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Saturday, February 25, 2006

J.J. Redick Breaks ACC Record!

Redick Breaks ACC Record, Williams Leads Duke To 74-66 Win Over Temple

Courtesy: Duke Sports Information

(Release: 02/25/2006)

PHILADELPHIA - J.J. Redick broke a 51-year-old ACC record becoming the conference's all-time leading scorer despite scoring a season-low 11 points as No. 1 Duke (27-1) defeated Temple (15-11) 74-66 Saturday at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Shelden Williams led Duke to victory with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

With flashbulbs popping throughout the Wachovia Center and photographers crammed behind the basket, Redick sank two free throws with 1:28 left to set the mark. The sold-out crowd gave him a standing ovation and his teammates patted him on the head as he went to the huddle for a timeout.

Looking to beat a No. 1 team for only the third time in team history, the Owls made a late, spirited rush without Mardy Collins, their leading scorer who left for the locker room with a sprained foot.

Dustin Salisbery sank a three-pointer that pulled the Owls within seven. Then a Mark Tyndale layup made it 61-56.

When Collins returned with 4 minutes left, the Blue Devils had regained control and led by 11. Collins got them to 66-58 with under 2 minutes left and Antywane Robinson hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds to go that made it a five-point game.

Greg Paulus hit three three-pointers and finished with 13 points for Duke while DeMarcus Nelson scored 12 points.

Duke will now return its attention to the ACC and look to finish out the league schedule strong. Duke is 14-0 in ACC action and already has clinched the regular season championship and No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, but has a pair of tough games to close out the regular season. Duke heads to Florida State, who pused Duke to overtime at Cameron earlier this year, Wednesday before closing out the regular season with a home game against North Carolina Saturday.

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