Top-ranked Duke waltzes past Wake


DURHAM, N.C. — Ryan Kelly scored a season-high 22 points in No. 1 Duke’s 80-62 rout of Wake Forest on Saturday.

Seth Curry also had 22 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 14 assists for the Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0), who shot 46 percent in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener and hit 11 3-pointers — including six during the 25-7 first-half run that put them up big.

No. 3 ARIZONA 60,

UTAH 57

TUCSON, Ariz. — Solomon Hill had 19 points and Mark Lyons hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds left as Arizona dodged another last-second shot to remain undefeated.

Arizona (14-0, 2-0 Pac-12) needed some help from a disputed call by the officials to win its conference opener. The Wildcats faced another big shot in the closing seconds, when Utah’s Jarred DuBois shot a 3-pointer that bounced off the rim, hit the top of the backboard and hit the rim again before missing.

NO. 10 GONZAGA 81,

SANTA CLARA 74

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Kelly Olynyk made a key putback with 1:55 remaining on the way to a career-high 33 points, and Gonzaga held off a late rally by Santa Clara for its sixth straight victory.

Elias Harris added 14 points for the Zags, determined to win another West Coast Conference crown after Saint Mary’s snapped the school’s run of 11 straight won or shared conference titles.

No. 11 ILLINOIS 74,

No. 8 OHIO STATE 55

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul scored 19 points as Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener.

The Illini (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten) led 37-25 at halftime and used a 13-2 run early in the second half to build a 50-27 lead.

Illinois used stingy defense to shut down the Buckeyes (11-3, 1-1), who shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.

No. 12 MISSOURI 66,

BUCKNELL 64

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points and Laurence Bowers added 16 for Missouri.

Pressey missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 10.3 seconds remaining, setting off a frenzied final few seconds. Bucknell’s Mike Muscala stepped on the baseline with 4.1 seconds left after catching a pass from Ryan Hill.

ST. JOHN’S 53,

No. 14 CINCINNATI 52

CINCINNATI — JaKarr Sampson scored 16 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 15 and St. John’s beat Cincinnati in yet another close game between the teams.

Cashmere Wright, who finished with 23 points, hit two 3-pointers in an 8-0 run that pulled Cincinnati within one with 2:32 left in the game. Wright’s layup with 53 seconds to play gave the Bearcats a 52-51 lead.

MARQUETTE 49,

No. 15 GEORGETOWN 48

MILWAUKEE — Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette had to hang on while Georgetown missed a deciding free throw.

With Marquette leading 49-46, Greg Whittington of the Hoyas was fouled by Trent Lockett on a baseline 3-point shot with 2.3 seconds left. He made the first two free throws and after Marquette coach Buzz Williams called a timeout, hit the front of the rim on the final attempt.

No. 16 CREIGHTON 79,

INDIANA STATE 66

OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Creighton used a 19-4 run to break open a close game in the second half.

The Bluejays (14-1, 3-0) have won eight straight and are off to their best start in Missouri Valley Conference play since 2003-04.

No. 17 BUTLER 57,

NEW ORLEANS 44

INDIANAPOLIS — Kellen Dunham scored 15 points, and Khyle Marshall added 13 to lead Butler.

The Bulldogs (12-2) are 7-0 at home this season and will take a nine-game winning streak into their Atlantic 10 debut Wednesday night at Saint Joseph’s.

No. 18 MICHIGAN ST. 84,

PURDUE 61

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Freshman Gary Harris scored a season-high 22 points, and Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away.

The Spartans (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) missed their first 10 shots from the field after halftime, but it didn’t much matter in what quickly became a free throw contest. Michigan State finished 18 of 22 from the line, and the Boilermakers were 9 of 20 — including 6 of 16 in the second half.

No. 21 NOTRE DAME 93,

SETON HALL 74

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Scott Martin had a season-high 22 points on a career-high six 3-pointers and Jack Cooley added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its 11th straight win.

The winning streak is the second-longest for the Irish (13-1, 1-0 Big East) in 13 seasons under coach Mike Brey. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Seton Hall (12-3, 1-1).

No. 25 KANSAS ST. 73,

No. 22 OKLAHOMA St. 67

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Rodney McGruder scored all but two of his 28 points in the second half and Kansas State turned away a game effort from freshman Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State.

McGruder was 10 of 13 from the field and hit all five of his 3-pointers after the break, including two in the closing minutes.