JJ Sets Record As Duke Thrashes Wake

J.J. Redick became the NCAA's top three-point marksman of all-time, scoring a game-high 33 points as second-ranked Duke defeated Wake Forest, 93-70, in ACC action on Tuesday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils, winners of seven in a row, move to 24-1 overall and a perfect 12-0 in league action while the Demon Deacons fall to 13-12 overall and 1-10 in the conference.

At the 7:56 mark of the opening half, Redick buried a jumper from well beyond the arc for his 414th career three-pointer, passing former Virginia sharpshooter Curtis Staples for first place on the NCAA's all-time chart for treys. Following the contest, Redick was honored at midcourt as Staples and Duke director of athletics Joe Alleva presented the senior from Roanoke, Va., with the game ball.

By connecting on four triples in seven attempts for the night, Redick now has 416 career three-pointers. Thanks to his 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the floor and a 7-for-7 effort from the foul line, Redick became the 54th player in NCAA history and the fifth player in ACC history to reach the 2,500-point plateau. Now with 2,527 career points, he stands fourth on the league's all-time list and 46th on the NCAA chart.

Redick has now scored 30 or more points in a school-record four consecutive games, averaging 34.8 points per contest during that span.

Josh McRoberts jumpstarted the Blue Devils' effort against the Demon Deacons, sinking his first four field goals - three dunks and a three-pointer - and three free throws for 12 points in the first nine minutes of play. Wake Forest's Justin Gray gave the visitors a 3-0 advantage just 13 seconds in the game, but a bucket from Shelden Williams and ally-oop slam by McRoberts gave Duke the lead for good.

The Blue Devils led 11-9 just over five minutes into the game, and Duke used a 15-2 run for a 26-11 advantage on Sean Dockery's three-pointer with 10:46 left in the half. Duke led by 14 points at intermission, and Wake Forest would not get any closer than 11 in the second half.

McRoberts and Williams finished with 16 points apiece while DeMarcus Nelson chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench. The Blue Devils were impressive shooting the ball on the night, making 57.4 percent (35-of-61) of their field goals and 94.4 percent (16-of-17) foul shots.

Gray tossed in 18 for the Deacons while Eric Williams had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Duke remains at home to take on Miami on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

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