Top-ranked teams roll


Published: Monday, January 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Arron Afflalo equaled his career high with 27 points and tied a season high with five 3-pointers, and No. 1 UCLA beat No. 14 Washington 96-74 on Sunday.

The Bruins (13-0, 2-0) concluded a sweep of their opening Pac-10 games after surviving a three-point scare against Washington State on Thursday.

Darren Collison added 15 points and a career-high 12 assists for UCLA, while Michael Roll had 15 points and Josh Shipp 13.

Freshman Spencer Hawes had 21 points for the Huskies (10-3, 0-2), who have yet to win in three road games this season. They fell to 0-11 against top-ranked teams on the road, and 2-27 all-time against a No. 1 team.

NO. 2 NORTH CAROLINA 81, DAYTON 51

Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 points and Brandan Wright added 16 for host North Carolina.

Wayne Ellington scored 15 points for the Tar Heels (12-1), who had 11 players score to win for the ninth straight time.

Marcus Johnson and Brian Roberts each scored 14 points to lead the Flyers (10-3), who offered little challenge against one of the nation's top teams for the second straight outing. Dayton lost its last game by 30 points at No. 10 Pittsburgh last week.

The Tar Heels led 34-18 at halftime and 3-pointers from Reyshawn Terry and Wes Miller made it 54-27 with about 13 minutes left.

NO. 4 WISCONSIN 64, GEORGIA 54

Alando Tucker scored 29 points to lead visiting Wisconsin to its 10th straight victory.

Tucker's 3-pointer with 2:13 to play gave the Badgers (14-1) a 56-51 lead and stifled Georgia's comeback hopes.

Wisconsin's start is its best since the 1913-14 team went 15-0 for the season.

Takais Brown led Georgia (8-4) with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Marcus Landry of the Badgers made two free throws to make it 60-54, and then he iced the game with a three-point play in the final minute.

NO. 5 DUKE 70, SAN JOSE ST. 51

Josh McRoberts scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for host Duke.

DeMarcus Nelson added 13 points and Greg Paulus had 12 for the Blue Devils (12-1), who won their eighth straight overall and extended the nation's longest nonconference home winning streak to 50 games.

Carlton Spencer scored 11 points for the Spartans (1-11), who lost their 12th straight against ranked teams.

NO. 25 CLEMSON 67, GEORGIA ST. 57

Trevor Booker had 15 points and 12 rebounds and unbeaten host Clemson (14-0) continued its best start in 20 years.

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