Redick in record territory

Duke star could set 3-point standard today

College basketball

February 11, 2006|By PAUL MCMULLEN

J.J.'s Redick's run at college basketball history will encounter dueling omens today at Comcast Center, where he could set an NCAA record for career three-pointers.

Duke's only loss came inside the Capital Beltway, on Jan. 21, against Georgetown. The Maryland game, however, is a national telecast on CBS, where Redick has lit it up this season.

This will be Duke's third appearance on CBS. The first came on Dec. 10, when Redick matched a Blue Devils record with nine three-pointers and 41 points in a rout of then-No. 2 Texas. He had that same point total against Georgetown, in Duke's other CBS game.

The nation's leading scorer with a 28.4 average, Redick had 35 points and five three-pointers in Tuesday's win at North Carolina. He has 408 career threes, five shy of the NCAA record set by Virginia's Curtis Staples in 1998. Redick averages 3.8 threes in Atlantic Coast Conference play, but has had five or more in eight of Duke's past 15 games.

With 2,459 career points, Redick needs a two-point basket to pass Christian Laettner and become the ACC's No. 5 all-time scorer. The ACC record is 2,587 points, set by Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric in 1955. At his current pace, Redick would pass Hemric on Feb. 25 in a nonconference game at Temple.

Long shots

All-time NCAA leaders in three-pointers:

Player, School Final season 3-pointers

Curtis Staples, Virginia 1998 413

Keith Veney, Marshall 1997 409

J.J. Redick, Duke Active 408

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