Ridiculous Offensive Showing Powers Duke

Ten Blue Devils scored in double figures as Duke powered past Shaw, 134-55 in the preseason opener.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman forward Kyle Singler scored 23 points to lead 10 Blue Devils in double figures as Duke defeated Shaw University, 134-55, in exhibition action on Thursday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils turned a 9-5 lead into a 36-5 advantage with a 27-0 run that ended with Singler's layup at the 9:50 mark of the opening half. Duke led 68-17 at halftime with Singler making all five of his field goal attempts while scoring a team-high 12 points.

Singler finished the game by sinking 10-of-11 field goal attempts and three-of-four foul shots. He added five rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals in his 19 minutes of action. DeMarcus Nelson added 17 points while Lance Thomas made all six of his shots from the floor en route to scoring 15.

Nolan Smith came off the Duke bench to score 11 points and hand out a game-high seven assists against zero turnovers.

Duke's defensive pressure bothered the Bears the entire evening as Shaw committed 34 turnovers. Jonathan Mudd and Camontae Griffin each scored 11 points to lead the Bears, who shot just 32.3 percent (21-of-65) from the floor.

The Blue Devils close out exhibition play on Saturday afternoon by hosting Barton College, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, at 5 p.m. The Blue Devils open the regular season on Friday, November 9 at home against N.C. Central ( 7 p.m.)

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