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No. 5 Duke improves to 13-0
Published: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 12:50 a.m.
DURHAM, N.C. - J.J. Redick scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half to help No. 5 Duke beat Virginia 80-66 on Sunday night.
Shelden Williams added 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks for the Blue Devils (13-0, 3-0 ACC).
Duke, one of four unbeaten Division I teams in the country, struggled to put away the Cavaliers (9-5, 0-4), but still won for the 20th time in 22 meetings.
Sean Singletary scored 21 points to lead the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-4 in the league for the first time since the 1998-99 season, Pete Gillen's first year as coach. Virginia has not won at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 10 years.
Five players scored in double figures for the Wolfpack (11-5, 1-2), who hadn't won since narrowly getting by Columbia last month.
The Eagles (14-0, 3-0 Big East), one of four unbeaten teams in Division I, extended the best start in school history and won their first three conference games for the first time under eighth-year coach Al Skinner. UWV is 11-3, 1-2.
Gary Johnson had 19 points and Troy Lindbeck had 18 for UCF (12-4, 5-3 Atlantic Sun), which also got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Anthony Williams. The Golden Knights outrebounded Troy 44-18.
Eddie Baker's steal and layup with 13:50 remaining drew Troy (5-11, 3-4) within 47-45, but Lindbeck scored seven points - a 3-pointer, and then a four-point play - in the next two minutes to spark UCF's run. Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 10:49 left to push UCF's lead to 59-49; the margin never fell below 10 again.
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