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Jones leads No. 4 Duke past Colorado State 89-55

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Those freshmen at No. 4 Duke are figuring out how to score at this level. It helps that they have a veteran sophomore getting them the ball.

Tre Jones had 15 points and eight assists in the Blue Devils' 89-55 rout of Colorado State on Friday night.

Alex O'Connell had 14 points while three freshmen also reached double figures - Cassius Stanley led the way with 19 points, Vernon Carey had 11 before fouling out and Wendell Moore Jr. finished with 10 - for the Blue Devils (2-0).

''That's going to be our team - we're going to play a lot of guys and see what works,'' coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

They shot 54% and dominated the paint, hitting 70% of their shots inside the arc to win their 38th consecutive home opener.

Wearing gray uniforms trimmed in gold to honor Krzyzewski - who led the U.S. national team to three consecutive Olympic gold medals from 2008-16 - the Blue Devils pulled away by closing the first half on a 10-0 run, then outscored the Rams 47-29 in the final 20 minutes.

''We know that that'll come - we're still learning a lot of things about ourselves,'' Jones said. ''We're really focused on defense right now, and that can lead to easy offense. We're still figuring out our offense, bit by bit, and always keep learning.''

Duke improved to 19-1 when Jones - the only member of last season's star-studded freshman class to return for his sophomore season - scores in double figures. He followed his 15-point, seven-assist performance in the opening victory over No. 3 Kansas in the Champions Classic with another strong game.

He had a hand in 11 of Duke's first 21 field goals - hitting seven, assisting on four - and his reverse layup with 17 1/2 minutes left pushed the lead into the 20s.

Isaiah Stevens and David Roddy had 12 points apiece for the Rams (1-1). They shot 33% with as many turnovers (18) as field goals.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado State: The Rams were trying for their first win over a power-conference opponent (not including instate rival Colorado) since they beat Missouri in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but Cameron Indoor Stadium is a tough place to make that happen. Colorado State never led but kept this one competitive for about 15 minutes, giving second-year coach Niko Medved some positives to build upon as Mountain West play draws closer.

''This will help them a lot more than they realize,'' Medved said.

Duke: The Blue Devils simply don't lose nonconference home games - this was their 148th consecutive victory against a non-ACC opponent at Cameron - but there were plenty of teachable moments for Krzyzewski's young team. The Duke players aside from Jones combined for six assists, and the Blue Devils were just 4 of 22 from 3-point range.

''We can improve a lot. There's no ceiling on any kid because ... none of them are in complementary roles,'' Krzyzewski said. ''When you're playing with Zion (Williamson) and RJ (Barrett), (Marvin) Bagley and (Wendell) Carter, (Jayson) Tatum. ... It's like a musical. When you have two guys (at a time) like that, they sing most of the songs and do most of the dances. Ours is more like a cabaret.''

PLAY OF THE NIGHT

The highlight-reel dunks didn't leave Duke just because Williamson did. O'Connell stole it from Kendle Moore near midcourt and passed upcourt to Stanley, whose tomahawk jam put the Blue Devils up 46-28 with just over 18 minutes left.

IN THE CROWD

Just your ordinary night at Cameron: Jerry Seinfeld sat next to David Robinson in the second row under Duke's second-half basket. Seinfeld's daughter is a Duke freshman while Robinson's son Justin was selected as the team's fourth captain earlier in the week.

UP NEXT

Colorado State: Plays host to Omaha on Wednesday night.

Duke: Plays host to Central Arkansas on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Mike Buckmire 8.0
  David Roddy missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
+ 2 Matthew Hurt made layup 21.0
  Offensive rebound by Matthew Hurt 26.0
  Mike Buckmire missed 3-pt. jump shot 28.0
  Offensive rebound by Justin Robinson 42.0
  Jordan Goldwire missed 3-pt. jump shot 44.0
  Defensive rebound by Mike Buckmire 50.0
  John Tonje missed layup, blocked by Justin Robinson 52.0
  Defensive rebound by David Roddy 58.0
  Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:00
Team Stats
Points 55 89
Field Goals 18-55 (32.7%) 37-69 (53.6%)
3-Pointers 5-21 (23.8%) 4-22 (18.2%)
Free Throws 14-22 (63.6%) 11-18 (61.1%)
Total Rebounds 34 43
Offensive 6 8
Defensive 26 32
Team 2 3
Assists 5 14
Steals 5 12
Blocks 0 6
Turnovers 17 9
Fouls 17 19
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 1 REB
19 PTS, 7 REB
12T
away team logo Colorado State 1-1 262955
home team logo 4 Duke 2-0 424789
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado State 1-1 70.8 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo 4 Duke 2-0 84.0 PPG 47 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
21
D. Roddy G 5.8 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.0 APG 33.3 FG%
2
C. Stanley G 13.0 PPG 5.0 RPG 0.5 APG 58.8 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Roddy G 12 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
C. Stanley G 19 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
32.7 FG% 53.6
23.8 3PT FG% 18.2
63.6 FT% 61.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Stevens 12 1 0 4/10 4/6 0/0 1 34 0 0 2 0 1
N. Carvacho 11 9 1 3/7 0/0 5/7 1 28 0 0 3 1 8
K. Martin 9 4 0 3/9 1/5 2/4 2 28 0 0 2 0 4
A. Thistlewood 3 6 1 1/6 0/3 1/3 2 22 0 0 1 1 5
K. Moore 0 2 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 27 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Stevens 12 1 0 4/10 4/6 0/0 1 34 0 0 2 0 1
N. Carvacho 11 9 1 3/7 0/0 5/7 1 28 0 0 3 1 8
K. Martin 9 4 0 3/9 1/5 2/4 2 28 0 0 2 0 4
A. Thistlewood 3 6 1 1/6 0/3 1/3 2 22 0 0 1 1 5
K. Moore 0 2 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 27 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Roddy 12 6 2 5/11 0/4 2/4 3 21 1 0 4 2 4
D. Thomas 4 3 0 1/4 0/0 2/2 3 12 0 0 1 2 1
H. Edwards 2 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 15 2 0 2 0 0
J. Tonje 2 1 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 2 11 1 0 0 0 1
K. Lukasiewicz 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Kirk - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Sargiunas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Byrd - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Moors - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 55 32 5 18/55 5/21 14/22 17 200 5 0 17 6 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Stanley 19 7 0 8/11 0/1 3/5 1 25 0 1 0 2 5
T. Jones 15 5 8 7/14 0/3 1/1 2 31 1 0 1 1 4
A. O'Connell 14 6 3 5/9 3/6 1/2 2 25 2 0 2 0 6
V. Carey Jr. 11 3 0 5/5 0/0 1/1 5 15 1 2 3 0 3
M. Hurt 9 5 0 4/8 1/4 0/0 0 22 0 1 0 2 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Stanley 19 7 0 8/11 0/1 3/5 1 25 0 1 0 2 5
T. Jones 15 5 8 7/14 0/3 1/1 2 31 1 0 1 1 4
A. O'Connell 14 6 3 5/9 3/6 1/2 2 25 2 0 2 0 6
V. Carey Jr. 11 3 0 5/5 0/0 1/1 5 15 1 2 3 0 3
M. Hurt 9 5 0 4/8 1/4 0/0 0 22 0 1 0 2 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
W. Moore Jr. 10 1 0 5/6 0/0 0/2 2 15 1 0 3 0 1
J. DeLaurier 5 5 1 1/4 0/1 3/5 2 17 1 1 0 1 4
J. Baker 4 1 0 1/2 0/1 2/2 3 14 2 0 0 1 0
J. White 2 3 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 14 1 0 0 0 3
J. Robinson 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 8 1 1 0 1 0
J. Goldwire 0 0 2 0/3 0/1 0/0 1 12 2 0 0 0 0
M. Buckmire 0 3 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
M. Savarino - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Worthington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 40 14 37/69 4/22 11/18 19 200 12 6 9 8 32