COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Parks Leads Duke to a Rout
Cherokee Parks scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures as 11th-ranked Duke routed South Carolina State, 107-61, Monday night at Durham, N.C.
Parks, from Huntington Beach, grabbed eight rebounds as Duke (9-2) ran its nonconference home winning streak to 94 games, dating from a 91-76 loss to Louisville on Jan. 12, 1983. The Blue Devils played their last home non-Atlantic Coast Conference game this season, although they still have a nonconference road game at UCLA Feb. 26.
South Carolina State (2-7), on the road for the seventh time in nine games, moved forward Derrick Patterson to point guard in an attempt to ease their backcourt problems. The 6-foot-6 transfer from Georgetown helped the Bulldogs stay close by scoring 11 points in the first 9 1/2 minutes.
Charles Smith matched his career high with 25 points, and New Mexico’s offense consistently went inside as the Lobos (6-5, 1-0) opened Western Athletic Conference play with a 74-66 victory over Fresno State at Albuquerque, N.M. Dominick Young scored 17 points, 15 of them in the second half for the Bulldogs (5-4, 0-1).
Julian Winfield scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half and Missouri (8-1) broke open a close game in the final six minutes for a 71-61 victory over Washington (4-4) at Seattle.
Theo Ratliff’s 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 blocked shots led Wyoming (5-5, 1-0 in the WAC) to a 64-56 Western Athletic Conference victory over San Diego State (5-4, 0-1) at Laramie, Wyo.