Semi­noles ex­tend home win­ning streak to 15

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Fresh­man Matthew Hurt scored 20 of his sea­son-high 25 points be­fore half­time and Tre Jones re­turned from a foot in­jury to help sec­ond-ranked Duke beat Bos­ton Col­lege 88-49 on Tues­day night in Durham, North Carolina.

Hurt made 10 of 16 shots and was 5 of 10 on 3-point­ers to lead the Blue Devils, who shot nearly 52% and hit their last five shots of the first half as they blew the game open shortly be­fore the break.

Duke (12-1, 2-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) also had lit­tle trou­ble clamp­ing down with its de­fen­sive pres­sure on a BC of­fense that came in ranked among the least ef­fi­cient at­tacks in the coun­try.

Jones had missed the past two games for the Blue Devils with what was de­scribed as a mild sprain of his left foot, but fin­ished with a game-high 10 as­sists.

CJ Felder scored 13 points for the Ea­gles (8-6, 2-1), who had won four straight games com­ing in to Cameron In­door Sta­dium. But they never mounted much of a re­sponse to Duke's de­fen­sive pres­sure that turned away driv­ing lanes and forced BC to set­tle for tough looks.

BC shot just 34% and made 3 of 18 3-point­ers, in­clud­ing a six-minute stretch in the first half with­out a bas­ket that helped Duke stretch out its lead. Hurt and the Blue Devils closed out the half in a flurry, end­ing when Jones found Hurt alone in the cor­ner to bury a 3 just be­fore the half­time horn.

By that point, Hurt — who held his re­lease to mark the make — had matched his sea­son-high scor­ing out­put and outscored BC 20-19 in the open­ing half.

Semi­noles ex­tend home win streak: No. 18 Florida State blocked nine shots and cre­ated 11 steals to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 Tues­day for its 15th straight home vic­tory.

“They are very, very good de­fen­sively,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Past­ner said.

Florida State (12-2, 2-1 At­lantic Coast

Con­fer­ence) leads the ACC with 9.6 steals a game. And that tenac­ity was crit­i­cal for a team miss­ing start­ing G M.J. Walker (hip bruise) and backup C Balsa Ko­priv­ica (back bruise).

Michael Devoe scored 19 points, knock­ing down 6 of 8 three-point at­tempts for Georgia Tech (6-7, 1-2). Moses Wright added 13 points and 10 re­bounds, but he also had six of the team’s 20 turnovers.

Ex-Utah State coach An­der­sen dies: LaDell An­der­sen, the for­mer Utah State bas­ket­ball coach and ath­letic direc­tor LaDell An­der­sen, died at age 90, the school said Mon­day.

He coached Utah State to two Sweet 16s and an Elite Eight ap­pear­ance. An­der­sen coached BYU for six sea­sons from 1983 to 1989, lead­ing the Cougars to three NCAA tour­na­ment ap­pear­ances.


Florida State G Trent For­rest (3) at­tempts to shoot over two Georgia Tech play­ers.

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