|Top 25 Capsules|
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|Tuesday, 03 March 2009 17:44|
The Spartans (24-5, 14-3) eventually wore down the short-handed Hoosiers with depth, speed and muscle but struggled to put away their first outright Big Ten title since 1999.
Indiana (6-23, 1-16) was led by Verdell Jones with 15 points, while Nick Williams and Malik Story each had 11. But it wasn't enough to avoid losing an eighth straight game or match two more dubious marks in the record marks.
Indiana's five home wins was its fewest in a single season since 1969-70, and the Hoosiers tied the school record for worst home winning percentage in a season (.333), matching the mark set in 1943-44 when Indiana was 3-6.
appeared to be a right knee injury and did not return. The school did not provide an immediate injury update.
But the Spartans (24-5, 14-3) found a way to hang on.
No. 7 Duke 84, No. 24 Florida State 81
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Gerald Henderson scored nine of his 21 points in the final 2 minutes to help Duke beat Florida State.
Kyle Singler scored 20 points, Jon Scheyer added 17 and Henderson had 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They won their fifth straight, matched the NCAA record for most wins in a decade with 286 and moved a half-game behind No. 2 North Carolina in the league standings.
Toney Douglas scored 27 points for the Seminoles (22-8, 9-6), and his 3-pointer from the right wing gave Florida State a 76-74 lead with 2:25 remaining.
That's when Henderson took over.
No. 18 Clemson 75, Virginia 57
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Terrence Oglesby scored 18 points and No. 18 Clemson used its inside power to snap a two-game skid with a victory over Virginia.
The Tigers (23-6) improved to 9-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, guaranteeing back-to-back winning seasons in the league for just the second time in school history.
ut missed all six shots he took.
Calvin Baker had 18 points to lead the Cavaliers (9-17, 3-12), who've lost four in a row.