Gray paces No. 5 Duke to win over James Madison

Posted Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:05 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:22 p.m.

Duke 75, James Madison 58

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Chelsea Gray scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 5 Duke survived an early surge by James Madison for a 75-58 win Tuesday night.

Karima Christmas and Krystal Thomas added 14 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), who took the lead for good with a 13-2 run midway through the first half, and JMU never got closer than nine the rest of the way.

Dawn Evans led the Dukes (3-3) with 20 points, and Lauren Jimenez added 19 and 11 rebounds.

There were six lead changes in the first half before Duke — aided by JMU turnovers — went on a 13-2 run to open a 27-17 lead at the 8:02 mark. The Dukes had 11 first-half turnovers.

Evans, the nation’s second-leading scorer behind Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne, struggled to find the rim in the second half after making five of 10 from the floor in the first. She finished 8-of-22 from the field.

Men’s basketball

Wake Forest 76, Iowa 73

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Freshman J.T. Terrell scored a season-high 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to help Wake Forest beat Iowa 76-73 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Terrell hit seven 3-pointers, none bigger than when he lofted a shot off the dribble over Bryce Cartwright that dropped cleanly through the net and set off a rowdy celebration by the home crowd.

Iowa called a quick timeout and set up an inbound play, but Travis McKie tipped Eric May’s pass to halfcourt and Terrell ended up with the ball as time expired.

Terrell’s 32 points are the most by an Atlantic Coast Conference freshman this season. The Demon Deacons (4-3) needed every one of them, too, as they fell behind by 18 points late in the first half before rallying to set up the thrilling finish.

May scored 17 points to lead the Hawkeyes (3-4).

Kentucky 91, Boston U. 57

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Brandon Knight scored 23 points and No. 10 Kentucky bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 91-57 win over Boston University on Tuesday night.

Terrence Jones added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-1), who shot 59 percent from the field and overwhelmed the Terriers (4-4) over the final 20 minutes.

Kentucky led by just seven points at halftime before opening the second half on an 18-3 run to break things open.

John Holland led the Terriers with 20 points but Boston U. shot just 29 percent and had no answer after the Wildcats shook off a sluggish first half with perhaps their best basketball of the season.

Kentucky coach John Calipari was on the sideline two days after the passing of his mother, Donna, who died on Sunday following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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