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Top 25 Roundup: Duke blasts Virginia

March 6, 2008

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Charlottesville, Va. - Gerald Henderson scored 19 points, and No. 6 Duke beat Virginia, 86-70, setting up this weekend's showdown between the Blue Devils and top-ranked North Carolina for the ACC regular-season crown.

The Blue Devils (26-3, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) could get coach Mike Krzyzewski his 17th ACC title by completing a sweep of the Tar Heels on Saturday night at Duke.

Sean Singletary led Virginia with 18 points, while Calvin Baker had 15 and Mamadi Diane 12.

No. 2 Memphis 72, SMU 55

Dallas - Derrick Rose scored 19 points, and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 18 to extend Memphis' road winning streak to 18 games.

No. 4 Tennessee 89, Florida 86

Gainesvile, Fla. - JaJuan Smith scored 23 points, and Chris Lofton added 21 as Tennessee overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Florida.

The Volunteers (27-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for victories and may have knocked the two-time defending national champions out of the NCAA Tournament picture.

No. 10 Wisconsin 77, Penn State 41

Madison, Wis. - Marcus Landry scored 15 points, and Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship for the third time in seven seasons.

No. 18 Indiana 69, Minnesota 55

Bloomington, Ind.- Eric Gordon scored nine of his 20 points during a decisive late run in D.J. White's final home game.

It also may have marked the final home appearances for interim head coach Dan Dakich and Gordon, the freshmen star who is expected to leave for the NBA after this season.

Dakich improved to 3-1 since replacing Kelvin Sampson.

No. 19 Notre Dame 68, St. John's 55

South Bend, Ind. - Luke Harangody scored 20 points, and Notre Dame became the first Big East team to go undefeated at home in conference play in consecutive seasons.

The Irish extended their overall home winning streak to 37 games, one shy of matching the school record set from 1943-48.

No. 16 Vanderbilt 86, Mississippi St. 85 (OT)

Nashville, Tenn. - Shan Foster, Vanderbilt's all-time leading scorer, had a career-high 42 points and hit his final nine three pointers, the last with 2.7 seconds left in overtime to seal the victory.

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