ATLANTA -- Tony Akins scored 19 points, Halston Lane hit two key shots and Georgia Tech pulled off another big upset, beating No. 6 Virginia 62-56 on Sunday.
The surprising Yellow Jackets (14-8, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated their second ranked team in five days and fourth of the season, enhancing their hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1996.
Lane finished with 15 points for Georgia Tech, tied for third in the ACC after sweeping the season series from Virginia (16-6, 5-6). Roger Mason led Virginia with 17 points.
No. 3 Duke 101, N.C. State 75
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jason Williams, coming off a pair of season-low eight-point games against Florida State and Clemson, scored 23 as Duke's starters all hit double figures.
Nate James added 19, while Shane Battier had 18 and Carlos Boozer 17 in front of members of the 1991 national title team, who were honored at halftime.
Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) stormed to a 20-point halftime lead and then made eight straight shots and 11 of 12 to start the second half to go up by 30.
Kenny Inge led the Wolfpack (11-11, 3-7) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
No. 12 Iowa St. 72, Missouri 64
AMES, Iowa -- Martin Rancik returned after rolling his right ankle to score 23 points and Jamaal Tinsley had eight of his 18 in the final 4:17 as Iowa State beat Missouri.
Iowa State (21-3, 9-2) has won eight straight since a 112-109 four-overtime loss to Missouri (15-8, 6-4 Big 12) last month. The Cyclones lead the Big 12 by a half-game over Kansas.
Missouri's Brian Grawer scored 24 points on eight 3-pointers.
No. 20 Notre Dame 69, West Virginia 66
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Notre Dame star Troy Murphy scored just 15 points, but his final one -- a free throw with a minute left -- gave the Irish the lead for good.
Martin Ingelsby had 17 points to help the Irish (16-5, 8-2 Big East) to their seventh straight victory. Calvin Bowman had 18 points for the West Virigina Mountaineers (13-8, 4-6).
No. 23 Fresno St. 86, Hawaii 63
FRESNO, Calif. -- Melvin Ely scored 22 points as Fresno State reached 20 victories for the sixth consecutive season under coach Jerry Tarkanian.
Tarkanian has 29 20-win seasons overall, one shy of the record held by Dean Smith.
Tito Maddox added 15 points for Fresno State (20-3, 9-1 WAC). Predrag Savovic led Hawaii (10-12, 4-7) with 24 points.
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