Georgia Tech snaps Duke's home win streak

Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004

DURHAM, N.C. Luke Schenscher scored 14 points Wednesday night to lead No. 19 Georgia Tech to a 76-68 victory that ended No. 3 Duke's 41-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation.

Jarrett Jack had 15 points for the Yellow Jackets (21-8, 8-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had lost 15 straight to Duke, a streak dating to the 1995-96 season.

J.J. Redick scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half for the Blue Devils (24-4, 12-3), who last lost at home to Maryland, 91-80 in February 2001.

No. 9 Kentucky 84, South Carolina 65

COLUMBIA, S.C. Cliff Hawkins scored a career-high 21 points and tied his personal best with 11 assists to lead the Wildcats.

Kentucky (22-4, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) went on a 17-2 run over a 7-minute span to take a 30-14 lead with 3:45 left in the first half.

Maryland 70, No. 16 North Carolina St. 69

RALEIGH, N.C. John Gilchrist scored 21 points for the Terrapins, who had lost four of five.

No. 18 Illinois 81, Purdue 79, OT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Luther Head converted an offensive rebound as he was falling to the floor with nine-tenths of a second left in overtime to give Illinois its ninth straight win.

No. 20 Memphis 83, TCU 56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Sean Banks scored 25 points and Memphis moved into first place in Conference USA.

The Tigers (21-5, 12-3) took a half-game lead over No. 13 Cincinnati, which plays DePaul on Thursday night. The Tigers have won 12 of their last 13, the only loss in the string coming last Saturday at No. 25 Louisville.

No. 21 Kansas 78, Nebraska 67

LAWRENCE, Kan. Wayne Simien scored 22 points and Aaron Miles fueled a 16-0 run that broke open a tight game and Kansas won on senior night for the 21st consecutive year.

No. 25 Louisville 75, Saint Louis 48

ST. LOUIS Francisco Garcia had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Louisville.

The Cardinals (19-7, 9-6 Conference USA) have won only three of their last nine games, largely due to a rash of injuries.

Reggie Bryant had 15 points for Saint Louis (15-11, 8-7), which had been 11-2 at home and 3-1 against Louisville coach Rick Pitino.



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