Duke stops Georgia Tech

Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2004

ATLANTA Luol Deng scored a career-high 22 points and No. 1 Duke extended its winning streak to 15 games with an 82-74 victory Saturday over 14th-ranked Georgia Tech, which hasn't beaten the Blue Devils since 1996.

Duke (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead for good on Deng's free throw with 3:13 remaining, and J.J. Redick followed with a 3-pointer that pushed the margin to 72-68.

No. 2 Stanford 83, Oregon 80

EUGENE, Ore. Chris Hernandez scored all of his 22 points in the second half and led No. 2 Stanford back from a 19-point deficit to stay undefeated.

Stanford (18-0, 9-0 Pac-10) remains one of just two undefeated Division I teams in the nation. The other, No. 3 St. Joseph's, beat Temple 83-71 earlier Saturday.

No. 3 Saint Joseph's 83, Temple 71

PHILADELPHIA Jameer Nelson and Delonte West each had 21 points, and No. 3 Saint Joseph's set an Atlantic 10 record with 20 3-pointers to remain unbeaten.

Pat Carroll scored 20 and Chet Stachitas added 12 for the Hawks (18-0, 8-0), who extended their school-record winning streak to 18.

Marquette 77, No. 4 Louisville 70

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Steve Novak made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points, and Marquette beat Louisville in Rick Pitino's first game back with the Cardinals following a two-day medical leave.

Travis Diener added 17 points and seven assists as the Golden Eagles (13-5, 4-3 Conference USA) snapped Louisville's 16-game winning streak. Novak also had eight rebounds.

Vanderbilt 66, No. 5 Kentucky 60

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dan Cage hit a 3-pointer with 2:18 left that gave Vanderbilt the lead for good, and the Commodores held on for the upset.

Kentucky (14-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) had its 10-game road winning streak in the SEC snapped. The last time the Wildcats lost away from Rupp Arena in the SEC was Feb. 27, 2002 in Memorial Gym to Vanderbilt.

No. 6 Connecticut 63, Boston College 58

BOSTON Emeka Okafor and Rashad Anderson scored 16 points each and Connecticut held off Boston College in the last three minutes.

The Huskies, who had dropped from first in the nation by losing two of their previous four games, took the lead for good, 55-53, on Taliek Brown's layup with 2:42 left.

Connecticut (17-3, 5-1 Big East) trailed 30-29 at halftime but never was behind after Ben Gordon's two free throws made it 47-44. Boston College (13-7, 2-5) tied the game three times after that.

Charlotte 86, No. 8 Cincinnati 83

CINCINNATI Curtis Withers made a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left to seal Charlotte's first victory in 10 tries in Cincinnati.

Nick Williams tried to tie the game as the buzzer sounded, but his 3-point shot banged off the back of the rim.

Brendan Plavich finished with 17 points for Charlotte (13-5, 5-2 Conference USA), and Withers had 15. Demon Brown and Eddie Basden had 13 apiece, and Martin Iti had 11.

No. 9 Arizona 61, Washington State 57

PULLMAN, Wash. Channing Frye hit a short jumper with 58 seconds left to help Arizona pull out the win.

Washington State coach Dick Bennett missed the game with an illness. Assistant coach Tony Bennett, his son, took over for the Cougars.

Arizona (14-4, 6-3 Pac-10), coming off a shocking 96-83 loss at Washington on Thursday, was held to its lowest point total of the season.

No. 11 Mississippi State 73, Auburn 68

AUBURN, Ala. Shane Power hit four free throws in the final 19 seconds and Mississippi State won for its best league start in 41 years.

Timmy Bowers had 17 points and Lawrence Roberts had 14 points and 11 rebounds despite foul trouble for the Bulldogs (18-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference).

Clemson 81, No. 12 North Carolina 72

CLEMSON, S.C. Shawan Robinson scored a career-high 24 points to lift Clemson.

The win was the biggest for Clemson (9-10, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) since defeating then-No. 1 North Carolina 75-65 in February 2001.

Iowa State 68, No. 15 Kansas 61

AMES, Iowa Freshman Curtis Stinson scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half and made a key basket in the final minute.

No. 16 Texas 69, Texas A&M 59

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Texas didn't allow a field goal in the final 12:41 and beat Texas A&M on the road for the 10th straight time.

No. 19 Wake Forest 91, Virginia 78

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Justin Gray scored 26 points in a nearly flawless shooting performance to lead Wake Forest.

Ohio State 65, No. 21 Purdue 59

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Terence Dials dunked over Ivan Kartelo and converted the three-point play in the final minutes to lead Ohio State.

Tennessee 65, No. 22 Florida 63

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Scooter McFadgon scored 24 points and Brandon Crump added 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Tennessee rally in the final minutes.

The Volunteers (11-6, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) blew an eight-point lead early in the second half but never let the Gators get too far ahead.

Mississippi 79, No. 24 South Carolina 68

OXFORD, Miss. Justin Reed scored a career-high 32 points and had 11 rebounds to lift Mississippi.

Reed was 10-of-19 from the field and 11-of-11 from the free-throw line for the Rebels (11-7, 3-4 Southeastern Conference), who are unbeaten in seven meetings with South Carolina.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Gamecocks (18-3, 5-2). Josh Gonner led them with 20 points.

No. 18 Oklahoma St. 70, No. 13 Texas Tech 66

STILLWATER, Okla. Tony Allen scored 20 points and John Lucas hit four free throws in the final 12 seconds to lead No. 18 Oklahoma State over No. 13 Texas Tech in a foul-plagued game.

No. 20 Syracuse 76, Virginia Tech 64

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Gerry McNamara scored 26 points and Hakim Warrick had 15 points and seven assists to lead No. 20 Syracuse.

No. 10 Gonzaga 79, Santa Clara 63

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Blake Stepp had 21 points and eight assists to lead a second-half comeback, and Gonzaga won its 10th straight game by beating Santa Clara.

Cory Violette added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (17-2, 7-0 West Coast Conference), who beat the Broncos for the sixth straight time. But they had to work for it.

A sellout crowd of 4,500 watched Santa Clara (12-10, 4-3) lose at home for the first time in five conference games in a physical battle between league rivals.

Travis Niesen and Doron Perkins each scored 11 points for Santa Clara.

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