Sunday , Feb , 25 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Terry Martin scored 18 points and Garrett
Temple added 17 to lead LSU to an upset over third-ranked Florida, 66-56, at
the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.Tasmin Mitchell added 11 points for LSU
(15-13, 4-10 SEC), which had lost three straight and nine of 10 coming in. LSU
was without Glen Davis for the second straight game due to a muscle strain in
his right leg. Al Horford scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the
Florida (25-4, 12-2), which lost for just the second time in 20 games. Chris
Richard added 12 points and Corey Brewer chipped in with 11 for the Gators,
who were outrebounded 35-22.

Final Score: (4) UCLA 75, Stanford 61

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo poured in 20 points and
grabbed six rebounds as No. 4 UCLA trounced Stanford, 75-61. Luc Richard Mbah
a Moute posted 11 points and grabbed seven boards for the Bruins (25-3, 14-2
Pac-10), who clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title for the second
straight season. Darren Collison added 10 points and dished out six assists in
the win. UCLA, which shot 48 percent from the floor, closes out its season
next week at both Washington schools. Brook Lopez scored 23 points on 11-of-16
shooting with nine rebounds for the Cardinal (17-10, 9-7), who have dropped
four of their last six games. Lawrence Hill had 13 points in defeat. Stanford
finishes out the season next week when it hosts both Arizona schools.

Final Score: (6) Kansas 89, Iowa State 52

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Mario Chalmers scored 18 points and grabbed
seven rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Kansas over Iowa State, 89-52, at Allen
Fieldhouse. Darrell Arthur added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Julian Wright
had 12 points for the Jayhwaks (25-4, 12-2 Big 12), who have won six straight
and nine of 10. Sherron Collins also had 12 points for Kansas, which never
trailed in the contest and coasted to the victory. Kansas remains tied atop
the Big 12 standings with Texas A&M. The Aggies defeated Baylor earlier on
Saturday. Dodie Dunson had eight points to lead a lackluster offensive effort
from the Cyclones (14-14, 5-9), who have lost four of six.

Final Score: (8) Texas A&M 97, Baylor 87

College Station, TX (Sports Network) – Acie Law poured in 31 points to lead
No. 8 Texas A&M to a high-scoring 97-87 victory over the Baylor Bears at Reed
Arena. Joseph Jones added 22 points and six rebounds, Dominique Kirk totaled
17 points and Josh Carter, the best three-point percentage shooter in the
country, scored 14 points including 4-of-4 from long distance. Antanas
Kavaliauskas donated 11 points for Texas A&M (24-4, 12-2 Big 12), which
drained 35-of-44 from the charity stripe. Curtis Jerrells led Baylor (13-4,
3-11) with 27 points, Henry Dugat added 22 points and Aaron Bruce compiled 15
points. Kevin Rogers scored 12 points in defeat.

Final Score: (9) Washington State 58, Oregon State 54

Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) – Mac Hopson scored on a jump shot with 35.5
seconds left, as the ninth- ranked Washington State Cougars, fresh off a
disappointing loss, bounced back to top the Oregon State Beavers, 58-54, in a
Pac-10 Conference clash. Aron Baynes scored 14 points for Washington State
(23-5, 12-4 Pac-10), which dropped a 64-59 decision to Oregon on Thursday,
halting a five-game winning streak and reducing its chances of catching UCLA
in the conference race. Robbie Cowgill added 12 points in the win. Marcel
Jones scored 16 points for Oregon State (11-19, 3-14), which was coming off a
73-65 triumph over Washington on Thursday and has lost three of its last four.
Sasa Cuic added 12 points in the loss.

Final Score: (11) Nevada 95, Boise State 81

Boise, ID (Sports Network) – Nick Fazekas posted 28 points and eight rebounds,
as the 11th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack clinched at least a share of their fourth
consecutive Western Athletic Conference regular season title with a 95-81 win
over the Boise State Broncos at Taco Bell Arena. Ramon Sessions scored 17
points for the Wolf Pack (26-2, 13-1), who got their ninth win in a row and
have lost to only NMSU and in-state rival UNLV back in early December. Denis
Ikovlev scored 14 points, Kyle Shiloh posted 12 points and nine rebounds, and
Marcelus Kemp added 10 points. Matt Nelson posted 19 points and 10 boards for
the Broncos (16-11, 8-6), who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Road
meetings against Fresno State and Hawaii are still pending before the start of
the conference tournament in just over a week. Coby Karl scored 19 points,
Reggie Larry 15, and Eric Lane added 13 in the loss.

Final Score: (12) Georgetown 61, (10) Pittsburgh 53

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Jonathan Wallace scored 17 points and Jeff
Green added 14, leading 12th-ranked Georgetown to a 61-53 victory over No. 10
Pittsburgh in a battle for Big East supremacy at the Verizon Center. Roy
Hibbert contributed 12 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Hoyas
(22-5, 12-2 Big East), who have won 11 in a row and moved one game in front of
Pittsburgh for the top spot in the conference. Georgetown hasn’t lost since a
74-69 setback on January 13 at Pittsburgh. The Panthers (24-5, 11-3), who had
won two straight and seven of their last eight, suffered their first road
conference loss of the campaign. Georgetown will conclude the season with a
trip to Syracuse on Monday and a visit from Connecticut next Saturday, while
Pittsburgh hosts West Virginia on Tuesday and travels to Marquette next
Saturday. Ronald Ramon and Sam Young each scored 11 points for the Panthers,
while Aaron Gray returned from a one-game absence to register 10 points with
six rebounds.

Final Score: (13) Southern Illinois 76, Evansville 69

Carbondale, IL (Sports Network) – Randal Falker posted a career-high 30 points
and had seven rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Southern Illinois over Evansville,
76-69, in the regular-season finale for both teams at SIU Arena. Tony Young
poured in 17 points and Jamaal Tatum finished with 15 points for Southern
Illinois (25-5, 15-3 MVC), which has won 11 straight games and increased its
home winning streak to 14 games. The Sulukis shot 52 percent in the contest
but were just 2-of-13 (15 percent) from three-point range. Matt Webster scored
a team-high 21 points for Evansville (14-16, 6-12), which has lost three of
four and six of its last nine games overall. Jason Holsinger chipped in with
11 points, while Kyle Anslinger scored 10 for the Purple Aces.

Final Score: TCU 71, (14) Air Force 66

Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) – Ryan Wall led the way with 19 points, as TCU
shot lights out from the floor and stunned No. 14 Air Force, 71-66, at Daniel-
Meyer Coliseum. Alvardo Parker scored 12 points and Brent Hackett added 11 for
the Horned Frogs (11-15, 3-11 MWC), who erased memories of a 72-39 pounding in
Colorado Springs earlier this season and snapped an 11-game losing streak. TCU
shot 56 percent from the floor Saturday and caused 17 Air Force turnovers that
resulted in 24 points. The Horned Frogs also received a significant
contribution from the bench, outscoring Air Force’s reserves 32-9.
Matt McCraw scored 17 points, Nick Welch tallied 15 points and Jacob Burtschi
added 14 points for the Falcons (23-6, 10-5), who continued their fall
following a 60-50 loss at UNLV on Thursday. Dan Nwaelele, averaging 14.9
points per game and the second-leading three- point shooter in the conference
entering the game, scored just four points and missed all six of his three-
point tries.

Final Score: (15) Butler 56, Detroit 36

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Brandon Crone scored 17 points to lead No.
15 Butler to a 56-36 rout of Detroit. Mike Green posted 13 points, grabbed
nine rebounds and dished out four assists for the Bulldogs (26-5, 13-3
Horizon), who won 12 of their last 15 games to close out the regular season.
A.J. Graves also scored 13 points for Butler, which earned a share of the
conference title with Wright State, but will be the second seed and get a bye
into the semifinal round of the Horizon League tournament. Butler, which also
set a program record for wins in a regular-season, shot 40 percent from the
floor. Ryvon Covile led the Titans (11-18, 6-10) with nine points and 15
boards, while Brandon Bell and Brandon Cotton each contributed eight points in
defeat. Detroit, which lost 12 of their 16 road games this year, finished a
dismal 27 percent shooting from the field.

Final Score: Notre Dame 85, (16) Marquette 73

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Luke Harangody recorded career highs with 22
points and 13 rebounds as Notre Dame erased an early 13-point deficit and
toppled No. 16 Marquette, 85-73. Tory Jackson scored 21 points, grabbed seven
rebounds and dished out seven assists, while Colin Falls added 14 points with
eight boards for the Fighting Irish (22-6, 10-5 Big East), who have won four
in a row. Russell Carter posted 13 points in the victory. Notre Dame can
clinch a bye in the first round of the Big East tournament with a win at
Rutgers next Saturday. Wesley Matthews scored 17 points and Jerel McNeal
netted 16 points for the Golden Eagles (22-8, 9-6), who have dropped four of
five and conclude their season at home against 10th-ranked Pittsburgh next
Saturday. Dominic James netted 14 points, pulled down nine rebounds and handed
out eight helpers in defeat.

Final Score: (19) Texas 68, Oklahoma 58

Norman, OK (Sports Network) – Kevin Durant scored 32 points and had 10
rebounds, as 19th-ranked Texas defeated Oklahoma, 68-58, at the Noble Center.
D.J. Augustin had 18 points and five assists for the Longhorns (21-7, 11-3 Big
12), winners of five straight games. Damion James pulled down 11 boards and
Justin Mason also recorded 10 boards for the victors. Austin Johnson scored 14
points for the Sooners (15-12, 6-8), losers of four in a row. Nate Carter
added 13. David Godbold added nine points and a team- best six rebounds.

Final Score: San Diego State 86, (21) BYU 74

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Brandon Heath scored 30 points, pulled down
seven rebounds, dished out seven assists and added four steals as San Diego
State knocked off No. 21 BYU, 86-74 at Cox Arena. Mohamed Abukar added 27
points while Jerome Habel added 12 for the Aztecs (20-8, 9-5 MWC), who have
won seven of their last eight games. Jonathan Tavernari scored 18 points with
seven boards and Austin Ainge donated 17 points for the Cougars (21-7, 11-3),
who had an eight-game winning streak broken.

Final Score: (23) Oregon 93, Washington 85

Eugene, OR (Sports Network) – Aaron Brooks scored 30 points on 10-of-14
shooting and dished out six assists, as No. 23 Oregon downed Washington,
93-85, at McArthur Court. Tajuan Porter added 19 points for the Ducks (22-7,
10-7 Pac-10), who won their second straight game after losing the previous
three. Bryce Taylor chipped in with 15 points, while Maarty Leunen finished
with 13 points. Ryan Appleby tallied 21 points for the Huskies (16-12,
6-10), who lost their fourth straight game. Spencer Hawes netted 20 points and
seven rebounds, while Quincy Pondexter had 13 points.

Final Score: (24) Virginia 75, Georgia Tech 69

Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) – Tunji Soroye’s follow-up off Sean
Singletary’s missed three proved to be the difference, as No. 24 Virginia
stormed back after blowing a large first-half lead in a 75-69 victory over
Georgia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. J.R. Reynolds scored 25 points and
Singletary added 24 in the victory. Thaddeus Young led Georgia Tech (18-10,
6-8) with 15 points, while Ra’Sean Dickey added 14 points and Javaris
Crittenton donated 12. The loss was a tough one for the Yellow Jackets, who
were looking to jump squarely on to the NCAA Tournament bubble.

Final Score: Auburn 86, (25) Alabama 77

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Korvotney Barber and Quan Prowell each
scored 17 points, and Barber added 10 rebounds to lead Auburn over 25th-ranked
Alabama, 86-77, at Coleman Coliseum. Frank Tolbert chipped in with 12 points
for Auburn (16-13, 6-8 SEC), which has won two straight following a four-game
slide. Josh Dollard also finished with 10 points for the Tigers, who shot 53.7
percent in the contest. Richard Hendrix had 17 points and finished with 13
rebounds for Alabama (19-9, 6-8), which has lost five of nine since falling at
Auburn, 81-57, on January 23. Mikhail Torrance and Mykal Riley had 14 and 13
points respectively for the Tigers, while Jermareo Davidson scored 13 points
and Alonzo Gee added 12.