Another classic duel between Duke and Maryland ended with an increasingly familiar result.
Travis Garrison had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Terrapins wore down No. 7 Duke in overtime for a 99-92 victory last night in College Park, Md.
John Gilchrist scored 19 points, Chris McCray had 17, and reserve guard Mike Jones added 15 for Maryland (15-7, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which completed its first regular-season sweep of the Blue Devils since 1995.
Including their win in the final of the ACC tournament last March, the Terps have won three straight against Duke for the first time since 1982.
"I think it's great. You realize the games were close, so you don't gloat," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "You just feel good because you beat a great program and a great coach."
The Blue Devils (18-3, 8-3) staggered to the finish without five players, all of whom fouled out late in regulation or in overtime. Shelden Williams had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Daniel Ewing scored 23. But both were gone before the finish.
With Maryland up, 91-90, in overtime, Garrison scored on a follow and McCray made two foul shots for a 5-point cushion, and the Blue Devils simply didn't have enough firepower to mount a comeback.
J.J. Redick scored 21 points for Duke, which fell a game behind first-place Wake Forest in the ACC.
Illinois 70, Wisconsin 59 -- Luther Head scored 26 points and Dee Brown hit two 3-pointers down the stretch to seal the top-ranked and unbeaten
Alando Tucker scored 24 points for the Badgers (16-6, 7-4).
Kansas 89, Colorado 60 -- Wayne Simien had 25 points and 12 rebounds and sparked a key surge in the second half that carried the No. 3 Jayhawks past the visiting Buffaloes. Simien was 11 for 11 from the free throw line -- all in the first half as he set a school record for most free throws in a half. It was the 31st victory for the Jayhawks (20-1, 10-0 Big 12) in their last 32 games against Colorado (12-10, 4-7).
Kentucky 60, Georgia 51 -- Chuck Hayes and Patrick Sparks each scored 14 points and the No. 5 Wildcats held off a late run by the undermanned Bulldogs (playing without injured leading scorer Levi Stukes) to win in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky (19-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) led by as many as 21 points in the second half, but Georgia (7-14, 1-10) rallied to within 55-50 with two minutes left but came up empty on two other chances to further cut into the margin.
Wake Forest 87, Florida St. 48 -- Justin Gray scored 20 points, Eric Williams had 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the No. 6 Demon Deacons avenged a heartbreaking loss earlier in the season by routing the visiting Seminoles. Sixth man Taron Downey ran his streak of 3-pointers to six before finally missing and finished with 14 points for the Demon Deacons (21-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost in overtime to the Seminoles (11-13, 3-8) at Tallahassee three weeks ago.
Syracuse 90, Villanova 75 -- In Philadelphia, Hakim Warrick scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Gerry McNamara had 18 points, helping the No. 8 Orange send the No. 22 Wildcats to their worst loss of the season. The Orange (22-3, 9-2 Big East) looked nothing like the team that hit a mini-skid with two losses in their last three games, both to Top 25 teams. Randy Foye scored 18 points for Villanova (14-6, 5-5), which hadn't lost by more than 6 points this season.
Louisville 65, South Florida 57 -- Ellis Myles scored 15 points and Taquan Dean and Larry O'Bannon each added 13 for the No. 9 Cardinals (21-4, 9-2 Conference USA), who overcame their second straight poor shooting performance to knock off the visiting Bulls (10-12, 3-8).
Oklahoma St. 66, Texas A&M 59 -- John Lucas scored 18 points and Joey Graham added 17 to help the 10th-ranked Cowboys (19-3, 9-2 Big 12) hold off the host Aggies (15-6, 4-6).
Arizona 83, UCLA 73 -- Salim Stoudamire and Ivan Radenovic each scored 6 points during a decisive 19-0 run early in the second half, and the No. 12 Wildcats (21-4, 11-2 Pac-10) earned their 18th win in 20 games by beating the Bruins in Los Angeles.
Michigan St. 64, Michigan 49 -- Alan Anderson scored 16 points and Shannon Brown had 8 of his 14 in the opening minutes to help the No. 13 Spartans (17-4, 8-2 Big Ten) build a big lead and hand the host Wolverines (12-13, 3-8) their eighth straight loss.
Gonzaga 61, Loyola Marymount 58 -- Ronny Turiaf had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 14 Bulldogs (19-4, 10-2 Big West) dodged an upset by holding off the Lions in Los Angeles.
Utah 64, Colorado St. 50 -- In Salt Lake City, Andrew Bogut scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the No. 15 Utes (21-3, 9-0 Mountain West) to their 16th straight victory.
Missouri 68, Oklahoma 65 -- Thomas Gardner scored 11 of his 18 points in the final two minutes of regulation and the overtime, helping the host Tigers (11-13, 3-7 Big 12) end a five-game losing streak with an upset of the No. 16 Sooners (17-6, 6-4), who have lost four of five.
Alabama 71, Mississippi 45 -- Kennedy Winston scored 22 points and the No. 17 Crimson Tide (19-4, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) shot 58 percent in rolling past the visiting Rebels (12-12, 3-8).
Pittsburgh 68, Notre Dame 66 -- Carl Krauser's runner from the lane with 11 seconds remaining put the No. 18 Panthers (17-4, 7-3 Big East) ahead to stay following two comebacks by the visiting Fighting Irish (14-7, 6-5).
DePaul 85, Cincinnati 66 -- Quemont Greer scored 25 points and Drake Diener added 22 to lead the Blue Demons (16-5, 8-2) to the upset of the 21st-ranked Bearcats (18-6, 6-4) in Rosemont, Ill.
Texas 75, Kansas St. 72 -- Daniel Gibson scored 14 points in overtime, and the No. 23 Longhorns (16-7, 5-5 Big 12) snapped a three-game losing streak in Austin, Texas.
Pacific 64, Utah St. 63 -- At Logan, Utah, Christian Maraker's jump shot with 2.5 seconds remaining gave the 24th-ranked Tigers (20-2, 14-0 Big West) the victory over the Aggies (18-6, 9-4).
Iowa St. 81, Texas Tech 68 -- In Ames, Iowa, Jared Homan broke out of a shooting slump with 23 points and freshman Tasheed Carr added 17, helping the Cyclones (13-8, 5-5 Big 12) wipe out a 14-point deficit and surprise the No. 25 Red Raiders (15-6, 7-3).