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A career night for Blue Devilsā?? Cook


February 20. 2013 1:22AM
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DURHAM, N.C. — Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points and No. 1 Duke held Clemson to its lowest-scoring half in 12 years in a 68-40 victory Tuesday night.


Ryan Kelly added 12 points in the first half but sat out the second with what team officials said was a right leg injury.


The Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 48 percent, built a 42-31 rebounding advantage and pulled away down the stretch to improve to 58-4 at home against the Tigers.



Missouri 84, Alabama 68

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jabari Brown had career-bests of 22 points and five 3-pointers and Phil Pressey responded from a shaky first half with 11 points and 13 assists to lead Missouri in its Southeastern Conference debut.


Trevor Releford had a career-best 26 points for Alabama (8-6, 0-1), which has lost six of eight. Coach Anthony Grant lost for the first time in seven career conference openers, three at VCU and four at Alabama.



Creighton 91, Drake 61

OMAHA, Neb. — Ethan Wragge matched career highs with 22 points and six 3-pointers for Creighton, which got off to a blistering start.


Doug McDermott added 16 points, Jahenns Manigat had 13 and Grant Gibbs 10 for the Bluejays (15-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who won their ninth straight game.



WOMEN Notre Dame 75, South Florida 71

TAMPA, Fla. — Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime, helping second-ranked Notre Dame overcome cold shooting and hold off South Florida for a victory.


Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and Jewell Loyd finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) in their first game since handing then-No. 1 Connecticut its first loss of the season.


Louisville 66, Rutgers 57

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Antonita Slaughter drained a 3-pointer to open overtime and finished the extra frame with six of her 10 points as No. 15 Louisville earned its first Big East Conference win, topping Rutgers.



Oklahoma St. 76, Kansas 59

STILLWATER, Okla. — Liz Donohoe scored 24 points and No. 21 Oklahoma State bounced back from defeats in its first two Big 12 games, beating No. 17 Kansas 76-59 Tuesday night.





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