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COLLEGE BASKETBALL / NATIONAL ROUNDUP : Shot by Childress Is Upsetting to No. 2 Duke

January 14, 1994|From Associated Press

When Randolph Childress got confused in the final seconds against Duke, he did what he does best--shoot.

His three-point basket with 11 seconds to play gave Wake Forest a 69-68 victory over the second-ranked Blue Devils on Thursday night at Durham, N.C.

"I didn't know what (Coach Dave Odom) wanted to do," Childress said. "He had me totally confused. I said he was going to kill me in the locker room if I miss this shot, but I said I was just going to go down and shoot the basketball regardless."

Odom said the team misunderstood his instructions about when to call a timeout after Duke took a two-point lead with 32 seconds remaining on two free throws by Marty Clark.

"They ran, well . . . give it to Randolph and hope," Odom said of the final play.

The shot by Childress, who finished with 24 points, was clearly a three-pointer, but the Cameron Indoor Stadium scoreboard didn't record it that way and the closest official did not signal it was a three-point basket.

Grant Hill, who led Duke with 23 points, drove the length of the floor and put up a 15-foot jumper in the closing seconds, but the ball bounced off the rim, off the hands of teammate Chris Collins and out of bounds as the clock ran out.

The Wake Forest players stormed the court in jubilation as the Duke players seemed confused about the ending and Coach Mike Krzyzewski went to the scorer's table looking for an explanation.

Wake Forest is 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Duke is 10-1 and 2-1.

No. 10 Michigan 86, Ohio State 75--The Wolverines (11-2, 3-0) used a 9-0 run at the start of overtime to pull away in a Big Ten Conference victory over the Buckeyes (8-6, 1-2) at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Freshman transfer Makhtar Ndiaye played 11 minutes in his first game for Michigan and scored his only point in overtime.

Ndiaye, a 6-foot-9 Senegal native, was immediately eligible after the NCAA decided he could play anywhere but Wake Forest. He practiced with Wake Forest during the fall semester, but was declared ineligible to play for the Deamon Deacons by the NCAA on Dec. 30 because of recruiting violations.

No. 7 Massachusetts 70, West Virginia 56--Dana Dingle scored 17 points to lead the Minutemen (12-1, 4-0) to an Atlantic 10 Conference victory over the Mountaineers (9-2, 3-1) at Morgantown, W.Va.

No. 15 Louisville 95, Virginia Tech 76--DeJuan Wheat scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals (11-2, 2-1) to a Metro Conference victory over the Hokies (10-2, 1-1) at Louisville, Ky.

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