Duke Rolls Past Utah State 85-52

Duke beat Utah State by 33 on Sunday afternoon behind 22 points apiece from Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard. Next up for the Blue Devils is a date with Indiana.

Duke beat Utah State by 33 on Sunday afternoon behind 22 points apiece from Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard.  Next up for the Blue Devils is a date with Indiana.

The Blue Devils (6-1) shot a season best 56 percent from the field and used a 16-0 spurt to start the second half to take control of the game before cruising to an easy 85-52 win over Utah state.  

Allen, who entered the game as the top scorer in the ACC at 22.7 points per contest, finished with 22 points and five rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting from the field.  

While Allen’s production has become the expectation of the sophomore, things haven’t been as consistent for freshman Luke Kennard through the first six contests.  The script was flipped on Sunday, however, as the 6-foot-5 freshman had his best game of the season.

Kennard finished with a career high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the perimeter.  Coming into the game the Ohio native had shot just 4-of-23 from behind the arc.

Joining the two shooting guards in double figures was senior captain Amile Jefferson who scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.  Freshman Brandon Ingram added eight points and six rebounds while Marshall Plumlee had nine points and eight boards.

Duke has now won 120 straight home games against non-conference opponents dating back to the loss against St. John’s in November of 2000.

Next up will be the ACC/Big 10 Challenge game against Indiana.


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