Top 25 basketball: No. 3 Duke bounces back with win over Georgia Tech

Published January 17, 2013 10:35 pm
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Durham, N.C. • Seth Curry scored 24 points to lead No. 3 Duke past Georgia Tech 73-57 on Thursday night.

Mason Plumlee added 16 points and 13 rebounds after going just 2 for 12 during an awful first half, and the Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 53 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes to bounce back from their only loss.

Freshman Chris Bolden's 20 points were the most scored by a Georgia Tech player this season.

But the Yellow Jackets (10-6, 0-4) had 21 turnovers in losing their fourth straight, remaining the only team winless in ACC play and falling to 5-32 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon broke out of a slump with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting after coming off the bench for the first time in his Duke career.

He was a combined 7 for 32 in his previous four games and missed all 10 of his shots in the 84-76 loss to then-No. 20 North Carolina State that knocked the Ryan Kelly-less Blue Devils from No. 1.

No. 5 Michigan 83, No. 9 Minnesota 75 • In Minneapolis, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Trey Burke had 18 points and nine assists.

Hardaway hit four 3-pointers in the first half for the Wolverines (17-1, 4-1 Big Ten), who had the lead for the final 33 minutes of the game and finished with 13 steals to fuel their fast break.

No. 8 Gonzaga 71, Portland 49 • In Portland, Ore., Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and eight rebounds and No. 8 Gonzaga won its eighth straight game.

Northwestern 68, No. 23 Illinois 54 • In Champaign, Ill., Reggie Hearn scored 20 points and Northwestern built an early lead using 3-point shooting to hand Illinois its third straight loss. The Illini have lost five of seven after starting 12-0.

No. 24 UCLA 74, Oregon State 64 • In Los Angeles, Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Kyle Anderson added 17 as the Bruins won their 10th consecutive game. —

Thursday's scores

• No. 3 Duke 73, Georgia Tech 57

• No. 5 Michigan 83, No. 9 Minnesota 75

• No. 8 Gonzaga 71, Portland 49

• No. 10 Florida 68, Texas A&M 47

• No. 21 Oregon 76, USC 74

• No. 22 VCU 92, Saint Joseph's 86 (OT)

• Northwestern 68, No. 23 Illinois 54

• No. 24 UCLA 74, Oregon State 64



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