Duke mourns death of Dawkins’ sister
DURHAM ó Duke freshman guard Andre Dawkins has left the team to be with his family in Virginia after his sister’s death in a weekend car wreck.
The West Virginia State Police said 21-year-old Lacey Dawkins of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday morning. She was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in Pax, W.Va., while driving to the Duke-St. John’s game in Durham.
In a news release Monday, Duke said Dawkins’ biological mother, Tamara Hill, also was in the vehicle. West Virginia authorities had no information on her condition.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andre’s sister, Lacey,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “Andre is a terrific young man, and his family is very important to him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dawkins’ family during this trying time.”
GREENSBORO ó Boston College’s Corey Raji has been named the player of the week.
Raji averaged 21 points and nine rebounds while shooting 63 percent for Boston College in a win against Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and a one-point win against Miami.
Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris and Georgia Tech’s Mfon Udofia shared rookie of the week honors.
Kansas, Texas and Villanova held the top three spots in The Associated Press poll for the second straight week. Duke is ranked eighth, and North Carolina fell one spot to 11th.
No. 12 Michigan State 69, The Citadel 56
CHARLESTON, S.C. ó Kalin Lucas had 17 points and No. 12 Michigan State withstood Citadel’s hot three-point shooting.
The Citadel (6-5) made its first seven 3s and finished 12 of 20 for the game.
Auburn 68, Virginia 67
AUBURN, Ala. ó Brendon Knox’s tip-in with 1.4 seconds left lifted Auburn over Virginia.
Sammy Zeglinski hit three free throws to give the Cavaliers the lead with 7.7 seconds left. Then DeWayne Reed drove the length of the court and missed a layup, but Knox was there to give the Tigers (5-4) the win.
Virginia (4-4) didn’t get a shot off before the buzzer. Sylven Landesberg had 17 of his 20 points in the first half but missed all seven of his field-goal attempts after the break. Zeglinski made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points.
Western Carolina 75, Bradley 67
PEORIA, Ill. ó Jake Robinson scored 21 points and Western Carolina rallied from 10 points down in the second half.
The Catamounts (8-1) trailed 56-46 midway through the second half but went on a 23-4 run in the next six minutes to take a 69-60 lead with 4:13 to play. Bradley got within three points, but Western Carolina went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line to hold on for the victory.
Brigham Waginger and Harouna Mutombo scored 14 points each for the Catamounts. Mutombo had 10 rebounds.Appalachian State 77, Wofford 76
SPARTANBURG, S.C. ó Donald Sims scored 25 points for Appalachian (5-4, 1-1 SoCon).
Sims shot 7-for-9 and nailed three 3-pointers. Isaac Butts contributed with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Wofford’s Corey Godzinski made a jumper with one second left for the final margin. Appalachian State missed two free throws after that, but Wofford was unable to get a final shot off.
College of Charleston 67, UNCG 64
GREENSBORO ó Andrew Goudelock scored 28 points for the Cougars.
The Spartans pulled within 64-62 on Kyle Randall’s layup with 1:33 remaining. Casaan Breeden hit a 3 for Charleston’s final points, and UNCG missed two 3-point attempts in the final 13 seconds.
Ben Stywall paced the Spartans with 21 points and 14 boards.