An ugly first half turns into a route for a Duke team looking for some consistency.Â Duke got 24 points from Nolan Smith today who did it all over the court. Shooting 10-17. Jon Scheyer also put up numbers today off the heels of his 36 point game against Gardner-Webb, Scheyer added 20 tonight against better competition.Â Singler is still in the midst of a slump only shooting 3-8, 0-5 from 3. He added only 9 points to the total today.
Defensively Duke was sharp, forcing 18 turnovers and outrebounding the Zags 40-3, Duke also blocked 5 shots in this one.Â As sharp as Duke was defensively it must be noted that the catalyst for Gonzaga Matt Bouldin is still recovering from a concussion suffered two games ago, he was not himself in this game but 5 turnovers and 1-7 shooting is not a Matt Bouldin game. I hate to quantify a win or deflate enthusiasm as Duke would have won this game regardless, it would not have been such a blowout under normal circumstances. Regardless, this is a good win for Duke.
|DUKE BLUE DEVILS|
|Nolan Smith, G||10-17||3-4||1-2||1||3||2||1||0||1||1||24|
|Jon Scheyer, G||5-12||2-4||8-9||0||5||5||1||0||1||2||20|
|Kyle Singler, F||3-8||0-5||3-4||2||10||1||1||0||5||4||9|
|Lance Thomas, F||1-6||0-0||0-0||2||9||0||2||0||0||2||2|
|Miles Plumlee, F||1-2||0-0||0-0||0||2||1||0||0||1||4||2|
|Andre Dawkins, G||1-6||0-4||4-4||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||6|
|Ryan Kelly, F||2-3||1-2||0-0||0||3||0||0||3||0||1||5|
|Mason Plumlee, F||2-3||0-0||0-0||1||3||1||0||1||2||3||4|
|Brian Zoubek, C||2-2||0-0||0-1||1||4||0||1||1||1||3||4|
|Jordan Davidson, G||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|Steve Johnson, F||0-1||0-0||0-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|