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College basketball: Duke handles Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Kyle Singler had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke beat No. 9 Purdue 76-60 last night to remain unbeaten in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Jon Scheyer scored 20 points and Nolan Smith added 12 for the Blue Devils (8-0).

Robbie Hummel had 15 points and eight rebounds and JaJuan Johnson added 12 for the Boilermakers (5-2).

Duke outrebounded Purdue 49-29 and held the Boilermakers to 37 percent shooting.

Purdue was just 2-of-13 on 3-pointers.

Duke improved to 10-0 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

It was the Blue Devils' first game against a ranked team this season.

No. 7 Notre Dame 102,

South Dakota 76

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Ryan Ayers was 9-of-14 from 3-point range for a career-high 35 points and Kyle McAlarney was 7-of-13 on 3 for 27 points for Notre Dame.

Ayers tied the Notre Dame record with nine 3s at the Joyce Center, one shy of the 10 Donta Wade had for Providence against the Irish in 2000. McAlarney just missed a third straight 30-point game as the Irish (6-1) were 19-of-37 from 3-point range.

Ayers, who set his previous career high with 19 points against Furman on Sunday, had 25 by halftime.

No. 17 Villanova 69, Penn 47

PHILADELPHIA - Dante Cunningham had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Corey Stokes scored 14 points for Villanova.

The Wildcats (7-0) have won every game by at least 13 points.

No. 18 Memphis 100,

Marist 61

MEMPHIS - Shawn Taggart had 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks and freshman Tyreke Evans added 24 points for Memphis.

Antonio Anderson scored 12 points and Roburt Sallie finished with 11 for Memphis (5-1). Evans was 10-of-13 from the field. David Devezin led the Red Foxes (2-4) with 11 points.

No. 23 Florida 73,

Florida A&M 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Nick Calathes had 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists and Chandler Parsons added 15 points for Florida.

The Gators (6-1) improved to 10-0 all time against the Rattlers, to 18-0 against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and to 20-2 in December over the last three years.

No. 25 Marquette 81,

Central Michigan 67

MILWAUKEE - Wesley Matthews scored 18 points and Marquette bounced back from its first loss of the season.

The Golden Eagles, who came in averaging 89 points per game, took it to the Chippewas in a game that featured 49 fouls and a plodding pace. Dominic James scored 15 points and Lazar Hayward added 14 for Marquette.

Jacolby Hardiman had 20 points for Central Michigan (2-4).

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