Blue Devils match best start in history

Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2002

ATLANTA -- Jason Williams scored 28 points and Mike Dunleavy added 23 as No. 1 Duke beat Georgia Tech 95-63 Saturday, matching the best start in school history.

The Blue Devils (22-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were 37-1 in 1998-99 before losing to Connecticut in the championship game.

Duke Georgia Tech (10-14, 3-8) for the second time this season.

Duke led by 14 points at halftime, opened the lead to 20 in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the second and went ahead by 32 when Williams hit a 3-pointer with 10:30 left.

Ed Nelson had 17 points for Georgia Tech, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

No. 2 Kansas 108, No. 24 Texas Tech 81

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to an 108-81 victory over No. 24 Texas Tech.

Drew Gooden added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Collison scored 20 points as the Jayhawks went over the 100-point mark for the third time in four games.

Kansas (21-2, 10-0 Big 12) is off to its best conference start since the 1970-71 Jayhawks went unbeaten (14-0) through the Big 8 season. Texas Tech (16-6, 5-5) is 0-4 on the road since beating Texas A&M 74-72 on Jan. 9.

The Jayhawks shot 61 percent (43-for-71) from the field against Texas Tech, which held previous opponents to 40 percent shooting.

No. 4 Oklahoma 68, Texas A&M 64

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Aaron McGhee scored 21 points and the Sooners took advantage of Texas A&M's sub-par free throw shooting.

Oklahoma (19-3, 8-2 Big 12) took a 64-55 lead with 2:30 to play on a jumper by McGhee, what turned out to be its final field goal.

Texas A&M (9-15, 3-7) got within 67-64 on Bradley Jackson's three-point play, but Hollis Price, the Sooners' leading scorer who was held to 12 points, made one of two foul shots with 9.3 seconds remaining and Oklahoma held on for its 16th victory over Texas A&M in 17 meetings.

Nick Anderson had 19 points for the Aggies, who shot 61 percent from the foul line (17-for-28).

Mississippi St. 76, No. 5 Alabama 62

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Timmy Bowers scored 24 points and Michael Gholar had 15 as Mississippi State snapped out of its 3-point shooting slump and upset No. 5 Alabama 76-62.

The Bulldogs (18-6, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) beat a top-five team at home for the second time this season.

Erwin Dudley scored 23 points, 17 in the first half, to lead the Crimson Tide (20-4, 8-2), who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

Mississippi State came into the game having made just 10 of 52 from behind the arc in its last three games, but hit 12 of 19 from 3-point range against Alabama.

No. 6 Cincinnati 103, No. 19 Wake Forest 94

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Steve Logan scored 30 points, Immanuel McElroy added a career-high 19 and the Bearcats (22-2) shot a season-best 58 percent.

Reserve guard Broderick Hicks scored a career-high 24 points for the Demon Deacons (17-7), who played without second-leading scorer and rebounder Josh Howard, who has a left ankle sprain. Wake Forest fell to 0-5 against Top Ten teams.

No. 7 Kentucky 68, LSU 56

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points and blocked six shots to lead the Wildcats (16-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), who were coming off an overtime loss to Tennessee.

Ronald Dupree had 22 points and 13 rebounds for LSU (12-11, 2-8), which played without the injured Collis Temple III and lost its sixth straight.

Villanova 58, No. 15 UCLA 57

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Gary Buchanan had 20 points and Brooks Sales made two free throws with 21 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats (13-8) the victory.

Billy Knight, who made a 3-pointer at time expired to beat No. 25 Southern California on Wednesday night, missed two desperation 3-pointers for the Bruins (16-7). Knight and Matt Barnes each had 17 points for UCLA.

Auburn 75, No. 17 Georgia 72

AUBURN, Ala. -- Marquis Daniels made five free throws late, including two with 3.5 seconds left, for Auburn (10-11, 2-8 Southeastern Conference), which snapped a six-game losing streak.

Jarvis Hayes had 23 points for the Bulldogs (18-6, 7-4).

With 2:01 left, Kyle Davis of Auburn and Georgia's Steve Thomas were ejected for fighting in front of the Auburn bench after Adam Harrington's 3-pointer had brought the Tigers into a tie at 60.

Derrick Bird then hit a runner in the lane to give Auburn a 62-60 lead with 53 seconds left. Tempers flared again on the ensuing possession when Georgia's Chris Daniels was whistled for a foul away from the ball after knocking Brandon Robinson to the floor.

Georgia coach Jim Harrick erupted, received two technicals and was ejected.

No. 8 Florida 80, Vanderbilt 54

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Bonner scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, and Florida blew away Vanderbilt during a 10-minute stretch spanning halftime.

Udonis Haslem added 19 for the Gators (18-4 overall, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who have won three straight following a season-high three-game losing skid.

No. 21 Illinois 69, Purdue 67

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brian Cook had 16 points and Illinois overcame an 18-point first-half deficit and beat Purdue.

Illinois (17-7, 6-5 Bg Ten) held the Boilermakers scoreless for 8 minutes early in the second half during a 17-0 run that gave the Illini a four-point lead.

California 107, No. 13 Oregon 103, 2 OT

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Amit Tamir scored six of his career-high 39 points in the second overtime as California handed Oregon its second consecutive overtime loss.

Tamir made a tip-in and a 3-pointer to start the second overtime period as Cal, which fought back from a 19-point first-half deficit, completed its biggest comeback victory since 1994.

Baylor 81, No. 22 Missouri 80

WACO, Texas -- Matt Sayman hit two free throws with 11 seconds left and Baylor beat Missouri.

Sayman's free throws gave the Bears (14-9, 4-6 Big 12) a rare win over a Top 25 team -- and came after Missouri (17-7, 6-4) had come back from 10 points down to take the lead in the final minute.

No. 9 Gonzaga 77, San Diego 76

SAN DIEGO -- Dan Dickau hit his fifth 3-pointer with 1 minute left, and Anthony Reason made two free throws with 3 seconds remaining to help Gonzaga hold off San Diego.

Cory Violette scored a career-high 25 points and added 15 rebounds to power a strong inside game for Gonzaga (22-3, 9-1 West Coast Conference). Dickau scored 22 points for the Zags, who have won seven straight and 19 of 20.

No. 11 Arizona 85, Washington St. 68

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Luke Walton had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Arizona took sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 by beating Washington State.

The Wildcats (17-6, 10-3) got the edge they needed when California knocked Oregon out of what had been a first-place tie with a double-overtime victory.for the Cougars.

California 107, No. 13 Oregon 103, 2 OT

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Amit Tamir scored six of his career-high 39 points in the second overtime as California handed Oregon its second consecutive overtime loss.

Tamir made a tip-in and a 3-pointer to start the second overtime period as Cal, which fought back from a 19-point first-half deficit, completed its biggest comeback victory since 1994.

No. 20 Stanford 77, Oregon St. 55

STANFORD, Calif. -- Curtis Borchardt had 20 points and 12 rebounds to record his fourth straight double-double, and 10th of the season, as Stanford defeated Oregon State.

Teyo Johnson scored a career-high 15 points and Casey Jacobsen added 13 as the Cardinal (15-6, 8-4 Pac-10) won their ninth straight against the Beavers at home.


No. 2 Stanford 89, Oregon State 67

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Nicole Powell had 23 points and 11 rebounds as second-ranked Stanford clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title by defeating Oregon State 89-67 Saturday.

No. 4 Oklahoma 67, Texas A&M 51

NORMAN, Okla. -- Stacey Dales scored six of her 20 points in a decisive 14-2 surge to lead Oklahoma to its 19th straight home victory.

No. 8 Louisiana Tech 87, San Jose St. 47

RUSTON, La. -- Ayana Walker had 23 points and eight rebounds, and Catrina Frierson added 21 points for Louisiana Tech.

No. 10 Baylor 85, No. 15 Texas Tech 69

WACO, Texas -- Danielle Crockrom made 14 of 15 shots and scored 31 points for Baylor, which ended Texas Tech's 39-game winning streak in the series.

No. 12 Iowa St. 85, No. 13 Colorado 75

AMES, Iowa -- Angie Welle had 24 points and a career-high 23 rebounds, and Lindsey Wilson scored 26 for Iowa State.

No. 17 Texas 90, Oklahoma State 56

AUSTIN, Texas -- Heather Schreiber scored 16 points and No. 17 Texas snapped a four-game losing streak.

No. 19 Colorado St. 75, BYU 65

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Angie Gorton scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final 40 seconds, and Shannon Strecker added 19 points for Colorado winning streak.

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