NCAA Game Summary - Radford at Duke
(Saturday, November 21st)
Final Score: (9) Duke 104, Radford 67
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Nolan Smith had 20 points and seven assists, as ninth-ranked Duke thumped Radford, 104-67, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Andre Dawkins scored 20 points off the bench for the Blue Devils (4-0), who eclipsed the century mark for the second straight game. Jon Scheyer chipped in 18 points and seven assists, while Kyle Singler finished with 13 points, seven assists and seven boards.
"We connected on passes. We were connecting shots," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "There was rhythm, a really good rhythm. Andre (Dawkins) coming off and shooting the way he did -- he got them all in rhythm. It says a lot for our veteran guys. They got him the ball. I love my team. They are very unselfish, a very unselfish basketball team."
Artsiom Parakhouski recorded a double-double with game-highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Highlanders (2-1), who opened the season with victories over Navy and Lynchburg.
"They're (Duke) good. And they shot great today," said Radford head coach Brad Greenberg. "I think when they play like that, they're one of the best teams in the country. If they shoot like that, they have a chance to beat anybody."
Blake Smith drained a three-pointer and Phillip Martin hit a layup to put Radford on top, 13-10, less than five minutes into the contest. That was the final time the visitors held a lead.
Duke scored 18 of the next 20 points, and the advantage ballooned to 43-22 after Scheyer knocked down a trey. The Blue Devils took a 59-34 lead into the break and cruised through the final 20 minutes.
This game marked just the second meeting between these two programs. Duke posted a 99-63 decision in opening-round action of the 1998 NCAA Tournament...Miles Plumlee totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who shot 56.3 percent (18-of-32) from three-point range...Martin had 12 points for Radford, which shot 37.3 percent from the field.
11/21 18:29:46 ET