Thursday, January 22, 2004

Duke escapes Maryland
with No.1 ranking intact



The Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - J.J. Redick scored a season-high 26 points, and top-ranked Duke used a solid defensive performance to beat Maryland 68-60 on Wednesday night.

Luol Deng had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help Duke (15-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) win its 12th straight game. It was the third time in three years that the Blue Devils visited Maryland as the No. 1 team, and the first time they escaped with a victory.

Nik Caner-Medley led Maryland (10-5, 1-3) with 21 points, including 13 in the final 10 minutes. The Terrapins were seeking to become the eighth team in NCAA history to beat two No. 1 teams in same season - they defeated then-No. 1 Florida last month - but Maryland never led after Redick hit a 3-pointer to put Duke up 7-6.

DUKE (15-1)-Deng 5-18 2-4 13, Williams 3-11 0-0 6, Redick 6-12 9-9 26, Ewing 3-11 2-2 9, Duhon 4-13 0-0 8, Horvath 0-0 0-0 0, Dockery 1-1 0-0 2, Randolph 2-5 0-2 4. Totals 24-71 13-17 68.

MARYLAND (10-5)-Caner-Medley 9-15 2-2 21, Ibekwe 1-4 0-0 2, Smith 5-14 2-3 12, Gilchrist 3-10 3-4 10, McCray 3-6 0-0 7, Garrison 2-3 0-0 4, Strawberry 1-4 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Bowers 0-0 0-0 0, Fofana 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-59 7-9 60.

Halftime-Duke 35-29. 3-Point goals-Duke 7-18 (Redick 5-6, Ewing 1-4, Deng 1-6, Duhon 0-2), Maryland 3-8 (McCray 1-2, Gilchrist 1-3, Caner-Medley 1-3).

No. 3 Saint Joseph's 92, Massachusetts 67

PHILADELPHIA - Pat Carroll scored a season-high 20 points, helping the Hawks match the longest winning streak in their history. Delonte West added 19 points and made his first seven shots for Saint Joe's (16-0, 6-0 Atlantic 10), which matched the winning streak set by the 1964-65 team coached by Jack Ramsay.

MASSACHUSETTS (5-11)-Viggiano 2-7 7-8 12, Bowers 4-13 2-5 10, Freeman 8-14 1-2 17, Anderson 1-4 2-2 5, Chadwick 3-7 0-0 8, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Lasme 3-6 1-1 7, Maxwell 4-10 0-2 8. Totals 25-63 13-20 67.

SAINT JOSEPH'S (16-0)-Carroll 7-9 0-0 20, Bryant 1-4 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 2-2 4, Nelson 5-10 0-0 13, West 7-8 3-4 19, Lee 2-2 2-2 7, Barley 2-3 2-2 6, Stachitas 2-7 1-2 7, Mallon 2-6 1-2 5, Jesiolowski 0-4 0-0 0, Sullivan 0-0 0-0 0, Surov 2-2 1-3 5, Koefer 0-0 0-0 0, Lidzius 1-3 2-3 4, Hartshorn 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 32-64 14-20 92.

Halftime-Saint Joseph's 50-23 3-Point goals-Massachusetts 4-13 (Chadwick 2-3, Viggiano 1-3, Anderson 1-4, Bowers 0-1, Martin 0-2), Saint Joseph's 14-34 (Carroll 6-7, Nelson 3-6, West 2-3, Stachitas 2-7, Lee 1-1, Barley 0-1, Lidzius 0-1, Jesiolowski 0-2, Hartshorn 0-3, Mallon 0-3).

No. 19 Mississippi St. 79, No. 17 Florida 68

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Lawrence Roberts totaled 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs (15-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). It was the 11th double-double of the season for Roberts, a 6-foot-9 forward who transferred from Baylor.

The loss was the first by double-digits at home for Florida (11-4, 2-2) since 1999.

MISSISSIPPI ST. (15-1)-Power 5-10 3-3 15, Vincent 2-3 0-3 4, Roberts 9-13 3-6 21, Bowers 4-10 5-6 13, Frazier 5-11 6-6 17, Ervin 2-5 1-3 5, Stelmach 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 28-54 20-28 79.

FLORIDA (11-4)-Lee 3-6 5-6 11, Walsh 6-11 3-4 17, Colas 3-5 2-2 8, Roberson 8-17 2-2 20, Humphrey 0-2 0-0 0, Moss 1-9 1-2 3, Abukar 0-2 0-0 0, Al-Kaleem 3-7 0-0 9, Appleby 0-1 0-0 0, Richard 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 13-16 68.

Halftime-Mississippi St 44-35. 3-Point goals-Mississippi St 3-9 (Power 2-2, Frazier 1-3, Bowers 0-2, Ervin 0-2), Florida 7-24 (Al-Kaleem 3-4, Walsh 2-6, Roberson 2-8, Humphrey 0-1, Abukar 0-1, Appleby 0-1, Moss 0-3).

No. 21 Wisconsin 74, Michigan 63

MADISON, Wis. - Reserve junior guard Clayton Hanson made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Mike Wilkinson added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who won their 23rd straight home game and improved to 19-0 in conference home games under coach Bo Ryan.

MICHIGAN (10-5)-Abram 2-6 0-0 4, Robinson 6-12 0-0 13, Sims 4-8 1-2 9, Brown 3-4 1-1 7, Horton 3-11 2-3 8, Wohl 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 3-9 3-6 11, Andrews 1-1 0-0 3, Harrell 0-0 0-0 0, Petway 2-2 0-0 4, Hunter 0-1 0-0 0, Mathis 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 26-59 7-12 63.

WISCONSIN (12-3)-Morley 5-7 2-2 12, Wilkinson 8-12 2-2 18, Helmigk 3-8 0-0 7, Wade 1-5 6-6 8, Harris 1-6 3-4 5, Ukawuba 0-1 0-0 0, Nixon 1-4 0-0 2, Hanson 6-8 0-0 17, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Mader 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 27-56 14-16 74.

Halftime-Wisconsin 35-34. 3-point goals-Michigan 4-14 (Harris 2-5, Andrews 1-1, Robinson 1-2, Abram 0-1, Hunter 0-1, Horton 0-4), Wisconsin 6-13 (Hanson 5-6, Helmigk 1-1, Wilkinson 0-1, Harris 0-2, Wade 0-3).

No. 23 Purdue 72, Minnesota 65

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Brett Buscher scored six of his 10 points during a critical stretch for the Boilermakers. After the Gophers tied the game at 58 with 6:19 to play, Buscher scored six points to put Purdue (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten) back in control.

MINNESOTA (8-8)-Gaines 5-8 4-5 14, Humphries 5-15 8-8 19, Hagen 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 4-9 0-0 9, Boone 4-7 1-3 12, Robinson 0-2 0-0 0, Hargrow 3-10 2-2 9, Lawson 0-0 0-0 0, Bauer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 15-18 65.

PURDUE (13-4)-Teague 5-10 4-4 18, Kiefer 2-5 2-3 6, Kartelo 1-1 1-2 3, McKnight 3-9 1-2 9, Lowe 4-9 7-10 17, Buscher 4-4 2-4 10, Parkinson 1-2 1-2 3, Nwankwo 3-3 0-1 6. Totals 23-43 18-28 72.

Halftime-Purdue 43-28. 3-Point Goals-Minnesota 6-16 (Boone 3-5, Hargrow 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Humphries 1-4, Bauer 0-1, Gaines 0-1), Purdue 8-14 (Teague 4-7, McKnight 2-3, Lowe 2-4).

No. 24 Oklahoma St. 71, Colorado 62

STILLWATER, Okla. - Tony Allen scored 19 points for the Cowboys (13-2, 3-1 Big 12), who are undefeated in nine home games this season. Allen finished 6-of-16 from the field but scored seven points in the final six minutes.

COLORADO (10-5)-Morandais 3-7 1-2 8, Harris 4-7 5-7 13, Harrison 5-9 3-3 13, Obazuaye 4-7 2-4 10, Wilson 4-12 0-0 11, Eddy 0-3 4-4 4, Doumbouya 0-0 0-0 0, Copeland 0-2 1-2 1, Hall 0-1 0-0 0, McGee 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 21-50 16-24 62.

OKLAHOMA ST. (13-2)-J.Graham 1-6 2-2 4, McFarlin 3-11 1-4 7, Lucas 5-10 2-2 15, Bobik 2-7 4-4 9, Allen 6-16 7-11 19, S.Graham 0-1 0-0 0, Weatherspoon 1-3 3-4 5, Monds 3-4 0-2 6, Miller 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 24-62 19-29 71.

Halftime-Tied at 30. 3-Point goals-Colorado 4-11 (Wilson 3-8, Morandais 1-2, Hall 0-1), Oklahoma St. 4-14 (Lucas 3-6, Bobik 1-4, Allen 0-4).




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