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Duke rips Clemson, moves mark to 9-0

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CLEMSON, S.C. — J.J. Redick scored 22 points, and third-ranked Duke beat Clemson 89-71 Sunday night in a matchup of unbeaten teams.

The Blue Devils moved to 9-0 for the third straight season and won their 14th straight over the Tigers (9-1) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both.

Duke, Connecticut and Wake Forest are the only undefeated teams remaining in Division I.

With No. 1 Alabama losing at Utah last Monday night and second-ranked Pittsburgh losing at Georgia the next day, the door was open for undefeated Duke to reach No. 1 in the AP poll for the sixth consecutive season.

The Blue Devils finished with a season-high 11 3-pointers.

Edward Scott had 28 points for the Tigers, who were off to their best start since going 11-0 in 1995-96.

No. 7 TEXAS 80, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 64: In Austin, Texas, Sydmill Harris and Brian Boddicker each scored 14 points for the Longhorns.

James Thomas grabbed 16 rebounds for Texas (9-2), which dominated the boards 52-35 and forced 24 turnovers.

Jamion Christian led Mount St. Mary's (5-4) with 12 points and Kiel Butler scored 10.

Freshman Brad Buckman had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Texas, his first career double-double.

No. 15 CREIGHTON 84, DRAKE 63: In Omaha, Neb., Kyle Korver scored 23 points and the Bluejays (11-1, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference) bounced back from their first loss of the season with the easy win.

Korver, coming off a career-high 32 points in Tuesday's loss to No. 19 Xavier, made his first five shots from the field and finished 7-for-9.

Greg Danielson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Drake (5-8, 0-2).

GEORGIA 89, No. 21 LSU 63: In Athens, Ga., Ezra Williams scored 25 points and Jarvis Hayes had 20 as the Bulldogs registered their second straight victory over a Top 25 team.

Georgia (9-3), which beat second-ranked Pittsburgh 79-67 last Tuesday, has won eight straight.

Jaime Lloreda had 17 points for the Tigers (9-2), who had won seven in a row.

It was the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.