Duke Looks Impressive in Win

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There are lots of good signs in this Duke win (96-62) againts UNCG. Duke looked impressive sharing the ball and  getting input from Olek Czyz (6pts, 6rbds and 3 assts.) in his first career start, contributions for supposed not ready for primetime Ryan Kelly, whose shot looked good and seemed to find a rhythm in this game. Kelly went 3 for 5 with 8 points. I would really love to see him in the open floor, the kid has a very good handle. Also scoring 8 points and going 3 for 6 from the field was Andre Dawkins, including shooting 50% from 3, and tossing in 2 assists to no turnovers. It was also see Lance Thomas  and Brian Zoubek score in double figures with 12 and 14 respectively, they seem to be sort of the lost twosome with all the attention being focused on the freshman, but for Duke to do well they will have to have more than just pedestrian outputs this season. Lance also has 5 turnovers which he will have to shore up against better competition. It was, however, nice to see them both with two assists each.  Brian Zoubek still isn’t playing as if he is 7 feet tall, it should never be an issue with him dunking the ball when he gets it in the paint yet he is still trying to play like a small forward or a guard. If it ever clicks for him, he could be dangerous–still have those tapes of Greg Oden if he wants them :).

Duke did get a great game from Kyle Singler who looked smooth, going 9 of 15 for 20 points. He just seemed to take over the game at times but didn’t seem to force things too much. He looked really good.  Jon Scheyer put down 18 points, along with 4 assists and no turnovers. While he shot 5 of 10, his 3 point show was off going 2 of 7. Led the team well, and is definitely more than just a serviceable point guard at this point.

It will be interesting to see if Ryan Kelly and Olek Czyz can build off of this game, and garner some confidence. It would certainly be a positive for Duke and build true depth.


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HOME TEAM: Duke 1-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
13 Olek Czyz........... f  3-3    0-0    0-0    3  3  6   3   6  3  1  0  2  24
21 Miles Plumlee....... f  4-10   0-0    2-4    5  4  9   2  10  0  3  3  1  24
42 Lance Thomas........ f  4-6    0-0    4-4    2  5  7   3  12  2  5  0  1  29
12 Kyle Singler........ g  9-15   2-5    0-0    0  5  5   2  20  2  2  2  1  38
30 Jon Scheyer......... g  5-10   2-7    6-7    0  3  3   0  18  4  0  0  1  37
20 Andre Dawkins.......    3-6    2-4    0-0    1  2  3   4   8  2  0  1  0  15
34 Ryan Kelly..........    3-5    1-2    1-2    1  2  3   1   8  1  0  1  0  13
51 Steve Johnson.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
53 Casey Peters........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
55 Brian Zoubek........    6-7    0-0    2-3    3  4  7   3  14  2  2  1  2  16
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   37-62   7-18  15-20  15 29 44  18  96 16 13  8  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-30 60.0%   2nd Half: 19-32 59.4%   Game: 59.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 38.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   Game: 75.0%    2