DURHAM, NC – The Duke men’s basketball team returned to action on Wednesday night after an 11-day layoff to focus on exams with a very dominant performance against The Evansville Aces, winning 104-40
Evansville would open the scoring on a tough Dainius Chatkevicius layup to give the Aces the 2-0 advantage.
Marvin Bagley III would give Duke the lead on a three-pointer from the top of the key to go up 3-2.
The score would go back and forth for a little bit, resulting in both teams being tied at seven with 17:09 remaining in the first half.
Duke would use a 16-2 run to extend lead to 21-9 with 13:49 remaining
Wendell Carter Jr led the way in the first half with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including two three-pointers. Carter Jr finished the game with a career-high 27 points (4-7 3pt FG).
19-2 run in first half to blow the game wide open in the last five minutes of the half to head in to halftime with a 58-18 lead.
Gary Trent Jr got a three-pointer to go to open the second half to give Duke the 61-18 lead.
The Blue Devils would not look back from that point in time, cruising to a 104-40 victory.
Bagley III and Grayson Allen would end their nights with 18 points and 16 points respectively.
Duke managed to get 32 assists on 39 field goals.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski mentioned after the game that his team “worked hard” during the limited time they had over the exam break, although he wishes they could keep working.
The Duke basketball team will head home for the holidays and return on December 30th to play Florida State and get their first conference win of the season.
(Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Gerry Broome)