DURHAM, N.C. – Ryan Kelly had another big day against Wake Forest, scoring a season-high 22 points in No. 1 Duke’s 80-62 thrashing of the Demon Deacons on Saturday.
Seth Curry also had 22 points, Quinn Cook had a career-high 14 assists and Kelly finished with his fourth straight 20-point performance against Wake Forest.
The Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0) shot 46 percent in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener and hit 11 3-pointers — including six during the 25-7 first-half run that put them up big.
(3) ARIZONA 60, UTAH 57: Solomon Hill had 19 points, Mark Lyons hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds left and Arizona (14-0, 2-0 Pac-12) dodged another last-second shot to win at Tucson, Ariz., and remain undefeated.
(10) GONZAGA 81, SANTA CLARA 74: Kelly Olynyk made a key putback with 1:55 remaining on the way to a career-high 33 points, and Gonzaga held off a late rally to win at Santa Clara, Calif., for its sixth straight victory.
Elias Harris added 14 points for the Zags (15-1, 2-0 WCC).
(11) ILINOIS 74, (8) OHIO STATE 55: Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois (14-2, 1-1) bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener against Purdue to beat Ohio State (11-3, 1-1) at Champaign, Ill.
(12) MISSOURI 66, BUCKNELL 64: Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points and Laurence Bowers added 16 to help Missouri escape with a narrow win at Columbia, Md.
Pressey missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 10 seconds remaining, setting off a frenzied final few seconds.
ST. JOHN’S 53, (14) CINCINNATI 52: JaKarr Sampson scored 16 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 15 as St. John’s won at Cincinnati — yet another close game between the teams.
Cashmere Wright, who finished with 23 points, hit two 3-pointers in an 8-0 run that pulled Cincinnati within one with 2:32 left in the game, then a layup with 53 seconds left to give the Bearcats a 52-51 lead.
MARQUETTE 49, (15) GEORGETOWN 48: Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette (11-3, 2-0 Big East) had to hang on while Georgetown (10-2, 0-1) missed a deciding free throw before getting a one-point win at Milwaukee.
With Marquette leading 49-46, Greg Whittington of the Hoyas was fouled by Trent Lockett on a baseline 3-point shot with 2.3 seconds left. He made the first two free throws and after Marquette coach Buzz Williams called a timeout, hit the front of the rim on the final attempt.
Lockett grabbed the rebound, but missed two free throws and the game ended without the Hoyas attempting a final shot.
(16) CREIGHTON 79, INDIANA STATE 66: Doug McDermott had 25 points and nine rebounds, as Creighton (14-1, 3-0) used a 19-4 run to break open a close game in the second half at Omaha, Neb.
The Bluejays have won eight straight and are off to their best start in Missouri Valley Conference play since 2003-04.
The Sycamores (9-5, 2-1) lost for the 14th straight time in Omaha since 1999.
(17) BUTLER 57, NEW ORLEANS 44: Kellen Dunham scored 15 points and Khyle Marshall added 13, leading Butler (12-2) at Indianapolis.
(18) MICHIGAN STATE 84, PURDUE 61: Freshman Gary Harris scored a season-high 22 points, and Michigan State (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away at East Lansing, Mich.
The Spartans missed their first 10 shots from the field after halftime, but it didn’t much matter in what quickly became a free throw contest.
(21) NOTRE DAME 93, SETON HALL 74: Scott Martin had a season-high 22 points on a career-high six 3-pointers and Jack Cooley added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Notre Dame (13-1, 1-0 Big East) at South Bend, Ill., the 11th straight win for the Irish.
The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Seton Hall (12-3, 1-1).
(23) NC STATE 78, BOSTON COLLEGE 73: Scott Wood atoned for a scoreless first half with 12 points in the second, hitting two 3-pointers and six free throws down the stretch as North Carolina State (12-2, 1-0) held off the Eagles (8-6, 0-1) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
RUTGERS 67, (24) PITTSBURGH 62: Eli Carter scored 23 points and Rutgers (10-3, 1-1 Big East) held off a second-half rally to win at Piscataway, N.J., handing the Panthers (12-3, 0-2) their second straight loss.
(25) KANSAS STATE 73, (22) OKLAHOMA STATE 67: Rodney McGruder scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, and Kansas State (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) turned away a big-game, 25-point effort from freshman standout guard Marcus Smart for a win at Manhattan, Kan.