Top-ranked Duke rolls over Clemson

first_imgJ.J. Redick scored 34 points and Shelden Williams added 17 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 Duke beat Clemson for the 19th straight time, 87-77 on Saturday. The Blue Devils (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off to their best start since the 1992 NCAA champions opened 17-0. Duke hasn’t lost to the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) since 1997, but it took just about everything Redick had to keep the streak going. The Blue Devils let an 11-point lead slip to 76-71 after Akin Akingbala’s short jumper with 1:56 left. But Redick dribbled up the court and found a wide-open Sean Dockery for a layup and Clemson could not get any closer. Vernon Hamilton led Clemson with a career-high 31 points. No. 4 Connecticut 74, Georgetown 67 : Hilton Armstrong had 19 points His sixth straight game scoring in double figures and six blocked shots for the Huskies. No. 7 Illinois 79, Michigan 74 : Dee Brown scored 26 points and James Augustine added 23 as the Illini withstood a second-half charge from the Wolverines. No. 15 Boston College 90, Florida St. 87 : Craig Smith had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Eagles to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference victory despite a career-high 37 points from Al Thornton of the Seminoles. No. 16 West Virginia 104, Marquette 85 : Mike Gansey scored a career-high 33 points despite hurting an ankle and Kevin Pittsnogle had 30 as the Mountaineers broke its own Big East record with 20 3-pointers. No. 17 George Washington 82, Saint Joseph’s 70 : Carl Elliott scored a career-high 20 points and the Colonials held the Hawk’s scoreless for nearly six minutes in the first half. No. 18 N.C. State 87, Georgia Tech 78 : Cameron Bennerman had 16 points and four of his teammates added 14 for the Wolfpack, which is off to its best start since the Jim Valvano era. Miami 81, No. 20 North Carolina 70 : Guillermo Diaz scored 24 points including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:37 left to help the Hurricanes to its first win ever in Chapel Hill. No. 21 Wisconsin 68, Northwestern 52 : Alando Tucker had 20 points and seven rebounds and the Badgers remained the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play. No. 22 Oklahoma 45, Texas A&M 44 : Terrell Everett hit a 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds left and the Sooners avoided an 0-3 start in the Big 12. Oregon 73, No. 24 Arizona 68 : Malik Hairston scored 23 points to lead the Ducks as the Wildcats were swept on the Oregon trip for the first time since 2000. Syracuse 77, No. 25 Cincinnati 58 : Gerry McNamara scored 29 points and Demetris Nichols added 16 to help the Orange win its 12th straight. Nichols’ 3-pointer at the buzzer tied it at 34 at halftime. He made three jumpers in a 10-point run that put Syracuse up 44-37. Women No. 2 Duke 66, No. 22 Boston College 52 : Monique Curry scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half to lift the Blue Devils to the win. Duke (16-0, 5-0 ACC) missed 20 of their first 25 shots and finished with their lowest scoring total this season. Kindyll Dorsey led the Eagles (12-5, 0-3) with 20 points. She made four of nine 3-pointers. Brooke Queenan added 11 points for Boston College, which fell to 1-5 against Top 25 teams. No. 7 Connecticut 70, St. John’s 53 : Charde Houston scored 16 points and Barbara Turner added 14 to help the Huskies hold on for the victory. Connecticut (15-2, 5-0 Big East) leaned on Houston late after the Red Storm rallied from 11 points down to get within a point with 11:11 left. Houston dominated inside with eight straight points in a 17-2 run to close out the game. No. 10 Rutgers 63, Seton Hall 41: Michelle Campbell scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half to lead the Knights over the Pirates. No. 11 DePaul 84, Villanova 75 : Khara Smith led the Blue Demons with 24 points and 14 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. No. 14 Stanford 87, California 75 : Candice Wiggins made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 33 points, leading the Cardinal to their fifth straight win. No. 15 Arizona St. 69, Oregon St. 51 : Freshman Kirsten Thompson had 15 points and eight rebounds and the Sun Devils pulled away to win its second straight. No. 16 Oklahoma 85, Oklahoma St. 51 : Oklahoma matched its season-high with 13 3-pointers in a romp over the Cowboys. No. 18 New Mexico 62, Wyoming 39 : Dionne Marsh scored 13 points and Abbie Letz and Brandi Kimble each added 10 to lead the Lobos. Louisville 61, No. 20 Notre Dame 51 : Jazz Covington led the Cardinals with 21 points and 10 rebounds, handing the Fighting Irish their fourth loss in five games. Texas 63, No. 24 Missouri 54 : Ashley Lindsey had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Longhorns rallied to get the win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita No. 2 Florida 69, Auburn 57 : Taurean Green scored 21 points, including six free throws over the final 5:25, and Al Horford added 14 to help the Gators (16-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) extend the best start and longest winning streak in school history. Green, a sophomore point guard, finished 12-of-12 from the free throw line, made three 3-pointers and led Florida in scoring for the second consecutive game. Chris Richard had a dunk, a turnaround jumper in the lane, a free throw and a layup in Florida’s 10-0 run that turned a 49-47 lead into a 12-point advantage. No. 5 Memphis 73, SMU 53 : Joey Dorsey scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and the Tigers opened the game with an 18-2 run. Memphis (15-2, 2-0 Conference USA) has won four straight since a 69-58 loss to No. 8 Texas on Jan. 2. No. 6 Gonzaga 102, Pepperdine 73 : J.P. Batista scored with 27 points on 13-of-14 shooting and Adam Morrison had 31 points to lead the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-0 WCC) over Pepperdine. No. 8 Texas 58, No. 3 Villanova 55 : LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and the Longhorns smothered the Wildcats with its best defensive game of the year. last_img

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