|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 13 November 2007 21:35|
As winners of the Los Angeles regional, the Bruins (3-0) advanced to play Maryland (2-0) in the semifinals Nov. 19 in Kansas City.
Love had his third consecutive double-figure game and first in front of John Wooden, UCLA's 97-year-old former coach. The vaunted freshman had nine rebounds for the second straight game after notching a double-double last week in his college debut.
Josh Shipp added 16 points, including four of UCLA's nine 3-pointers. Russell Westbrook had 14 points in his third start for point guard Darren Collison, who has a sprained left knee.
No. 9 Washington State 86, Boise State 74
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Derrick Low scored 26 points and Kyle Weaver had 19.
The two combined to shoot 10-of-12 in the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half, when Washington State (2-0) quickly erased a six-point halftime deficit. The Cougars outscored the Broncos 33-10 during that stretch and coasted the rest of the way.
Washington State also got 18 points from Daven Harmeling, who scored the Cougars' final eight points in the first half that helped cut a 12-point Boise State (1-1) lead in half before the break.
The Cougars shot 56.3 percent for the game, made 9-of-19 from 3-point range and committed just 11 turnovers, with only three coming in the second half.
No. 12 Michigan State 86, Chicago State 53
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Raymar Morgan had a career-high 25 points and 15 rebounds in a first-round game of the CBE Classic. All-American Drew Neitzel added 12 points for Michigan State.
David Holston scored 18 points and had four 3-pointers for Chicago State, which led 18-17 before the Spartans took control with a 28-8 surge to finish the half.
Michigan State will face Louisiana-Monroe, a 60-53 winner over Northern Michigan, on Wednesday.
No. 14 Gonzaga 80, Idaho 43
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Freshman Austin Daye scored 18 points, Jeremy Pargo added 14 points and Matt Bouldin 12 to help No. 14 Gonzaga (2-0) overcome 18 turnovers in a sloppy game.
Idaho (1-1) used defensive pressure to stay close in the first half, but they shot just 30 percent and had 10 shots blocked. They also committed 29 fouls, and the score would have been worse if Gonzaga had not made just 22 of 36 free throws.
The Vandals were just 4-for-18 from the foul line, and were held to just one basket during a 12-minute stretch of the second half that decided the game.
M 67, Oral Roberts 53
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Josh Carter scored 15 points and Chinemelu Elonu keyed a second-half spurt in a preseason NIT game.
The Aggies (2-0) came out sloppy in the second half and when they committed their fourth turnover before the 16-minute mark, coach Mark Turgeon had seen enough. He benched all of his starters except for Dominique Kirk.
M's 20-point halftime lead had shrunk to 40-26. After a jumper by Moses Ehambe, Robert Jarvis hit a long 3 to cut the Aggies' lead to nine.
But Turgeon started slowly putting his starters back in the game and the Aggies scored the next eight points, with five coming from Elonu.
Oral Roberts was led by Adam Liberty with 13 points. Robert Jarvis had 12.
No. 17 Arizona 76, Northern Arizona 69
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Chase Budinger scored 25 points to help No. 17 Arizona open the season without Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson on the bench.
Olson, who has been on a personal leave of absence since Nov. 4, was replaced by assistant Kevin O'Neill. Olson had missed only seven previous games during his 25-years as Wildcats coach.
The Wildcats (1-0) got 18 points from freshman guard Jerryd Bayless and 15 from Jawann McClellan, including a pair of free throws to seal the victory with 11 seconds left.
Nate Geiser and Kyle Landy each scored 17 points for NAU (1-1).