Greg Newton blocked a shot and scored on a layup in a 22-second span of overtime and reserve Carmen Wallace made several key plays down the stretch Thursday night as No. 10 Duke beat Florida State 72-66 in Durham, N.C.
With the victory, Duke (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) became the fifth school in college basketball history to win 1,500 games, joining North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and St. John’s. The Blue Devils have a record of 1,500-741 in 92 seasons.
The Seminoles (3-1, 0-1) had two chances to win the game in regulation. However, Randell Jackson’s short baseline jumper clanged off the rim, and after LaMarr Greer chased down the long rebound with 5 seconds left, his 12-foot jumper at the buzzer also bounced off the rim to send the game into overtime at 63-63.
Wallace, who had 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, made two free throws 56 seconds into overtime to give Duke the lead for good at 65-64.
(7) Michigan 75, Detroit 59
Louis Bullock scored eight of his 13 points in the second half, including two of his three 3-pointers, as the Wolverines (4-0) broke open a tight game for a win over the Titans (2-3) in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Maurice Taylor led Michigan with 17 points. Carl Pickett, who played his high school ball nearby at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, had 19 points for Detroit.
The Wolverines, who averaged 19.3 turnovers in their first three games, turned it over 14 times against the Titans. But they made up for it with a commanding 49-28 rebound edge, including a whopping 33-18 advantage on the defensive boards.
(9) Iowa St. 57, Tenn.-Martin 36
Dedric Willoughby scored 16 points and the Cyclones (3-0) relied on their defense to overcome a sputtering offense in beating the Skyhawks (2-5) in the opening round of the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa.
Alabama 70, (16) Minnesota 67
Eric Washington hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds to play to give the Crimson Tide (6-0) a victory over the Golden Gophers (5-1) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Washington was enduring a terrible shooting night, but on the Crimson Tide’s last possession, he spotted up from the left side and rattled in the 3-pointer.
(23) Xavier-Ohio 81, Loyola 65
Gary Lumpkin scored 24 points, 15 on 3-pointers, to lead the Musketeers (5-0) over the Lions in Los Angeles (2-3).
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