Duke turns back Ten­nessee State

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DURHAM, N.C. — Luke Ken­nard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Ten­nessee State, 65-55, on Mon­day night.

Fresh­man for­ward Jayson Ta­tum added 14 points and Grayson Allen fin­ished with 12 for the Blue Devils (11-1), who plod­ded through 30 mostly slug­gish min­utes be­fore pulling away from a pesky Tigers team that threat­ened to spoil the col­lege de­but of touted Duke fresh­man Harry Giles.

Ten­nessee State led, 36-34, on Wayne Martin’s jumper with 15 min­utes left. Duke coun­tered with a 25-3 run high­lighted by five 3-point­ers — in­clud­ing two by Ken­nard on con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions af­ter he was left com­pletely un­guarded — to take a 59-39 lead.

(15) Pur­due 82 Western Illi­nois 50 At West Lafayette, Ind., Caleb Swani­gan had 21 points and 21 re­bounds, Isaac Haas scored 18 points and Pur­due beat Western Illi­nois.

Swani­gan went 7 for 16 from the field and 6 for 7 at the free-throw line in his ninth dou­ble-dou­ble of the sea­son. He had 26 points and 10 re­bounds in Satur­day’s 86-81 vic­tory against No. 25 Notre Dame in the Cross­roads Clas­sic.

Pur­due (10-2) also got 16 points from Vince Ed­wards in its fifth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

(16) In­di­ana 103, Delaware St. 56

At Bloom­ing­ton, Ind., OG Anunoby had 19 points and nine re­bounds, and three of his team­mates also reached dou­ble fig­ures as In­di­ana routed Delaware State.

By avoid­ing a sec­ond straight loss, the Hoosiers (9-2) ex­tended their home win­ning streak to 25 games — tied for the fifth-long­est in school his­tory.

De­Vaughn Mal­lory led Delaware State with 14 points. Kobe Gantz added 13 for the Hor­nets (3-10), who have lost five of six. (21) Florida State 76, Sam­ford 68

At Tallahasse­e, Fla., Ter­rence Mann scored 19 points and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 15, lead­ing Florida State past Sam­ford.

The Semi­noles have won eight straight and are 12-1 for only the third time — match­ing the 1988-89 and 2008-09 squads.

Chris­ten Cun­ning­ham led the Bull­dogs (7-4) with 16 points while Demetrius Den­zel-Dyson added 14.

(25) Notre Dame 77, Col­gate 62

At South Bend, Ind., V.J. Beachem scored 20 points to help Notre Dame snap a two-game skid.

Bonzie Col­son fin­ished with 13 points and seven re­bounds, and Matt Far­rell added 13 points and six as­sists for the Fight­ing Ir­ish (10-2).

Will Ry­man had 18 points and Nathan Har­ris added 17 for Col­gate (2-10), which lost its sixth in a row — all in De­cem­ber.

Syra­cuse 105 East­ern Michi­gan 57 At Syra­cuse, N.Y., eight Or­ange play­ers scored in dou­ble fig­ures and Syra­cuse cruised over East­ern Michi­gan.

Syra­cuse (7-4) shot 59 per­cent from the field, in­clud­ing a sea­son-high 15-of-28 from be­yond the arc. The Or­ange had 34 as­sists on their 37 bas­kets. Frank Howard had 11 as­sists and John Gil­lon had nine.

Lafayette 104, Mo­ra­vian 67 At Eas­ton, Hunter Janacek hit six 3-point­ers and scored a ca­reer-high 22 points as Lafayette snapped a two-game skid with a win over Mo­ra­vian Col­lege.

Janacek made 7 of 13 field goals over­all and added five re­bounds. Eric Stafford and Kyle Stout each fin­ished with 17 points for Lafayette (4-6), which topped the 100-point mark for the first time since 2008.

O’Neil Holder scored 14 to lead the Grey­hounds, who were held to just 31 per­cent shoot­ing and turned it over 20 times.

Buck­nell 81, Mount St Mary’s 65

At Lewis­burg, Zach Thomas and Kim­bal Macken­zie scored 16 points apiece and Buck­nell pulled away from Mount St. Mary’s.

Nana Foul­land added 14 points, nine re­bounds and five blocks for the Bi­son (8-4), who had lost four straight to the Moun­taineers (1-11). Thomas also had eight re­bounds, seven as­sists, four blocks and three steals.

Ju­nior Robin­son had 20 points for the Moun­taineers, Miles Wilson had 14 and Eli­jah Long 13.

ROBERT FRANKLIN / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Rex Pflueger of Notre Dame steals the ball be­tween Col­gate’s Nathan Har­ris, left, and Will Rayman dur­ing the first half of Mon­day’s game. Notre Dame won, 77-62.

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