Redick, Ewing lead No. 2 Duke past North Carolina State

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2004

DURHAM, N.C. J.J. Redick scored 20 points and Daniel Ewing had 18 to lead No. 2 Duke to a 76-57 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.

Luol Deng added 11 points for the Blue Devils (13-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 10 straight games overall and 35 in a row at home.

With the victory, coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 676th win to pass Louisville's Denny Crum for 17th place on the NCAA Division I list. Krzyzewski, in his 24th season at Duke, also earned his 300th win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Engin Arsur had 14 points for the Wolfpack (9-3, 2-1).

No. 8 Louisville 76, East Carolina 66

GREENVILLE, N.C. Taquan Dean and Larry O'Bannon each scored 16 points and the Cardinals' swarming defense forced 16 turnovers.

Louisville (12-1, 3-0 Conference USA) won its 12th consecutive game and fifth straight by double digits.

Derrick Wiley scored 23 points for East Carolina (8-5, 0-3), which lost its fourth straight overall and ninth in a row in the conference game dating to last season.

The Pirates played without second-leading scorer Gabriel Mikulas, who broke his arm during practice on Wednesday and is out for the remainder of the season. Erroyl Bing, usually East Carolina's top sub, started in his place and had nine points.

No. 12 Georgia Tech 75, Virginia 57

ATLANTA Senior Marvin Lewis, coming off the bench for only the fifth time in his career, scored 17 points and the Yellow Jackets snapped a two-game losing streak.

Georgia Tech (13-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from losses at Georgia and North Carolina, which put a damper on its school-record 12-0 start.

Todd Billet had 12 points for Virginia (10-4, 0-3), which began the season with eight straight wins but has struggled since getting into the tougher part of its schedule.

No. 16 Gonzaga 92, San Francisco 50

SPOKANE, Wash. Blake Stepp scored 23 points in the first half on 9-for-9 shooting and the Bulldogs coasted to their sixth straight win.

Stepp had five 3-pointers as Gonzaga (13-2, 3-0 West Coast Conference) used a 33-2 run to build a 55-16 halftime lead.

San Francisco (10-8, 0-2) was 6-of-23 from the field (26 percent) in the first half. It was the Dons' 15th consecutive loss at Gonzaga, and their most lopsided loss ever in the series.

USC 99, No. 7 Arizona 90

LOS ANGELES Desmon Farmer scored a career-high 40 points Thursday night and Southern California led nearly all the way in a 99-90 upset over No. 7 Arizona.

The loss was the second straight for the Wildcats (10-3, 2-2 Pac-10), who were beaten by No. 3 Stanford 82-72 last Saturday.

The win was USC's fifth in the last eight games between the teams at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and the loss snapped Arizona's 10-game conference road winning streak.

USC (8-6, 3-2) went ahead for good in the opening 4 minutes, but led by only five points before Farmer outscored the Wildcats 8-3 by himself in a 59-second span for an 81-71 lead with 5:36 remaining.

Arizona didn't pose a serious threat after that, and the Sports Arena crowd began a chant of ''Over-rated, over-rated'' in the final minute.

Farmer, a 6-foot-5 senior, surpassed his previous career high of 35 points when he made a free throw with 3:19 remaining to give the Trojans an 85-74 lead.

Farmer's point total tied for the fifth-highest in school history and is the most since Harold Miner scored 43 in 1991.

It was also the most in the Pac-10 this season.

Errick Craven added 16 points and his brother, Derrick, scored 12 for the Trojans.

Channing Frye led with Wildcats with 17 points, while Salim Stoudamire and Mustafa Shakur each had 14 and Andre Iguodala 12. Hassan Adams, Arizona's leading scorer, was held to 11.

The inconsistent Trojans rebounded from a 76-61 loss at Washington State. They haven't lost as many as two straight games all season.

The loss deprived 69-year-old Lute Olson from becoming the winningest coach in Arizona history for the second straight game.

The Wildcats have a 509-150 record in Olson's 20-plus seasons as their coach. They were 509-324 in 36 years under Fred A. Enke.

Farmer was held scoreless in the second half until he made a layup with 9:03 remaining, capping a 5-0 run and giving the Trojans a 71-62 lead.

The Wildcats drew within five points before Farmer put them away.

The Trojans scored nine straight points for a 16-9 lead, and they led the rest of the way.

Arizona drew within two points on two baskets by Frye before two 3-pointers by Farmer and another by Derrick Craven put USC ahead 29-18.

Arizona drew within two points again before Farmer made another 3-pointer to trigger a 9-1 run, making it 40-30.

The Wildcats outscored USC 8-2 to finish the first half to cut the Trojans' lead to 48-43.

Farmer had 23 points at that stage, well above the 17.7-point average he brought into the game, and the Trojans had a 29-12 rebounding advantage, including 14 at the offensive end.

USC freshman Lodrick Stewart, averaging 9.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and a team-leading 2.2 steals, was suspended for the game by coach Henry Bibby. No reason was given.

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