ROUNDUP

Top-ranked Duke throttles Deacons

January 6, 2013 

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Duke guard Seth Curry (30) floats a shot over Wake Forest forward Travis McKie (30) in the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, Saturday, January 5, 2013. Duke defeated Wake Forest, 80-62. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

CHUCK LIDDY — MCT

  • Top 25 Fared 3. Arizona (14-0) beat Utah 60-57 8. Ohio State (11-3) lost to No. 11 Illinois (14-2) 74-55 10. Gonzaga (15-1) beat Santa Clara 81-74 14. Cincinnati (13-2) lost to St. John’s 53-52 15. Georgetown (10-2) lost to Marquette 49-48 16. Creighton (14-1) beat Indiana State 79-66 17. Butler (12-2) beat New Orleans 57-44 18. Michigan State (12-3) beat Purdue 84-61 21. Notre Dame (13-1) beat Seton Hall 93-74 22. Oklahoma State (10-3) lost to No. 25 Kansas State (12-2) 73-67 24. Pittsburgh (12-3) lost to Rutgers 67-62

— Ryan Kelly scored a season-high 22 points in No. 1 Duke’s 80-62 rout of Wake Forest on Saturday.

Seth Curry also had 22 points, and Quinn Cook had a career-high 14 assists for the Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0), who shot 46 percent in their ACC opener and hit 11 3-pointers — including six during the 25-7 first-half run that put them up big.

Travis McKie had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Wake Forest (7-6, 0-1), which had nearly as many turnovers (19) as field goals (23) and had its three-game winning streak snapped.

MARYLAND 94, VIRGINIA TECH 71

At College Park, Md., freshman guard Jake Layman scored 18 of his 20 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland rolled past Virginia Tech for its 13th consecutive victory.

NO. 23 N.C. STATE 78, BOSTON COLLEGE 73

At Boston, Scott Wood atoned for a scoreless first half with 12 points in the second, hitting two 3-pointers and six free throws down the stretch as North Carolina State (12-2, 1-0) held off Boston College (8-6, 0-1).

MIAMI 62, GEORGIA TECH 49

At Atlanta, Rion Brown came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points, and Miami (10-3, 1-0) overpowered Georgia Tech (10-3, 0-1).

SEC

LSU 79, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 63

At Baton Rouge, La., Charles Carmouche’s 17 points led four players in double figures as LSU (9-2) used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Bethune-Cookman (5-10).

ALABAMA 65, OAKLAND 45

At Tuscaloosa, Ala., Trevor Releford scored 18 points to lead Alabama (8-5) over Oakland (7-10).

NO. 12 MISSOURI 66, BUCKNELL 64

At Columbia, Mo., Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points and Laurence Bowers added 16 to help Missouri (11-2) stop the Bison (13-3).

STATE

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 60, FURMAN 56

At Charleston, Andrew Lawrence made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, and the College of Charleston (10-4, 2-0 Southern) rallied late to beat Furman (3-10, 0-2).

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 81, RADFORD 74

At Radford, Va., Saah Nimley finished with 20 points to lift Charleston Southern (6-6) over Radford (6-9) in the Big South opener for both.

COASTAL CAROLINA 80, LONGWOOD 72

At Farmville, Va., Anthony Raffa scored 26 points, and Coastal Carolina (6-6) nipped Longwood (3-12) in the Big South.

HIGH POINT 74, WINTHROP 61

At Rock Hill, Adam Weary and Allan Chaney each scored 13 points and High Point (6-7, 1-0 Big South) topped Winthrop (6-7, 0-1).

BENEDICT 71, MILES 53

At Fairfield, Ala., Tydran Beaty scored 18 points to lead Benedict (5-4, 1-1 SIAC) over Miles College (3-7, 0-2). Marcus Goode had 14 for the Tigers.

WESTERN CAROLINA 72, THE CITADEL 55

At Charleston, Trey Sumler scored 17 points, and Tom Tankelewicz chipped in 14 to lead Western Carolina (5-9, 3-0 Southern) over The Citadel (3-9, 0-2).

VMI 86, PRESBYTERIAN 77

At Clinton, Stan Okoye scored a career-high 39 points to help VMI (6-7) top Presbyterian (3-12) in the Big South opener for both.

USC UPSTATE 60, NORTHERN KENTUCKY 54

At Highland Heights, Ky., Ricardo Glenn had 10 points and 10 rebounds as USC Upstate (7-7) beat Northern Kentucky.

WOMEN

BENEDICT 74, MILES COLLEGE 38

At Fairfield, Ala., London Richardson scored a season-high 21 points as Benedict (4-9, 1-1 SIAC) beat Miles (4-7, 0-2).

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