|Duke beats Purdue 76-60 in Top 10 matchup|
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|Tuesday, 02 December 2008 23:18|
They both scored 20 points and Singler grabbed 12 rebounds as the fourth-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 9 Purdue 76-60 on Tuesday night, their 10th win in as many games in the annual series between the conferences.
``Jon and Kyle played at a really high level,'' Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. ``Jon's a veteran. Jon's accustomed to being in big games. In a physical game like that, you want the ball in his hands because it's almost automatic at the free throw line, same thing with Kyle.''
Scheyer made nine of 10 free throws and Singler made all four of his as Duke (8-0) faced a ranked team for the first time this season.
Robbie Hummel had 15 points and eight rebounds and JaJuan Johnson added 12 points for the Boilermakers (5-2). E'Twaun Moore, Purdue's leading scorer, went scoreless in the first half and finished with 10 points.
``It was a lot tougher than we thought it was going to be,'' Moore said.
M 58; and No. 25 Marquette 81, Central Michigan 67.
In West Lafayette, Ind., Purdue fell behind 7-0 in the opening minutes in front of a capacity crowd of 14,123 that was hoping for the Boilermakers' first home win over a top five team since 1992.
``For us, we knew coming on the road, it's huge to get off to huge starts, and that's something we were really focused on,'' Scheyer said.
Duke outrebounded Purdue 49-29 and held the Boilermakers to 37 percent shooting.
Purdue lost to No. 6 Oklahoma in overtime last Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off final and Duke expected the Boilermakers to use that as motivation.
``Purdue's a very good team,'' Singler said. ``We knew they were going to have an edge, and have another edge playing at home. It was a man's game. We knew we had to play confident, we knew we had to play team defense and come in with the mind-set that we were going to win.''
No. 7 Notre Dame 102, South Dakota 76
At South Bend, Ind., Ryan Ayers and Kyle McAlarney combined for 16 3-point field goals and 72 points in the Fighting Irish's win over the first-season Division I team.
ree short of him reaching 30 for a third straight game. The Irish (6-1) were 19-of-37 from 3-point range, both school records.
Jesse Becker had 24 points for the Coyotes (3-5).
No. 17 Villanova 69, Penn 47
At Philadelphia, Dante Cunningham had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Corey Stokes added 14 points for the Wildcats (7-0), who have won every game by at least 13 points. Cunningham made his first four shots from the field as Villanova took a 22-9 lead in the game played at the Palestra.
Harrison Gaines led the Quakers (1-5) with 14 points.
No. 18 Memphis 100, Marist 61
At Memphis, Tenn., Shawn Taggart had 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks and freshman Tyreke Evans added 24 points for the Tigers (5-1), who had a double-digit lead within the first seven minutes. Memphis blocked 14 shots, one short of the school record set against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 1998.
David Devezin led the visiting Red Foxes (2-4) with 11 points.
The game was the latest of the teacher-vs.-student matchups for John Calipari. First-year Marist coach Chuck Martin was an assistant on Calipari's staff the previous two years. Calipari will face five former assistants this season.
Ohio St. 73, No. 21 Miami 68
At Coral Gables, Fla., Jon Diebler scored 20 points and Evan Turner had 19 for the visiting Buckeyes (4-0), who overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half.
n, Miami's leading scorer, was ejected for a flagrant foul midway through the first half after he took a swipe with the palm of his hand at Ohio State's Anthony Crater, brushing his face. The officials consulted a TV replay, then ejected McClinton.
Lance Hurdle scored 14 points for the Hurricanes (4-2), who fell to 0-3 all-time in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
At Gainesville, Fla., Nick Calathes had 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists for the Gators (6-1), who improved to 10-0 all time against the Rattlers, to 18-0 against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and to 20-2 in December over the last three years.
Lamar Twitty had 20 points for the visiting Rattlers (1-6), who finished 11-of-24 from 3-point range.
No. 25 Marquette 81, Central Michigan 67
At Milwaukee, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points for the Golden Eagles (6-1), who bounced back from their first loss with the home win.
Jacolby Hardiman had 20 points for the Chippewas (2-4), who were 4-of-25 from 3-point range and dropped to 4-23 all-time against ranked teams.