Basketball Roundup

Plumlee pounds Wolfpack

Aggies’ triumph adds to Mizzou’s road woes

From Staff and Wire ReportsFebruary 8, 2013 

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Duke's Mason Plumlee tries to shoot as North Carolina State's C.J. Leslie (5) jumps over during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

GERRY BROOME — The Associated Press

  • Top 25 Fared 1. Indiana (20-3) lost to Illinois 74-72 6. Gonzaga (21-2) vs. Pepperdine, late 19. Oregon (18-4) vs. Colorado, late

— Mason Plumlee scored 30 points and No. 4 Duke held on to beat North Carolina State 98-85 on Thursday night.

Seth Curry added 26 points and Quinn Cook had 21 for the Blue Devils (20-2, 7-2 ACC).

Richard Howell had 15 of his 23 points in the second half for the Wolfpack (16-7, 5-5), who clawed back in it by making 12 of their first 14 shots of the second half.

MARYLAND 60, VIRGINIA TECH 55

At Blacksburg, Va., Jake Layman scored 14 points to lift the Terrapins (17-6, 5-5), who won their second straight after losing games at Duke and at Florida State. The Hokies (11-11, 2-7), who lost their fifth straight, got 29 points from Erick Green.

SEC

TEXAS A&M 70, NO. 21 MISSOURI 68

At College Station, Texas, Fabyon Harris had 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, to boost the Aggies (14-8, 4-5).

The loss dropped the Tigers (16-6, 5-4) to 0-5 in true road games. They have won three games at neutral sites this season.

Laurence Bowers was wide open when he hit a 3-pointer to give Missouri its first lead, 68-67, with 53 seconds left.

Gators’ Yeguete out for regular season

No. 2 Florida will be without forward Will Yeguete for at least the rest of the regular season following knee surgery. The Frenchman, who usually is the first player off the bench, is the team’s best frontcourt defender.

STATE

WOFFORD 60, ELON 50

At Spartanburg, Spencer Collins scored six of his 16 points during a second-half run for the Terriers. Wofford (9-15, 3-8 SoCon), trailed 22-21 at halftime but opened the second half with a 12-5 run.

UNC GREENSBORO 88, FURMAN 65

At Greenville, Trevis Simpson scored 29 points to lead the Spartans. Larry Wideman scored 18 points off the bench for the Paladins (6-15, 3-7 SoCon).

CHATTANOOGA 89, THE CITADEL 76

At Chattanooga, Tenn., Gee McGhee scored 22 points to lead the Mocs. P.J. Horgan had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-16, 3-9 SoCon).

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 69, SAMFORD 65

At Birmingham, Ala., Adjehi Baru had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cougars (17-7, 9-3).

STETSON 73, USC UPSTATE 66

At Deland, Fla., Adam Pegg scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Hatters past the Spartans (13-12, 7-5 Atlantic Sun).

WOMEN

MIAMI 62, CLEMSON 46

At Clemson, Clemson whittled a double-digit deficit to four, but the Hurricanes (16-7, 7-5 ACC) outscored the Tigers (6-16, 2-9) over the final eight minutes 17-5 to pull away for the win. Clemson’s Quinyotta Pettaway had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Former Lower Richland standout Morgan Stroman scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Miami.

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