Sunday, B.C. beat California, 68-46, in the consolation game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando where the Eagles went 2-1 in the tournament.
Against Indiana on Wednesday, Reggie Jackson scored 27 points for the Eagles in a game they never trailed. With the win, the Eagles are 5-0 against Big Ten foes in the Challenges; the only undefeated team in either conferences remaining.
Andre Young led the Tigers with 14 points, including four 3-pointers as Michigan moved to 4-0 against the Tigers all-time.
A 12-2 spurt midway in the second half put Duke ahead, and they ended it shooting 9-of-12 from the free throw line in the final 1:15. The win is Dukes second against a top-10 team in eight days (Kansas State).
The Blue Devils played a rematch of their championship game last year against Butler at the IZOD Center in New Jersey Saturday. Irving got 17 of his 21 points in the second half and Coach Krzyzewski got his 876th win (tied for 3rd all-time) as Duke won 82-70.
The Seminoles came within 1 point three times in the final 2:30 against Florida but struggled to score as Singleton went 2-of-12 shooting.
Glen Rice Jr. led the Jackets with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Malcolm Grant scored a career-high 26 points at home against West Virginia as the Hurricanes overcame a 13 point deficit with 12 minutes remaining. They got hot from the field scoring on 14 of their final 15 possessions, making eight of their last nine shots and making four straight free throws in the last nine seconds.
The Mountaineers were 77-3 under Coach Bob Huggins when leading by 10 or more points.
North Carolina (5-3): The Tar Heels cant overlook any game, and they didnt as they beat a Charleston team that beat them last year behind John Hensons career-high 19 points Sunday at home in the 74-69 win where they trailed by five points at halftime.
In their ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against No. 21 Illinois, Tyler Zeller drew three early fouls and was limited to only nine minutes in the first half of the 79-67 loss. Five Illinois players scored in double figures.
Zeller responded Saturday with a career-high 27 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks against visiting No. 11 Kentucky. The game saw five lead changes in the final three minutes as Zeller scored 12 of the Tar Heels final 16 points. The Heels kept freshman stud Terrence Jones in check with nine points, 11 shy of his average.
N.C. State (4-3): The Wolfpack lost their Challenge matchup on the road against Wisconsin Wednesday, 87-48. They were outscored 52-21 in the second half, and missed eleven straight shots at one point as they shot 31 percent from the field.
The road trip continued against No. 7 Syracuse Saturday where they lost 65-59. After hanging close all game, the Wolfpack didnt make a basket in the final 7:20 of the game against Syracuses zone defense that forced two shot clock violations during the span.
Virginia (4-3): The Cavaliers instilled hope for the ACC as the opened the challenge with the Big Ten Monday with an 87-79 road win against No. 13 Minnesota. Mustapha Farrakhan scored a career-high 23 points.
The Cavs trailed by 10 at halftime, but made 10-of-13 from beyond the arc in the second half. Mike Scott added 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Virginia Tech (4-3): The Hokies lost their Challenge in dramatic fashion Wednesday against No. 18 Purdue at home in overtime, 58-55. The Boilermakers JuJuan Johnson tied the game with nine seconds left in regulation and hit the go-ahead jumper in overtime.
Terrell made seven 3-pointers and his 32 points are the most of any ACC freshman this season. Wake trailed by 18 in the first half, but the 3-pointers helped bring them back.
Saturday, Wake beat visiting Holy Cross, 75-64, for their third straight win. Travis Mckie scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and it took an 8-0 run in the second half to pull away.