Wake Forest's Eric Williams (31) dunks over Duke's Shelden Williams (23) during the first half in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday Feb.2, 2005.
AP Photo/Chuck Burton
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Chris Paul scored 23 points and Wake Forest withstood a flurry of late 3-pointers to hang on for a 92-89 victory over Duke on Wednesday night.
The seventh-ranked Demon Deacons (18-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as many as 14 in the second half and appeared headed to an easy victory.
But J.J. Redick made a trio of 3-pointers in the final 2:14 and Sean Dockery also hit one as No. 4 Duke cut it to 90-89 with 3 seconds to play.
No. 9 Louisville 77, No. 18 Cincinnati 70
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Freshman forward Juan Palacios scored 17 points and banked in an unlikely 3-pointer to seal Louisville's victory over Cincinnati.
Taquan Dean scored 19, and Palacios shot 8-for-10 with 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (19-3, 7-1 Conference USA), who have won eight in a row and 13 of 14.
No. 10 Oklahoma St. 77, Kansas St. 57
STILLWATER, Okla. Joey Graham scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, John Lucas III had 19 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma State beat Kansas State.
No. 14 Oklahoma 69, Texas A&M 65
NORMAN, Okla. Taj Gray scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and Oklahoma overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Texas A&M.
Drew Lavender gave the Sooners (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) the lead for good with a 3-pointer from the corner with 5:36 remaining.
No. 19 Wisconsin 73, Northwestern 58
MADISON, Wis. Kammron Taylor's 18 points led five Wisconsin players in double figures against Northwestern.
Even though they were without leading scorer Alando Tucker for the second straight game, the Badgers (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten) never trailed in their first home game since top-ranked Illinois snapped their 38-game home winning streak last week.
No. 23 Connecticut 81, No. 24 Villanova 76
HARTFORD, Conn. Rashad Anderson scored 21 points and a made key block in the closing seconds, leading Connecticut over Villanova.
The Huskies (13-5, 5-3 Big East) got their first win over a ranked opponent in four tries.
No. 25 Georgia Tech 64, Florida St. 61
ATLANTA Will Bynum made up for a poor first half by hitting a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, giving Georgia Tech a victory over Florida State.
Bynum, who shot 1-of-8 in the opening half, finished with 19 points. He hit the game-winner after Florida State made up a 12-point deficit by going on a 19-7 run to tie it at 61 with 1:29 remaining.
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