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Jones scores 31, No. 2 Duke beats Georgia State, 74-63

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) No. 2 Duke hadn’t shot this poorly all season. The Blue Devils made up for it with one of their most impressive rebounding performances in four decades under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Tre Jones scored a career-high 31 points and Duke pulled away to beat pesky Georgia State 74-63 on Friday night.

Freshman Vernon Carey Jr. added season highs of 20 points and 14 rebounds and Jack White finished with 10 rebounds.

Duke (4-0) overcame its season-worst 34.2% shooting by outrebounding the Panthers 58-32, and the school says its 30 offensive rebounds were the most in Krzyzewski’s 40 seasons.

“I feel like if I rebound, the points will just come,” Carey said.

And yet, three nights after top-ranked Kentucky was upset at home by Evansville, the Blue Devils - 28 1/2-point favorites - were on upset alert against an unintimidated mid-major for longer than expected before they scratched out a sloppy victory, their 150th in a row at Cameron Indoor Stadium against nonconference opponents.

“Probably at halftime, I feel like maybe we were just like, ‘What if that happens to us?’” Carey said. “Coaches told us to bring it, and if you brought it, you’d be fine, and that’s what we did in the second half.”

This one was tied at 40 with less than 17 minutes to play, before Jones took over. He scored 10 points during a 13-0 run that pushed the lead into double figures.

He put them ahead to stay with a 3-pointer and followed that with three layups through traffic. On the last one, he blew past Chris Clerkley while drawing contact from the Georgia State guard, then hit a free throw to put Duke up 51-40. After Wendell Moore capped the run with a stickback, the Panthers never got closer than nine the rest of the way.

Corey Allen scored 20 points and Kane Williams finished with 16 for Georgia State (1-2).

BIG PICTURE

Georgia State: For much of the night, the Panthers put a serious scare into the Blue Devils with their zone defense and appeared capable of claiming just their fifth win against a Top 25 opponent and first since that unforgettable upset of Baylor in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Georgia State has claimed three NCAA bids in five years and if the Panthers play like this all season, they should claim a fourth.

“I was pretty confident that we would come out and compete, and our message to our team was, there was going to come a time in the game - either late in the first half or at some point in the second half - where we were going to have to deal with some real adversity in this building,” coach Rob Lanier said. “Adversity came and we didn’t handle it quite as well as I’d hoped.”

Duke: These Blue Devils are nowhere near a finished product, leaving them with plenty of room to grow and improve. Duke had 10 turnovers and shot 37 percent in the first half while this one was tense. And while Jones finished 4 of 8 from 3-point range, the rest of the team was a combined 3 of 20.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

That loss by Kentucky leaves Duke as the obvious heir apparent to claim the top spot in Monday’s poll. The Blue Devils didn’t look much like a top-five team during their sloppy first half but they certainly figured things out in the second 20 minutes.

STAR WATCH

Jones’ previous scoring high was 22, set against Virginia Tech last March in the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals. He also finished with 10 field goals after hitting eight of them twice last season, most recently against the Hokies. “It felt good just to get back to myself and playing like myself again,” Jones said.

UP NEXT

Georgia State: Visits Georgetown on Sunday night.

Duke: Plays California on Nov. 21 in New York in the 2K Empire Classic semifinals.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Georgia State  
19:54   Lost ball turnover on Kane Williams, stolen by Cassius Stanley  
19:48   Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:46   Defensive rebound by Corey Allen  
19:39   Bad pass turnover on Corey Allen, stolen by Vernon Carey Jr.  
19:26 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Tre Jones 0-2
19:16   Offensive foul on Kane Williams  
19:16   Turnover on Kane Williams  
18:59   Shooting foul on Damon Wilson  
18:59   Cassius Stanley missed 1st of 2 free throws  
18:59   Cassius Stanley missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:59   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
18:50 +3 Kane Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Allen 3-2
18:38   Alex O'Connell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:36   Defensive rebound by Joe Jones III  
18:26 +2 Corey Allen made layup, assist by Kane Williams 5-2
18:19   Traveling violation turnover on Alex O'Connell  
18:09   Personal foul on Alex O'Connell  
18:02   Corey Allen missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:00   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
17:49   Shooting foul on Justin Roberts  
17:49 +1 Tre Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 5-3
17:49 +1 Tre Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-4
17:36   Kane Williams missed jump shot  
17:34   Defensive rebound by Alex O'Connell  
17:29   Offensive foul on Tre Jones  
17:29   Turnover on Tre Jones  
17:15   Corey Allen missed jump shot  
17:13   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
17:06   Cassius Stanley missed layup, blocked by Josh Linder  
17:04   Defensive rebound by Justin Roberts  
16:46   Nelson Phillips missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:44   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
16:36   Cassius Stanley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:34   Offensive rebound by Matthew Hurt  
16:30 +2 Matthew Hurt made dunk 5-6
16:18   Corey Allen missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:16   Defensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
16:11   Out of bounds turnover on Alex O'Connell  
15:51   Damon Wilson missed jump shot, blocked by Javin DeLaurier  
15:49   Defensive rebound by Jack White  
15:44   Wendell Moore Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:42   Defensive rebound by Nelson Phillips  
15:32   Bad pass turnover on Corey Allen, stolen by Wendell Moore Jr.  
15:27 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Goldwire 5-9
15:15   Personal foul on Javin DeLaurier  
15:06   Shooting foul on Javin DeLaurier  
15:06 +1 Josh Linder made 1st of 2 free throws 6-9
15:06   Josh Linder missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:06   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
14:50 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jack White 6-12
14:32   Damon Wilson missed jump shot  
14:30   Defensive rebound by Jordan Goldwire  
14:23   Personal foul on Josh Linder  
14:12   Tre Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:10   Offensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
14:07 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made dunk 6-14
13:56   Nelson Phillips missed jump shot  
13:54   Offensive rebound by Nelson Phillips  
13:47 +2 Nelson Phillips made jump shot 8-14
13:40   Jordan Goldwire missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:38   Offensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
13:36   Shooting foul on Josh Linder  
13:37 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 8-15
13:36   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:36   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
13:24 +2 Kane Williams made jump shot 10-15
12:58   Vernon Carey Jr. missed layup  
12:56   Defensive rebound by Kavonte Ivery  
12:52   Corey Allen missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:50   Defensive rebound by Jack White  
12:41   Lost ball turnover on Vernon Carey Jr., stolen by Kane Williams  
12:27 +2 Corey Allen made jump shot 12-15
12:16   Lost ball turnover on Wendell Moore Jr., stolen by Kane Williams  
12:09 +2 Kane Williams made jump shot 14-15
11:52   Matthew Hurt missed jump shot  
11:50   Offensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
11:31   Cassius Stanley missed layup  
11:31   Defensive rebound by Kane Williams  
11:31   Lost ball turnover on Corey Allen, stolen by Wendell Moore Jr.  
11:21 +2 Cassius Stanley made dunk, assist by Tre Jones 14-17
11:21   Traveling violation turnover on Kavonte Ivery  
10:59   Lost ball turnover on Cassius Stanley, stolen by Damon Wilson  
10:48   Lost ball turnover on Corey Allen, stolen by Tre Jones  
10:39 +2 Tre Jones made layup 14-19
10:20 +3 Damon Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kane Williams 17-19
10:01 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot 17-22
9:43   Lost ball turnover on Jalen Thomas, stolen by Tre Jones  
9:33   Lost ball turnover on Matthew Hurt, stolen by Damon Wilson  
9:21 +2 Jalen Thomas made layup, assist by Kane Williams 19-22
9:15 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made dunk, assist by Tre Jones 19-24
9:04   Corey Allen missed jump shot  
9:02   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
8:50   Tre Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Matthew Hurt  
8:41   Matthew Hurt missed layup, blocked by Jalen Thomas  
8:39   Offensive rebound by Alex O'Connell  
8:39   Cassius Stanley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:37   Defensive rebound by Jalen Thomas  
8:37   Traveling violation turnover on Justin Roberts  
8:20   Shooting foul on Joe Jones III  
8:20   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:20 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-25
8:05   Kavonte Ivery missed jump shot  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
7:46   Lost ball turnover on Wendell Moore Jr., stolen by Kavonte Ivery  
7:28   Kavonte Ivery missed jump shot  
7:26   Defensive rebound by Jack White  
7:07   Vernon Carey Jr. missed jump shot  
7:05   Offensive rebound by Wendell Moore Jr.  
6:56   Wendell Moore Jr. missed layup  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Justin Roberts  
6:56   Justin Roberts missed jump shot  
6:54   Offensive rebound by Joe Jones III  
6:49 +2 Joe Jones III made layup 21-25
6:35   Cassius Stanley missed layup, blocked by Nelson Phillips  
6:33   Offensive rebound by Duke  
6:33   Offensive foul on Javin DeLaurier  
6:33   Turnover on Javin DeLaurier  
6:22   Kavonte Ivery missed layup  
6:22   Offensive rebound by Kavonte Ivery  
6:22   Kavonte Ivery missed jump shot  
6:20   Offensive rebound by Georgia State  
6:16 +3 Nelson Phillips made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damon Wilson 24-25
5:52   Jack White missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Nelson Phillips  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
5:35   Shooting foul on Javin DeLaurier  
5:35 +1 Kane Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 25-25
5:35 +1 Kane Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-25
5:12   Vernon Carey Jr. missed layup  
5:10   Offensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
5:06   Jordan Goldwire missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:04   Offensive rebound by Jack White  
4:55   Vernon Carey Jr. missed dunk  
4:53   Defensive rebound by Nelson Phillips  
4:48   Lost ball turnover on Nelson Phillips, stolen by Tre Jones  
4:51   Personal foul on Nelson Phillips  
4:51   Tre Jones missed free throw  
4:51   Offensive rebound by Jack White  
4:39   Tre Jones missed layup, blocked by Joe Jones III  
4:37   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
4:25   Kavonte Ivery missed jump shot  
4:23   Defensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
3:53 +2 Tre Jones made floating jump shot 26-27
3:45   Offensive foul on Damon Wilson  
3:45   Turnover on Damon Wilson  
3:22 +2 Joey Baker made jump shot 26-29
3:12 +3 Kavonte Ivery made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Allen 29-29
2:39   Cassius Stanley missed layup, blocked by Kavonte Ivery  
2:39   Defensive rebound by Justin Roberts  
2:32 +3 Kane Williams made 3-pt. jump shot 32-29
2:22   Lost ball turnover on Vernon Carey Jr., stolen by Kane Williams  
2:00   Justin Roberts missed jump shot  
2:12   Offensive rebound by Georgia State  
1:50   Corey Allen missed jump shot  
1:48   Defensive rebound by Tre Jones  
1:42 +2 Tre Jones made layup 32-31
1:32   Justin Roberts missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:30   Defensive rebound by Alex O'Connell  
1:15   Alex O'Connell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Jalen Thomas  
1:00 +2 Jalen Thomas made jump shot, assist by Corey Allen 34-31
41.0 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Alex O'Connell 34-33
41.0   Shooting foul on Kane Williams  
44.0 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made free throw 34-34
32.0   Lost ball turnover on Nelson Phillips, stolen by Matthew Hurt  
1.0   Tre Jones missed jump shot  
38:41   Offensive rebound by Matthew Hurt  
1.0 +2 Matthew Hurt made dunk 34-36
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:39 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made hook shot, assist by Jack White 34-38
19:21 +2 Joe Jones III made dunk, assist by Kane Williams 36-38
19:08   Jack White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:06   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
18:58   Corey Allen missed layup, blocked by Tre Jones  
18:56   Offensive rebound by Corey Allen  
18:52 +2 Corey Allen made layup 38-38
18:34 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Jack White 38-40
18:14   Joe Jones III missed layup, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
18:12   Defensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
18:04   Tre Jones missed jump shot  
18:02   Offensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
18:02   Cassius Stanley missed jump shot, blocked by Joe Jones III  
18:00   Offensive rebound by Duke  
17:48   Jack White missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:46   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
17:46   Personal foul on Matthew Hurt  
17:37   Justin Roberts missed layup  
17:35   Defensive rebound by Tre Jones  
17:30   Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Kane Williams  
17:23 +2 Corey Allen made layup, assist by Kane Williams 40-40
17:08   Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:06   Offensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
16:56   Personal foul on Damon Wilson  
16:46 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Vernon Carey Jr. 40-43
16:28   Corey Allen missed jump shot  
16:26   Defensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
16:26   Personal foul on Kavonte Ivery  
16:26   Turnover on Kavonte Ivery  
16:26   Jack White missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:26 +1 Jack White made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-44
16:26 +1 Jack White made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-44
16:12 +2 Tre Jones made layup 40-46
15:56   Lost ball turnover on Corey Allen, stolen by Cassius Stanley  
15:52   Cassius Stanley missed layup  
15:50   Offensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
15:50   Shooting foul on Jalen Thomas  
15:50   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:50   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:50   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:50   Offensive rebound by Jack White  
15:50   Personal foul on Josh Linder  
15:31   Tre Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Nelson Phillips  
15:29   Offensive rebound by Duke  
15:28   Shot clock violation turnover on Duke  
15:17   Personal foul on Cassius Stanley  
15:04   Kane Williams missed layup  
15:02   Defensive rebound by Jack White  
14:57 +2 Tre Jones made layup 40-48
14:48   Damon Wilson missed layup, blocked by Jack White  
14:46   Offensive rebound by Georgia State  
14:41   Kane Williams missed layup  
14:39   Defensive rebound by Javin DeLaurier  
14:35 +2 Tre Jones made layup 40-50
14:35   Shooting foul on Chris Clerkley  
14:35 +1 Tre Jones made free throw 40-51
14:20   Chris Clerkley missed layup  
14:18   Defensive rebound by Javin DeLaurier  
14:12   Joey Baker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:10   Defensive rebound by Damon Wilson  
14:04   Personal foul on Wendell Moore Jr.  
13:56   Nelson Phillips missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:54   Defensive rebound by Jack White  
13:41   Wendell Moore Jr. missed layup  
13:39   Offensive rebound by Wendell Moore Jr.  
13:36 +2 Wendell Moore Jr. made dunk 40-53
13:23 +2 Corey Allen made jump shot 42-53
12:53   Lost ball turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by Nelson Phillips  
12:41   Shooting foul on Tre Jones  
12:40   Kane Williams missed 1st of 3 free throws  
12:40 +1 Kane Williams made 2nd of 3 free throws 43-53
12:40 +1 Kane Williams made 2nd of 3 free throws 43-53
12:40 +1 Kane Williams made 3rd of 3 free throws 44-53
12:24   Personal foul on Damon Wilson  
12:10