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Bagley, Allen lead No. 1 Duke past Elon, 97-68

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen put on a show in his final season opener for No. 1 Duke. So did Marvin Bagley in his first - and perhaps only - one.

Bagley had 25 points and 10 rebounds in his college debut, and Duke opened another season of high expectations by routing Elon 97-68 on Friday night, moving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski one victory from yet another career milestone.

Allen added 22 points and made six of the Blue Devils' 12 3-pointers while Gary Trent Jr. added 17 points and four more 3s.

''We've been working in the summer, practicing and going in the weight room, we were doing all this stuff for this night right here,'' Bagley said. ''To come out and show the world what we can do with this great team we have. We just have fun, man, we share the ball well, we come out in attack mode.''

Duke shot 55 percent - 71 percent while pulling away in the second half - and held the Phoenix to less than 40 percent shooting while looking the part of a team beginning a second straight season atop the AP Top 25 .

One of the tallest Duke teams in school history - this is just the program's fourth with an average height of at least 6-foot-7 - outrebounded the smaller Phoenix 48-30 while also forcing them into 11 consecutive missed shots during an early, tone-setting 17-0 run.

''When they have (6-10 forward Wendell) Carter and Bagley both in the game, for us, it's incredibly difficult to guard because we're guarding one guy and they throw it inside to the other,'' Elon coach Matt Matheny said. ''And that leaves the opposite big with a free lane for an offensive rebound.''

Coach K had no trouble earning his 999th career victory at Duke. The winningest coach in men's Division I history has 1,072 victories in a 43-season career that also includes five years at Army.

Dmitri Thompson scored 13 points to lead the Phoenix.

BIG PICTURE

Elon: There's no shame in losing at Cameron Indoor Stadium - no non-Atlantic Coast Conference team has won here since 2000. Elon has four starters back from a team that went 18-14 a year ago and led the Blue Devils at halftime of their trip-dominated game in Greensboro. The Phoenix missed 22 shots in the first half but rebounded just two of those while falling behind by 20, and were never in the game after that.

Duke: The Blue Devils return only one player (Allen) who averaged more than three points or 8 minutes last season, and didn't have their second-most important returnee - big man Marques Bolden (strep throat) was on the bench in street clothes. Krzyzewski said Bolden wouldn't play Saturday night and ''I don't see how he could play by Tuesday'' against No. 2 Michigan State in Chicago.

Duke started four freshmen - Bagley, Trent, Carter and Trevon Duval - for the first time since the Johnny Dawkins-Mark Alarie class in 1982-83 made 23 starts. Speaking of his young teammates, Allen said he ''didn't think they looked nervous to start the game at all.''

STAR WATCH

At times it was hard to tell this was Bagley's first college game. The star freshman originally was part of next year's recruiting class before reclassifying to get a jump start on his college - and, presumably, pro - career. The potential one-and-done forward was 12 of 18 from the field and his length gave Elon problems all night. The only quibbles: Bagley was 1 of 4 from the free-throw line - and was the only Duke player to earn a trip to the stripe until midway through the second half.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

There were a few to choose from. Duval's alley-oop pass to Bagley midway through the first half sent the Cameron Crazies into delirium. But the topper might have been Bagley's two-handed, down-the-lane jam with the shot clock winding down and about 10 seconds left before halftime. That made it 45-25 and put Duke up by 20 to stay.

UP NEXT

Elon: Plays host to William Peace on Saturday night.

Duke: Plays host to Utah Valley on Saturday night before facing its biggest test of the young season next Tuesday night against No. 2 Michigan State in the Champions Classic in Chicago.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Shot clock violation turnover on Duke 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Jack White 19.0
  Seth Fuller missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Simon Wright 40.0
  Antonio Vrankovic missed layup 42.0
+ 3 Seth Fuller made 3-pt. jump shot 1:02
+ 3 Alex O'Connell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Antonio Vrankovic 1:13
+ 2 Collin Luther made layup 1:39
+ 2 Alex O'Connell made layup 1:45
+ 2 Seth Fuller made layup 2:05
  Turnover on Antonio Vrankovic 2:11
Team Stats
Points 68 97
Field Goals 25-63 (39.7%) 41-74 (55.4%)
3-Pointers 14-33 (42.4%) 12-25 (48.0%)
Free Throws 4-7 (57.1%) 3-11 (27.3%)
Total Rebounds 30 48
Offensive 5 15
Defensive 23 30
Team 2 3
Assists 10 21
Steals 3 7
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 14 10
Fouls 12 16
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
2
D. Thompson G
13 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
home team logo
35
M. Bagley III F
25 PTS, 10 REB
12T
away team logo Elon 0-1 254368
home team logo1 Duke 1-0455297
Team Stats
away team logoElon 0-1 75.2 PPG 44.2 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logo1 Duke 1-0 93.3 PPG 48.4 RPG 19.9 APG
Key Players
2
D. Thompson G 9.6 PPG 5.9 RPG 2.5 APG 39.0 FG%
35
M. Bagley III F 21.3 PPG 11.3 RPG 1.5 APG 61.1 FG%
Top Scorers
2
D. Thompson G 13 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
35
M. Bagley III F 25 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
39.7 FG% 55.4
42.4 3PT FG% 48.0
57.1 FT% 27.3
Elon
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Thompson 29 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 5/11 3/4 0/0 2 3
T. Seibring 32 11 4 4 1 0 0 1 4/12 3/8 0/0 1 3
D. Swoope 35 11 2 1 0 0 4 3 3/11 3/8 2/2 0 2
B. Dawkins 23 7 2 0 1 0 2 3 3/9 1/5 0/1 0 2
S. Santa Ana 18 2 2 0 0 0 3 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Thompson 29 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 5/11 3/4 0/0 2 3
T. Seibring 32 11 4 4 1 0 0 1 4/12 3/8 0/0 1 3
D. Swoope 35 11 2 1 0 0 4 3 3/11 3/8 2/2 0 2
B. Dawkins 23 7 2 0 1 0 2 3 3/9 1/5 0/1 0 2
S. Santa Ana 18 2 2 0 0 0 3 2 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Fuller 8 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 3/4 2/3 0/0 0 0
S. Eberhardt 28 7 7 3 0 0 1 0 3/5 1/3 0/2 1 6
K. Kundrotas 16 7 4 0 0 1 3 2 2/5 1/2 2/2 1 3
C. Luther 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Anton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
S. Wright 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2
J. George - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Chester - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Priddy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Radja - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 68 28 10 3 1 14 12 25/63 14/33 4/7 5 23
Duke
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Bagley III 29 25 10 0 1 0 3 1 12/18 0/2 1/4 2 8
G. Allen 29 22 4 2 1 0 0 1 8/15 6/9 0/0 1 3
G. Trent Jr. 26 17 6 3 0 0 0 0 6/11 4/5 1/1 1 5
W. Carter Jr. 16 8 6 1 0 2 1 3 4/6 0/0 0/2 3 3
T. Duval 24 8 0 8 3 0 0 3 4/7 0/2 0/0 0 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Bagley III 29 25 10 0 1 0 3 1 12/18 0/2 1/4 2 8
G. Allen 29 22 4 2 1 0 0 1 8/15 6/9 0/0 1 3
G. Trent Jr. 26 17 6 3 0 0 0 0 6/11 4/5 1/1 1 5
W. Carter Jr. 16 8 6 1 0 2 1 3 4/6 0/0 0/2 3 3
T. Duval 24 8 0 8 3 0 0 3 4/7 0/2 0/0 0 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. O'Connell 13 8 3 0 0 0 1 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 1 2
J. DeLaurier 19 6 11 3 2 1 2 2 3/6 0/1 0/2 6 5
A. Vrankovic 12 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 1/3 0/0 1/2 1 2
J. Robinson 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
J. White 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1
J. Goldwire 14 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0
J. Tucker 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
B. Besser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bolden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Buckmire - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 97 45 21 7 3 10 16 41/74 12/25 3/11 15 30