College Basketball Roundup : Second Straight Overtime Loss for Duke, 91-89

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Duke, ranked No. 2 in this week's wire service polls, lost its second straight overtime game Thursday night, this time falling to Wake Forest, 91-89, in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest at Durham, N.C.

Monday night, Duke (12-2, 2-2) lost to Maryland, 78-76.

Wake Forest (11-4, 3-1) hit 12 of 16 shots in the overtime period, and forward Mark Cline scored six of his 12 points in the overtime. Delaney Rudd hit a driving jumper from 16 feet with four seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Wake Forest's Kenny Green and Rudd led all scorers with 24 points each. Tommy Amaker had 16 for the Blue Devils.

Mississippi 68, LSU 65--Avenging an 89-64 loss in December, Ole Miss won at Oxford, Miss., as Eric Laird scored 25 points and Curtis Ritchwood had 19. Ole Miss is 7-7 overall and 1-5 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU is 10-4 and 4-3.

LSU Coach Dale Brown said: "We had two really good weeks of practice, but we're like a Jekyll and Hyde team. We play scared some times."

LSU is 8-0 in games at Baton Rouge, but 2-4 on the road, where it has lost three straight. LSU, which made on 34% of its shots in the second half, was led by Jerry Redden with 18 points.

Iowa 79, Michigan State 65--Greg Stokes hit his first eight shots and finished with 27 points to lead the Hawkeyes to the upset victory at East Lansing, Mich.

Stokes, a 6-10 center, scored 14 points in the first half to help Iowa take a 32-27 lead. The Hawkeyes are 14-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten. The Spartans, who came into the game ranked 18th and 19th in the polls, are 12-3 and 3-2.

Scott Skiles scored 25 for Michigan State and Sam Vincent added 19, but 10 of those came after the game was out of reach.

Iowa made 23 of 27 free throws in the second half, including its last 14 in a row.

Michigan 97, Minnesota 56--At Ann Arbor, Mich., Antoine Joubert scored 17 points to lead the Wolverines to an easy Big Ten victory. Michigan is 11-3 and 3-2, Minnesota 9-5 and 2-2.

The 41-point spread was Michigan's greatest winning margin since 1964, when it defeated Wisconsin by 44 points, 103-59.

Illinois 78, Wisconsin 67--At Madison, Wis., Efrem Winters scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Illini, ranked 11th and 13th in the polls and 14-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers (10-4, 1-3) were led by Scott Roth with 31 points.

Kansas 76, Iowa State 72--Freshman Danny Manning scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had two steals as the Jayhawks, ranked eighth and ninth, won at Lawrence, Kan. Manning scored 16 points in the second half.

"I told him at halftime that he was going to have to start asserting himself and that he was going to have to get more involved," Coach Larry Brown said.

Ron Kellogg scored 18 points as the Jayhawks (13-2). The Cyclones are 12-5. The game was the Big Eight opener for both teams.

Tulsa 79, Illinois State 69--At Normal, Ill., Steve Harris scored 10 of his 26 points in overtime to give No. 20 Tulsa a Missouri Valley Conference victory. The Golden Hurricane is 13-2 and 4-0.

The Redbirds (12-3, 3-2) were led by Lou Stefanovic with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Illinois State led, 39-32, at halftime. Tulsa's Harris scored only four points the first half.

Virginia Commonwealth 85, North Carolina Charlotte 75--Calvin Duncan scored 20 points, hitting 8 of 10 shots, and Rolando Lamb added 18 to pace Virginia Commonwealth to a Sunbelt Converence victory at Charlotte, N.C. The Rams (12-1, 3-0) outshot the 49ers, 63% to 48%. Freshman Clinton Hinton had 22 points for the 49ers (4-12, 0-3). St. Mary's 64, Portland 58--Forward David Cooke scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Gaels at Portland. St. Mary's is 9-7 overall and 1-0 in the West Coast Athletic Conference. Portland, led by Dave Flint's 17 points, is 10-6 and 0-1. BYU 79, Air Force 72--Timo Saarelainen scored 29 points to lead the Cougars at Air Force Academy, Colo. BYU is 9-7 overall and 3-2 in the Western Athletic Conference, while Air Force is 4-11 and 0-6.

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