Blue Devils take apart Tar Heels

Posted: Friday, February 01, 2002

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Mike Dunleavy scored 23 points and Jason Williams added 18 for No. 1 Duke in an 87-58 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night that made the Blue Devils the first team to win four straight games at the Smith Center in the building's 16-year history.

Duke (19-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which has won seven straight, shot 61 percent in the first half and committed just two turnovers in taking a 48-35 lead. Mike Krzyzewski took out his starters with three minutes left and Duke leading by 35 points.

Brian Morrison had 12 points for the Tar Heels (6-12, 2-6), who matched a season-high with 25 turnovers and dropped to 1-7 in January, their worst mark in that month since 1951.

No. 3 Maryland 91, No. 8 Virginia 87

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Juan Dixon's running one-hander with 31 seconds left capped the Terrapins' rally from a nine-point deficit with 3:22 to play.

Drew Nicholas hit his only two field goals of the game, both 3-pointers, and Maryland went 4-for-5 from the free throw line in the closing 13-2 run.

Byron Mouton led Maryland (17-3, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 21 points, while Dixon had 16.

Oregon 91, No. 13 UCLA 62

EUGENE, Ore. -- Frederick Jones scored 28 points and Chris Christoffersen added a career-high 15 rebounds as Oregon (16-5, 8-2 Pac-10) registered its biggest win ever over the Bruins.

Reserve T.J. Cummings had 15 points to lead UCLA (14-6, 6-4), which has lost three of four.

No. 18 Stanford 90, Arizona St. 81

STANFORD, Calif. -- Casey Jacobsen scored 49 points, one off the most ever scored by a Stanford player as the Cardinal remained unbeaten at home.

Julian Barnes added 18 points for Stanford (13-5, 6-3), while Curtis Borchardt had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Only Hank Luisetti -- with 50 points against Duquesne in 1937 -- has scored more in a Stanford uniform.

Chad Prewitt scored 18 points to lead Arizona State (11-8, 4-6), which lost its third in four games and eighth straight to Stanford.

No. 19 Arizona 68, California 58

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Jason Gardner scored all but two of his 17 points in the second half and Arizona broke California's 12-game home winning streak.

The Wildcats (14-6, 7-3 Pac-10 Conference) went on a 12-0 run midway through the second half to break a 49-49 tie.

Joe Shipp had 12 points for the Bears (14-5, 5-4), who lost a second straight game for the first time this season.

No. 23 Southern California 64, Oregon St. 51

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Sam Clancy had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, the longest streak by a Trojan since Ron Riley opened the 1971-72 season with eight in a row.

Brandon Granville also scored 17 points for the Trojans (16-4, 8-2 Pac-10).

Women

No. 2 Tennessee 86, No. 12 Florida 66

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kara Lawson scored 18 points and Michelle Snow had 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as second-ranked Tennessee beat No. 12 Florida 86-66.

Gwen Jackson added 17 points, Loree Moore had 11 points and eight assists and Tasha Butts scored 10 for the Lady Vols (18-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), who have won seven straight to remain undefeated in league play.

No. 5 Duke 86, Georgia Tech 50

DURHAM, N.C. -- Iciss Tillis had 23 points and Monique Currie had 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Duke beat Georgia Tech.

Duke (18-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won nine straight and 15 of 16.

The loss ended a six-game winning streak for Georgia Tech (13-7, 6-4), which has lost 18 straight to Duke.

Arkansas 67, No. 8 Vanderbilt 57

FAYETEVILLE, Ark. -- Shameka Christon scored 21 points to lead Arkansas past Vanderbilt.

The win marks the first time in Arkansas' 26-year history that it has beaten two ranked teams back-to-back. The Lady Razorbacks (12-8, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) are coming off a 74-46 victory over then-No. 7 South Carolina on Sunday.

Mississippi State 72, No. 19 Georgia 71

ATHENS, Ga. -- LaToya Thomas burned Georgia again, hitting two free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining to give Mississippi State a stunning victory.

Mississippi State (15-6, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) outscored Georgia 13-1 over the final two minutes, sending the Bulldogs to their third straight home loss.

No 24 North Carolina 68, Maryland 57

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland -- Coretta Brown scored 19 points and North Carolina forced 26 turnovers in a victory over Maryland.

Brown shot 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range for the Tar Heels (16-6, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored 20 points off Maryland miscues.

Mississippi 63, No. 25 Auburn 53

AUBURN, Ala. -- Carletta Brown scored 15 points to lead Mississippi over Auburn.

Brown also made three 3-pointers and had seven assists for Mississippi (10-11, 2-6 Southeastern Conference).

Le'Coe Willingham had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers (14-7, 2-6), who lost for the fourth time in five games.

No. 6 Louisiana Tech 73, UTEP 59

EL PASO, Texas -- Amber Obaze scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech.

Louisiana Tech (15-3, 10-0) outrebounded the Miners 56-24 and scored 21 points on free throws compared to Texas-El Paso's six.

Kimya Murray was the high scorer for Texas-El Paso (3-14, 1-8) with 18 points.

New Mexico 56, No. 18 Colorado St. 50

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Lindsey Arndt scored 15 points and Chelsea Grear added 11 points and 10 rebounds as New Mexico beat Colorado State.

New Mexico (16-5, 5-2 Mountain West) won despite hitting just 27.7 percent of its shots. The Lobos made up for their poor shooting by grabbing 20 offensive rebounds and forcing the Rams into 25 turnovers.

Colorado State (16-4, 5-1) hit just five field goals and scored a season-low 17 points in the second half.

No. 22 Minnesota 79, Illinois 76 OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Lindsay Whalen's two free throws with 4.3 seconds remaining in overtime led Minnesota past Illinois.

Whalen led the Golden Gophers (16-4, 6-3 Big Ten) with 26 points, including nine in overtime, and sank 10 of 13 free throws.

Janelle McCarville added 22 points, pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and converted 10-of-14 free-throws.

Iveta Marcauskite paced the Illini (13-7, 6-4) with 28 points and nine rebounds.



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