February 17, 1999
By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Elton Brand had 23 points and 16 rebounds Wednesday
night to lead No. 1 Duke to its 21st straight victory, an 85-59 win at Florida State that gave the Blue Devils their sixth Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title in the 1990s.
Duke (26-1, 14-0) started the game with a 25-8 run and led 50-31 at
halftime. The Blue Devils were up 61-33 five minutes into the second half as
they won for the 11th straight time on the road.
Brand had a double-double by halftime, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10
rebounds despite sitting out five minutes.
Shane Battier added 16 points and Trajan Langdon had 11 for Duke, which has
not lost since losing 77-75 to Cincinnati on Nov. 28.
Florida State (12-13, 5-8) has lost sixth straight league games dating to a 71-59 victory over North Carolina State on Jan. 23.
Damous Anderson led the Seminoles with 16 points, 14 coming in the first
half when he went 7-for-7 from the field. Anderson scored a career-high 23
points last month when Florida State lost 98-73 at Duke.
Florida State’s Ron Hale, who came into the game leading all scorers in ACC
play, was held to eight points. He managed only six in the earlier game against