Upon reviewing the 118-84 drubbing of No. 2 Kentucky from Tuesday night, the Blue Devils saw areas where they can be better.
Matt Wilson scored 15 points and Tommy Funk added 10 for Army (1-1), and Funk hit back-to-back 3s to pull the Black Knights to 67-61 with just more than 12 minutes left. Still the Blue Devils are doing their best to stay grounded even as their stellar season-opening performance has already spurred talk of them waltzing to a national title.
Williamson scored 27 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and added six blocks in today's win over Army-true dominance.
Reddish hit a driving layup, and he and Barrett each hit 3s on consecutive possessions to push the lead into double figures for good. He added 16 rebounds and six blocked shots.
Duke has once again put together a squad of talented freshmen with RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson among the highlighted newcomers across the country.
(18) MISSISSIPPI ST 77, HARTFORD 59: Quinndary Weatherspoon scored a season-high 22 points for host Mississippi State (2-0) in a win over the Hawks (0-3). The Army program has never experienced much success and they play a style of basketball that could lead to easy transition buckets for Duke.
Thomas Nelson Community College 49, Johnston CC 44: The Gators prevailed in Smithfield, N.C., as Sumintra Mohabir, De-Layce Casper and Cassidy Simmons each scored 11 for them. Likely in part due to that disappointing effort from Bolden, junior forward Jack White played 25 minutes, scoring six points and providing energy as the first man off the bench.
Guy scored 17 in the first half, matching the Colonials' total, as Virginia (2-0) opened a 42-17 lead at the break.
Duke maintained a 44-37 lead when Williamson hit one of two free throws at 3:12 before Army scored the game's next five points, taking advantage of Duke defensive lapses. After all, it's tough to blame anyone for reacting that way after seeing what the young Blue Devils core did on Tuesday night. - Austin Rivers' buzzer-beating 3.