Top 25 basketball: No. 1 Duke routs Wake Forest to remain undefeated
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.
They pushed their lead well into the 20s with a Curry-led 18-6 run out of the break in which they scored on nine of their first 10 possessions.
No. 11 Illinois 74, No. 8 Ohio State 55 • In 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).
No. 12 Missouri 66, Bucknell 64 • In 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 • In 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.
Marquette 49, No. 15 Georgetown 48 • In 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.
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