Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Allen dominates then limps off in Duke's blowout

DURHAM, N.C. — Grayson Allen showed what he's capable of when healthy — then went down with the latest in a run of injuries for No. 6 Duke.

Allen scored all of his 21 in the first half then injured a toe late in Duke's 93-58 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday.

Allen, who has been playing through a right foot injury suffered in last week's loss to No. 5 Kansas, appeared to tweak that foot or ankle when he went down while going for a rebound with about 12 minutes left and Duke leading by 35. He stayed on the bench for the rest of the game.

Allen was not available for comment after the game because he was receiving treatment, team spokesman Cory Walton said.

"He just landed funny, and when that happens, it hurts," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It really hurts. He looked fresher in that first half than he has the entire season, and hopefully we'll get there by Tuesday night" when No. 24 Michigan State visits.

Luke Kennard added 18 points and Amile Jefferson and Frank Jackson had 15 each for the Blue Devils (6-1), who have been without three injured freshmen big men due to injuries. Krzyzewski said those three won't play against Michigan State, either.

NO. 7 UVA 63, PROVIDENCE 52: London Perrantes and Darius Thompson scored 11 each as the Cavaliers (6-0) won the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville.

NO. 9 XAVIER 64, N. IOWA 42: J.P. Macura scored 18 and the Musketeers defense dug in during a dominant first half as host Xavier (6-0) completely controlled a matchup of teams playing for the second time in six days.

LATE FRIDAY: Josh Perkins had 18 points and Silas Melson scored 10 of his 12 during a second-half rally as No. 11 Gonzaga (5-0) beat Florida 77-72 in a semifinal at the AdvoCare Invitational at Lake Buena Vista. Devin Robinson led Florida (5-1) with 18 points. "It seemed like every time we made a mistake (defensively), they made us pay," Gators coach Mike White said.


USF 81, GEORGIA 65: Kitija Laksa had 25 of her 34 points in the second half and hit 8 of 13 3-pointers to lead the Bulls (4-0) in the title game of the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas. Teammate Ariadna Pujol added 23 points.

NO. 1 NOTRE DAME 92, TCU 59: Arike Ogunbowale scored 19 for the host Irish (6-0), who used a decisive third quarter to put away the pesky Horned Frogs.

NO. 5 BAYLOR 104, NO. 18 DEPAUL 72: Alexis Prince scored 19 for the Bears (6-1), who used a 39-17 third-quarter run to ease past the Blue Demons (4-1) in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero.

NO. 6 MD. 79, WASH. ST. 69: Brionna Jones had 20 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for the Terrapins (6-0), who struggled before pulling away late in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas.

NO. 7 MISS. ST. 88, SAN JOSE ST. 51: Jacaira Allen had 14 points for the Bulldogs (6-0) in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.

NO. 8 OHIO ST. 77, NO. 11 'CUSE 72: Kelsey Mitchell scored 24 for the Buckeyes (5-1), who wasted a 15-point second-half lead before holding off the Orange (4-2) in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

NO. 10 FSU 76, MICHIGAN 62: Shakayla Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (6-1), who pulled away in the fourth quarter in the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

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High school scoreboard for Jan. 22

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NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition gets some changes

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Vikes’ Shurmur to lead Giants

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