Redick sets ACC scoring record as No. 1 Duke edges Temple
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick hit two free throws with 1:28
remaining to become the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and help the top-ranked
Duke Blue Devils down Temple, 74-66, at the Wachovia Center.
Redick surpassed Dickie Hemric, who amassed 2,857 points for Wake Forest from
The senior guard was shut down for much of the night, though, and finished
with a season-low 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Shelden Williams carried the load instead, pouring in 23 points for Duke
(27-1), which has won 10 in a row. Greg Paulus finished with 13 points and
DeMarcus Nelson added 12.
Mardy Collins netted 26 points while Antywane Robinson contributed 13 for the
Owls (15-11), who have dropped two of their last three overall.
Duke assumed a 38-32 halftime advantage and started the second stanza on a 7-1
run to go ahead by 12, 45-33. Redick extended the lead to 15 with about 11
minutes left and pulled within one point of the record on a teardrop bucket in
the paint. He would not score again until the waning moments, however.
The lead stayed at double-digits until the Owls mounted a 7-0 charge in the
latter stages of the game to make it 61-56. Dustin Salisbery had a big three-
pointer in the run, which was capped by a Mark Tyndale lay-in with about six
minutes to go.
The Blue Devils responded with five unanswered points, though, and Williams’
free throw with 4:09 left made it a 10-point game at 66-56.
Redick hit his record-breaking free throws with about 1 1/2 minutes remaining
to keep the lead at 10, as Philadelphia fans booed to voice their displeasure
while Duke fans rose to their feet.
Temple mounted one final run and pulled to within five on a Robinson trey with
22 ticks on the clock, but Duke went 3-of-4 from the line down the stretch to
close the game out.
Redick was already Duke’s all-time leading scorer and the NCAA’s all-time
leader in terms of three-pointers…Duke leads the all-time series,
15-9…Temple is now 11-2 on its home floor…The Blue Devils are 10-1 on the