Seminoles Edged By No. 2 Duke In Overtime

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - J.J. Redick had a go-ahead 3-pointer and scored eight of his 36 points in overtime, helping No. 2 Duke hold off Florida State 97-96 on Saturday.

Shelden Williams added 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (21-1, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), including two clinching free throws in the final seconds. It was his 11th double-double of the season, including five in the past six games.

Todd Galloway made a running 3 just before the final buzzer for the Seminoles (13-6, 4-5). They led 91-89 with about 2 minutes remaining in overtime following a jumper by Al Thornton, two of his 37 points that tied a career high.

Redick scored in the lane to tie it, and after Isaiah Swann missed on the other end, Duke gave the ball to Redick. His effort from beyond the arc in the corner swished through to make it 94-91, and he later made one of two free throws to increase the margin to four.

Galloway drove to make it a two-point game, and Williams clanged two free throws off the rim to give Florida State a chance. But Galloway's drive to the basket was thwarted by Williams, and despite replays that clearly showed the ball going out of bounds off Williams, the Blue Devils were given possession.

This time, Williams made both at the line when he was fouled, and the victory was finally secure.

Jason Rich had 20 points for the Seminoles, who fell to 0-15 in road games against Duke.


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