Freshman Jason Williams rebounded from a nasty first-half collision for a season-high 22 points as No. 11 Duke won its seventh straight game, beating North Carolina A&T, 101-60, yesterday in Durham, N.C.
All but two of Williams's points came in the second half as the Blue Devils (7-2) won their 40th straight at home. Duke also got a season-high 19 points from freshman Mike Dunleavy, and Chris Carrawell had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Tarrell Robinson led the Aggies (1-6) with 14 points.
Duke broke open a close game with a 17-0 run late in the first half while improving to 124-2 against nonconference teams at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1983.
FLORIDA 109, HIGH POINT 60: Mike Miller led seven Gators in double figures with 20 points as No. 9 Florida won in Gainesville, Fla. Freshman Donnell Harvey scored 12 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds for Florida.
OHIO ST. 72, E. KENTUCKY 40: Ken Johnson blocked eight shots, one fewer than the team record, and five players scored in double figures for the No. 12 Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio. The Colonels (4-2), who came in making 49 percent of their shots, managed only 15 field goals in 62 attempts (24 percent). Eastern Kentucky, which had won its previous four games, went 7 minutes 42 seconds in the first half and 13:32 of the second without a point. Ohio State (5-2) blocked a total of 13 shots.
GONZAGA 88, MONTANA 70: Richie Frahm and Matt Santangelo scored 15 points each as No. 22 Gonzaga held on in Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga (7-2) relied on three-point shooting to stay ahead of the Grizzlies and win its 13th straight home game. Gonzaga sank 11 of 24 from three-point range. Montana (3-6), which also lost to Gonzaga in the season opener for both teams in Missoula, stayed close until midway through the second half.
Gonzaga led, 42-37, at halftime, but second half three-pointers by Mike Nilson and Frahm helped Gonzaga take a 56-42 lead.
Saturday's Late Game
For one half Saturday night, UNLV appeared ready to show it could beat a ranked team. Then Glendon Alexander took over, and No. 14 Oklahoma State put on a show of its own.
UNLV's bid to hold its own among the nation's elite fell apart in the second half as Alexander scored 10 straight points in a two-minute burst and the Cowboys cruised to an 89-75 win in Las Vegas.
The game was the second half of the Las Vegas Showdown. In the opening game, No. 4 Arizona beat Nebraska, 80-59.