Freshman Nick Horvath hit a three-pointer with 14.6 seconds left in overtime, and No. 17 Duke rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat No. 22 DePaul, 84-83, last night in Durham, N.C.
Horvath, who had just replaced Carlos Boozer for added offense, hit the game-winner from the top of the key, and Duke (5-2) extended its winning streak in steamy Cameron Indoor Stadium to 39 games.
"The crazy thing was it was one of our options we had," Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said of Horvath's final shot. "But we didn't tell him to bank it in."
The Blue Devils, who got a career-high 22 points from Nate James, also won their fifth straight after starting the season 0-2.
Freshman Steven Hunter led the Blue Demons (4-2) with 21 points and 10 rebounds. All five DePaul starters had at least 14 points.
"We did not come here to look good on TV," said DePaul's Pat Kennedy, the former Florida State coach who is 2-12 against Duke. "We came here to win the basketball game, so our kids are hurting very badly right now."
ARIZONA 88, TEXAS 81: Richard Jefferson scored 19 points--all in the second half--for No. 4 Arizona (6-0), which made 14 of 18 free throws over the final 1 minute 9 seconds and held host Texas to 39 percent shooting. Chris Owens led No. 9 Texas with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
After Texas (4-1) fought back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to tie it at 66, Jefferson scored eight consecutive points, including two three-pointers, to help Arizona take a 74-68 lead with 1:29 left.
WAKE FOREST 77, TEMPLE 70: Robert O'Kelley scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and reserve Craig Dawson added 16 for host Wake Forest, which built a 26-point lead in the first half and hung on. No. 10 Temple (2-2), behind a career-high 33 points from Mark Karcher, threw a late score into Wake Forest, which opened 5-0 for the third time in the last four seasons under Coach Dave Odom.
The Owls started the game 1 for 18 from the field to fall behind big early. Temple, which entered the game last in the Atlantic 10 in shooting at 37 percent, was 5 for 31 in the first half.
CINCINNATI 75, GONZAGA 68: Steve Logan scored 21 points and Kenyon Martin had 16 points and four blocks to lead No. 1 Cincinnati (5-0) in the Rock-N-Roll Shootout at Gund Arena in Cleveland. Richie Frahm scored 16 for No. 25 Gonzaga (4-1), which couldn't overcome 28 percent shooting in the first half and the inside presence of Martin.
OHIO STATE 87, DUQUESNE 55: In the Black Coaches Association Classic, Scoonie Penn had 16 points and Michael Redd and George Reese 15 each for host Ohio State (2-1). Duquesne (2-2) went seven minutes without scoring in the first half.
INDIANA 83, KENTUCKY 75: For the first time since 1990, the Wildcats have lost three straight games. No. 23 Indiana ended a five-game losing streak to its Ohio River rival before 37,056 fans at RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
A.J. Guyton led Indiana (4-0) with 21 points. Tayshaun Prince had 17 points for No. 13 Kentucky (3-3), and Saul Smith had 13.
The victory was the 747th for Indiana's Bob Knight, the NCAA's winningest active coach in Division I and broke a tie with Phog Allen for sixth place on the list of college basketball's winningest coaches.
SYRACUSE 82, ST. JOSEPH'S 60: Ryan Blackwell had 16 points and 10 rebounds for No. 14 Syracuse (6-0), which won the Carrier Classic. The host Orangemen played the final 26:58 without center Etan Thomas, their leader in scoring and rebounding. He sprained an ankle late in the first half. Marvin O'Connor score 19 to lead St. Joseph's (2-2).
NORTH CAROLINA 102, UNLV 78: Max Owens scored a career-high 23 for No. 2 North Carolina (5-1), which won the Food Lion MVP Classic at Charlotte Coliseum. Ed Cota added 17 assists, tying Jeff Lebo's school record. Kaspars Kambala had 20 points and six rebounds for UNLV, which came up one victory short of its first 6-0 start since 1992-93.
MICHIGAN STATE 74, EASTERN MICHIGAN 57: Andre Hutson scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half for No. 8 Michigan State (6-1), which opened a 21-point lead and cruised in the final of the Spartan Classic. Morris Peterson added 16 points for the host Spartans, who wrapped up a three-victory week. Corey Tarrant scored 14 for Eastern Michigan (4-2).
FLORIDA 96, FLORIDA A&M 44: In Gainesville, Fla., Kenyan Weaks was 8 of 8 from the field and 4 of 4 from the foul line in scoring 23 points for No. 11 Florida (5-1), which won its third straight. Florida A&M (1-4) had more turnovers (29) than points (27) with nine minutes to go.
CONNECTICUT 98, UNC ASHEVILLE 68: Kevin Freeman scored 18 points and Khalid El-Amin had a career-high 10 assists to lead No. 5 Connecticut (5-1) in the first meeting between the schools. Averaging 23.5 turnovers per game, Asheville (1-6) committed 10 in the first half and 16 in the game that resulted in 28 U-Conn. points.
PURDUE 75, AKRON 66: Carson Cunningham scored 17 points and Brian Cardinal had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for No. 19 Purdue (3-2), which won at home despite shooting 40 percent from the field and committing 15 turnovers. Jimmal Ball had 24 points and Jami Bosley added 18 for Akron (3-2).
OKLAHOMA STATE 87, TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 66: Brian Montonati scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for No. 21 Oklahoma State (6-0), which made nine three-pointers after going 0 for 7 from long range in its last game. Visiting Texas-San Antonio (3-3) shot 38 percent from the field.
TENNESSEE 76, PITTSBURGH 50: The No. 18 Volunteers (6-0) played five freshmen but won their first road game after losing their first three last season. The Vols hit 11 of 25 three-point attempts to 1 of 15 for Pitt (4-1), which made 31 threes in its first four games.