COLLEGE BASKETBALL / NATIONAL ROUNDUP : Hill Does It All as Duke Beats Clemson

From Associated Press

Senior Grant Hill scored a career-high 33 points, including 15 of Duke’s 17 points during a key five-minute second-half stretch, to lead the No. 1 Blue Devils to a 78-74 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Clemson at Durham, N.C.

Hill, a 6-foot-8 forward, made 10 11 of 12 free throws and had nine rebounds, six assists and two steals as he helped the Blue Devils (16-2, 7-2) bounce back from their loss to No. 2 North Carolina on Thursday. Devin Gray paced Clemson (12-9, 3-6) with 22 points.

No. 2 North Carolina 77, North Carolina State 64--Jerry Stackhouse scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half and Dante Calabria scored five consecutive points down the stretch to help the Tar Heels (19-3, 7-2) hold off the Wolfpack (6-13, 2-7) in an ACC game at Raleigh, N.C.


No. 5 Connecticut 73, Miami 57--Donyell Marshall scored 20 points as the Huskies (19-2, 8-1) gave Coach Jim Calhoun--who missed the last two games because of pneumonia--his 400th victory with an easy Big East Conference decision over Miami (7-11, 0-10) at Storrs, Conn.

No. 6 Arkansas 131, Montevallo 63--The Razorbacks (16-2) scheduled Montevallo (16-9), an NAIA school, last summer after a game with Illinois fell through, and crushed the Falcons behind 21 points by Scotty Thurman at Fayetteville, Ark.

No. 10 Temple 73, St. Bonaventure 52--The Owls (16-2, 9-1) extended the longest winning streak in Division I to 10 games behind Aaron McKie’s 22 points and Eddie Jones’ 21 with an Atlantic 10 Conference victory over St. Bonaventure (8-10, 2-6) at Philadelphia.

No. 13 Michigan 59, Michigan State 51--With starters Jimmy King and Ray Jackson serving a suspension, Juwan Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wolverines (15-4, 7-2) to a Big Ten victory over the Spartans (14-8, 5-5) at East Lansing, Mich.

No. 14 Indiana 76, Penn State 66--Pat Graham scored 21 points and stopped a critical Penn State fast break when he lost a contact lens to lead the Hoosiers in a Big Ten Conference game at State College, Pa.

Officials stopped play for Graham with 3:52 left, interrupting a Penn State five-on-four break that could have cut Indiana’s lead to two. After Graham was set, Indiana (14-4, 7-2) forced a turnover and the Lions (10-8, 3-6) never came close again.


No. 15 Syracuse 80, Pittsburgh 77--Adrian Autry scored 26 points and John Wallace added 23 as the Orangemen (15-3, 8-3) outrebounded the Panthers (13-6, 7-4), 49-30, in a Big East game at Pittsburgh.

Ohio State 73, No. 16 Wisconsin 57--Lawrence Funderburke and Tony Watson led a 13-0 run to end the first half, then scored the first six points in a 12-2 second-half burst to lead the Buckeyes (10-10, 3-6) to a Big Ten upset over the Badgers (14-4, 5-4) at Columbus, Ohio.

No. 17 Alabama Birmingham 83, No. 25 Cincinnati 67--After shooting only 37% from the field in their last three games, the Blazers (17-3, 5-2), made 52% of their shots with Robert Shannon scoring 21 points to defeat Cincinnati (15-6, 3-3) in a Great Midwest Conference game at Birmingham.

No. 20 Missouri 104, Oklahoma 94--Jevon Crudup had 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Mark Atkins scored 24--including seven three-pointers--at Norman, Okla., to keep the Tigers undefeated in the Big Eight Conference.

Paul O’Liney scored 20 for Missouri (16-2, 7-0) and Melvin Booker had 18. Oklahoma (12-6, 3-3) was led by Calvin Curry and Ken Conley, who scored 19 apiece.

Georgia Tech 83, No. 21 Maryland 71--Travis Best scored 23 points, Drew Barry scored a career-high 19 and James Forrest made two consecutive layups to lead a late 9-0 run to help the Yellow Jackets (12-8, 3-6) end a three-game ACC losing streak by defeating the Terrapins (12-6, 5-4) at College Park, Md.


No. 22 Minnesota 79, Northwestern 65--Randy Carter had 18 points and Townsend Orr scored 11 of his 14 points during a game-breaking run to help the Gophers (15-7, 5-4) end a three-game Big Ten losing streak and hand Northwestern (9-8, 0-8) its eighth consecutive conference loss at Minneapolis.

Utah State 69, No. 23 New Mexico State 68--Freshman Jarobi Kemp scored 14 points, Corwin Woodard added 13 and Utah State (8-11, 5-6) made 19 consecutive second-half free throws to defeat New Mexico State (16-3, 8-2) in a Big West Conference game at Logan, Utah.

No. 24 Florida 84, Mississippi State 75--Dan Cross scored 26 points and made a key three-point basket with 1:06 remaining to keep the Gators (18-3, 8-1) in first place in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference by defeating the Bulldogs (13-5, 6-3) at Gainesville, Fla.