Blue Devils blow away Gamecocks

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2001

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Mike Dunleavy started a 19-0 run with a 3-pointer added eight more points before it ended just before the halftime buzzer, and No. 1 Duke beat South Carolina 81-56 Tuesday in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the Blue Devils (2-0) escaped with a one-point win over Seton Hall in the opening round.

Dunleavy had 22 of his 24 points in the half on 8-for-12 shooting. He had more field goals than South Carolina (7-for-24) and three fewer points. Duke shot 53 percent (19-for-36) almost double the 29-percent effort by the Gamecocks.

Carlos Boozer added 19 points for Duke, while Jason Williams had six points, seven assists and four steals.

Aaron Lucas had 13 points and Powell added 11 for the Gamecocks (1-1).

No. 4 Kansas 95, Houston 78

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Nick Collison had 22 points and Drew Gooden added 19 as Kansas bounced back from its loss a day earlier and beat Houston in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational.

Kansas (1-1) led 11-2 over Houston (0-2) after 2 1/2 minutes. With the Cougars held to 35-percent shooting (11-for-31) and committing 10 turnovers, the Jayhawks were up 51-33 at halftime as they shot 60 percent (21-for-35).

No. 9 Iowa 75, No. 12 Memphis 71

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Luke Recker scored 20 points and Reggie Evans 19 as the Hawkeyes held off the Tigers in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic.

Memphis freshman Dajuan Wagner, who was the high school player of the year last season, scored 26 points, but missed three shots in the final two minutes. Wagner missed 10-of-18 shots from the field, committed four turnovers and had no assists.

No. 15 Oklahoma St. 82, Siena 64

LAS VEGAS -- Maurice Baker scored 23 points to lead the Cowboys in the third round of the Las Vegas Tournament.

The Cowboys (4-0) trailed 57-54 with 7:32 left, then outscored Siena 28-7 the rest of the way. Oklahoma State did not miss a shot or free throw in that pan.

Siena (1-2) missed nine straight shots before Dwayne Archbold's 3-pointer with 44 seconds remaining.

No. 21 W. Kentucky 90, Evansville 64

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Freshman guard Patrick Sparks had 16 points and nine assists for the Hilltoppers.

Raynardo Curry also had 16 points and Mike Wells added 14 and some timely 3-point shooting as the Hilltoppers (3-0) outscored Evansville 51-32 in the second half.

Clint Cuffle had 22 points for Evansville (1-1) and Ian Hanavan added 19 while missing only two shots from the field.

Ball St. 91, No. 3 UCLA 73

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Patrick Jackson scored 23 points and Ball State pulled another upset, beating No. 3 UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

Jackson, whose last-second basket defeated No. 4 Kansas the previous day, keep Ball State (2-0) in charge against the Bruins.

The Cardinals will get a chance for a third top five upset in as many days in Wednesday's championship game against top-ranked Duke, which beat South Carolina 81-56 in the semifinals.

UCLA (1-1) became the sixth member of the preseason Top 25 to lose a game this season, joining Maryland, Kentucky, Kansas, Saint Joseph's and Florida.

No. 5 Missouri 75, No. 22 Alabama 68

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Clarence Gilbert scored 18 points and No. 5 Missouri, despite an injury to Kareem Rush, beat No. 22 Alabama in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic.

Rush, a preseason All-America pick, missed the final 7:50 after being hit in the face by an inadvertent elbow from Alabama's Demetrius Smith.

The Crimson Tide (2-1) took advantage of Rush's absence to take a brief 63-61 lead with 5:10 left.

The Tigers (3-0) regained the lead on Travnon Bryan's follow shot with 2:45 left and outscored the Crimson Tide 10-3 in the final three minutes. Alabama missed four free throws in the final 18 seconds.

No. 14 Stanford 81, Southern Utah 63

STANFORD, Calif. -- Casey Jacobsen scored 23 points as No. 14 Stanford defeated Southern Utah for its 14th consecutive victory in home openers.

Curtis Borchardt recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (2-0), who don't return home until Dec. 15 after playing in two tournaments and taking time off for midterms. Josh Childress added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Dan Beus scored a career-high 23 points to lead Southern Utah (1-1), which fell to 1-11 against nationally ranked opponents. Brian Gardner added 11 points.

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