Duke Claims 80-66 Win Over Shaw

The Blue Devils used a balanced attack to overcome poor free throw shooting in the final exhibition contest of the season.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Ryan Kelly scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and No. 6 Duke beat Shaw 80-66 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Mason Plumlee added 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and freshman Austin Rivers had 12 for the Blue Devils. They shot 53 percent, never trailed and gradually built their lead throughout the game.

Shaw didn't get closer than 11 in the second half, and Rivers scored six points during the 13-4 spurt that made it a 20-point game for the first time. Plumlee capped it with a layup that made it 71-51 with 7½ minutes left.

Andre Dawkins had all 12 of his points on four first-half 3-pointers, and Seth Curry also finished with 12 points.

Tony Smith, Mohammed Abdur-Rahim and former Binghamton player Malik Alvin each scored 13 points for Shaw.

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