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POSTED February 2, 2012 10:35 p.m.

NO. 7 DUKE 75, VIRGINIA TECH 60
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Austin Rivers scored 18 points, Ryan Kelly had 15, and No. 7 Duke used a late first-half run to open a double-digit lead it never relinquished in a victory against Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Kelly had seven points in the 13-2 spurt that helped the Blue Devils (19-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) pull away. Rivers hit a 3-pointer, and Kelly scored the last five in a 10-0 burst in the second half when Duke extended its lead to 62-40 with 11:19 remaining.
Seth Curry added 11 points, and Mason Plumlee had 10 for Duke.
The loss was the seventh in eight games for Virginia Tech (12-10, 1-6). Five of the previous losses were by four points or fewer, but the Blue Devils left nothing to chance in avenging a 64-60 loss at Cassell Coliseum last February.
Erick Green led Virginia Tech with 17 points, and Victory Davila added 16.

NO. 10 MURRAY ST. 81, SE MISSOURI ST. 73
MURRAY, Ky. — Isaiah Canaan scored 32 points and Murray State remained unbeaten with a win over Southeast Missouri State.
Jewuan Long added 13 points for Murray State (22-0, 10-0), which is off to the best start by an Ohio Valley Conference team since Western Kentucky opened 21-0 in 1953-54.
Marcus Brister had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Redhawks (12-10, 7-3).
The lead changed hands three times in the first half and Murray State trailed 39-33 at the break. The Racers took the lead for good less than 10 minutes into the second half.
Southeast Missouri forced 14 turnovers, but Murray State outrebounded the Redhawks 43-34.

NO. 12 FLORIDA 74, SOUTH CAROLINA 66
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton scored 24 points, Bradley Beal had his fourth double-double and Florida beat South Carolina for its sixth consecutive victory.
The Gators (18-4, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:09 to extend their home winning streak to 18 games.
Florida led by 17 points midway through the first half, but South Carolina slowly whittled it down to five with 2:51 remaining. Brenton Williams had a chance to make it a five-point game again with 1:13 remaining, but he missed the first of two free throws.
Bruce Ellington led South Carolina (9-12, 1-6) with 15 points.


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