Duke goes down, again: Georgia Tech pulls upset

Aaron Gray scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Pitt past DePaul.
ATLANTA -- Ra'Sean Dickey scored a season-high 21 points, Javaris Crittenton made two key baskets down the stretch and Georgia Tech held on for a rare win over No. 11 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 74-63 on Wednesday night.
Duke (13-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost its second straight, failing to bounce back from a shocking home loss to Virginia Tech, and is off to its worst start in the ACC since 1996.
Jon Scheyer led Duke with 16 points.
Dickey scored Georgia Tech's first 10 points and finished 6-of-8 from the field and 9-of-11 at the foul line.
No. 7 Pittsburgh 59, DePaul 49
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Aaron Gray scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Panthers.
Leading 33-26 early in the second half, Pittsburgh (15-2, 3-0 Big East) extended its lead by outscoring DePaul 7-0 during a four-minute span. Gray made a layup, then Antonio Graves hit a 3 and Levon Kendall hit a jumper, giving Pitt a 40-26 lead with 12:37 left.
Graves added 10 points for the Panthers, who have won five straight.
Illinois-Chicago 73,No. 12 Butler 67
CHICAGO -- Josh Mayo scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to lead Illinois-Chicago to its second-ever win over a ranked team.
Butler's A.J. Graves scored a season-high 31 points, 26 in the second half, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Flames, who led for nearly the entire game.
UIC guard T.J. Gray scored 13 points and hit four straight free throws to ice the victory for the Flames (8-9, 3-1), who beat a ranked team for the first time since 1989.
The Bulldogs (14-2, 3-1 Horizon League) led twice early in overtime but UIC forward Jovan Stefanov hit a 3 to make it 66-64. Graves matched it and Butler retook the lead. But Mayo responded with a 3-pointer for the Flames and Gray finished Butler off from the line.
Vanderbilt 82,No. 16 Tennessee 81
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shan Foster scored on a putback as time expired, and Vanderbilt snapped Tennessee's nine-game winning streak.
Derrick Byars finished with 25 points for Vanderbilt, Dan Cage added 15 and Foster had 14.
Chris Lofton led all scorers with 29 points for Tennessee (13-3, 1-1).
Marquette 73,No. 24 Connecticut 69
STORRS, Conn. -- Ousman Barro had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Marquette used a 16-2 second-half run to snap the Huskies' 31-game home winning streak.
Jerel McNeal had 19 points and Dominic James added 17 for the Golden Eagles (14-4, 1-2 Big East), who had lost their last two games by an average of 13.5 points.
Doug Wiggins had 19 points and Jeff Adrien added 18 for the Huskies (12-3, 1-2), who lost consecutive games for the first time since February 2004.
No. 25 Texas 88, Missouri 68
AUSTIN, Texas -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Longhorns ran their winning streak over Missouri to nine, sending the Tigers to an 0-2 start in the Big 12 under first-year coach Mike Anderson.
A.J. Abrams added 16 points for the Longhorns (12-3, 2-0), who hit 12 3-pointers. Marshall Brown scored 24 points, 22 in the second half, to lead Missouri (11-4).
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