Bedeviled by the Blue Devils
NCAA men's basketball -- Duke 108, UNC-Greensboro 62: Mike Krzyzewski earned his 880th career win, as the Blue Devils crushed the winless Spartans (coached by former Coach K assistant Mike Dement). With the victory, Krzyzewski moved past Dean Smith and now has sole possession of second place on the Division I men's basketball all-time wins list. Coach K trails wins leader Bobby Knight, who coached Krzyzewski at Army, by just 22 wins. Kyle Singler put up 27 points for the Blue Devils, while his teammate Nolan Smith added a season-high 26 points.
Notre Dame 69, Georgetown 55: No. 15 Notre Dame upset the No. 9 Hoyas in what was each team's first Big East game of the year. Georgetown was held to just 42.6 percent shooting and a miserable 4-for-22 from downtown. The Irish went 22 of 27 from the charity stripe in the win.
College football -- Maryland 51, East Carolina 20: It was announced last week that Maryland would not be bringing back coach Ralph Friedgen for the final year of his contract, despite the fact that he compiled a 75-50 record in his decade at the school, a mark that includes a 5-2 record in bowl games. Well, Friedgen's players sure gave him a good send-off in yesterday's Military Bowl, piling on the yards (478 total to be exact) and putting up the most points ever by a Terps team in a bowl game.
Illinois 38, Baylor 14: Illini running back Mikel Leshoure rushed for 184 yards, scored a career-high three touchdowns and set five University of Illinois records to lead his team to a convincing Texas Bowl victory over Baylor. Freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was a perfect 13-for-13 in the first half and finished with 242 yards and a rushing touchdown in Illinois' win, the team's first in a bowl game since 1999.
Oklahoma State 38, Arizona 10: Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 240 yards and two scores to lead Oklahoma State to an Alamo Bowl victory over Arizona. Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon had nine receptions for 132 yards and two touchdown, and became the first player in college football history with 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in 12 consecutive games. Blackmon led Oklahoma State to its first 11-win season in school history.
NBA -- Pistons 104, Celtics 92: It was just the Celtics' second loss in 17 games, but more troubling for Boston than falling to a team that was 10-21 coming in was the sight of Kevin Garnett hobbling off the floor in pain. The Big Ticket left the game in the first quarter after injuring his leg on a dunk. Boston coach Doc Rivers said the injury involves a muscle, and that he's "not that concerned," but there's no word yet on much time Garnett will miss.
NHL -- Islanders 2, Penguins 1: Sidney Crosby, the best hockey player on the planet, saw his point streak ended by an unlikely foe, the lowly New York Islanders. Crosby entered the contest having scored a point in 25 straight games -- a mark that tied him with several others for the 11th longest such streak in NHL history -- but Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro stoned Sid the Kid in regulation, overtime and the shootout.