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No. 10 Duke beats 22nd-ranked Michigan

Quinn Cook had 24 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Duke beat 22nd-ranked Michigan 79-69 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game in Durham, N.C.


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DURHAM, N.C. – Quinn Cook had 24 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Duke beat 22nd-ranked Michigan 79-69 on Tuesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

Freshman Jabari Parker added 15 points as the Blue Devils (7-2) regrouped from last week’s loss to Arizona by grinding out a tough decision over the Wolverines (5-3).

Michigan missed 17 of its first 21 shots and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said his team played “an outstanding defensive game.”

Andre Dawkins came in midway through the second half and made two straight three-pointers to start Duke’s clinching run, helping the ACC Blue Devils to improve to 13-2 all time in the Challenge — by far the best record for a team in either conference — including 6-0 at famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Caris LeVert matched his career high with 24 points for Michigan.

Arizona cruises

TUCSON, Ariz.– A little sloppy, but no serious letdown.

That is the best way to describe No. 2 Arizona’s first outing since its emotional victory over Duke in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Freshman Aaron Gordon scored 19 points, Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley added 18 each, and the Wildcats beat Texas Tech 79-58 to improve to 8-0.

“No question we could have played better at times,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said, “but it’s a long season and it’s difficult to ask for perfection in every game from start to finish.”

UCLA triumphs

LOS ANGELES – Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara.

Zach LaVine, a freshman guard from Bothell High School, scored 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting for the Bruins (8-0).

Other games

Trevor Cooney scored 21 points and Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists as No. 4 Syracuse beat visiting Indiana 69-52 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, leading Colorado to a 67-62 victory at rival Colorado State. The Buffaloes improved to 8-1.

Derrick Marks scored 17 points and Anthony Drmic added 14 as host Boise State beat Utah 69-67. The Broncos are off to the first 7-0 start in program history.

Jordan Loveridge scored 19 points for the Utes (6-1).



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