No. 4 Duke Handles Hokies 81-64

No. 15 Butler denies Loyola, No. 23 Xavier wallops No. 16 Dayton
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2008 11:04 PM CST
Duke forward Kyle Singler, left, looks for help as Virginia Tech forward J.T. Thompson guards him closely during the first half of a basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Steve...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – There was no upset for Virginia Tech this time, as Duke rode an 18-9 second-half run to an easy 81-64 victory in front of a disappointed Hokies crowd. Two top-ten Blue Devils teams have fallen to Virginia Tech since the latter's move to the ACC three years ago. Also in ranked college hoops:

  • No. 15 Butler shut down Loyola of Chicago early, getting 15 points from Pete Campbell in the 63-50 victory.
  • No. 23 Xavier ambushed No. 16 Dayton, who shot just 30% in the 69-43 upset.