Dean Smith appreciates all the attention he's been given in connection with his 700th career victory, but he still would rather see coaches' records not be tallied.
Smith became only the fourth coach in history to reach the 700-victory plateau Wednesday night as the fifth-ranked Tar Heels posted a 105-73 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Maryland.Smith's overall record is now 700-204, with an ACC mark of 288-103. Under Smith, the Tar Heels have captured 10 ACC titles and the 1982 national championship.
The Tar Heels were led by sophomore Hubert Davis, who scored a career-high 25 points, including 15 from three-point range.
Pete Chilcutt added 17 for North Carolina, 12-1 and 1-0 in the ACC, and George Lynch scored 18. Maryland, 8-5 and 1-2 in league play, was led by Matt Roe with 23 points, and Walt Williams with 16.
Seton Hall 74, No. 10 St. John's 62
At East Rutherford, N.J., Terry Dehere scored Seton Hall's first 10 points in the second half as the Pirates upset St. John's. Seton Hall led 34-25 at intermission and expanded the lead to 49-37 behind Dehere's shooting in the opening five minutes of the second half.
The Pirates won for the fourth time in their last five regular-season meetings with the Redmen.
No. 11 Duke 98, No. 22 Ga. Tech 57
At Durham, N.C., Billy McCaffrey scored 29 points to lead Duke to its biggest victory ever over Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils held the Yellow Jackets to 27 percent shooting in the first half and 36 percent for the game. Kenny Anderson scored 25 points for Georgia Tech.
No. 14 Nebraska 97, Missouri-KC 78
At Kansas City, Mo., Eric Piatkowski scored all 9 of his points during a 15-1 first-half run to lead Nebraska to its 13th straight win.
The Cornhuskers, who became the first team to win 15 games this season, will attempt to tie a 78-year-old school record winning streak Saturday when they host Iowa State.