No. 1 Duke tops UNC Greensboro


Published: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
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Duke's J.J. Redick (4) shoots over UNC-Greensboro's Kyle Hines (42) and Matt Akinosho (31) during second half NCAA men's college basketball action at the Greesnboro Colesium in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. Redick led Duke with 35 points to defeat UNC-Greensboro 102-69.

AP Photo/Sara D. Davis
J.J. Redick scored 35 points - the third time in four games he's had at least 30 - to lead No. 1 Duke to a 102-69 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The arena hosts the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament later this season, so Duke (12-0) made the trip about an hour from campus for a tuneup.
Redick capped his day with eight points in a span of less than 2 minutes to push the Blue Devils in front 89-65 with about 6 minutes left.
  • NO. 3 VILLANOVA 75, TEMPLE 53: Allan Ray scored 20 points, Mike Nardi had 17 and Kyle Lowry 15 to help host Villanova remain undefeated.
    The Wildcats opened the season with nine straight wins for the first time since 1961-62 when they won their first 12.
    Mardy Collins led the Owls (6-4) with 19 points.
  • ARIZONA 96, NO. 7 WASHINGTON 95, 2OT:
    Hassan Adams scored a career-high 32 points - including eight points and consecutive 3-pointers in the two overtimes - and visiting Arizona snapped the nation's longest homecourt winning streak.
    Kirk Walters made a free throw with 5.1 seconds to go to give Arizona (9-3, 2-0 Pac-10) its seventh consecutive win. He finished with three points. The Huskies are 11-1, 1-1.
  • NO. 9 MICHIGAN ST. 78, COPPIN ST. 54:
    Maurice Ager scored 25 points and Shannon Brown had 21 and Michigan State (12-2) beat winless Coppin State (0-11) to set a school record for nonconference wins.
  • CALIFORNIA 68, NO. 11 UCLA 61: Ayinde Ubaka scored 18 points, including a basket in the final minute after grabbing a loose ball, and California (8-3, 2-0 Pac-10) ended the Bruins' (11-2, 1-1) eight-game winning streak.
  • NO. 13 BOSTON COLLEGE 78, RHODE ISLAND 56:
    Sean Marshall scored a season-high 21 points and Craig Smith added 20, for the Eagles (10-2) . Smith scored seven of BC's first nine points in the second half and Marshall scored its next 11, giving BC a 58-38 lead with 11:13 left.
  • NO. 16 MARYLAND 99, VMI 68: D.J. Strawberry scored 16 points and Chris McCray added 15 as host Maryland (10-2) coasted to its fifth straight victory.
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