Reddish trey lifts No. 1 Duke over FSU
Duke 80 Florida State 78
— Cam Reddish hit a 3-pointer with
0.8 seconds left to lead No.
1 Duke past No. 13 Florida State 80-78 on Saturday.
Reddish caught the ball on the wing off the inbounds pass and made a wide open
3-pointer to ensure Duke
(14-1, 3-0 ACC) would win its ninth straight game. He finished with 23 points on
Duke played the second half without star freshman Zion Williamson, who left after getting poked in the eye late in the first half. He didn’t return and had 11 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes.
P.J. Savoy made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left, just seconds after forcing a turnover, to put Florida State ahead 78-76. RJ Barrett, who finished with
32 points on 10-of-19 shooting, then hit the first of two free throws with 5 seconds left. He missed the second, but the Blue Devils retained possession after a review overruled a call on the floor that the ball had gone out of bounds off a Duke player. That set up Reddish’s winner.
Mfiondu Kabengele came off the bench to record his third career double-double, recording tying a careerhigh with 24 points and 10 rebounds for Florida State
(13-3, 1-2). Phil Cofer made five 3-pointers and had a season-high 21 points.
Louisville 83, North Carolina 62 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Roy Williams suffered his worst home loss in 16 seasons with No. 12 North Carolina as Louisville stunned the
12th-ranked Tar Heels. Connecticut transfer Steven Enoch had season highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. Dwayne Sutton added
17 points and 10 rebounds while flirting with at tripledouble, and Louisville (11-5,
2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from a frustrating loss to longstruggling Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals jumped on the Tar Heels in the opening minutes and led nearly the entire game, turning a 43-34 halftime lead into a lopsided margin. Louisville shot 52 percent, made 11 3-pointers and finished with a 40-31 edge on the glass against one of the nation’s best rebounding teams.
Kenny Williams scored
12 points for the Tar Heels
(12-4, 2-1), who shot 35 percent — including 3 of 22 on
3-pointers — and committed
11 second-half turnovers. Tennessee 78, Florida 67
GAINESVILLE, FLA. (AP) — Grant Williams scored 20 points, Jordan Bowden added 17 off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee rallied to beat Florida for its 10th consecutive victory.
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. Jalen Hudson misfired on the other end, and the Gators were forced to foul in the waning seconds. Schofield’s shot came after Williams appeared to get away with a travel in the lane.
The Volunteers (14-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) have their first double-digit winning streak since 2008.
KeVaughn Allen led the
Gators (9-6, 1-2) with 18 points.
Virginia 63, Clemson 43
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy had 13 points, De’Andre Hunter scored 12 and No.
4 Virginia improved to 15-0. Clemson started the day with a national championship football parade and celebration just a few steps away at Death Valley. The basketball Tigers (10-6, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) had hoped to add to the good feelings with their first win over Virginia since 2012.
Instead, the Cavaliers turned up their trademark defense to make it a long afternoon for Clemson and maintain their run as the ACC’s only undefeated squad at 3-0.
The Tigers cut a doubledigit lead to 29-27 on Marcquise Reed’s basket early in the second half. Virginia, though, followed with an
18-5 run where it made five
3-pointers to restore the lead and cruise to its ninth straight victory over the Clemson.
Mississippi 81, Mississippi State 77
STARKVILLE, MISS. (AP) — Blake Hinson scored a career-high
26 points, Breein Tyree added 19 and Mississippi rallied past No. 14 Mississippi State.
Ole Miss (13-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) won its
10th straight game, continuing its surprising run of great basketball under first-year coach Kermit Davis.
Mississippi State (12-3, 0-2) had a two-point lead at halftime and stretched that advantage to 48-39 in the opening minutes of the second half. But the Rebels wouldn’t go away — Hinson hit three straight 3-pointers at one point — and Ole Miss pulled ahead 70-62 with seven minutes left.
N.C. State 86, Pittsburgh 80
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — DJ Funderburk scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and No. 15 North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh.
Devon Daniels scored 19 points, Eric Lockett added 12 of his 17 points after halftime, and Torin Dorn finished with
12 for the Wolfpack (14-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Freshman Xavier Johnson had 20 of his season-high
25 points in the second half, Au’Diese Toney scored 17 and Terrell Brown added 10 for the Panthers (11-5, 1-2), who led by four points with less than 6½ minutes remaining but couldn’t finish off a second straight conference victory.
Iowa 72, Ohio State 62 IOWA CITY, IOWA (AP) — Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State, handing the Buckeyes their third straight loss.
Ryan Kriener scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (143, 3-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight after a 0-3 start to league play.
Andre Wesson had 13 points for Ohio State (12-4,
2-3), which committed a season-high 21 turnovers. Kansas State 58, Iowa State 57
AMES, IOWA (AP) — Barry Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned No. 20 Iowa State, handing the Cyclones their second straight loss.
Brown had 23 points to lead the Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 Big 12), who closed the game on a 10-2 run for their first road win of the year.
Iowa State, which hasn’t won since blowing out Kansas last week, was up seven with five minutes left. But Brown hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to make it 57-56 Iowa StateM and Lindell Wigginton missed the front end of a subsequent one-and-one for the Cyclones. Brown, who finished
9 of 20 from the floor, then drove through the paint for the game winner.
Nick Weiler-Babb had 11 points and five assists to lead the Cyclones (12-4), who didn’t score over the final
Oklahoma 76, TCU 74
NORMAN, OKLA. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle hit a runner with less than three seconds left, lifting No. 23 Oklahoma over No. 25 TCU.
Doolittle led the Sooners (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) with
24 points and 10 rebounds. It was the highest-scoring game for the junior since his freshman year and his first double-double since.
Doolittle’s play overshadowed the 3-point shooting of TCU’s Kouat Noi, who had a career-high 30 points on 8 of 12 from behind the 3-point line. Noi hit five 3-pointers during the first half, including three in a 50-second stretch that put the Horned Frogs (12-3, 1-2) ahead for the rest of the half.
DePaul 79, St. John’s 71
NEW YORK (AP) — Femi Olujobi had 27 points and eight rebounds in his New York homecoming and DePaul pulled away from No. 24 St. John’s, beating the shorthanded Red Storm for its first win over a ranked team in almost three years.
Star guard Shamorie Ponds sat out with a lower back strain for St. John’s
(14-3, 2-3 Big East), which dropped its second straight game since moving into the AP Top 25 for the first time in four years.
Paul Reed added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Demons (10-5, 2-2), who snapped a 17-game skid against ranked opponents that dated to a victory over No. 11 Providence in February 2016.
Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, right, forward R.J. Barrett, center, and forward Jack White rush the court to celebrate with Cam Reddish after Reddish scored the game-winning 3-pointer Saturday against Florida State.