Blue Devils crush A&T, continue winning run

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2001

DURHAM, N.C. -- Jason Williams hit six 3-pointers and scored all 18 of his points in the first half as No. 1 Duke beat North Carolina A&T 93-51 Sunday.

Duke (9-0) extended its winning streak to 19 games, the longest in the nation. The Blue Devils held North Carolina A&T (1-7) to 26 percent shooting, the fifth time in the last seven games their opponent shot under 40 percent.

Williams finished 6-for-10 from 3-point range and had five steals. He is 19-of-37 from 3-point range over the last three games after going 1-for-16 in the previous three. Duke, which tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with 18 3-pointers against North Carolina A&T last year, was 10-for-28 from long range.

Bruce Jenkins had 24 points for the Aggies.

No. 10 Illinois 98,

Western Illinois 62

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Frank Williams had 17 points and reserve Luther Head came added 14 for the Illini (8-2), who used a 20-5 run early in the second half to pull away.

Illinois held the Leathernecks (4-4) scoreless over the first 9:14 of the game to take a 13-0 lead. But Western Illinois slowly narrowed the gap, cutting the Illini's lead to six with 3:07 left in the half and Illinois led 39-29 at halftime despite shooting just 36 percent. During the 20-5 run, Cory Bradford hit two 3-pointers and Brian Cook scored six points.

Shawn Mason lead Western Illinois with 19 points.

No. 11 Boston College 75,

Holy Cross 51

BOSTON -- Troy Bell scored 24 points and Kenny Walls added 23 as the Eagles (9-0), who had a 13-2 lead 3:36 into the game and led 42-29 at halftime.

Bell went 5-for-6 from the free throw line and is 37-of-39 over the last three games.

Brian Wilson had 13 points for Holy Cross (4-4).

Both teams next play in this week's Rainbow Classic in Honolulu. Boston College plays Miami of Ohio on Thursday and Holy Cross faces Iona on Wednesday.

No. 19 Wake Forest 93,

Florida St. 72

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Darius Songaila scored 29 points and Jamaal Levy added 15, both career-highs, to lead the Demon Deacons in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Josh Howard added 14 points and Antwan Scott had 13 for Wake Forest (7-2).

Monte Cummings scored 16 points for Florida State (3-4), while Delvon Arrington added 14 and Nigel Dixon had 12.

Songaila scored 16 points in the second half, making all but three shots, and disrupted Florida State with some strong defense.

No. 24 Oklahoma 102,

Bethune-Cookman 65

NORMAN, Okla.-- Aaron McGhee scored 20 points to lead five Oklahoma players in double figures. McGhee, who scored the game's first two baskets, had 11 points in the first half as the Sooners (7-1) took a 53-28 lead.

The Wildcats (2-5) used a 13-6 run to trim the deficit to 70-52 midway through the second half, but McGhee converted a three-point play that started a game-ending 32-13 run.

Cage Moses and Brian Cox each had 11 points for Bethune-Cookman, which was outrebounded 40-19.

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