Brad Daugherty scored 21 points and Kenny Smith 16 as top-ranked North Carolina pulled away from Clemson for an 85-67 Atlantic Coast Conference victory yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Tar Heels improved to 22-1, 6-1 in the ACC, tied for first place with Georgia Tech going into Tuesday's meeting between the leaders in Atlanta. Clemson (14-7, 2-4) has not won in 31 visits to Chapel Hill.
North Carolina shot 60.7 percent in the first half, closing the period with a 14-2 run to a 37-23 lead, and kept up the pace at 59.3 percent in the second period.
Duke 68, Wake Forest 58: Mark Alarie scored 20 points as the No. 5 Blue Devils won an ACC game in Greensboro, N.C., to hit 20 wins at their earliest stage ever.
Duke (20-2, 7-2) held a 38-23 halftime lead, but the Demon Deacons (6-15, 0-10) mustered a 12-2 rally in a 2 1/2-minute span to 46-39 with 12:51 left. Moments thereafter, Johnny Dawkins was fouled by Tyrone Bogues, who complained and was whistled for a technical. Dawkins hit all three free throws and, at 51-39, Wake Forest faced up to its ninth straight loss.
*Notre Dame 72, Marquette 70: Tim Kempton sealed a home-court victory with three free throws late in overtime and substitute Tim Dolan scored 22 points for the No. 14 Irish (14-3), beating his career high of 20 against Maryland three seasons ago.
Dolan took the game into overtime at 60-60 by rebounding teammate Donald Royal's miss and scoring at the horn. In overtime, Kempton's foul shot provided a 69-68 lead, and he made two more for 72-68.
*Indiana 62, Minnesota 54: In Minneapolis, the "new" Gophers tasted defeat as Ricky Calloway scored 21 points, Steve Alford 18 and Daryl Thomas 15 for the No. 15 Hoosiers. Indiana (14-5, 6-3 in the Big Ten) rallied from a 44-33 deficit with a 29-10 game-ending drive.
*Kansas 64, Kansas St. 50: Danny Manning scored 18 points to pace four starters in double figures for the No. 5 Jayhawks on the Big Eight road. Kansas rebounded from its Tuesday loss to Iowa State to improve to 20-3 and 5-1.
*Michigan 91, Wisconsin 64: Center Roy Tarpley scored a season-high 27 points and the entire starting lineup scored in double figures as the No. 9 Wolverines improved their record to 19-2 overall and 7-2 in the Big Ten. Michigan sped to a 40-14 lead.
*Providence 92, BC 83: Guards Harold Starks and Billy Donovan each scored 11 second-half points for the Friars (10-10, 2-7), who never trailed their Big East guests despite Roger McCready's 20 points and Dominic Pressley's 18 for Boston College (12-9, 3-7).
*Bradley 54, Tulsa 51: At Tulsa, center Mike Williams scored 18 points and cleared 11 rebounds to lead No. 13 Bradley to its 13th consecutive victory. The Braves stand 22-1, 9-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference; Tulsa 16-5, 6-3.
*Georgia 92, LSU 76: Joe Ward scored 28 points and guard Donald Hartry a career-high 22 to set down No. 17 Louisiana State at Athens, Ga., where the Bulldogs are unbeaten this season. LSU couldn't extend a 34-33 halftime lead.
*SMU 90, Arkansas 80: In Dallas, Scott Johnson (22 points) made four straight technical foul shots early in the second half and teamed with Kevin Lewis (26) to help the Mustangs go two-for-two over the Razorbacks in a regular season for the first time in 15 years. Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson was ejected upon assessment of his third technical with two minutes left.
*Louisville 91, UCLA 72: Milt Wagner scored 20 points and the 18th-ranked Cardinals (13-6) dominated the visitors in the second half. Louisville Coach Denny Crum, home with flu, kept in contact with his bench via telephone hookup.
*Oklahoma 88, Missouri 84: No. 6 Oklahoma won its 45th straight at home as David Johnson made 14 points in a 22-7 run from a 59-50 deficit to a 72-66 lead. Oklahoma (20-1, 5-1 Big Eight) never trailed again.
*UNLV 87, Utah St. 79: The Pacific Coast Athletic Association uses the three-point long-range field goal, and ex-Georgetown Hoya Anthony Jones made four among 23 of his 31 points in the second half at Logan, Utah. Fred Banks added 28 as No. 10 Nevada-Las Vegas (21-2, 10-0) won its 12th straight.
*UTEP 68, New Mexico 54: Mike Richmond's turnaround left-hander from 12 feet broke a 31-31 tie early in the second half, and No. 19 Texas-El Paso (18-3, 7-2) went on to a Western Athletic Conference win.
*Richmond 67, W&M 47: John Newman scored 16 points and Rodney Rice 15 in the No. 20 Spiders' handy Colonial Athletic Association win in Williamsburg. Richmond (17-2, 8-0) now gets a week's rest; William and Mary (5-14, 1-7) visits George Mason on Monday.
*Miami (O.) 102, E. Mich. 68: In Oxford, Ohio, forward Ron Harper had game highs of 27 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for the Mid-American Conference leaders (16-4, 9-1). Now the MAC's No. 2 all-time scorer, Harper needs 20 to catch Ray McCallum's 2,109 points for Ball State in 1980-83.
*W. Virginia 81, Duquesne 72: Dale Blaney's 26 points led the Mountaineers (15-7), who rallied from a 49-48 deficit to up their Atlantic 10 first-place record to 10-1.
*Temple 69, Mass. 38: In Philadelphia, Ed Coe scored 16 points, including his career 1,000th, to lead the Owls (15-3) to their seventh victory in nine Atlantic 10 games.
*Seton Hall 85, Pitt 73: The Pirates, 0-7 previously in the Big East, opened a 43-24 halftime lead and ran it to 72-46 in just their fourth win in their last 40 conference games.
*St. Joseph's 73, St. Bona. 65: Maurice Martin's 30 points rallied the Hawks (15-4, 9-2 Atlantic 10) to a road victory at Olean, N.Y.
*Old Dominion 88, UNCC 70: In Norfolk, Kenny Gattison's 19 points and 10 rebounds propelled the Monarchs (13-5, 7-2 Sun Belt Conference) over North Carolina-Charlotte (5-13, 0-8).
*Jacksonville 65, UAB 60: The Dolphins, in Birmingham, beat the Sun Belt rival Blazers for the first time in 13 meetings.