Duke cooks up winner in showdown with Cards
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:00 pm
By The Associated Press
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Quinn Cook scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 7:46, including No. 5 Duke’s last eight of the game, and the Blue Devils beat No. 2 Louisville 76-71 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Neither team led by more than four points over the final 10 minutes until Cook’s second free throw with 6.7 seconds left made it 76-71.
The sophomore point guard had six assists and just four turnovers against Louisville’s pressure defense. He was 4 for 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line.
Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0).
Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.
Missouri 68, VCU 65
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading the Tigers over the Rams in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds, then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.
Troy Daniels of VCU missed a 3 and the Tigers ran out the clock.
The Tigers lost to No. 2 Louisville in the semifinals, when they committed 23 turnovers. They had 14 against VCU.
Negus Webster-Chan and Keion Bell had 12 points apiece for Missouri.
Creighton 87, Ariz. St. 73
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 29 points with nine rebounds to lead the Bluejays over the Sun Devils to win the Las Vegas Invitational.
McDermott, the tournament’s MVP, was 10 of 19 from the field for the Bluejays (6-0).
Ethan Wragge added 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers for Creighton.
Freshman Jahii Carson led Arizona State (4-1) with a season-high 30 points. He also had seven assists and four steals. He was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line.
Carrick Felix finished with 17 points and five rebounds for Arizona State.
UNLV 82, Iowa St. 70
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Anthony Bennett scored 22 points and the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Cyclones in the consolation game of the Global Sports Classic.
UNLV (3-1) began to pull away late in the second half. After Will Clyburn’s tip-in at 7:24 cut Iowa State’s deficit to 57-54, the Rebels closed the game with a 25-16 run.
Anthony Marshall added 16 points for the Rebels, and Mike Moser had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The Runnin’ Rebels used a pair of runs to seize momentum midway through the first half, but Iowa State (4-2) managed to stay close.
Clyburn had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cyclones. Tyrus McGee added 12 points while Melvin Eljm scored 10.
Memphis 52, No. Iowa 47
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Chris Crawford had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Joe Jackson scored 15 for the Tigers (3-2), who were one of four ranked teams in the regular-season tournament.
Deon Mitchell led the Panthers (3-3) with 18 points and five assists, but Northern Iowa shot 31.4 percent (16 of 51), including 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) from 3-point range.
Cincinnati 77, Oregon 66
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cashmere Wright made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Bearcats over the Ducks in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic.
The Bearcats (6-0) led by nine at the break but Oregon opened the second half with a 21-10 surge to move in front. Cincinnati eventually settled down and closed the game with a 25-12 stretch to secure the win.
The Bearcats had four players score in double figures. Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker had 16 points apiece, and Titus Rubles scored 13.
Carlos Emery led Oregon (5-1) with 15 points and nine rebounds. E.J. Singler added 11 points.
Published in The Messenger 11.26.12