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Coach Mike Krzyzewski gets win No. 900 at Duke

Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory in his 34th season at the school.


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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke didn’t shoot the ball well nor did it have one of its big runs against Florida State.

Rather, the 18th-ranked Blue Devils gave their Hall of Fame coach a milestone win by aggressively crashing the glass, converting on turnovers and cashing in at the free-throw line.

Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory in his 34th season at the school.

Jabari Parker added 14 points for the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 31 percent but nearly doubled the Seminoles on the glass while scoring 29 points off both turnovers and offensive rebounds.

Krzyzewski is the all-time leader in career victories in men’s Division I with 973. He joins Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as the only coaches with at least 900 wins at one program.

“That’s a lot of wins,” Krzyzewski said. “I thank Duke for keeping me. I’ve been blessed with being at one of the greatest schools in the world. Great schools don’t necessarily always have great people in command. This school has. ...

“We have a good thing going here and I’ve been blessed to be here for over three decades and take advantage of that.”

Duke used an 11-0 spurt late in the first half to build a 20-point lead on the Seminoles (13-6, 4-3), who didn’t get the margin below double figures again.

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No. 2 Syracuse 64, at Miami 52

Syracuse held Miami without a basket for 7½ minutes down the stretch and made eight consecutive free throws in the final minute to remain unbeaten. Miami led 47-46 with less than seven minutes to go but made only one field goal the rest of the way. Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 ACC) beat defending league champ Miami (10-9, 2-5) for the second time in three weeks.

No. 21 Michigan 80, at No. 3 Mich. St. 75

Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting Michigan to a win over Michigan State to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center. The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 straight since losing to North Carolina at home. Michigan State’s Gary Harris scored a career-high 27 points.

No. 4 Villanova 94, at Marquette 85 (OT)

Ryan Arcidiacono had 20 points and 11 assists, and coolly guided Villanova (17-2, 6-1 Big East) in overtime after a frenzied finish to regulation. Todd Mayo had 18 points, including the last 10 in regulation, for Marquette (11-9, 3-4) to help force OT at 77-77.

No. 5 Wichita State 78, at Drake 61

Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 14 and Wichita State (21-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley Conference) stayed perfect with a win over Drake (11-9, 2-6).

At No. 6 Florida 67, Tennessee 41

Michael Frazier II scored 17 points and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 as Florida won its 11th straight. The Gators (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Volunteers (12-7, 3-3) and extended their school record for consecutive home wins to 26.

No. 7 San Diego St. 74, at Utah St. 69 (OT)

Xavier Thames scored 31 points, including 10 in overtime, as San Diego State held off pesky Utah State (12-7, 2-5 Mountain West) for its 17th straight victory. Thames made the go-ahead basket in the extra session to help the Aztecs (18-1, 7-0) win for the 16th time in their past 17 OT games.

No. 8 Kansas 91, at TCU 69

Andrew Wiggins scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and Kansas never gave Texas Christian (9-10, 0-7 Big 12) a shot at a repeat of last year’s huge upset. The Jayhawks (15-4, 6-0) won their sixth straight game and remained the only Big 12 team without a league loss.

No. 9 Wisconsin 72, at Purdue 58

Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points, helping Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a win at Purdue (13-7, 3-4 Big Ten). The Badgers (17-3, 4-3) won for the first time since starting 16-0.

No. 10 Iowa 76, at Northwestern 50

Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points for Iowa, which never trailed. Gabriel Olaseni had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten). Drew Crawford had 20 points for Northwestern (10-11, 3-5).



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