Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
(Saturday, December 7th)
Final Score: (7) Louisville 113, Louisiana 74
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points and Chris Jones added 19, leading seventh-ranked Louisville to a 113-74 rout of Louisiana at the KFC Yum! Center. Russ Smith chipped in 16 points and Wayne Blackshear netted 15 for Louisville (8-1), which has won three straight since a 93-84 loss to North Carolina on Nov. 24. The Cardinals, who had scored at least 90 points three times previously this season, last reached 100 in a 104-101 five-overtime loss to Notre Dame last February. Louisville set a KFC Yum! Center scoring mark and posted its highest scoring output since a 114-82 thumping of Western Kentucky on Dec. 22, 2010. The Cardinals shot 61.3 percent overall, dominating inside thanks to a 9-for-10 effort from Harrell, who also had a game-high eight rebounds. Shawn Long scored 25 points for Louisiana (6-3), which had won four in a row since an 87-68 loss to nationally ranked Baylor.
Final Score: (16) Memphis 96, Northwestern State 76
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Shaq Goodwin led the way with a career- high 21 points as the No. 16 Memphis Tigers defeated the Northwestern State Demons, 96-76, at FedExForum. Goodwin was 8-of-11 from the field and added six rebounds and three blocks. Joe Jackson contributed 18 points and Michael Dixon Jr. had 14 for the Tigers (6-1), who have won five straight. Jalan West scored a team-high 15 points and nine assists off the bench and DeQuan Hicks tallied 13 points for the Demons (3-4), who have dropped four of their last five.
Final Score: Missouri 80, (18) UCLA 71
Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jabari Brown led four Missouri players in double figures with 22 points and the Tigers extended their home dominance with an 80-71 win over the 18th-ranked UCLA Bruins. Jordan Clarkson posted his fifth consecutive 20-point game, finishing with 21 in the Tigers' (9-0) 24th straight victory at Mizzou Arena, the longest home winning streak in the nation. Earnest Ross scored 20 points on 5-of-11 3-point shooting for Missouri, which overcame an eight-point halftime deficit. Jordan Adams had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Bruins (8-1), who were off to their best start since beginning 14-0 in 2006-07.
Final Score: (22) Michigan 107, Houston Baptist 53
Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Nik Stauskas poured in 25 points and Glenn Robinson added 17, leading 22nd-ranked Michigan to a 107-53 rout of Houston Baptist at the Crisler Center. Zak Irvin scored 14 and Mitch McGary contributed 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Wolverines (6-3), who had lost two of their previous three, including a 79-69 setback to Duke on Tuesday. Michigan has another stiff test in its next outing, as Arizona visits Ann Arbor next Saturday. Stauskas, who scored a mere four points in the loss to Duke, shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit 6-of-9 from 3-point range. The Wolverines tied the school record with 16 made threes in the lopsided contest and had their highest scoring output since a 112-64 win over Indiana on Feb. 22, 1998. Ricmonds Vilde and Rob Lewis each scored 10 points for Houston Baptist (3-6), which was coming off consecutive two-point wins over Army and Rice.
12/07 17:09:19 ET