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Duke's Redick sets ACC scoring record

HOOPS Despite having a bad day, J.J. Redick of the Blue Devils finished the game against Temple with 2,590 career points, setting a new Atlantic Coast mark


Duke's J.J. Redick shoots as he is fouled by Temple's Mark Tyndale late in the second half in Philadelphia, Saturday.


Not even his worst game of the season kept J.J. Redick from setting another record for No. 1 Duke.

Redick's 11 points were enough to set the ACC career scoring record and Shelden Williams had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils to a 74-66 win over Temple on Saturday.

Already holding the NCAA record for career 3-pointers and Duke's career scoring record, the nine points Redick needed to pass Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric for the Atlantic Coast Conference mark seemed like a mere formality.

Instead, it took much longer than anyone expected -- all the way to the final minutes of Duke's (27-1) 10th straight win.

With flashbulbs popping throughout the Wachovia Center and photographers crammed behind the basket, Redick sank two free throws with 1:28 left to pass Hemric's 2,587 points. The sold-out crowd gave him a standing ovation and his teammates patted him on the head as he went to the huddle for a timeout and Redick finished the game with 2,590 career points.

"I was just trying to extend the lead and kind of seal the game, that was what was going through my mind," Redick said. "I knew that I was there, but that wasn't the main focus."

Redick, the nation's second-leading scorer, hadn't scored fewer than 15 points in a game this season. He went 3-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Temple coach John Chaney -- who was inducted into the Hall of Fame with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in 2001 -- called Redick one of the greatest shooters he's ever seen.

"He has no fear," Chaney said. "You can knock him down, he's getting up."

No. 11 Boston College 74,

No. 15 NC St. 72, 2OT

Sean Marshall had plenty to think about besides simply winning the game for No. 11 Boston College. He enjoyed playing to the raucous road crowd which derided his every move, and there was a little matter of avenging an embarrassing loss from earlier in the season.

Oh, and he was coming off one of the worst performances of his career.

"Just a lot of emotions out there, it was an intense game," Marshall said. "I just got into the game, and it went that way."

His three-point play early in the second overtime gave the Eagles the lead for good and they beat No. 15 North Carolina State 74-72 Saturday, giving the Wolfpack their first losing streak of the season.

NC State had two chances in the waning seconds, but BC's Sean Williams swatted away a 3-pointer by Engin Atsur to ruin the first. Then Atsur lofted an off-balanced air ball right before the buzzer.

"Very little came easily for us," NC State coach Herb Sendek said. "Boston College was great defensively, especially down the stretch."

After scoring just five points in a loss to Virginia earlier in the week, Marshall finished with 22 points, including the only three points for BC in the final OT. Craig Smith had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the Eagles (22-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Ilian Evtimov led the Wolfpack (21-7, 10-5) with 16 points.

Dirk Nowitzki made an 18-foot fadeaway with a second left in overtime and finished with 32 points Saturday, helping the Dallas Mavericks rally from a 24-point second-half deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-113 and stretch their club-record home winning streak to 14 games.

Nowitzki partially blocked Morris Peterson's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to seal the Mavericks' fifth straight victory.

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