- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 8, 2009

From combined dispatches

AP TOP 25

No. 2 DUKE 79, DAVIDSON 67: Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler scored 22 points apiece, and the Blue Devils (13-1) held off a late Stephen Curry-led charge to beat the Wildcats (10-3) on Wednesday night in Durham, N.C.

Gerald Henderson added 11 points on 3-for-11 shooting for Duke. The Blue Devils never trailed, outscored the Wildcats 20-7 to start the second half and withstood their late comeback attempt to win their 67th straight nonconference home game.

Curry, the nation’s leading scorer, scored 29 points - the most Duke has allowed any player this season - on 10-for-22 shooting for Davidson, with 21 of those coming in the second half as he tried to rally his team from a 25-point deficit.

No. 3 N. CAROLINA 108, COLL. OF CHARLESTON 70: Tyler Hansbrough had 24 points, and the Tar Heels (14-1) bounced back from their first loss by beating the Cougars (10-3) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

No. 11 SYRACUSE 85, DePAUL 68: Andy Rautins scored 17 points and Paul Harris added 14 to lead six players in double figures for the Orange (15-1, 3-0 Big East) in their win over the Blue Demons (8-8, 0-3) in Syracuse, N.Y.

GONZAGA 89, No. 15 TENNESSEE 79 (OT): Matt Bouldin tied a career high with 26 points to help the Bulldogs (9-4) upset the Volunteers (9-4) in overtime in Knoxville, Tenn.

HARVARD 82, No. 17 BOSTON COLLEGE 70: Jeremy Lin scored 27 points to lead the Crimson (8-6) to an upset over the Eagles (13-3) in Boston. Boston College upset previously top-ranked North Carolina in its last game.

No. 18 MARQUETTE 81, RUTGERS 76: Wesley Matthews scored 23 points, hitting all 10 of his shots, to help the Golden Eagles (14-2, 3-0 Big East) beat the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 0-3) in Piscataway, N.J.

No. 23 LOUISVILLE 71, S. FLORIDA 57: Earl Clark scored 22 points, and the Cardinals (10-3) shut down the Bulls (5-9, 0-2 Big East) during an eight-minute stretch of the second half to pull away in Louisville’s Big East opener in Tampa, Fla.

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GEORGE MASON 71, TOWSON 59: Darryl Monroe had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Cam Long added 13 points and the Patriots (11-3, 4-0 CAA) beat the Tigers (7-9, 2-2) in Towson, Md.

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