Thursday, December 3, 2009

BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE: LOSSES

Wisconsin 73, NO. 6 DUKE 69

Trevon Hughes (#3) scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Wisconsin held on to beat No. 6 Duke on Wednesday night, snapping the Blue Devils' perfect record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Badgers (5-1) never trailed and got a measure of payback against Duke (6-1) after being routed 82-58 two years ago in Durham, N.C. by ending the Blue Devils' 10-game winning streak in the annual event and the ACC's perfect record as well.

Kyle Singler scored 17 of his career-high 28 points in the first half and Andre Dawkins went 4 of 4 from 3-point range in the second half to finish with 12.

Illinois 76, NO. 18 CLEMSON 74

Mike Tisdale hit the go-ahead jumper with 41 seconds left, then blocked David Potter's driving shot on No. 18 Clemson's next possession as Illinois rallied from 23 points down for a the improbable victory.

The Illini (5-2) looked finished, down 51-28 early in the second half and with leading scorer Demetri McCamey saddled with three fouls and two points.
But Illinois finally got going with a 35-10 run to move in front in the school's biggest comeback ever.

No. 15 Ohio State 77, NO. 21 FLORIDA STATE 64

Evan Turner had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Jon Diebler added 22 points to lead the Buckeyes over the Seminoles, clinching the Big Ten's first victory in 11 years of its annual series with the ACC.

The conferences came into the night with three wins apiece in head-to-head matchups. Wisconsin's 73-69 upset of No. 6 Duke set the stage for the Buckeyes (6-1) to put the Big Ten over the top, ending a decade of frustration against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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