College basketball: No. 21 Duke beats Boston College without Coach K

Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. looks to pass against North Carolina.
Wendell Moore Jr. scored a season-high 25 points to help Duke hold off Boston College 83-82 on Wednesday.
(Gerry Broome / Associated Press)

Wendell Moore Jr. scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 21 Duke hold off Boston College 83-82 on Wednesday night while Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols.

The sophomore had been off to a rough start to the season but had a huge performance for the Blue Devils (4-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had to rally from 16 down before halftime in their first game in three weeks.

Krzyzewski has said he and his wife are following quarantine protocols after a family member tested positive for COVID-19. Krzyzewski said both tested negative as recently as Monday.


That left associate head coach Jon Scheyer to lead the program Wednesday.

CJ Felder finished with 24 points for the Eagles (2-8, 0-4), while Quinnipiac graduate transfer Rich Kelly had a season-high 16 points.

No. 2 Baylor 76, Oklahoma 61

MaCio Teague scored 17 points, Matthew Mayer had 16 and Baylor improved to 10-0 for only the fifth time in team history.

The Bears’ season-opening, 10-game winning streak, all by at least 11 points, includes their first three Big 12 games. It is their third 10-0 start in 10 seasons (2011-12, 2016-17) after the previous two came in 1911-12 and 2000-01.

Baylor coach Scott Drew got his 372nd career victory, one more win than his father, former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew had in his 22 seasons as a head coach.

Austin Reaves had 19 points and Alondes Williams 11 for the Sooners (6-3, 2-2 Big 12).

No. 7 Creighton 89, Seton Hall 53

Damien Jefferson scored 16 of his season-high 19 points in the first half and Creighton used a fast start on its way to a win over Seton Hall.

The Bluejays (9-2, 5-1 Big East) won their fifth straight game, with their biggest conference victory since beating St. John’s 100-59 in February 2016.


The loss ended a three-game win streak for Seton Hall (8-5, 5-2) and was coach Kevin Willard’s most lopsided defeat in his 11 seasons.

Denzel Mahoney had 14 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 11 for the Bluejays, who moved into second place in the Big East behind Villanova.

Sandro Mamukelashvili led the Pirates with 14 points and Jared Rhoden had 10.

No. 9 Tennessee 79, Arkansas 74

Josiah-Jordan James and Victor Bailey scored 17 points apiece and Tennessee hit eight free throws in the final minute to beat Arkansas.

John Fulkerson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and freshman Keon Johnson added 14 for the Vols (2-1, 8-1).

Jamie Notae had just five points in the first half, and finished with 19. Jalen Tate had 15 points, Vance Jackson scored 14 and Conner Vanover added 12 for Arkansas (1-2, 9-2).

No. 10 Michigan 82, No. 16 Minnesota 57

Freshman Hunter Dickinson scored a season-high 28 points as Michigan remained unbeaten with a win over Minnesota.


The Wolverines (10-0, 5-0 Big Ten) had a 19-point edge in the second half after leading by just six points after a sloppy first half.

The Golden Gophers (10-3, 3-3) made just 32% of their shots, and only Marcus Carr scored in double figures. Carr, though, was 5 of 16 from the field and was held to 14 points after entering the game averaging 22-plus points.

Isaiah Livers scored 14 points and Franz Wagner had 12 points for the Wolverines.

No. 11 Houston 70, Wichita State 63

Quentin Grimes scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as Houston rallied past Wichita State.

After shooting 1 of 6 from the field in the first half, Grimes was 5 of 11 in the second half, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers. He also had nine rebounds.

Justin Gorham added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and DeJon Jarreau finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Houston (9-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference). Marcus Sasser scored 12 for the Cougars, who shot 38% overall, 46% in the second half.

Tyson Etienne had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Dexter Dennis scored 18 points for the Shockers (6-3, 2-1), whose five-game winning streak ended.


Louisville 73, No. 19 Virginia Tech 71

David Johnson scored 17 points, including a crucial free throw with five seconds left, and Louisville withstood a missed 3-point try at the buzzer, holding off No. 19 Virginia Tech in a matchup of unbeaten Atlantic Coast Conference teams.

Johnson made 5 of 10 shots from the field and 5 of 6 from the line. Carlik Jones scored 17 points and Jae’Lyn Withers finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Louisville (8-1, 3-0), which won its fourth consecutive game overall and 17th in a row against the Hokies.

Jalen Cone made six 3-pointers on the way to 23 points and Nahiem Alleyne added 15 points for the Hokies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

No. 22 Virginia 70, Wake Forest 61

Sam Hauser scored 11 of his 16 points during a 28-10 run to open the second half and Virginia returned from a coronavirus pause to beat Wake Forest.

The Cavaliers (6-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 39-34 at halftime after the Demon Deacons shot 63% in the first half, but Virginia clamped down on defense in the second half and used the fast start offensively to pull away.

Hauser also grabbed 11 rebounds and Trey Murphy III scored 13 points for the Cavaliers, who had all five starters score in double figures.


Isaiah Mucius and Jonah Antonio scored 14 points each and Ismael Massoud had 13 for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 0-2).