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Duke's hot shooting dooms Pittsburgh

Published January 27, 2014 11:30 pm
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Pittsburgh • Jabari Parker scored 21 points, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and No. 17 Duke pulled away from No. 18 Pittsburgh 80-65 on Monday night.

Amile Jefferson chipped in a season-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC), which brought Pitt's hot start in its first Atlantic Coast Conference season to an abrupt halt. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during a 15-3 run midway through the second half that broke open a tight game.

Lamar Patterson had 14 points for the Panthers (18-3, 6-2) who fell to 12-1 at home when they couldn't keep up with the Blue Devils.

Parker helped Duke fend off some early-game jitters before Dawkins poured it on. The senior drilled 6 of 7 3-point attempts to lift the Blue Devils to their fifth straight victory.

No. 9 Villanova 65, Georgetown 60 • In Washington, James Bell scored 16 points, and Villanova prevailed in a messy, foul-plagued game, handing the Hoyas their fifth straight loss.

No. 23 Oklahoma 88, No. 8 Oklahoma State 76 • In Norman, Okla., Ryan Spangler had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help the Sooners defeat the Cowboys. —

Monday's scores

• No. 23 Oklahoma 88,No. 8 Oklahoma State 76

• No. 9 Villanova 65, Georgetown 60

• No. 17 Duke 80,No. 18 Pittsburgh 65






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