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No. 4 Duke downs No. 2 Wisconsin

Freshman Tyus Jones stars for the Blue Devils in a highly touted early-season matchup.

TYUS JONES scored 22 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 and No. 4 Duke shot 65 percent to wi at No. 2 Wisconsin, 80-70, last night in a highly anticipated matchup of college basketball heavyweights.

With 17 points, Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky outscored Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor (13 points) in a test for the two of the nation's top big men.

But it was another touted freshman, Jones, who helped open things up for the Blue Devils (8-0) in the second half. The lightning-quick guard beat defenders into the lane and added two three-pointers.

Jones followed a transition layup with an assist on Amile Jefferson's jumper to cap a 6-0 run that gave Duke a 69-60 lead with about 3 minutes left against the Badgers (7-1).

In other games

* At North Carolina, Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping visiting Iowa upset the No. 12 Tar Heels, 60-55, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Gesell finished with 16 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who outfought the Tar Heels (5-2) on a night when both teams struggled to shoot straight.

Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and 12 rebounds for UNC, which shot just 28 percent and never found any type of offensive rhythm.

Marcus Paige finished with 13 points for UNC, but went 4-for-16 from the floor and only three of 12 from behind the arc.

* At Notre Dame, Jerian Grant scored a career-high 27 points and Demetrius Jackson added a career-best 22 to help the Fighting Irish beat No. 19 Michigan State, 79-78, in overtime in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

In the first meeting between the schools in 35 years, Jackson's three-point play 2:19 into overtime put the Fighting Irish (7-1) ahead by five. His free throw with 5 seconds left helped seal the victory.

Denzel Valentine scored 22 points and Branden Dawson had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Michigan State (5-3).

After Valentine dribbled the ball off his foot to give it back to Notre Dame with 2.3 seconds left in regulation, Grant had a shot to win it on a drive to the hoop, but Valentine stripped the ball at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

The Irish played without V.J. Beachem, typically the first player off the bench, because of a right foot injury. Beachem is averaging 8.4 points and shooting a team-best 55.6 percent (15 of 27) from three-point range.

* At Maryland, Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 16 and No. 7 Virginia (8-0) turned up the defense to hand the 21st-ranked Terrapins their first loss, 76-65, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since the 2009-10 season, Maryland (7-1) got 16 points from freshman Melo Trimble and 14 from Jake Layman.

* At Indiana State, Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones scored 14 points each to lead No. 23 Butler (6-1) past the longtime rival Sycamores, 77-54.


* Florida could be without starting guard Eli Carter for tomorrow's game at No. 11 Kansas. Coach Billy Donovan said Carter did not practice yesterday because of a sprained left foot, suffered in practice on Nov. 20.