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College Basketball: Singler paces Duke to 74-49 victory

Kyle Singler had 23 points and 11 rebounds as No. 9 Duke beat Coastal Carolina, 74-49, last night in Durham, N.C., in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Kyle Singler had 23 points and 11 rebounds as No. 9 Duke beat Coastal Carolina, 74-49, last night in Durham, N.C., in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Freshman Andre Dawkins had 13 points, and Jon Scheyer and Miles Plumlee added 10 apiece for the Blue Devils (2-0).

They held the Chanticleers to three field goals during a 14-minute stretch of the first half, and put themselves up by 25 points with a 24-11 spurt midway through the second.

Connecticut 77, Colgate 63 - Stanley Robinson scored 18 points leading five Huskies in double figures as No. 12 UConn beat the Raiders in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Storr, Conn. The Huskies, who led by just a point at halftime, outscored Colgate, 44-31, after intermission.

Kentucky 72, Miami of Ohio 70 - Freshman John Wall scored 19 points - including the game-winning jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining - to lift the fourth-ranked Wildcats (2-0) over the Red Hawks in Lexington, Ky. After Miami's Kenny Hayes hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 70 with six seconds left, Wall raced down the floor and pulled up from the wing.

The ball fell through the net and Wall raced up the floor pounding his chest in celebration as the crowd roared.

Minnesota 82, Stephen F. Austin 42 - Freshman Rodney Williams had three dunks and a pair of three-pointers, finishing with 14 points to help the 24th-ranked Gophers (2-0) pull away from the Lumberjacks (0-1) in Minneapolis.

Elsewhere: Dominique Jones had 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals to lead South Florida to a 66-49 victory over cold-shooting Virginia in Tampa, Fla. . . . Novar Gadson scored 20 points and Ryan Thompson added 19 to lead Rider past Lehigh, 86-71, in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Broncs (2-0) made a school-record 16 three-pointers. . . . Tim Frazier scored 19 points to lead Penn State to an 80-61 victory over Robert Morris in State College, Pa. . . . Marcus Neal scored a career-high 19 points to lead three Delaware State players in double figures as the Hornets defeated Wilmington, 60-44, in Dover.

Women

Villanova 50, Sacred Heart 49 -

Wildcats forward Laura Sweeney, a Cherokee product, tallied a team-high 11 points and seven rounds to help Villanova open with a victory on the road at the Pitt Center. Teammate Tia Grant scored 10 points.

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