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January 17, 1955



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North Carolina State used tremendous height advantage, outscored Duke 96-91, moved into second place in AP poll. Fired by Vic Molodet (33 points), giant Centers Ron Shavlik (28 points) and Cliff Dwyer (26 points), State ran up 18-point lead in first half, fought off Duke comeback led by Ronnie Mayer and Harold Turner.

Maryland rolled to wins over South Carolina 68-51, Virginia 78-65, Clemson 71-63, increased winning streak to seven games, record to 10-2. Bob Kessler was offensive star for Terrapins.

Louisville came from behind, nipped Notre Dame 73-69 on four points by Herb Harrah in closing seconds. Phil Rollins topped Louisville scorers with 18, Jack Stephens was outstanding with 29 for Irish, who later trounced NYU 93-74.

La Salle's fourth-ranked team had little trouble subduing Brandeis 102-56 with regulars playing part time.

Dayton scored seven straight points near end of game, beat Villanova 59-52 after whipping Canisius 68-54.

Illinois romped to 99-75 win over Indiana in Big Ten opener after defending champions scored over Michigan 95-77.

Minnesota rebounded from 74-72 loss to Northwestern, nipped Iowa 81-80 on last-second foul shot by Dave Tucker.

Missouri began fight for Big Seven title, controlled boards to win handily over Kansas 76-65, racked up Nebraska 69-57 with second-half surge.

UCLA split pair of Pacific Coast Conference games with Stanford , losing first 61-56, winning 91-75 next night.

Utah returned to home territory, won easily over Denver 82-58, New Mexico 69-59 in Skyline Conference.

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