Now the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils, fresh off a 118-84 shellacking of No. 2 Kentucky last Tuesday night, have to come down to earth and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
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.
The Blue Devils' three freshman stars, led by Zion Wiliamson's stellar all-around game, finally delivered success in the second half.
Williamson scored 27 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and added six blocks in today's win over Army-true dominance.
Reddish scored 25 points, making 7 of 13 3-pointers, while Barrett added 23 for the Blue Devils.
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 also had six rebounds. If he can score 28 points against a top-five team imagine what can happen against teams that are generally less successful.
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But Duke came out of an official timeout with an 11-0 spurt while Army went scoreless for almost three minutes.
Duke needed less than 10 minutes of game action to open a 21-point lead.
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Aside from putting the earthquake-inducing dunks that made him a social-media sensation on full display, Williamson demonstrated a polished handle and even drained a shot from beyond the arc for his first points in a Duke uniform.
Reddish scored 11 first half points but did so on a less-impressive 4 of 13 shooting from the field.
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As for former Army player and current Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski, this game surely included some conflicted emotions. When asked which one of the Blue Devils' top-ranked freshmen he was referring to, the eight-time National Basketball Association champion simply said: "the one who is 285 [pounds]". - Austin Rivers' buzzer-beating 3.