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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mississippi 79, No. 24 South Carolina 68

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

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.

Top 25 Women

No. 4 Connecticut 82, St. John's 49

STORRS, Conn. Ann Strother scored a career-high 27 points to help fourth-ranked Connecticut overcome the loss of All-American Diana Taurasi.

Taurasi had two points when she injured her back blocking a shot with eight minutes remaining in the first half. She left the game with soreness.

But Strother hit seven 3-pointers and reserve center Liz Sherwood finished with career-high 10 rebounds for the Huskies (16-2, 7-1 Big East).

No. 8 Stanford 91, Washington St. 67

STANFORD, Calif. Nicole Powell had 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, leading Stanford over Washington State for the 38th straight time.

No. 9 Louisiana Tech 75, UTEP 58

RUSTON, La. Amisha Carter had 20 points and 21 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to its seventh consecutive victory.

No. 11 Colorado 68, Missouri 66

COLUMBIA, Mo. Tera Bjorklund made two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining, and finished with 19 points to lead Colorado.

No. 12 Kansas St. 74, No. 20 Oklahoma 65

MANHATTAN, Kan. Nicole Ohlde had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Laurie Koehn added 24 points to help Kansas State extend its home winning streak to 28 games.

Charlotte 74, No. 13 DePaul 70

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Peaches Harris scored 18 points 15 of them from beyond the 3-point line to lead Charlotte over DePaul.

No. 16 Baylor 67, No. 25 Nebraska 57

WACO, Texas Jessika Stratton had 15 points and nine assists, and Baylor used a late 16-2 run to pull away from Nebraska.

Chameka Scott and Sophia Young added 13 points apiece for Baylor (17-4, 5-3 Big 12).

Rutgers 76, No. 17 Miami 69

CORAL GABLES, Fla. Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points, and Rutgers handed Miami its second home loss in four days. Chelsea Newton added 21 points for the Scarlet Knights.

No. 21 TCU 96, UAB 66

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Sandora Irvin had 27 points going 10 of 13 from the field and seven of eight from the line and added 11 rebounds for TCU.

No. 23 Virginia Tech 75, Syracuse 60

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Ieva Kublina had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked five shots for Virginia Tech.

Dawn Chriss and Kerri Gardin added 14 points each for the Hokies.

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