- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 3, 2008

From combined dispatches


No. 4 DUKE 76, No. 9 PURDUE 60: Kyle Singler had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Blue Devils (8-0) beat the Boilermakers (5-2) on Tuesday night in West Lafayette, Ind., to remain unbeaten in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Jon Scheyer scored 20 points and Nolan Smith added 12 for Duke, which improved to 10-0 all time in the event. It was the Blue Devils’ first game against a ranked team this season.

Robbie Hummel had 15 points and eight rebounds, and JaJuan Johnson added 12 for the Boilermakers. E’Twaun Moore, Purdue’s leading scorer, went scoreless in the first half and finished with 10 points.

Duke outrebounded Purdue 49-29 and held the Boilermakers to 37 percent shooting. Purdue was just 2-for-13 on 3-pointers and lost to No. 6 Oklahoma in overtime Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off final.

No. 7 NOTRE DAME 102, SOUTH DAKOTA 76: Ryan Ayers was 9-for-14 from 3-point range for a career-high 35 points, and Kyle McAlarney was 7-for-13 on 3s for 27 points for the Fighting Irish (6-1) in their victory against the Coyotes (3-5) in South Bend, Ind.

Ayers tied a Joyce Center record with his nine 3s; McAlarney just missed a third straight 30-point game. The Irish finished 19-for-37 from 3-point range.

No. 17 VILLANOVA 69, PENN 47: Dante Cunningham had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Corey Stokes scored 14 points and the Wildcats (7-0) cruised to a victory against the Quakers (1-5).

Villanova has won every game by at least 13 points and has fattened its record against teams that won’t come close to cracking the Top 25.

No. 18 MEMPHIS 100, MARIST 61: Shawn Taggart had 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks and freshman Tyreke Evans added 24 points as the Tigers (5-1) dominated every phase of the game in a home victory against the Red Foxes (2-4).

OHIO STATE 73, No. 21 MIAMI 68: The Buckeyes (4-0) erased a 14-point second-half deficit, mounting the comeback after the ejection of Miami scoring leader Jack McClinton to beat the Hurricanes (4-2) in Coral Cables, Fla.

Jon Diebler scored 20 points and Evan Turner had 19 for Ohio State, which won for only the second time in seven games in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Miami fell to 0-3 in the event.

No. 23 FLORIDA 73, FLORIDA A&M 58: Nick Calathes had 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Chandler Parsons added 15 points and the host Gators (6-1) beat the Rattlers (1-6) in Gainesville, Fla.

Florida improved to 10-0 all time against Florida A&M, to 18-0 against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and to 20-2 in December in the past three years.

No. 25 MARQUETTE 81, C. MICHIGAN 67: Wesley Matthews scored 18 points as the host Golden Eagles (6-1) bounced back from their first loss with an aggressive defense that stymied the Chippewas (2-4) in Milwaukee.


No. 11 NOTRE DAME 83, E. MICHIGAN 63: Freshman Natalie Novosel scored a career-best 18 points off the bench, and Lindsay Schrader added 17 and 10 rebounds to help the Fighting Irish (6-0) stay unbeaten with a victory against the Eagles (2-5) in Ypsilanti, Mich.

No. 16 VANDERBILT 78, RADFORD 41: Jessica Mooney scored 16 points, fellow reserve Chanel Chisolm added 13 and the Commodores (7-1) cruised to a victory against the Highlanders (0-6) in Nashville, Tenn.

No. 23 XAVIER 67, KENTUCKY 44: Jerri Taylor scored a season-high 18 points, leading the Musketeers (6-2) to a win against the Wildcats (4-2) in Cincinnati. The win was Kevin McGuff’s 135th at Xavier, setting the team’s career win record.

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