EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – There was no doubt about the latest No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.

There was no doubt who the top players were, either.

J.J. Redick had career highs of 41 points and nine 3-pointers and Shelden Williams added 23 points as No. 1 Duke beat No. 2 Texas 97-66 on Saturday, the third-biggest margin in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.

“J.J. is a special player, as good as they come,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the returning All-America. “I don’t think Shelden is far behind. This was a really good team performance.”

The Blue Devils (9-0) used some impressive defense to pull away early in the second half, holding Texas (8-1) without a field goal for a span of 8:25. In that time, Duke went on a 21-3 run and all that was left for the sellout crowd of 19,579 was to cheer for Duke and chant Redick’s name.

No. 4 Villanova 90, Longwood 77

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Randy Foye scored 27 points and Allan Ray added 20 as No. 4 Villanova beat Longwood 90-77 Saturday night for its sixth straight win.

The Wildcats (6-0) used 3-point shooting and effective pressure defense to withstand an early challenge, with Foye and Ray scoring from outside and 6-foot-8-inch forward Will Sheridan (13 points) dominating inside.

No. 5 Louisville 111, Akron 85

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Taquan Dean scored 22 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures as the fifth-ranked Cardinals raced by Akron 111-85 on Saturday at Freedom Hall.

Dean added eight assists and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (5-0). Juan Palacios had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Louisville shot 60 percent from the floor while posting its highest point total at home since 1999.

No. 7 Memphis 97, Providence 89

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Darius Washington scored 20 points and Rodney Carney added 17 to lead No. 7 Memphis to a 97-89 victory over Providence on Saturday night.

Washington scored 15 points in the second half, including several key baskets down the stretch, as the Tigers won for the seventh time in eight games.

No. 8 Oklahoma 57, Coppin St. 47

NORMAN, Okla. – Kevin Bookout scored 19 points and Taj Gray added 18, but No. 8 Oklahoma struggled to put away winless Coppin State in a 57-47 victory on Saturday.

The Sooners (5-1) extended their 19-point halftime lead with an 8-0 run early in the second half. Bookout started the string by putting back Nate Carter’s missed 3-pointer and Carter finished it with a fast-break layup to give Oklahoma a 40-16 edge. In between, Gray hit a pair of free throws and slammed home a two-handed jam.

No. 9 Gonzaga 64, Oklahoma St. 62

SEATTLE – Adam Morrison banked in a 3-pointer over two Oklahoma State defenders with 2.5 seconds left to give No. 9 Gonzaga a wild 64-62 comeback win over the stunned Cowboys.

The game ended with Morrison mobbed by teammates while he stretched both arms wide to the roaring home-state crowd. He finished with 25 points – 11 of those off free throws – for Gonzaga (6-2).

No. 11 Illinois 89, Oregon 59

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dee Brown had 26 points and seven assists as No. 11 Illinois cruised to a 89-59 win over Oregon on Saturday in the Pape’ Jam.

Rich McBride had 13 points and James Augustine added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Fighting Illini (10-0).

No. 13 Washington 81, New Mexico 71

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jamaal Williams led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points, and 13th-ranked Washington defeated New Mexico 81-71 Saturday to give the undefeated Huskies their eighth consecutive win for their best start in 36 years.

Washington led by as many as 20 points in the first half and never trailed in the game. New Mexico (4-3) closed within one point on Mark Walters’ 3-pointer midway through the second half before the Huskies pulled away to win the opening contest of the 12th annual John R. Wooden Classic.

No. 14 Michigan St. 83, Wichita St. 64

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Michigan State’s Big Three was spectacular, and the Spartans got back to defending and rebounding.

Maurice Ager scored 21, Paul Davis had 20 and Shannon Brown added 18 to lead No. 14 Michigan State to an 83-64 victory over Wichita State on Saturday night.

No. 16 UCLA 67, No. 17 Nevada 56

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jordan Farmar scored 10 of his 24 points during a game-clinching 16-2 run, and No. 16 UCLA beat No. 17 Nevada 67-56 on Saturday in the nightcap of the 12th annual John R. Wooden Classic.

No. 13 Washington topped New Mexico 81-71 in the opener of the doubleheader named for the former UCLA coach who guided the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships in a 12-year span before retiring in 1975.

No. 18 Indiana 79, No. 15 Kentucky 53

INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Davis’ Indiana Hoosiers finally found a way to beat Kentucky – by being better inside and tougher on defense.

Marco Killingsworth had 23 points and 11 rebounds, A.J. Ratliff added a career-high 21 points and the Hoosiers’ suffocating defense never gave the 15th-ranked Wildcats a chance as No. 18 Indiana rolled to a 79-53 win over rival Kentucky.

Temple 68, No. 22 Alabama 58

PHILADELPHIA – Dustin Salisbery hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and Antywane Robinson had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Temple to its first win over a ranked team in three years, 68-58 over No. 22 Alabama on Saturday night.

With the 3s falling and the sizable crowd rocking, the win was reminiscent of the old days when coach John Chaney was routinely leading the Owls (5-2) deep into the NCAA tournament instead of settling for the NIT.

No. 25 N.C. State 92, Appalachian State 68

RALEIGH, N.C. – Andrew Brackman came off the bench for the first time this season and scored 16 points, helping No. 25 North Carolina State run away from Appalachian State 92-68 on Saturday.

Cameron Bennerman added 13 points and Ilian Evtimov and Gavin Grant had 11 apiece for the Wolfpack (6-1), who were playing for the first time in 10 days thanks to a break for exams.

They had some early rustiness before recovering to pull away with an 11-0 run midway through the second half.


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