No. 2 Duke stuns No. 3 Virginia with early 3s, wins 81-71


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71, on Saturday night.

Barrett hit his first five tries from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). His fifth one gave them a 29-15 lead after less than 12 minutes of play. Cam Reddish took over after that, hitting 5 of his first 6, the last three early in the second half as the Blue Devils rebuilt their lead to 52-41. He finished with 17 points.

Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome each scored 16 to lead Virginia (20-2, 8-2), which had a 13-game home winning streak snapped. The Cavaliers lost to the Blue Devils at John Paul Jones Arena for the third consecutive time.

The game drew a sellout crowd, most hoping Virginia could avenge a 72-70 loss at Duke on Jan. 19, but it was the Blue Devils who put on a show in front of LeBron James and past stars from both schools.



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Grant Williams scored 16 points as Tennessee beat Florida 73-6 to complete a season sweep of the Gators and extend its school-record winning streak to 18 games.

Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) owns the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This also marks the biggest winning streak of Rick Barnes' 32-year head coaching career.



STARKVILLE, Miss. - PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 13 and Kentucky held on to beat Mississippi State.

Kentucky (20-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) has won 10 straight games since losing to Alabama in its conference opener on Jan. 5. The Wildcats had to work for this one after an 18-point lead dwindled to one possession with 1:18 left, but the Bulldogs weren't able to score again.



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Kenny Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 left in overtime to help North Carolina hold off Miami.

Truex and Wallace top Daytona speed charts in rainy 1st day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Chase Elliott took blame for the first crash of NASCAR's new season on a blustery day at Daytona International Speedway that was shortened by rain.

Martin Truex Jr. topped the speed chart in his debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Bubba Wallace jumped to the top of Saturday's second session before weather brought an early end to NASCAR's Cup Series practice.

Rosters were needed to track all the offseason changes and new faces preparing for the season-opening Daytona 500.

Kurt Busch, winner of the Daytona 500 just two years ago, now drives for Chip Ganassi Racing in Jamie McMurray's old seat. McMurray, the 2010 Daytona 500 winner, will close his career next Sunday with one last appearance in "The Great American Race."

Wild finish for Mickelson puts him in 4-way tie at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson is in a familiar place in familiar conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He is among four players tied for the lead after the second round was completed Saturday morning because of rain.

Mickelson avoided the worst of the weather, though he had to survive a wild finish of a birdie, three straight bogeys and a closing birdie for a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill.

Jordan Spieth endured the rain that finally caused play to be suspended Friday because of large puddles on the green. Spieth returned to Spyglass on Saturday to complete two holes. He made bogey on his last one for a 68 and was one shot behind.

This is the 13th time Mickelson has at least a share of the lead after any round. He was tied with Lucas Glover, Scott Langley and Paul Casey.

From wire reports