Friday , Feb , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Josh Shipp scored 22 points on 9-of-12
shooting and dished out six assists as fourth-ranked UCLA extended its home
win streak to 19 games by turning away California, 85-75, at Pauley Pavilion.
Lorenzo Mata added a career-high 14 points for the Bruins (24-3, 13-2
Pac-10), who have won three in a row and six of seven. Arron Afflalo chipped
in with 13 for UCLA, which outscored the Golden Bears 54-24 in the paint. Ryan
Anderson registered 21 points and six rebounds for Cal (14-13, 6-9), which
had won two in a row coming in. Ayinde Ubaka, Patrick Christopher and Omar
Wilkes each scored 10 points for the Golden Bears, who have lost seven of
nine.

Final Score: (7) Memphis 99, Rice 63

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Willie Kemp scored 20 points on 8-of-10
shooting as seventh-ranked Memphis extended the nation’s longest winning
streak to 16 games by pummeling Rice, 99-63, in a Conference USA battle at
FedEx Forum. Jeremy Hunt deposited 16 points for Memphis (24-3, 13-0), which
clinched their second-straight Conference USA title with the win. Chris
Douglas-Roberts and Antonio Anderson added 14 points apiece for the Tigers,
who won for the 28th straight time at home. Morris Almond scored 15 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds for Rice ( 13-3, 7-6), which has lost three in a
row. Cory Pflieger pitched in with 10 points for the Owls, who have lost
seven of nine true road games this season.

Final Score: (23) Oregon 64, (9) Washington State 59

Eugene, OR (Sports Network) – Tajuan Porter scored 21 points to lead 23rd-
ranked Oregon to a 64-59 victory over the No. 9 Washington State Cougars.
Aaron Brooks tallied 16 points and Maarty Leunen added 11 for the Ducks (21-7,
9-7 Pac-10), who snapped a three-game skid. Daven Harmeling had 15 points and
Kyle Weaver 14 for the Cougars (22-5, 11-4), who had their five-game winning
streak broken. It was their first loss since a 77-74 overtime defeat to Oregon
on January 27.

Final Score: (11) Nevada 84, Idaho 68

Moscow, ID (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas scored 21 points and grabbed 14
rebounds to help No. 11 Nevada down Idaho, 84-68, at Memorial Gym. Ramon
Sessions added 15 points and six assists and Marcelus Kemp added 14 points
and six rebounds for the Wolf Pack (25-2, 12-1 WAC), who have won their last
eight games. Keoni Watson had a game-high 27 points while David Jackson added
13 points for the Vandals (3-24, 1-13), who have lost their past 10 games.

Final Score: Loyola-Chicago 75, (15) Butler 71

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Blake Schilb scored 28 points, and the
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers shocked the 15th-ranked Butler Bulldogs, 75-71. Majak
Kou scored 13 points for the Ramblers (20-9, 10-5 Horizon), who won their
seventh straight game for the first time since 1991-92. The win was the first
by a Loyola team over a ranked team since 1986. A.J. Graves poured in 24
points for the Bulldogs (25-5, 12-3) who have now dropped three of five.
Mike Green scored 23 points, and Brandon Crone scored 12 points and grabbed 10
rebounds for Butler.

Final Score: (18) Duke 71, Clemson 66

Clemson, SC (Sports Network) – Jon Scheyer scored 18 points to lead 18th-
ranked Duke to a 71-66 victory over Clemson. Greg Paulus overcame nine
turnovers by contributing 14 points for the Blue Devils (21-7, 8-6 ACC),
who nearly blew a 21-point halftime lead. DeMarcus Nelson had 16 points
and Josh McRoberts 10 for Duke, which shot 52.2 percent from the field to win
their third in a row. Vernon Hamilton and Cliff Hammonds each scored 14 for
the Tigers (19-8, 5-8), who have lost three in a row and six of their last
seven games. Hammonds also had nine assists for Clemson.