No. 6 Duke stomps No. 5 Michigan State

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

EAST LANSING, Mich. Shelden Williams scored 16 points to lead No. 6 Duke to a 72-50 victory over No. 5 Michigan State on Wednesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Duke (4-1) took control of the game in the first half with a 20-2 run during which the Spartans committed 17 of their 20 turnovers.

The Blue Devils handed Michigan State (3-2) its most-lopsided loss at the Breslin Center since a 25-point setback against Minnesota in 1997, and just its fifth loss at home since the start of the 1998-99 season.

No. 13 Georgia Tech 73, Ohio St. 53

COLUMBUS, Ohio B.J. Elder and Marvin Lewis combined for nine points in a 13-0 first-half run and the Yellow Jackets beat the Buckeyes in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

It was Ohio State's worst loss ever in its six years in Value City Arena, where the Buckeyes came in with a 69-13 record, including 13-3 against ranked opponents.

Elder finished with 18 points, Lewis had 15 and Jarrett Jack 14 for the Yellow Jackets (6-0), who matched their best start since the 1994-95 season.

No. 16 Syracuse 87, St. Bonaventure 78

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Hakim Warrick scored 27 points and Billy Edelin added 20 to lead the Orangemen to their 11th straight win over the Bonnies.

The game was played at Blue Cross Arena, the third time the upstate New York rivals have met in Rochester.

No. 20 Purdue 76, Clemson 64

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Kenneth Lowe scored 24 points and Purdue, the only team that had never won a game in the five-year history of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, beat Clemson.

The Boilermakers (5-0), off to their best start in six years and coming off an upset of then-No. 2 Duke, another ACC team, in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout last week, took control with an 18-4 run early in the first half.

No. 25 Oklahoma St. 83, Texas-San Antonio 53

STILLWATER, Okla. Tony Allen scored 18 of his 19 points during an eight-minute spurt that spanned halftime to spark the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State (4-0) had little trouble pulling away from the undersized Roadrunners and outscored them 46-6 in the paint.

No. 17 Gonzaga 86, Washington 62

SEATTLE Cory Violette scored 15 points while Tony Skinner and Blake Stepp each had 14 to lead Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs (4-1) won with steady defense, which only partly explained Washington's 31 percent shooting. The Huskies (3-1) couldn't make a field goal over a 15-minute span during a 39-6 Gonzaga run that spanned halftime.

Ronny Turiaf scored 12 points and Richard Fox had 12 rebounds as the Bulldogs held a 48-26 edge on the boards and shot 61 percent.

No. 22 Pittsburgh 59, Duquesne 45

PITTSBURGH Carl Krauser scored 17 points and keyed a decisive 20-5 run that started early in the second half to carry the Panthers past their stubborn city rival.

Playing before Duquesne's first home sellout in nine years, the Panthers (5-0) didn't begin pulling away until Krauser and Jaron Brown scored on consecutive steals and layups that made it 33-28 and started the run.

Ryan Tricco had 10 points for the Dukes (1-2).



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