Duke Destroys Gonzaga 76-41

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An ugly first half turns into a route for a Duke team looking for some consistency.  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.  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.  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
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
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
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
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
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
27-60 6-19 16-20 8 40 12 6 5 12 22 76
45.0% 31.6% 80.0%