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MEN'S TOP 25 Virginia Tech stuns No. 7 Duke



Published: Fri, February 18, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Hokies avenge 35-point loss when Zabian Dowdell hits late 3-pointer.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Zabian Dowdell made a 3-pointer with 14.6 seconds to play and Virginia Tech stunned No. 7 Duke 67-65 Thursday night.

The Hokies (13-10, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a three-game losing streak against the most unlikely opponent, and a team that had beaten them 100-65 only 18 days earlier at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The finish was frantic, with Duke's J.J. Redick hitting a 3-pointer with 22.9 seconds remaining to give the Blue Devils (18-4, 8-4) a 65-64 lead and Dowdell coming right back with a jumper from the right wing that caused the sellout crowd to erupt as it swished through.

No. 12 Louisville 64, Marquette 61

MILWAUKEE -- Francisco Garcia's 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining capped a 14-0 run that gave Louisville a victory.

Garcia scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half for the Cardinals.

Travis Diener's 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

Louisville (22-4, 10-2 Conference USA) trailed 61-50 with 5:38 remaining and scored 11 consecutive points to tie it before Garcia turned over the ball to Todd Townsend with 47 seconds remaining.

No. 25 Villanova 66, Seton Hall 52

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Curtis Sumpter scored 25 points, hitting the key baskets late in both halves to propel the Wildcats (16-6, 6-5 Big East) to their fourth victory in the last five games.

Randy Foye and Mike Nardi each had 10 points for Villanova.

Andre Sweet had 13 points for Seton Hall (11-11, 3-8).

No. 10 Arizona 92, Oregon 67

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Salim Stoudamire shook off a slow start to score 22 points and the Wildcats made 21 of 30 shots in the second half.

Channing Frye scored 19 points and blocked a career-high seven shots in Arizona's fifth consecutive victory. Chris Rodgers had 11 points and nine assists for the Pac-10 leading Wildcats (22-4, 12-2).

Malik Hairston scored a career-high 21 points for the Ducks (12-10, 4-9).

No. 13 Gonzaga 90, San Diego 73

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Derek Raivio scored 29 points, J.P. Batista added 19 for Gonzaga (20-4, 10-2 WCC), which has won seven games in a row and reached 20 victories for the eighth consecutive season.

San Diego (13-11, 5-6 WCC) got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Brandon Gay.




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