Duke's move back to the top was pretty impressive.
The Blue Devils' chance to re-take the No. 1 spot in the AP college basketball poll opened when North Carolina lost to North Carolina State on Saturday.On Sunday, Duke (25-2) took advantage when it came up with a 120-84 victory over then-No. 12 UCLA, the most points ever allowed by the Bruins, who dropped to 18th in the new rankings released today.
Trajan Langdon matched his career-high with 34 points to lead Duke, which had been No. 1 two other times this season, dropping out following losses to Michigan and North Carolina.
"There is no load being carried by anybody on this team," said Langdon, who finished 11-for-16 from the field with five rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes. "We're just so deep and so talented compared to last year."
You can add in freshman center Elton Brand, who returned to the Blue Devils on Sunday for the first time since breaking his foot on Dec. 27. He was the team's leading scorer and rebounder when he left and he had 14 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes.
"They didn't let me know how many minutes I would play, but to me I played a lot," he said. "The more I was in there the more I got back into the flow."
NO. 7 KENTUCKY 85, GEORGIA 74: The Wildcats (24-4, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) had all five starters in double figures as they pulled away behind their defense.
NO. 19 WEST VA. 81, SETON HALL 71: The Mountaineers (22-5, 11-5 Big East) started five seniors in their final home game and each scored in double figures.
NO. 21 MICHIGAN 112, INDIANA 64: Jerod Ward had a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Wolverines (19-8, 9-5 Big Ten) scored the most points ever allowed by a Hoosiers team coached by Bob Knight.
NO. 22 ILLINOIS 79, IOWA 72: Jerry Hester scored 20 points and the Illini (20-8, 12-3) kept alive their chance at a share of the Big Ten title.
NO. 25 TEMPLE 56, GEO. WASHINGTON 49: Lamont Barnes had 20 points and seven blocked shots for the visiting Owls (19-6, 12-3 Atlantic 10).