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Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2001

No. 12 Cavs dump Duke

No. 3 Blue Devils’ road winning streak ends, 91-89

February 15, 2001

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— Adam Hall had no time to think when Roger Mason darted to the basket and the ball squirted into Hall's hands.

"I think it rolled off somebody or the rim or something and just came to me," Hall said after scoring with 0.9 seconds left Wednesday night as No. 12 Virginia ended No. 3 Duke's 24-game road winning streak, 91-89.

"I just put it up. I didn't know how much time was on the clock. I didn't know if it counted or not. Then the fans started coming."

The play started with the score tied after Shane Battier made two free throws with 14.33 seconds left. Virginia inbounded the ball, got it to Mason and he dribbled off some time before streaking for the hoop.

"I wanted to wait until about seven seconds left," he said. "I got by my man, the defense collapsed on me and I tried to create something.

"Adam made a great play."

The play gave Virginia its 12th victory in 13 home games. The game ended with Hall standing atop the scorer's table being mobbed by fans who stormed the court. Some had camped out for four days to get tickets.

The mayhem also promtped coach Pete Gillen to take the public address microphone, with the court packed with fans, to tell them thank you.

The Cavaliers (17-6, 6-6 ACC) ended a 12-game losing streak to Duke dating to 1996.

No. 14 Notre Dame 81, Rutgers 59

Piscataway, N.J. Matt Carroll had 20 points and Troy Murphy added 18 for the Fighting Irish's eighth straight victory.

No. 22 Kentucky 103, No. 15 Tennessee 95

Knoxville, Tenn. Tayshaun Prince scored a career-high 30 points and Keith Bogans added 22 in a rugged game. The Wildcats (16-7, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) extended their winning streak to six despite winning only their third SEC road game.

No. 16 Mississippi 51, Mississippi State 49

Oxford, Miss. Rahim Lockhart scored 15 points as Mississippi overcame atrocious outside shooting and weak rebounding.

Florida State 74,

No. 17 Maryland 71

College Park, Md. Delvon Arrington scored 17 points and Florida State withstood a furious comeback by Maryland. The Seminoles had lost nine straight to Maryland.

No. 21 Alabama 60, South Carolina 55

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kenny Walker hit two free throws with 11.3 seconds left as Alabama held on. The Crimson Tide (19-5, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) had five players score in double figures.

No. 23 Wake Forest 81, Georgia Tech 65

Winston-Salem, N.C. Josh Howard and Robert O'Kelley had 18 points each as Wake Forest broke out of a six-week slump. The Demon Deacons (17-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), ranked as high as No. 4 in early January, won consecutive games for the first time since starting the season 12-0, running their home mark to 13-1.

Michigan 95,

No. 25 Iowa 85

Ann Arbor, Mich. Six Michigan players scored in double figures as the Wolverines snapped a four-game losing streak. Iowa lost its third in a row.

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