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Duke barely stays perfect in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

DeMarcus Nelson scored 19 Tuesday night as No. 11 Duke held on to beat Indiana 54-51 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Freshman Jon Scheyer had 10 points for the Blue Devils (6-1), who extended their nonconference home winning streak to 45 games and remained the only unbeaten team in the challenge's eight-year history. Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 759th career win, tying Western Kentucky's Ed Diddle for 10th all time.

Freshman Armon Bassett scored 16 to lead the Hoosiers (3-2), who were down 12 at halftime and had to fight for just about every basket but still put a scare into the Blue Devils.

Duke led 53-46 on Scheyer's 3-pointer with 5:01 left, but that was its last field goal. The Hoosiers cut it to 53-51 on Bassett's drive with 2:04 left.

Then, after Gerald Henderson's free throw, the Hoosiers had two late chances to tie. On the first, Bassett airballed a 3-pointer that went out of bounds to Duke. But Errek Suhr stole Josh McRoberts' inbounds for Nelson with 9.3 seconds left, giving the Hoosiers possession.

Indiana managed only a leaning 3 from Suhr that fell short of the rim as the horn sounded.

UM coach in action after nephew's killing

EVANSTON, Ill. - Miami coach Frank Haith was on the sideline in the wake of the death of his nephew Sean Bell, his team losing 61-59 to Northwestern.

New York police shot Bell to death and wounded two friends Saturday after Bell's bachelor party at a strip club in Queens. All the men were unarmed.

NO. 21 GA. TECH 77, PENN ST. 73: Lewis Clinch scored 20, and Anthony Morrow's late free throws sealed the win for the host Yellow Jackets (6-1).

NO. 23 MARYLAND 72, ILLINOIS 66: The Terrapins (8-0) blew a 15-point lead but recovered to end the Illini's 51-game home winning streak against nonconference foes.

Big East

PROVIDENCE 81, COLUMBIA 55: Weyinmi Efejuku had 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting as the host Friars (4-1) earned their third straight nonconference victory.

ST. JOHN'S 64, LIU 46: Anthony Mason scored 15 for the host Red Storm (3-3), which pulled away with an early 13-1 run.

SEC

NO. 6 ALABAMA 75, LA.-MONROE 61: Mykal Riley and Alonzo Gee each scored 22 for the host Crimson Tide (6-0), which trailed by five early in the second half, then surged ahead with a 21-4 run.

AUBURN 92, NICHOLLS ST. 87 (OT): Korvotney Barber had a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds as the host Tigers (5-2) rallied from 57-40. Auburn went up 78-72, but Stefan Blaszcynski's 3-pointer at the buzzer tied it at 78 for the Colonels.

KENTUCKY 77, CHARLESTON 61: Freshman Perry Stevenson came off the bench for the first time with a career-high 14 points for the host Wildcats (4-2).

FURMAN 70, VANDY 62: Eric Webb and Gerad Punch scored 13 each as the visiting Paladins handed the Commodores (1-3) their first loss to a Southern Conference opponent since 1968.

Top 25

NO. 5 KANSAS 83, DARTMOUTH 32: Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson each scored 13 to help the host Jayhawks (6-1) hand the Big Green one of its worst losses.

State

FAU 94, FLA. MEMORIAL 60: Carlos Monroe had 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Owls (2-4).

Nation

TEXAS 90, TEXAS SO. 50: Kevin Durant scored 22 and the host Longhorns (5-1) cruised in a tuneup for Saturday's game against No. 22 Gonzaga.

ASU 66, N. COLO. 51: Freshman Christian Polk scored 13 of his 22 in the first half for the host Sun Devils (4-2).

Women

NO. 4 TENNESSEE 71, LA. TECH 50: Dominique Redding scored 13 and Alberta Auguste 11 for the visiting Volunteers (6-0).

NO. 7 UCONN 84, BU 51: Mel Thomas hit all four 3-pointers for the host Huskies (3-0).

NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 64, ARIZONA 44: Takia Starks scored 20 and Morenike Atunrase 18 for the host Aggies (6-0).

SAINT LEO 74, EDWARD WATERS 55: Amanda Holloway scored 20 to lead four players in double figures for the host Lions (2-4).

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