Andre Dawkins scored a career-high 28 points in his first start to help top-ranked Duke beat Bradley 83-48 on Wednesday night, moving Coach Mike Krzyzewski past Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and into sole possession of third place on the all-time wins list.
The sophomore hit eight three-pointers for the Blue Devils (9-0) in place of star freshman point guard Kyrie Irving, who is out indefinitely with a toe injury on his right foot. Kyle Singler added 17 points as Duke shook off a cold-shooting first half and blew the game open with a flurry of threes after halftime.
It was Krzyzewski's 877th victory, moving him out of a tie with Rupp and putting him two behind North Carolina's Dean Smith for second place. Bobby Knight has the record with 902 wins. Krzyzewski could tie Smith at home against Elon on Dec. 20, then pass him when the Blue Devils face NorthCarolina-Greensboro on Dec. 29 in the Greensboro Coliseum.
Duke has won 19 straight games overall dating to last season's run to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title and Krzyzewski's fourth NCAA championship.
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Eastern Kentucky 95, Kentucky Christian 45: Boyle County graduate Spencer Perrin hit all eight of his shots for 16 points to lead the host Colonels, who got at least two points from everyone on their roster.
Josh Daniel and Joshua Jones were the only other Eastern players to reach double digits in points with 15 apiece. Daniel added five assists and four rebounds.
The Colonels (5-4) jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first six minutes and led by double figures the rest of the way.
Transylvania 88, Franklin 63: Sophomore Brandon Rash scored a career-high 27 points, and the host Pioneers went on a 13-2 run to open the second half after leading by one after the first. Rash, a 6-foot-3 guard/forward out of Montgomery County, added seven rebounds and four steals for Transy (3-2, 1-1 Heartland Athletic Conference), which made 20 of its 27 shots after halftime.
Freshman Tate Cox, from Knott County Central, also had a career best with 13 points, including 9-for-9 free-throw shooting.
Western Kentucky 59, Bowling Green 52: Juan Pattillo scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds to lead WKU on the road. The Hilltoppers (4-5) led 28-20 at halftime and built their lead to 39-22 on Pattillo's layup with 14:19 remaining. The Falcons (1-7), however, cut it to 54-52 on Danny McElroy's layup with two minutes to play.
No. 3 Pittsburgh 70, Delaware St. 42: Reserve Dante Taylor scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double to lead the host Panthers. Taylor played just 15 minutes, and J.J. Moore, another reserve, scored 10 points. Eleven players scored for Pitt, which outrebounded the Hornets 41-18.
Pittsburgh (10-0) has won 10 consecutive games to start the season for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.
No. 6 Connecticut 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 54: Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead four Huskies in double figures at home. Walker came in leading the nation in scoring at more than 29 points a game, but UConn didn't need that many from him Wednesday.
Jeremy Lamb had 12 points, and fellow freshmen Roscoe Smith and Shabazz Napier had 10 points each.
Marquette: Senior forward Joseph Fulce has been diagnosed with a severe bone bruise after injuring his left knee Tuesday night. The school said Fulce is doubtful for Saturday's game against Wisconsin, and his future availability will be based on his response to treatment.
Transylvania 65, Franklin 64: Olivia Akridge nailed a jumper with 15 seconds left to give the Pioneers a win at home, snapping a two-game skid.
Holly Milburn, a senior out of Scott County, led Transy (4-3, 1-2 HCAC) with 18 points, and Akridge, a senior from Lyon County, added 15 points and six rebounds. The Pioneers led 63-56 with 6:05 to go before Franklin went on an 8-0 run.
Northern Kentucky 63, Tiffin 45: Casse Mogan had 18 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead the host Norse to their sixth straight win. Russell graduate Kelsey Simpson added 12 points for NKU (7-2), which shot 51.2 percent from the field..