Andrae Patterson, the hero of Indiana's semifinal victory, scored a career-high 39 points Friday night to lead the 20th-ranked Hoosiers over No. 6 Duke 85-69 in the championship of the Preseason NIT.
The 6-foot-8 junior had 20 points in the semifinal over Evansville, including the game-winner at the buzzer. He scored from inside and out throughout Friday's game, and at one point scored 15 straight points for the Hoosiers.Indiana (5-0) pulled away from the Blue Devils (3-1) over the final four minutes without Patterson being a factor. He had just one of the Hoosiers' 16 points over that stretch as they took off from a 69-63 lead.
The Blue Devils, who beat No. 22 Tulsa in the semifinals, were 6-for-25 from beyond the 3-point line and made just 21 of 39 free throws.
No. 3 Wake Forest 69, Davidson 45
At Winston-Salem, N.C., tt took more than 20 minutes, but No. 3 Wake Forest finally found a solution to Davidson's pesky defense, using a 17-4 run in the second half and coasting to a victory.
Tim Duncan scored five of his 20 points during the decisive run in which Wake Forest pushed its 32-28 lead to 49-32 with 8:27 left, finally getting Davidson into a running game and out of its deliberate tempo.
No. 5 Villanova 68,
American U., P.R. 62
At Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Alvin Williams scored 20 points, including 10 in the final 31/2 minutes to lead No. 5 Villanova over Division II American University of Puerto Rico.
No. 10 Clemson, 78, Delaware 71
At Caguas, Puerto Rico, Merl Code scored 19 points, and No. 10 Clemson used held a late 10-0 run to hold off surprisingly tough Delaware for a victory in the San Juan Shootout.
No. 12 Syracuse 85, Maine 65
At Anchorage, Alaska, Todd Burgan scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead No. 12 Syracuse over Maine in the Great Alaska Shootout's second round.
The Orangemen (2-1) made a team-record 13 3-pointers a day after going 1-for-11 from long range in an 87-53 loss to No. 8 Kentucky.
No. 14 North Carolina 82, Pitt 61
At Chapel Hill, N.C., Antawn Jamison led a one-man attack on Pittsburgh in the second half and finished with a career-high 36 points to guide No. 14 North Carolina to victory.
College of Charleston 82,
No. 21 Stanford 78
At Anchorage, Alaska, the College of Charleston used eight free throws in the final 26 seconds and Anthony Johnson's 20 points to beat No. 21 Stanford in the Great Alaska Shootout's second round.
No. 22 Tulsa 55, Evansville 51
At New York, Michael Ruffin had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead No. 22 Tulsa to a victory over Evansville in the third-place game of the Preseason NIT.