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Posted on: January 18, 2010 10:06 am
Edited on: January 18, 2010 10:08 am

Duke won despite an off night from Jon Scheyer.

Scottie Reynold pushed Villanova past Georgetown.

Here's Monday's What You Need To Know:

Notable game from Sunday: Trailing with less than 14 minutes left, Duke closed on a 35-14 run to beat Wake Forest 90-70 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith and Miles Plumlee combined for 60 points. The win pushed the Blue Devils to 15-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC. Wake Forest is 12-4 overall, 2-2 in the ACC.

Notable performance from Sunday: Scottie Reynolds took 15 shots, made eight and finished with 27 points in Villanova's 82-77 win over Georgetown. The senior guard was 4-of-7 from 3-point range, 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also had three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Notable game scheduled for Monday: Texas' undefeated record and No. 1 ranking will be at risk when the Longhorns play at Kansas State. UT is 17-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big 12 and coming off Saturday's overtime win against Texas A&M. KSU is 15-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12 and coming off Saturday's win at Colorado. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2010 12:38 pm

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This is just nitpicking, but Duke never trailed in the second half. Aminu's dunk tied it at 55 before Duke closed with a 35-15 run. Here is the moment in question from the official play by play:

TURNOVR by Lance Thomas 14:12 STEAL by Ishmael Smith
14:07 55-55 T 6 GOOD! DUNK by Al-Farouq Aminu [FB/PNT]
14:07 ASSIST by Ishmael Smith
GOOD! 3 PTR by Kyle Singler 14:00 58-55 H 3
ASSIST by Jon Scheyer 14:00

Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2010 11:05 am

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I don't know, Gary: "Trailing with less than 14 minutes left" makes it sound closer than it was.  Basketball is a game of runs, and Wake went on one to take their first lead of the second half (one point) after being down by close to doube digits the entire game before Duke dominated the rest of the game.  I also don't know if you can call the last 14 minutes a "run" for Duke over such a long time; Duke just played more intensely and more controlled than Wake did for the last part of the game.

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