Two games and a pair of blowout victories, but things are going to get a lot tougher next week as the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils prepare to face Kentucky.
Before the Blue Devils and Wildcats can renew their rivalry, Duke had to take care of business against an overmatched squad from Bryant. And the Blue Devils did just that, and without trouble.
Grayson Allen scored a career high 28 points while junior captain Matt Jones added a career best 19 as Duke rolled past Bryant 113-75 on Saturday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
In all there were five Blue Devils who scored in double figures with freshman Brandon Ingram scoring a career best 21 points while Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard added 11 points apiece for Duke. Jefferson added 11 rebounds as well to mark his second consecutive double-double.
On Friday Duke struggled from the perimeter against Siena for most of the game, but it was a different story on Saturday as the Blue Devils knocked down 13 of 26 attempts from long range. Defensively the hosts forced Bryant into 19 turnovers which accounted for 24 points.
Duke never trailed and led by as many as 40 before settling for the 38 point victory.
Next up is a trip to Chicago on Tuesday to face second ranked Kentucky in a matchup many expected to see a season ago in the Final Four.