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No. 7 Duke blows out IU 94-74 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Indiana's problems on defense reappeared as it couldn't keep up with Duke in the blowout loss.

Final Score

No. 7 Duke 94, Indiana 74

Leading Scorer

Duke freshman forward Brandon Ingram led all scorers with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting from the field. Indiana was led by junior forward Troy Williams, who finished with 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field. 

Turning Point

Trailing by nine at halftime, Indiana didn't do itself any favors at the start of the second half. That nine-point deficit quickly became 21, as Duke mounted a 16-4 run. Indiana's points in the midst of that run came from four made free throws between senior guard Yogi Ferrell and sophomore guard James Blackmon Jr. Sophomore guard Robert Johnson's layup broke an 8 1/2 minute scoreless streak for the Hoosiers. Overall, Duke outscored Indiana 43-33 in the second half. 

Surprise Standout

Ingram. He scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half, and his field goal percentage of 66.7 far exceeded his season average of 38.8 percent from the field. He was also 4-for-6 (67 percent) from 3-point range, which exceeded his average of 24 percent entering the game. 

Freshmen Performances

Thomas Bryant finished with 6 points and 0 rebounds in 26 minutes starting at center. O.G. Anunoby had 2 points in 7 minutes off the bench. Juwan Morgan did not play due to an injury sustained against UNLV last week. 

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