2 (Nov. 28, 2005)
MARQUETTE'S RYAN AMOROSO NAMED CI STAR OF THE
Ryan Amoroso scored a career-high 30 points,
including the last five of the game, to help
Marquette to its second Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska
Shootout title with a 92-89 overtime victory over
South Carolina at Sullivan Arena.
In addition, the 6-foot-8 sophomore collected a
career-best 12 rebounds. Amoroso entered
Saturday’s game with just 13 points and nine
rebounds through the Golden Eagles’ first two
Last season Amoroso played in all 31 games, making
three starts and was Marquette's most productive
reserve, averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 points in
OF THE WEEK: Seniors Steve Burtt and Ricky
Soliver scored 23 points a piece to help Iona
upset No. 23 Iowa State in the championship game
of the 2005 American Family Insurance Cyclone
Challenge. Soliver was named tournament MVP and
Burtt was named All-Tournament for their
performances in Iona's perfect run during the
three-day event, which saw the Gaels post wins
over Howard, Portland State and the host Cyclones.
Iowa State had won 21 staight non-conference games
at home, dating back to 2003.
1 (Nov. 21, 2005)
UC IRVINE’S DARREN FELLS TABBED CI STAR OF THE
After scoring a career-high 18 points, UC Irvine’s
79-63 win at No. 13 Stanford, Darren Fells has
been tabbed as the CollegeInsider.com “Star of the
The 6-foot-7 sophomore was 6-for-9 from the field
(6-for-8 from the free throw line). He also
collected nine rebounds, two blocked shots and a
career-best five assists in the victory.
Fells leads UCI in scoring (13.7 ppg) and
rebounding (6.7 rpg). He is shooting 51.7 percent
from the field.
OF THE WEEK: Craig Bradshaw scored a
career-high 19 points and pulled down eight
rebounds to lead Winthrop to a 71-64
victory over Marquette Saturday night in the
championship game of the 44th annual Pepsi Blue
and Gold Classic in the Bradley Center.
Winthrop broke Marquette's string of six straight
titles in its own tournament as the Eagles improve
to 2-0 while capturing their second win over a Big
East Conference school in as many years. Winthrop
defeated Providence last season.