No. 21 Duke beats Boston College 83-82 without Coach K

Wendell Moore Jr. scored 25 points to help No. 21 Duke hold off Boston College 83-82 on Wednesday night while Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols.

Moore had been off to a rough start to the season but had a huge performance for the host Blue Devils (4-2, 2-0 ACC), who had to rally from 16 down before halftime in their first game in three weeks.

“Just seeing that first one go through, I feel like it took everything that was on my shoulders off of me,” Moore said, “and gave me a chance to play free and just go out there and win the game.”

Moore’s night included a critical late basket, as he corralled an inbounds pass with two seconds on the shot clock and hit an off-balance fadeaway over Jay Heath for an 80-77 lead with 43 seconds left.

Moore added a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to make it a two-possession game, which provided just enough cushion when CJ Felder hit a 3-pointer with one second left for the final margin.

Krzyzewski has said he and his wife are following quarantine protocols after a family member tested positive for the coronavirus. Krzyzewski said both tested negative as recently as Monday. Associate head coach Jon Scheyer led the program Wednesday.

“It’s not how I dreamed about coaching my first game ever,” Scheyer said, adding: “I can only imagine what (Krzyzewski) was thinking and doing down the stretch there — or actually the whole game, I should say.”

Felder finished with 24 points for the Eagles (2-8, 0-4), but BC finished with 21 turnovers to offset 56% shooting.

#2 Baylor 76, Oklahoma 61: MaCio Teague scored 17 points, Matthew Mayer had 16 and the host Bears improved to 10-0 for only the fifth time in team history. All 10 wins, including three Big 12 games, were by at least 11 points. Baylor coach Scott Drew got his 372nd career victory, one more win than his father, former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew had in his 22 seasons as a head coach. Austin Reaves had 19 points and Alondes Williams 11 for the Sooners (6-3, 2-2).

#7 Creighton 89, Seton Hall 53: Damien Jefferson scored 16 of his 19 points in the first half and the host Bluejays (9-2, 5-1 Big East) won their fifth straight game, with their biggest conference victory since beating St. John’s 100-59 in February 2016. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Pirates (8-5, 5-2) and was coach Kevin Willard’s most lopsided defeat in his 11 seasons. Denzel Mahoney had 14 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 11 for Creighton, which moved into second place in the Big East behind Villanova.

#9 Tennessee 79, Arkansas 74: Josiah-Jordan James and Victor Bailey scored 17 points apiece and the host Volunteers (8-1, 2-1 SEC) hit eight free throws in the final minute. John Fulkerson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and freshman Keon Johnson added 14 for the Vols. Jamie Notae had just five points in the first half, and finished with 19. Jalen Tate had 15 points to lead the Razorbacks (9-2, 1-2).

#10 Michigan 82, #16 Minnesota 57: Freshman Hunter Dickinson scored 28 points and the host Wolverines (10-0, 5-0 Big Ten) had a 19-point edge in the second half after leading by just six points following a sloppy first half. The Golden Gophers (10-3, 3-3) made just 32% of their shots, and only Marcus Carr scored in double figures. Carr, though, was 5-for-16 from the field and was held to 14 points after entering the game averaging 22-plus points. Isaiah Livers scored 14 points and Franz Wagner had 12 points for the Wolverines.

#11 Houston 70, Wichita State 63: Quentin Grimes scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as the host Cougars (9-1, 4-1 American Athletic) rallied. After shooting 1-for-6 from the field in the first half, Grimes was 5-for-11 in the second half, including 4-for-6 on 3-pointers. He also had nine rebounds. Justin Gorham added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and DeJon Jarreau finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Houston. Tyson Etienne had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Dexter Dennis scored 18 points for the Shockers (6-3, 2-1), whose five-game winning streak ended.

Louisville 73, #19 Virginia Tech 71: David Johnson scored 17 points, including a crucial free throw with five seconds left, and the host Cardinals (8-1, 3-0 ACC) withstood a missed 3-point try at the buzzer, holding off the Hokies (8-2, 2-1). Carlik Jones scored 17 points and Jae’Lyn Withers finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Louisville, which won its fourth consecutive game overall and 17th in a row against Virginia Tech, which was led by Jalen Cone’s 23 points.

#22 Virginia 70, Wake Forest 61: Sam Hauser scored 11 of his 16 points during a 28-10 run to open the second half and the host Cavaliers (6-2, 2-0 ACC) made a successful return from a coronavirus pause. Virginia trailed 39-34 at halftime after the Demon Deacons (3-2, 0-2) shot 63% in the first half, but Virginia clamped down on defense in the second half and used the fast start offensively to pull away. Hauser also grabbed 11 rebounds and Trey Murphy III scored 13 points for the Cavaliers, who had all five starters score in double figures. Isaiah Mucius and Jonah Antonio scored 14 points each and Ismael Massoud had 13 for Wake Forest.