Duke beats FSU, 84-81

Devils' Henderson finishes with burst


March 04, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Gerald Henderson scored nine of his 21 points in the final two minutes to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 24 Florida State, 84-81, last night.

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).

No. 18 Clemson 75, Virginia 57: : Terrence Oglesby scored 18 points and the host Tigers (23-6, 9-6) ended a two-game losing streak, guaranteeing back-to-back winning ACC seasons for just the second time in school history. Calvin Baker had 18 points to lead the Cavaliers (9-17, 3-12), who have lost four in a row.

Top 25 men

No. 8 Michigan State 64, Indiana 59: : Kalin Lucas scored 15 points and Raymar Morgan added 14, including a crucial dunk with 27.5 seconds left, to lead the Spartans (24-5, 14-3), who scored just eight points in the last nine minutes, to their first outright Big Ten title since 1999. The host Hoosiers (6-23, 1-16) were led by Verdell Jones with 15 points but lost their eighth straight.

No. 14 Gonzaga 90, South Carolina-Upstate 40: : Matt Bouldin scored 16 points and the host Bulldogs (24-5) pounded the Spartans (9-21), who are in their second year in Division I.

No. 25 Syracuse 70, Rutgers 40: : Andy Rautins hit three three-pointers in a three-minute span to help break open a one-point game midway through the second half, and the host Orange (22-8, 10-7 Big East) won for the fourth time in five games, clinching a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The Scarlet Knights (10-20, 1-16), whose only victory in the conference this season came against last-place DePaul, lost their eighth straight.

Off the court

Maryland women: : Lynetta Kizer made the ACC's All-Freshman team. Kizer, a 6-foot-4 center, is averaging 11.7 points and 7.4 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary's men: : Junior guard Jeremy Goode was named to the All-Northeast Conference first team.

St. Mary's women: : Senior forward Allie Scott (Atholton) was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference second team.

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