St. John's 57

(5-4, 0-2 away)

(1) Duke 70

(11-0, 1-0 ACC)

6:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

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SJU 30 2757
#1DUKE 39 3170

Top Performers

St. John's: A. Spears 14 Pts, 6 Reb

Duke: S. Williams 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 7 Blk

Redick eyes move up rankings as Duke hosts St. John's

St Johns (5-3) at No. 1 Duke (10-0) 6:00 pm EST

DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- With J.J. Redick showing no sign of slowing down, top-ranked Duke has to like its chances when it hosts St. John's on Wednesday.

Redick followed up a career-high 41-point effort in a rout of then-No. 2 Texas on December 10 by scoring 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting in Sunday's 104-77 triumph over Valparaiso.

In the runaway win, the 6-4 senior made 5-of-9 3-pointers to move into second place all-time on the Atlantic Coast Conference list with 355 from the arc. He is 12th on the career list nationally, eight behind Jeff Fryer of Loyola Marymount.

Additionally, Redick, who is averaging 25.4 points, is 20 points behind Jason Williams and Gene Banks for sixth place on Duke's all-time scoring list.

Greg Paulus helped out on a host of Redick's baskets Sunday en route to setting a Blue Devil freshman record with 15 assists, one shy of Bobby Hurley's school mark.

Shelden Williams registered his third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds and senior Lee Melchionni had a career-high 18 points as Duke opened 10-0 for the fifth time in six seasons.

After opening 5-1, the Red Storm have lost two in a row, including Saturday's 56-53 setback against Marist at Madison Square Garden. Freshman Anthony Mason Jr. - the son of the former New York Knick - scored 13 points in his debut at the arena where his father had some memorable years.

Duke lost the first three games of the series before Mike Krzyzewski took over as coach. It is 9-2 against St. John's since.


School Info

Conference Big East ACC
Nickname Red Storm Blue Devils
Type Private Private

2005-06 Season

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