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Old 12-01-2005, 07:11 AM
TomWilkinson TomWilkinson is offline
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Default #1 Duke Survives at Indiana

J.J. Redick made all the big shots again as #1 Duke held off Indiana in a great ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup.

"I thought our kids were stronger," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "We went down on three straight possessions late and gave the ball to our two seniors, Redick and (Shelden) Williams, and they scored baskets."

Duke (6-0) did not play a perfect game on Wednesday night though. Williams and Josh McRoberts, spent much of the second half in foul trouble and Duke finished with 19 turnovers. They also had absolutely no answer for Indiana forward Marco Killingsworth, who finished with a career-high 34 points. Killingsworth hit 15-of-20 shots, grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked two shots and continually drew fouls against Williams and McRoberts. The problem for Killingsworth is that he got little help. Redick got plenty. Williams finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Greg Paulus added 13 points and Lee Melchionni had 12 for Duke.

Duke avoided a second straight upset to the Hoosiers, who won the last meeting in the 2002 regional semifinals at Lexington, Ky. The Blue Devils were also ranked No. 1 then.

"Wow! What a great game," Krzyzewski said. "J.J. just refuses to lose. He's one of those amazing players. That kid is really, really tough."

Duke improved to 7-0 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and combined with Wednesday's other results, gave the ACC its seventh consecutive series win. This year, the ACC won 6-of-11 games played between the two conferences.
Tom Wilkinson
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