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Jan. 6, 2010
CHICAGO - Jon Scheyer celebrated a homecoming with 31 points and No. 5 Duke pulled away in the second half to beat Iowa State 86-65 on Wednesday night.
The Blue Devils (13-1) won their seventh straight game behind a balanced attack, a defense that forced 18 turnovers and aggressive rebounding in the game at the United Center.
Scheyer, a prep star in suburban Northbrook, Ill., shot 10 of 19 and had four 3-pointers to lead Duke, which also got 20 points from Nolan Smith and 15 points from Kyle Singler.
RALEIGH, N.C. - After a sputtering first half, NC State used its defense and 3-point shooting to pull away from visiting Holy Cross Wednesday night at the RBC Center, 87-70, in the Wolfpack's last non-conference game before the meat of the ACC season begins.
The Wolfpack (11-4 overall, 0-1 in the ACC) held a slim 33-31 lead at intermission, as the Crusaders outrebounded the Pack 23-16 and made five of eight 3-point shots in the opening 20 minutes.
Sidney Lowe never feared that his team would have any lingering effects from Sunday's disappointing loss to Florida, even though it did not get off to a good start against the Crusaders.