Though the final score portrays a totally different situation, this game was close until midway through the first half. At that point Duke was trailing 26-21, before a 32-8 run close the half with Duke holding a comfortable 53-34 advantage.
On a night when the offense was clicking thanks to a combined 31 assists, the defense was equally impressive as the Blue Devils limited the Players to just 37.9 percent shooting from the floor, while forcing them into 25 turnovers.
The nation's top recruit, freshman Brittany Hunter added 14 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes of action before leaving due to cramps.
The second exhibition game will take place Saturday when Duke hosts EV1 at 1:00 PM in Cameron. The season kicks off on November 16th against Texas in the State Farm tip-off classic.