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Wake extends UNC skid to 3

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — C.J. Harris had a season-high 20 points, fellow freshman Ari Stewart hit three consecutive 3-pointers and Wake Forest beat No. 24 North Carolina 82-69 on Wednesday night, sending the Tar Heels to their first three-game losing streak under coach Roy Williams.

"We just wanted to hit them while they're down," Harris said.

The Demon Deacons (13-4, 3-2 ACC) shot 56 percent from 3-point range and were 7-of-8 in the second half of their first victory in Chapel Hill since 2003.

The defending national champion Tar Heels (12-7, 1-3) are on their longest skid since they dropped five in a row under Matt Doherty in 2002-03.

WOLFPACK SHOCKS DUKE: Tracy Smith had 23 points as North Carolina State stunned No. 7 Duke 88-74. The Wolfpack got its first home win over the Blue Devils (15-3, 3-2 ACC) since 2004 and first against Duke overall since the first round of the 2007 ACC tournament.

NO. 3 KANSAS 81, NO. 25 BAYLOR 75: Sherron Collins hit his fifth 3-pointer with just more than a minute left as the host Jayhawks (17-1, 3-0 Big 12) outlasted the Bears (14-3, 2-2).

NO. 4 VILLANOVA 94, RUTGERS 68: Dominic Cheek had 17 points as the visiting Wildcats (17-1, 6-0 Big East) won their eighth straight and matched their best start since 1963-64.

NO. 6 MICHIGAN ST. 70, IOWA 63: Raymar Morgan had 16 points for the host Spartans (16-3, 6-0 Big Ten), off to their best conference start in 15 seasons under coach Tom Izzo.

NO. 12 GEORGETOWN 74, NO. 9 PITT 66: The Hoyas (14-3, 5-2 Big East) held the Panthers (15-3, 5-1) scoreless for four minutes during a late 9-0 run to snap Pittsburgh's eight-game winning streak and 31-game home winning streak.

NO. 11 W. VA. 68, MARSHALL 60: Da'Sean Butler scored 12 of his 16 in the second half, and the host Mountaineers (14-3) hit some late free throws.

NO. 14 BYU 81, WYOMING 66: Tyler Haws had a career-high 24 points for the host Cougars (19-1, 4-0 Mountain West), who won their 14th in a row.

NO. 16 TEMPLE 77, XAVIER 72: Ryan Brooks had 22 points for the host Owls (16-3, 4-0 Atlantic 10), who are off to their best start since they also opened the 1993-94 season 16-3.

NO. 18 WISCONSIN 54, MICHIGAN 48: Trevon Hughes and Rob Wilson led a late scoring surge for the host Badgers (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten).

NO. 22 OLE MISS 66, S.C. 57: Chris Warren had 15 points for the host Rebels (14-4, 2-2 SEC).

CALHOUN UPDATE: Connecticut athletic director Jeff Hathaway said Jim Calhoun's medical condition is not career threatening, but there is no timetable for his return. The host Huskies beat St. John's 75-59 with George Blaney as interim coach.

OBITUARY: Dan Fitzgerald, the coach who recruited John Stockton at Gonzaga, died at 67 Tuesday after collapsing in a restaurant in Airway Heights, Wash. He was 252-171 from 1978-97, taking the Zags to their first NCAA Tournament in 1995.

State

FLA. SOUTHERN 95, TAMPA 89, OT: The host Moccasins rallied from 22 down to hand the Spartans (8-7, 3-4 Sunshine State) their fourth straight loss.

ECKERD 67, SAINT LEO 61: Zaronn Cann had 19 points to lead the Tritons (9-6, 3-3 SSC) past the host Lions (8-11, 2-4).

UCF 78, Houston 71: Marcus Jordan scored 23 and A.J. Tyler of Palm Harbor tied a career high with 19 for the visiting Knights (10-8, 2-2 C-USA).

Wake extends UNC skid to 3 01/20/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:04am]
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