Bruce Dalrymple scored 22 points and shut down Richmond star John Newman as Georgia Tech took an early lead and romped to a 90-64 victory over the Spiders last night in Atlanta.

Dalrymple, 6 feet 3, a starting guard who also plays forward, got most of his points from the outside as the No. 7 Yellow Jackets found it difficult to get their inside game untracked. Fellow guard Mark Price had 21 points.

On defense, Dalrymple held Newman, who had been averaging 22.9 points a game, to 14 points. Peter Woolfolk also had 14 for the Spiders.

Tech's front line of center John Salley and forwards Tom Hammonds and Duane Ferrell had trouble all night. Salley spent much of the first half on the bench with foul trouble and wound up with only seven points.

Ferrell got nine points and Hammonds had 11 as the guards had trouble getting the ball through the Spiders' defense. Duke 78, Northwestern 55: Johnny Dawkins scored 21 points and Mark Alarie had 15 as third-ranked Duke overcame wholesale mistakes to beat the Wildcats.

Duke (11-0), which shot 65.4 percent in the first half, slumped to 34.3 percent in the second half. The Blue Devils also committed 25 turnovers. Syracuse 88, C.W. Post 68: The fourth-ranked Orangemen played sluggishly but still had little trouble beating the Division II Pioneers. Syracuse improved its record to 8-0.

The Pioneers, without a starter taller than 6 feet 6, used a scrappy, man-to-man defense and the 22 points of Glen McMillan to keep the game close until the second half.

Rafael Addison led Syracuse with 17 points. LSU 82, Oral Roberts 64: Junior forward Nikita Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace No. 8-ranked Louisiana State over Oral Roberts in Baton Rouge, La. Kentucky 93, VMI 55: Kenny Walker scored 18 points on outside jumpers and slam-dunks as the No. 13 Wildcats routed Virginia Military Institute.

Forward Gay Elmore, VMI's scoring leader who made only one of 10 shots in the first half, had a game-high 19 points. N.C. State 106, Monmouth 53: Guard Ernie Myers scored 15 points to lead seven Wolfpack players in double figures as North Carolina State romped in Raleigh.

Freshman forward Charles Shackleford scored 14 points, and freshman forward Walker Lambiotte and center Chris Washburn had 13 each as the Wolfpack improved to 8-3.

McMillan also had 12 assists and seven steals. Notre Dame 80, Creighton 54: Ken Barlow scored 15 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the No. 19 Fighting Irish won at home.

The Irish, who led by only four points at halftime, scored the final nine points of the game and held the Blue Jays scoreless in the final four minutes. Bradley 86, Wake Forest 72: In Honolulu, Donald Powell scored 13 points, Jim Les eight and Hersey Hawkins six during a 34-12 run at the start of the second half to help Bradley take fifth place in the Rainbow Classic.

Earlier, Harold Pressley scored 20 of his game-high 36 points over the final 11 minutes to lead Villanova to a 76-61 victory over Hawaii for seventh place. Later, Clemson met Seton Hall for third place and Missouri faced Washington State for the tournament title. Illinois 64, Iowa State 62: Point guard Tony Wysinger sank three free throws in the final 48 seconds to give the Illini the victory in the noconference game in Rosemont, Ill. Illinois is now 9-2 and Iowa State 9-3.