College Basketball Roundup: Duke upset
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 6, 2008
ANN ARBOR, Mich. ó Michigan’s basketball program has been hibernating for a decade.
It looks like the Wolverines are finally waking up.
DeShawn Sims scored a career-high 28 points to leading Michigan to an 81-73 victory over Duke on Saturday, its second win over a No. 4-ranked team in two weeks.
The Wolverines (6-2) beat then-No. 4 UCLA before losing 71-56 to Duke in the 2K Sports Classic final.
Michigan ó which hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1998 ó has beaten two top five teams in the regular season for the first time since 1986-87, the year after its last Big Ten title.
Duke (8-1) made just three of 27 3-point attempts before connecting on four in a row to pull within four points in the final minute. The Blue Devils finished 7-of-33 for one of their worst performances beyond the arc in more than a decade.
The Wolverines made 13 of 14 free throws in the final three minutes to seal the upset, leading to hundreds of fans from the sold-out crowd rushing the court.
Jon Scheyer scored 16 points for Duke, while Kyle Singler, who was 1-of-9 on 3s, had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Duke had won 31 straight games against unranked, nonconference opponents dating to a loss against Georgetown on Jan. 21, 2006.
No. 5 Gonzaga 70, Indiana 54
INDIANAPOLIS ó Josh Heytvelt scored 17 points and Jeremy Pargo added 13 as Gonzaga (6-0) won the first basketball game played at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Ohio St. 67, No. 7 Notre Dame 62
INDIANAPOLIS ó Evan Turner scored a career-high 28 points and Ohio State registered its second straight upset of a ranked opponent.
No. 11 Louisville 83, Indiana St. 43
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Earl Clark had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Louisville bounced back from an upset loss to Western Kentucky last week.
No. 20 Georgetown 73, American 49
WASHINGTON ó Chris Wright was 8-of-10 from the field and scored a career-high 22 points for the Hoyas.
No. 21 Miami 73, Kentucky 67
LEXINGTON, Ky. ó Jack McClinton scored 23 points and James Dews added a season-high 18 for the Hurricanes.
Miami (5-2) matched a season best with eight 3s-pointers, while Kentucky (5-3) misfired on 23 of 25 from behind the line.
TOWSON, Md. ó Former West Rowan star Junior Hairston scored 16 points but it wasn’t enough for Towson as Charles Jenkins scored 24 points and Cornelius Vines added 21 points to lead Hofstra to a 90-79 win.
Towson missed 13 of its 29 free throws.
ECU 69, Limestone 43
GREENVILLE ó James Legan scored 14 points to lead three other players in double figures to help East Carolina rout Limestone 69-43.
The Pirates (7-1), who won their fourth consecutive game, jumped out on a 24-1 run in the second half to increase their nine-point lead to 67-35 with 4:31 remaining in the game.
VMI 114, UNC Asheville 105
ASHEVILLE ó Chavis Holmes scored 29 points and his twin brother Travis added 26 to lead Virginia Military Institute to a 114-105 win over North Carolina-Asheville.
N. Carolina A&T 93, Norfolk St. 66
GREENSBORO ó Nicholas Wilson scored 26 points to lead North Carolina A&T to a 93-66 win against Norfolk State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Winston-Salem 68, South Carolina State 65
ORANGEBURG, S.C. ó Diontae Gibson made a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left and Winston-Salem beat South Carolina State 68-65. Gibson finished with 13 points.