Duke Rolls Over Michigan, 95-67

A week long layoff took its toll early on in Durham as Duke and Michigan combined to shoot make just eight of their first 34 shots. Eventually the Blue Devils offense kicked in, allowing Coach K's team to improve to 9-0 on the season.

Taylor King scored a game high 18 points, while classmate Nolan Smith set a new career high with 17 points and five rebounds off the bench as Duke beat Michigan 95-67 on Saturday afternoon.

Joining the two freshmen in double figures was Gerald Henderson who had 12 points on just 5-of-14 shooting, while DeMarcus Nelson and Jon Scheyer added 10 apiece for the Blue Devils who improve to 39-1 in the month of December since the 2000-2001 season, and have now won 56 consecutive non-conference games at home.

The cold shooting plagued both teams early, but Duke found the range from the floor, scoring 14 straight points to make an 18-14 game into a comfortable 32-14 margin and ultimately a 19 point halftime advantage.

The Wolverines were led by DeShawn Sims who reached double figures for the seventh time this season, while Zack Gibson added 11.

Michigan's leading scorer, Manny Harris - who had reached double figures in the team's previous nine games and had averaged 16.6 points per game coming in - was held to just eight points on 2-of-9 shooting for the afternoon.

Duke will return to action on December 17th against Albany at home before traveling to New York on December 20th for a game with Big East opponent PIttsburgh.


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