Archive for Sunday, January 11, 2009

Duke turns to Henderson in 66-58 win

January 11, 2009


No. 2 Duke 66, Forida St. 58

Tallahassee, Fla. — Gerald Henderson scored a career-high 25 points to lead Duke.

The Blue Devils (14-1, 2-0 ACC) ran off the first nine points of the second half during a 41-11 run to build their largest lead of the game, 46-21, with 12:45 left.

No. 5 Connecticut 81, Cincinnati 72

Cincinnati — The road just seems to bring out the best in the Connecticut Huskies.

A.J. Price hit 5-of-8 three-pointers and scored 22 points and the Huskies (14-1, 3-1 Big East) improved to 7-0 on the road while shooting 58 percent from the field.

No. 9 Georgetown 82, Providence 75

Washington — Austin Freeman scored 18 points, Greg Monroe nearly had a triple-double, and Georgetown held Providence scoreless for more than six minutes to rally for a victory that ended the Hoyas’ two-game Big East losing streak.

No. 11 Syracuse 82, Rutgers 66

Piscataway, N.J. — Paul Harris scored 26 points and Jonny Flynn had 15 points and nine assists to lead Syracuse to its seventh straight victory.

Arinze Onuaku added 19 points and Eric Devendorf had 15 for the Orange (16-1, 4-0 Big East), who beat Rutgers for the eighth straight time.

No. 12 Clemson 63, North Carolina St. 51

Clemson, S.C. — Trevor Booker scored 23 points to lead Clemson, which improved to 16-0. The Tigers (2-0 ACC) moved a game away from matching the school’s best start, first accomplished in 1986-87.

No. 13 Notre Dame 88, Seton Hall 79

South Bend, Ind. — Luke Harangody scored 30 points to lead Notre Dame, which tied a Big East record with their 20th consecutive league win at home. The Irish (12-3, 3-1 Big East) have won 45 straight overall at home.

The Pirates (9-7, 0-4) have lost four straight. Eugene Harvey led Seton Hall with 21 points.

No. 15 Tennessee 86, Georgia 77

Athens, Ga. — Tyler Smith had 24 points and 11 rebounds, including 13 points in the second half and Tennessee rallied from a 10-point deficit in each team’s SEC opener.

Miami 77, No. 17 Boston College 71

Boston — Dwayne Collins had 13 points with seven rebounds and drew a key charging foul on Tyrese Rice in the final minute Saturday night to lead Miami to a victory over Boston College.

It was the second straight loss for the Eagles (13-4, 1-1 ACC) since they beat top-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill to jump into The Associated Press Top 25.

No. 23 Louisville 61, No. 18 Villanova 60

Philadelphia — Terrence Williams scored on a drive with 7.4 seconds left to give Louisville the lead. Villanova missed two shots down low in the final seconds, and Louisville held on.

Earl Clark added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Louisville.

No. 18 Marquette 75, No. 25 West Virginia 53

Milwaukee — Jerel McNeal scored 26 points to lead Marquette.

Dominic James added 17 points and Wesley Matthews scored all 13 of his points in the second half for the Golden Eagles (15-2, 4-0 Big East).

No. 20 Arizona St. 76, Oregon 58

Tempe, Ariz. — Derek Glasser scored 15 points and had a career-high 11 assists, and Arizona State routed Oregon for its 10th win in 11 games.

James Harden scored 19 points for the Sun Devils (14-2, 3-1 Pac-10), whose three conference wins have come by an average of 26 points.

No. 21 Butler 54, Detroit 50

Indianapolis — Matt Howard scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, including two free throws with 0.8 seconds left, to help Butler stave off Detroit’s upset bid.

The Bulldogs (14-1, 5-0) won their sixth straight overall and their 16th consecutive in Horizon League play.


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