DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- J.J. Redick and No. 2 Duke found their range from behind the 3-point arc Monday.
Redick scored a season-high 22 points and hit six 3s, and
freshman Luol Deng added 18 points to lead the Blue Devils past
Shelden Williams added 14 points and six blocked shots for the
Blue Devils (9-1), who pushed their home winning streak to a
national-best 33 games. Duke was 11-of-27 from behind the 3-point
arc, including 9-for-16 in the second half, and shot 51 percent for
The 11 3s were a season-high for the Blue Devils, who have won
six straight games since a 78-68 loss to Purdue in the Great Alaska
Shootout on Nov. 29.
"I think this whole month since we got back from Alaska, we've
just been a better offensive team," coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
"... When we do have a break, we're not going nuts on the break
trying to get (the score) on the first pass. We're showing more
maturity. As a result, we have better shots."
Ian Johnson scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats (4-7), who
have lost 17 straight games against Duke. Davidson shot 34 percent
and had 22 turnovers, leading to 37 points for the Blue Devils.
The win improved Krzyzewski's record at Duke to 599-176, putting
him one away from becoming the 13th coach in Division I history
with 600 victories at one school.
Last season, Davidson played well against Duke, trailing by just
six points with 1:06 to play before falling 95-80. The Blue Devils
allowed no repeat Monday, scoring 19 straight points to open the
second half in their final tuneup before opening Atlantic Coast
Conference play at Clemson on Saturday.
Duke led 22-17 late in the first half before going on a 36-5
run. The Blue Devils put on one of their best shooting displays of
the season, going 15-of-20 during the run.
Davidson, meanwhile, missed 12 of 13 shots as the game turned
"They hit you with every aspect of the game, offensively and
defensively," Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. "Every pass,
every catch, every dribble is contested, challenged and made very
difficult. That's why they're as good as they are."
Redick was shooting just 33 percent from behind the arc this
year, down from 40 percent last season, but the sophomore went
6-for-10 from 3-point range Monday.
In his last two games, he has scored 42 points and hit 10 of 16
"I've been getting good shots all year, it seems like," Redick
said. "Just for a few weeks there, they didn't seem to be going
in. But the last two games, they've been going in."
At one point early in the second half, he hit a 3 from the left
wing off a feed from Chris Duhon, stole a pass at midcourt, then
pulled up on the break and hit a straightaway 3 for a 49-22 lead.
His 3-pointer from the right wing pushed the lead to 58-22 with
15:46 to play.
"His 3-point shots are momentum shots for us," said Duhon, who
had 12 points, seven assists and four steals. "When he continues
to knock down his shot, we go to a new level."
Deng fueled a first-half run that gave the Blue Devils some
breathing room. With Duke leading by five, Deng took a feed from
Duhon on the break and slammed it over Brendan Winters, knocking
the guard to the ground.
Deng made a free throw to complete the three-point play that
sparked a 12-2 spurt. Deng had eight points in the run, ending with
his slam off an alley-oop pass from Duhon for a 34-19 lead with
3:13 left. His layup off a turnover near midcourt gave the Blue
Devils a 39-22 halftime lead.