Duke han­dles Cavs again

Wil­liamson, Bar­rett put on a big show

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CHAR­LOTTESVILLE, Va. — RJ Bar­rett scored 26 points, Zion Wil­liamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early bar­rage of 3-point­ers to stun No. 3 Vir­ginia and then held off the Cava­liers 81-71 on Satur­day night.

Bar­rett hit his first five tries from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence). His fifth one gave them a 29-15 lead after less than 12 min­utes of play. Cam Red­dish took over after that, hit­ting 5 of his first 6, the last three early in the sec­ond half as the Blue Devils re­built their lead to 52-41. He fin­ished with 17 points.

Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome each scored 16 to lead Vir­ginia (20-2, 8-2), which had a 13-game home win­ning streak snapped. The Cava­liers lost to the Blue Devils at John Paul Jones Arena for the third con­sec­u­tive time.

The game drew a sell­out crowd, most hop­ing Vir­ginia could avenge a 72-70 loss at Duke on Jan. 19, but it was the Blue Devils who put on a show in front of LeBron James and past stars from both schools.

Duke scored the first eight points on a pair of 3-point­ers by Bar­rett sand­wich­ing a steal and dunk by Wil­liamson. The lead was 31-17 be­fore two 3-point­ers by Guy, one by Jerome and an­other by Ki­hei Clark, which fu­eled an 18-8 run for Vir­ginia that closed the gap to 39-35 at the half.

After a break, it was Red­dish who took over from long range, con­nect­ing three times as the Blue Devils pushed the mar­gin to 52-41 in just over four min­utes.

NO. 1 TEN­NESSEE 73, FLORIDA 61: In Knoxville, Tenn., Grant Wil­liams scored 16 points as the Vol­un­teers (11-1, 10-0 SEC) ex­tended their school-record win­ning streak to 18 games. Jalen Hud­son had 15 for Florida (12-11, 4-6).

NO. 4 GON­ZAGA 94, SAINT MARY’S 46: In Spokane, Wash., Bran­don Clarke scored 24 points and blocked three shots as Gon­zaga (23-2, 10-0 West Coast) routed Saint Mary’s for its 14th con­sec­u­tive vic­tory. Tommy Kuhse scored 12 points and Ma­lik Fitts 11 for Saint Mary’s (15-10, 6-4).

NO. 5 KENTUCKY 71, MIS­SIS­SIPPI STATE 67: In Starkville, Miss., PJ Wash­ing­ton scored 23 points, Kel­don John­son added 13 and Kentucky (20-3, 9-1) held on for its 10th straight win. Mis­sis­sippi State fell to 16-7, 4-6. NO. 7 MICHI­GAN 61, NO. 19 WIS­CON­SIN 52: In Ann Ar­bor, Mich., Jon Teske had 17 points and 12 re­bounds, and Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the sec­ond half to lift Michi­gan (22-2, 11-2) past Wis­con­sin (17-7, 9-4).

NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA 88, MI­AMI 85, OT: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kenny Wil­liams hit the goa­head 3-pointer with 2:08 left in over­time to help North Carolina (19-4, 9-1 ACC) hold off Mi­ami. Chris Lykes scored 19 of his 27 points with five 3-point­ers after half­time for Mi­ami.

NO. 9 MICHI­GAN STATE 79, MIN­NESOTA 55: In East Lansing, Mich., Nick Ward had 22 points and Matt McQuaid scored a sea­son-high 18, lead­ing Michi­gan State (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) past Min­nesota (16-8, 6-7).

NO. 10 MAR­QUETTE 66, NO. 14 VIL­LANOVA 65: In Mil­wau­kee, Markus Howard scored 38 points and Mar­quette (20-4, 9-2) hung on at the buzzer, hand­ing the Wild­cats (19-5, 10-1) their first Big East Con­fer­ence loss.

CLEM­SON 59, NO. 11 VIR­GINIA TECH 51: In Clem­son, S.C., Shel­ton Mitchell scored 22 points with a career-best five 3-point­ers and Clem­son (15-8, 5-5) out­lasted Vir­ginia Tech (18-5, 7-4 ACC) for the Tigers’ fourth straight vic­tory. The Hok­ies made just one field goal in the fi­nal 8:33.

NO. 13 KANSAS 84, OK­LA­HOMA STATE 72: In Lawrence, Kan., Dedric Law­son scored 25 points, Ochai Ag­baji hit five 3s and had 23 points, and Kansas (18-6, 7-4 Big 12) won its first game with­out start­ing guard Lager­ald Vick. He left the team ear­lier in the week to deal with per­sonal is­sues. Cameron McGriff scored 22 points for Ok­la­homa State (9-14, 2-8).

NO. 15 PUR­DUE 81, NE­BRASKA 62: In In­di­anapo­lis, Carsen Edwards scored 27 points and Grady Eifert added a sea­son­high 16 as Pur­due (17-6, 10-2 Big Ten) re­bounded from a lack­lus­ter first half to beat Ne­braska (13-11, 3-10).

NO. 22 FLORIDA STATE 80, NO. 16 LOUISVILLE 75, OT: In Tal­la­hasse, Fla., Mfiondu Kaben­gele scored 22 points and Florida State (18-5, 6-4 ACC) erased a 10-point sec­ond-half deficit. Chris­ten Cun­ning­ham scored 20 points for Louisville (17-7, 8-3).

TCU 92, NO. 17 IOWA STATE 83: In Ames, Iowa, Ken­dric Davis scored a sea­son-high 22 points, and TCU (17-6, 5-5 Big 12) stunned Iowa State for its first road win over a Top 25 team in 21 years. Mar­ial Shayok scored 24 points and Michael Ja­cob­son had 16 to lead the Cy­clones (186, 7-4), who saw their win­ning streak snapped at four games.

NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 66, OK­LA­HOMA 54: In Nor­man, Okla., Da­vide Moretti scored 14 points to help Texas Tech (19-5, 7-4 Big 12) stay within strik­ing range of con­fer­ence leader Kansas State. Rashard Odomes scored 14 points for Ok­la­homa (15-9, 3-8).

NO. 21 LSU 83, AUBURN 78: In Ba­ton Rouge, La., Tre­mont Wa­ters had 19 points and 10 as­sists and LSU (19-4, 9-1 SEC) over­came a slug­gish start to beat Auburn (16-7, 5-5), which saw its three-game win­ning streak snapped.

NO. 23 BUF­FALO 90, CEN­TRAL MICHI­GAN 76: In Amherst, N.Y., Jeremy Har­ris had 19 points, eight re­bounds and six as­sists, and Buf­falo (20-3, 8-2 Mid-Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence) ral­lied to beat Cen­tral Michi­gan (16-7, 5-5).

Moun­tain West

BOISE STATE 105, SAN JOSE STATE 57: In Boise, Idaho, Der­rick Al­ston had a career-high 33 points on 12-of-15 shoot­ing, in­clud­ing 5-of-7 on 3s, for the Bron­cos (11-13, 6-5).

Michael Stead­man had 16 points for the Spar­tans (3-19, 0-10), who have lost 13 games in a row. Chris­tian Anigwe added 10 points and 12 re­bounds.

San Jose State plays New Mex­ico on the road on Wed­nes­day.

SAN DIEGO STATE 68, UTAH STATE 63: In San Diego, Devin Wat­son scored 23 points and Jalen McDaniels had 16 for San Diego State (14-9, 6-4), which blew a 13-point lead and over­came a 35-point ef­fort from Utah State’s Sam Mer­rill. SDSU is 11-0 against the Ag­gies since they joined the con­fer­ence.

Mer­rill fin­ished two shy of his career-high be­fore foul­ing out for the Ag­gies (18-6, 8-3), who gave up 23 unan­swered points to trail 31-18 in the first half.


STATE 66: In Laramie, Wyo., Justin James had a career-high 36 points for the Cow­boys (6-17, 2-8).

James made 5 of 6 3-point­ers and shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added seven as­sists and six re­bounds. J.D. Paige had 22 points for the Rams (9-15, 4-7).

FRESNO STATE 83, UNLV 65: In Las Ve­gas, Nev., New Mex­ico State trans­fer Brax­ton Hug­gins hit 6 of 9 3-point tries and had 31 points as Fresno State (17-6, 8-3) cruised. Kris Cly­burn had 15 points for the Run­nin’ Rebels (12-11, 6-5).


ENMU 98, WNMU 80: In Por­tales, se­nior Chukuka Emili had a career game with 25 points, 13 re­bounds and six blocks as the Grey­hounds (10-11, 7-6 Lone Star) beat the Mus­tangs (4-15, 1-11).

BLACK HILLS STATE 66, NMHU 65: In Las Ve­gas, N.M., Makaleb McIn­nis’ 3-pointer with eight sec­onds left proved to be the game win­ner for the Yel­low Jack­ets (13-8, 2-5 RMAC). Gerad Davis scored 21 points for the Cow­boys (16-7, 11-6).


Duke’s soar­ing Zion Wil­liamson dunks while team­mates and Vir­ginia play­ers look on dur­ing the sec­ond half of the No. 2 Blue Devils’ 81-71 vic­tory Satur­day at No. 3 Vir­ginia.

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