Red­dish’s last-sec­ond 3 lifts No. 1 Blue Devils

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Cam Red­dish strug­gled for more than a month, search­ing for any kind of con­sis­tency with his shot.

With Zion Wil­liamson on the bench in the sec­ond half and suf­fer­ing from dou­ble vi­sion after be­ing poked in the eye, Red­dish made all the shots Satur­day — in­clud­ing the game-win­ner.

The fresh­man for­ward hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 of a sec­ond left to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 13 Flor­ida State 80-78 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Red­dish caught the ball on the wing off the in­bounds pass and made a wide-open 3-pointer to en­sure that Duke (14-1, 3-0 ACC) would win its ninth straight game. Two fresh­men car­ried the load for Duke as RJ Bar­rett scored 32 points on 10-of-19 shoot­ing and Red­dish fin­ished with 23 points on 9-of-15 shoot­ing.

“It was a big shot for us,” said Red­dish, who scored 16 sec­ond-half points. “My coaches and team­mates have helped me with my con­fi­dence. I’m glad I made the shot.”

Flor­ida State nearly pulled off an upset, which would have matched what hap­pened eight years ago. The Semi­noles knocked off No. 1 Duke 66-61 on Jan. 12, 2011.

“Com­ing close just doesn’t count,” Flor­ida State coach Leonard Hamil­ton said. “Maybe it does in horse­shoes but not in bas­ket­ball.”

Mfiondu Kaben­gele came off the bench to record 24 points and 10 re­bounds for Flor­ida State (13-3, 1-2).

#3 Ten­nessee 78, Flor­ida 67:

Grant Wil­liams scored 20 points and Jor­dan Bow­den added 17 off the bench for the vis­it­ing Vol­un­teers (14-1, 3-0 SEC) against the Ga­tors (9-6, 1-2). Ad­mi­ral Schofield, who sat out much of the sec­ond half with four fouls, pro­vided the big­gest bucket with a 3-pointer from the cor­ner with 41.3 sec­onds re­main­ing.

#4 Vir­ginia 63, Clem­son 43:

Kyle Guy had 13 points, De’An­dre Hunter scored 12 for the vis­it­ing Cava­liers (15-0, 3-0 ACC). The Tigers (10-6, 0-3) haven’t beaten Vir­ginia since 2012.

#7 Kansas 73, Bay­lor 68:

Lager­ald Vick scored 18 points on six 3-point­ers for the vis­it­ing Jay­hawks (14-2, 3-1 Big 12), who held a dou­ble-digit lead for most of the sec­ond half un­til the Bears (9-6, 1-2) had eight con­sec­u­tive points in the fi­nal minute.

#8 Texas Tech 68, Texas 62:

Matt Mooney scored 22 points as the Red Raiders (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) earned their first win over the Longhorns (10-6, 2-2) in Austin since 1996.

#10 Ne­vada 74, Fresno State 64:

Caleb Martin scored 27 points, in­clud­ing two on free throws with 54.6 sec­onds re­main­ing, to lead the vis­it­ing Wolf Pack (16-1, 3-1 Moun­tain West). Brax­ton Hug­gins scored 25 points for the Bull­dogs (12-4, 3-1). Martin added nine re­bounds and team­mate Jor­dan Caro­line had 19 points and 16 re­bounds.

#11 Auburn 93, Ge­or­gia 78:

Jared Harper had 22 points and seven as­sists for the host Tigers (12-3, 1-1 SEC). The Bull­dogs (9-6, 1-2), 46point losers to Ten­nessee in their pre­vi­ous game, threat­ened to make it close through much of the sec­ond half.

Louisville 83, #12 North Carolina 62:

Roy Wil­liams suf­fered his worst home loss in 16 sea­sons with the Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1 ACC) as Con­necti­cut trans­fer Steven Enoch had 17 points and 11 re­bounds and Dwayne Sut­ton added 17 points and 10 re­bounds for the Car­di­nals (11-5, 2-1).

Mis­sis­sippi 81, #14 Mis­sis­sippi State 77:

Blake Hin­son scored 26 points, Breein Tyree added 19 and the vis­it­ing Rebels (13-2, 3-0 SEC) de­feated the Bull­dogs (12-3, 0-2).

#15 N.C. State 86, Pitts­burgh 80:

DJ Fun­der­burk scored 12 of his 18 points in the sec­ond half and Devon Daniels scored 19 points for the host Wolf­pack (14-2, 2-1 ACC). Fresh­man Xavier John­son had 20 of his igh 25 points in the sec­ond half for the Pan­thers (11-5, 1-2).

Iowa 72, #16 Ohio State 62:

Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight re­bounds and the host Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten) handed the Buck­eyes (12-4, 2-3) their third straight loss.

#17 Hous­ton 79, Wi­chita State 70:

Corey Davis Jr. had 20 points and Ar­moni Brooks added 14 for the host Cougars (16-1, 3-1 Amer­i­can). Markis McDuffie scored 22 for the Shock­ers (7-8, 0-3).

#18 Ken­tucky 56, Vanderbilt 47:

Ash­ton Ha­gans and Kel­don John­son each scored 15 points to lead the host Wild­cats (12-3, 2-1 SEC). The Com­modores (9-6, 0-3) led 16-5 at one point.

#19 Buf­falo 88, Mi­ami (Ohio) 64:

Jeremy Har­ris scored 17 points and the Bulls (15-1, 3-0 Mid-Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence) ex­tended their school-best home win­ning streak to 19.

Kansas State 58, #20 Iowa State 57:

Barry Brown hit a layup with four sec­onds left and the Wild­cats (12-4, 2-2 Big 12) handed the Cy­clones (12-4, 2-2) their sec­ond straight loss.

#21 Mar­quette 70, Se­ton Hall 66:

Markus Howard scored 26 points and the host Golden Ea­gles (14-3, 3-1 Big East) staved off a sec­ond-half rally to beat the Pi­rates (12-5, 3-2).

#23 Ok­la­homa 76, #25 TCU 74:

Kris­tian Doolit­tle (24 points, 10 re­bounds) hit a run­ning shot with less than three sec­onds left to lift the host Soon­ers (13-3, 2-2 Big 12). Kouat Noi had 30 points on 8-for-12 shoot­ing from be­hind the 3-point line for the Horned Frogs (12-3, 1-2).

DePaul 79, #24 St. John’s 71:

Femi Olu­jobi had 27 points and eight re­bounds as the vis­it­ing Blue Demons (10-5, 2-2 Big East) beat the Red Storm (14-3, 2-3) for their first win over a ranked team in al­most three years. St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds sat out be­cause of a lower back strain.

Wash­ing­ton 77, Colorado 70:

Jaylen Now­ell’s 19 points led the vis­it­ing Huskies (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12) past the Buf­faloes (10-5, 1-2), who got 22 points from guard D’Shawn Schwartz.

Utah 88, Wash­ing­ton State 70:

Timmy Allen scored 15 points and col­lected nine re­bounds and Both Gach added 14 points to lead the Utes (8-8, 2-2 Pac-12) to a home win over the Cougars (7-9, 0-3).

Clark out:

Tris­tan Clark, a Bay­lor sopho­more who is hit­ting a na­tionbest 73.7 per­cent of his field-goal tries, will miss the re­main­der of the sea­son be­cause of a knee in­jury.

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#4 Bay­lor 79, TCU 55:

Juicy Lan­drum scored 23 points, Kalani Brown had 16 points and four blocks and the vis­it­ing Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) coasted.

#9 Mary­land 83, Michi­gan 69:

Tay­lor Mike­sell scored 17 points and Shakira Austin had 13 points and 15 re­bounds for the host Ter­rap­ins (15-1, 4-1 Big Ten).

#11 Texas 64, #20 Iowa State 62:

Sug Sut­ton had 24 points, 10 re­bounds and seven as­sists and Joyner Holmes had a big block at the end as the vis­it­ing Longhorns (14-2, 2-0 Big 12) sur­vived two missed shots in the clos­ing sec­onds against the Cy­clones (13-3, 3-1).

#14 Gon­zaga 97, Port­land 71:

Zyk­era Rice scored 28 points on 11-of-13 shoot­ing as the host Zags (16-1, 5-0 WCC) beat the Pi­lots (8-8, 0-5) for the 20th straight time.

Mark Wallheiser / As­so­ci­ated Press

Duke’s Cam Red­dish, a fresh­man for­ward, re­acts after his game-win­ning 3-pointer in the fi­nal sec­ond at Flor­ida State.

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