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Seminoles shock top-ranked Duke to cap wild weekend

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State capped the weekend of beating the unbeatens with a shocker.

The Seminoles defeated top-ranked Duke 77-76 Sunday night to snap the defending national champion's 22-game winning streak — the longest in the nation — and leave Division I without an unbeaten team.

Four teams started the weekend without a loss, but No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Oklahoma State and No. 21 Miami all lost Saturday, and then Duke went down Sunday, meaning the 1975-76 Indiana team is still the last team to have a perfect season.

"They played better than we did," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "We have a lot of work to do before we're some great basketball team. We're not one right now."

The Blue Devils (12-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were impressive in taking the lead in the final minute after trailing by 13 points with 8 1/2 minutes to play. They were uncharacteristic in their free throw shooting, missing six over the final 1:30 — four by Jason Williams and two by Mike Dunleavy.

"I promise you the next time I'm in that situation I will make them," Williams said. "Some of those things happen."

Monte Cummings scored on a drive with 7.4 seconds left as the Seminoles (8-5, 1-1) rallied from a four-point deficit in the final minute.

"It took every bit of the 40 minutes to get the win," Florida State coach Steve Robinson said. "Once we got behind I told them we've just got to make some shots."

The win over Duke, which had been No. 1 since the preseason poll and was a unanimous choice the past five weeks, set off a storming of the court by fans after the Seminoles registered their first win over a top-ranked team in 12 tries.

"That was great to see," Robinson said. "It was chaos."

Florida State, which had pulled within 76-75 on Antwuan Dixon's 3-pointer with 28 seconds left, went to Cummings — a 25-year-old Army veteran — for its final play.

"I was knocking them down in the second half, so I felt good about it," said the 6-foot-4-inch Cummings, who got around Williams as he tried to draw a charge and then drove the baseline. "Somehow Jason got tangled up, and it helped me get by him."

Cummings finished with 16 points, while Delvon Arrington added 13 points and 10 assists. Arrington has 603 assists and surpassed Otto Petty as the school's career leader.

Williams, who was 8-of-12 from 3-point range and finished with 26 points, missed six straight free throws over the final 5:40, including the four over the final 1:24. The last two were with 20 seconds left and could have given the Blue Devils a three-point lead.

Duke suffered all night from poor free throw shooting, going 2-for-8 over the final 1:30 and only 7-for-19 in the game. Williams entered the game shooting 69.1 percent from the line, while the Blue Devils were at 69.3 percent.

The Seminoles went up 58-45 on a free throw by freshman Anthony Richardson with 8:39 left. Duke tied it at 61-61 on Williams' final 3-pointer with 5:40 remaining.

"You always have in the back of your mind, 'They're going to come back, they're going to come back,' " Arrington said. "We were on our heels, but we weren't flatfooted."

Duke took its first lead since 7-4 with 1:22 left on a basket by Carlos Boozer that made it 73-71. Dunleavy's 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go made it 76-72.

Dunleavy, who was 5-for-15 from the field, finished with 14 points, while Boozer had 12, and Daniel Ewing had 10.

Florida State, which lost games last month to American and Western Carolina, hadn't beaten Duke since 1995 and gave Robinson his first win in 12 games against the Blue Devils.

Cincinnati now has the nation's longest winning streak at 13 games.

CALIFORNIA 68, NO. 12 STANFORD 54: Ryan Forehan-Kelly scored 13 of his 19 points over the final five minutes, and the Bears (10-2, 1-1 Pac-10) ended their 10-game losing streak to Stanford. The win was the 10th in a row at home for California, which hadn't beaten the Cardinal since Jan. 29, 1997.

Casey Jacobsen scored 20 points to lead Stanford (8-3, 1-1).

NO. 14 UCLA 81, WASHINGTON ST. 69: Billy Knight had career-highs of 32 points and six 3-pointers and the Bruins (11-2, 4-0 Pac-10) won their ninth straight and completed a four-game sweep of the Washington schools.

Mike Bush had 18 points for the Cougars (4-8, 0-4), who lost their sixth straight game overall and 18th in a row to UCLA, while remaining winless in 45 games against the Bruins in Los Angeles.

NO. 15 ARIZONA 93, OREGON ST. 87: Jason Gardner scored 23 of his career-high 34 points in the second half as the Wildcats (9-4, 2-2 Pac-10) avoided consecutive home defeats for the first time since 1983-84, coach Lute Olson's first at the school. Arizona, which trailed by 19 points early in the second half, used a full-court press to get back in the game.

Brian Jackson scored 21 points for the Beavers (8-6, 1-3), who shot 76 percent in the first half.