NCAA Basketball Recap For 1/12/11- FSU Shocks No. 1 Duke
Game of the Night:
Florida State- 66 Duke- 61
Seminole guard Derwin Kitchen put the team on his back. He played with fire and aggression, scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
Duke shot just 31-percent from the field, the Seminole defense played great.
The Blue Devils inside game was non existent for most of the night.
The Seminoles hit five consecutive free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.
It’s the third time that Florida State beat Duke at home since 2002. The win also snaps the Blue Devils 25-game winning streak.
UPSET OF THE NIGHT- LOOK ABOVE FSU OVER DUKE
- The quintessential top three of the Big East (Pitt, Syracuse and Nova) all won in convincing fashion tonight. Pitt and Syracuse on the road, and Nova over Louisville at home
- No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Kansas didn’t play their best basketball, but both won winnable road conference games in narrow margins. The Buckeyes defeated Michigan 68-64, and the Jayhawks took care of Iowa State 84-79.
- No 6. San Diego State did what it had to do, win at home over UNLV in Mountain West play 55-49.
- How about Colorado, a sleeper in the Big 12, picking up a nice road win over No. 20 Kansas State 74-66.
- No. 13 Texas A&M destroys Oklahoma State at home 71-48.
Top Three Performances
- Derwin Kitchen (FSU) 22 pts, 10 reb in win over No. 1 Duke
- Kawhi Leonard (SDSU) 15 pts 17 reb in 55-49 win over UNLV
- Ashton Gibbs (Pitt) 22 pts in road win over No. 19 Georgetown