 17. Scottie Reynolds scored
19 points, while Curtis Sumpter, Mike Nardi and Dante Cunningham each added
11 for the Wildcats (14-6, 3-4).

Final Score: (23) Indiana 76, Michigan 61

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Roderick Wilmont and D.J. White each
netted 15 points to lead 23rd-ranked Indiana past Michigan, 76-61, in a Big
Ten Conference matchup at Assembly Hall. Lance Stemler and Armon Bassett
both added 11 points for the Hoosiers (15-5, 5-2 Big Ten), who rebounded from
Tuesday’s setback to Illinois. Earl Calloway and A.J. Ratliff contributed nine
points each for Indiana, which has won six of its last seven games overall.
Lester Abram, Ron Coleman and Dion Harris all poured in 12 points for the
Wolverines (16-6, 4-3), who have dropped two straight.

Final Score: (25) Southern California 76, California 73

Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) – Lodrick Stewart scored 21 points, but only
three in the second half as the No. 25 Trojans squandered a 17-point lead, but
held on for a 76-73 win over the rival California Golden Bears. Nick Young
scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds for USC (16-6, 6-3 Pac-10).
Gabe Pruitt added 10 points for the Trojans, who have won three of four.
Ryan Anderson scored 19 points for Cal (12-9, 4-5). Omar Wilkes scored 14 for
the Golden Bears, who have dropped three in a row. Jerome Randle added 12
points and seven assists for Cal.