Friday , Mar , 02 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules

Pullman, WA (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo scored 14 points and Josh Shipp
had 12 and second-ranked UCLA held off No. 13 Washington State, 53-45, to
clinch the Pac-10 title outright. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 10 points
and Alfred Aboya contributed eight points and four rebounds for the Bruins
(26-3, 15-2 Pac-10), who have won five straight. Kyle Weaver scored 14
points off the bench while Aron Baynes and Robbie Cowgill each had 10
for the Cougars (23-6, 12-5), who have dropped two of their last three
contests.

Final Score: (6) Memphis 78, Texas El-Paso 67

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) – Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points to help
No. 6 Memphis beat Texas-El Paso, 78-67, at Don Haskins Center. Jeremy Hunt
added 19 points and six rebounds for the Tigers (26-3, 15-0 C-USA), who have
an 18-game winning streak, the longest in the nation. Stefon Jackson scored
19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Miners (14-15, 6-9), who have
dropped five of their last six games.

Final Score: Georgia Tech 84, (8) North Carolina 77

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 25
points and was a sizzling 5-of-6 beyond-the-arc as Georgia Tech stunned No.
8 North Carolina, 84-77, at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Anthony Morrow
added 18 points for the Yellow Jackets (19-10, 7-8 ACC), who won for the
second time in three games and avenged a 77-61 loss at North Carolina
earlier this season. Javaris Crittenton chipped in with 13 points and a career
best 11 assists. Freshman Brandan Wright tallied 22 points for the struggling
Tar Heels (24-6, 10-5), who lost for the fourth time in eight games and
fell a game behind Virginia in the ACC standings. Tyler Hansbrough netted
16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Wayne Ellington finished with 14
points.

Final Score: Utah State 79, (10) Nevada 77

Logan, UT (Sports Network) – Stephen DuCharme posted 20 points, eight rebounds
and two key steals in the final seconds, as the Utah State Aggies came away
with a 79-77 overtime victory against the 10th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack, who
already have their third straight outright Western Athletic Conference regular
season title in hand, for their first win against a team ranked as high as
ninth since downing then ninth-ranked Utah in the 1998-99 season. Jaycee
Carroll finished with 18 points and nine boards for Utah State (21-9, 9-6
WAC), which lost back-to-back games for only the third time this season when
it bowed to Louisiana Tech in Ruston on Saturday, 84-71. Chaz Spicer
netted 17 points in the win. Marcellus Kemp scored 25 points for the Wolf Pack
(26-3, 13-2), who, last Saturday, had one of their finest offensive
showings of the season as they dismissed the Boise State Broncos on the
road, 95-81, at Taco Bell Arena for their ninth straight victory. Nick
Fazekas notched 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Ramon Sessions had nine
points and 12 boards in the streak-stopping loss.

Final Score: Washington 85, (23) Southern California 70

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Ryan Appleby scored 22 points on 6-of-10
shooting as Washington downed 23rd-ranked Southern California, 85-70. Jon
Brockman added 17 points and was 7-of-9 from the floor for the Huskies
(17-12, 7-10 Pac 10), who snapped a four-game skid. Spencer Hawes chipped in
with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Justin Dentmon finished with 12
points. Nick Young had a game-high 26 points for the Trojans (21-9, 11-6),
who lost for the first time in three games but remained third in the Pac 10
standings. Gabe Pruitt netted 13 points and Taj Gibson had 10 points and nine
rebounds.

Final Score: Virginia 69, (21) Virginia Tech 56

Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) – Sean Singletary scored 17 points,
pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists as Virginia downed No.
21 Virginia Tech, 69-56. Mamadi Diane added 13 points for the Cavaliers
(20-8, 11-4 ACC), who have won four of five games and took over sole
possession of first place in the ACC thanks to Georgia Tech’s 84-77 win
over North Carolina. J.R. Reynolds also chipped in with 13 points and six
assists, but shot just 3-of-15 from the floor. Zabian Dowdell tallied 17
points for the Hokies (20-9, 10-5), who lost for the first time in three
games. No other Virginia Tech player scored in double figures. Deron
Washington finished with nine points and six boards.