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Coach K snags his 880th win

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    Notre Dame forward Tim Abromaitis drove the lane against Georgetown guard Jerrelle Benimon as the Irish upset the Hoyas 59-55.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. » Mike Krzyzewski one-upped his longtime rival. Now there’s only one man with more victories than Duke’s Hall of Fame coach — his former mentor.

Krzyzewski moved past rival Dean Smith into second place on the men’s all-time wins list last night, claiming his 880th career victory with the top-ranked Blue Devils’ 108-62 rout of North Carolina-Greensboro.

He trails Bob Knight, who mentored and coached him at Army on the way to 902 wins. One fan in the stands held a sign that said: "You’re next, Bobby."

When the buzzer sounded, Krzyzewski hugged UNC Greensboro coach — and former assistant — Mike Dement before making his way across the court for a television interview. The Hall of Fame coach waved to the Duke fans who helped pack the 23,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum.

Kyle Singler scored 27 points and Nolan Smith had 22 of his season-high 26 points in the first half for the Blue Devils (12-0) against the Spartans (0-12).

 

No. 3 Kansas 82, Texas-Arlington 57

Thomas Robinson had a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the host Jayhawks top the Mavericks.

Robinson was making his first start because Marcus Morris was benched for getting ejected in the previous game. Morris finished with 13 points as Kansas (12-0) extended its school-record home-court winning streak to 66 games. His brother Markieff had 14 points.

Bo Ingram led UTA (5-5) with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

 

No. 15 Notre Dame 69, No. 9 Georgetown 55

Tim Abromaitis scored 20 points and Tyrone Nash added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Irish past the Hoyas in the Big East opener for both.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Abromaitis and Scott Martin sparked a 14-2 Notre Dame run in the second half to put the Irish (12-1, 1-0 Big East) up by 16 points with 11:51 to play.

Georgetown (11-2, 0-1), coming into the game second in the nation shooting 52.8 percent from the field, was held to 42.6 percent.

 

No. 19 Central Florida 71, Furman 53

Keith Clanton scored 21 points and Marcus Jordan added 15 to lift the host Bulls to a win over the Paladins in the first game of the UCF Holiday Classic.

Jordan, son of NBA star Michael Jordan, also had five assists to help UCF (12-0) remain unbeaten. Isaiah Sykes added 12 points for UCF, which meets Princeton in the championship today.

Arnu Saaka scored 17 points for Furman (8-3).

 

No. 23 Illinois 87, Iowa 77

Demetri McCamey led five players in double figures with 20 points and the Illini beat the host Hawkeyes in the Big Ten opener for both.

D.J. Richardson added 17 for Illinois (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten), which hit 11 of its first 13 tries from 3-point range and shot 66.7 percent from the floor to hold off Iowa (7-6, 0-1).

 

No. 24 Vanderbilt 77, Marquette 76

Andre Walker scored on a layup with 4.1 seconds left, and the host Commodores held off the Golden Eagles in their first game since moving into the Top 25 this season.

Marquette (9-4) had the ball last. But Darius Johnson-Odom tripped trying to drive to the basket.

Vanderbilt (10-2) improved to 102-8 in nonconference play at home under coach Kevin Stallings.

 

WAC

Boise State 71, Louisiana Tech 60

Paul Noonan scored a season-high 23 points to lead the host Broncos (8-5, 1-0) to a victory over the Bulldogs (9-6, 0-1) in conference opener for both.

Boise State opened the game with a 20-2 run and maintained control the rest of the way.

New Mexico State 74, Idaho 69

Troy Gillenwater scored 22 points yesterday and the visiting Aggies (7-8, 1-0) held off the Vandals (6-6, 0-1).

Tyrone Watson and Hernst Laroche scored 12 points each for New Mexico State. Tshilidzi Nephawe added 10 points.

 

Fresno State 75, San Jose State 62.

Tim Steed and Greg Smith each scored 16 points and the Bulldogs (5-6, 1-0) defeated the visiting Spartans (8-4, 0-1).

Ned Golubovic added 13 points and eight rebounds for Fresno State.

Keith Shamburger had 13 points for San Jose State, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

 

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