Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
(Tuesday, December 3rd)
Final Score: (2) Arizona 79, Texas Tech 58
Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Gordon scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 2 Arizona to a 79-58 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday. Gordon was 7-for-10 from the field but finished a dreadful 4-for-12 from the free throw line. Brandon Ashley posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Nick Johnson finished with 18 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range for the Wildcats (8-0), who will face UNLV on Dec. 7. Kader Tapsoba poured in a team-high 13 points while Jaye Crockett and Aaron Ross finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Red Raiders (6-3), who had won two straight entering the contest.
Final Score: (4) Syracuse 69, Indiana 52
Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Cooney contributed 21 points, the Syracuse defense stifled Indiana in the second half and the fourth-ranked Orange surged past the Hoosiers 69-52 on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Carrier Dome. Indiana netted the first four points of the second half to pull even at 33-33, but Syracuse held the Hoosiers without a field goal over the next 12-plus minutes to build a 20-point advantage. Freshman Tyler Ennis stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, eight assists seven rebounds, and four steals, while C.J. Fair added 15 points and four boards for the Orange (8-0), who have won 47 straight non-conference home games and 38 in a row against unranked teams at Carrier Dome. Noah Vonleh led Indiana (6-2) with 17 points, while Yogi Ferrell scored 12 for the Hoosiers, who were upended by Syracuse in the round of 16 during last year's NCAA Tournament.
Final Score: (10) Duke 79, (22) Michigan 69
Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Quinn Cook scored all 24 of his points in the second half and dished out nine assists to power 10th-ranked Duke to a 79-69 win over No. 22 Michigan as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Jabari Parker added 15 points and Rodney Hood scored 14 for the Blue Devils (7-2), who have won an NCAA-best 107 straight non-conference home games. Duke's last home loss against a non-conference opponent was an 83-82 decision against St. John's on Feb. 26, 2000. Duke bounced back from a 72-66 loss against Arizona on Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game. Caris LeVert equaled a career-best with 24 points for Michigan (5-3), which also received 15 points and 14 rebounds from Mitch McGary.
Final Score: (18) UCLA 89, UC Santa Barbara 76
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Anderson scored 21 points to go with six rebounds and nine assists to lead 18th-ranked UCLA to an 89-76 win over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday. Jordan Adams added 22 points, Zach LaVine netted 15 and Norman Powell finished with 13 for the Bruins (8-0), who will visit Missouri on Saturday. Alan Williams scored 23 points and Kyle Boswell chipped in with 18 on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range for the Gauchos (3-3), losers in three of their last four. Michael Bryson added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the setback.
Final Score: (21) Massachusetts 69, Eastern Michigan 57
Ypsilanti, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Raphiael Putney had 15 points to lead five Massachusetts scorers in double figures and the No. 21 Minutemen beat Eastern Michigan 69-57 on Tuesday in their first game as a ranked team in 15 years. Trey Davis added 13 points and Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne scored 12 apiece for UMass (7-0), which is off to its best start since going 7-0 in 2010-11. Derrick Gordon chipped in 10 points for the Minutemen, who had been idle since beating Clemson on Nov. 24 to win the Charleston Classic. They were ranked No. 24 last week -- their first appearance in the Associated Press Top 25 since the week of Nov. 17-23, 1998. They climbed three spots to No. 21 this week. Tuesday marked UMass' first true road game this season and its ninth straight non-conference road win, though it had to pull away late in a close game to beat the Eagles. Karrington Ward and Daylen Harrison both scored 11 points and Da'Shonte Riley had 10 to lead the Eagles (5-2), who were coming off their first loss of the season last Wednesday to No. 3 Kentucky after going 5-0 for the first time in 17 years.
Final Score: (23) Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93
Iowa City, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron White and the Iowa Hawkeyes gave Notre Dame a rude welcome to the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. White totaled 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in leading the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes to a 98-93 victory over the Fighting Irish at a raucous Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Roy Devyn Marble and Jarrod Uthoff each netted 17 points while Mike Gesell and Zach McCabe added 10 apiece for Iowa (8-1), which made its way into the Top-25 this week following a successful run in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Garrick Sherman poured in 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to pace the Irish (5-2), who were playing their first meaningful game as a member of their new conference. Eric Atkins checked in with 23 points and Jerian Grant finished with 13 points and 10 assists in the setback.
12/04 02:03:32 ET