Zoubek, Blue Devils down Lions
Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Brian Zoubek had 18 points and five rebounds to
lead 12th-ranked Duke past Columbia, 86-43, at the College Basketball
Experience Classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Jon Scheyer and Lance Thomas each had 12 points and DeMarcus Nelson added 11
points for the Blue Devils (1-0), who won 32 games last season.
John Baumann had 13 points while Niko Scott added eight points for the Lions
(0-1), who finished last year with a record of 11-16, including 4-10 in Ivy
Duke will take on either Georgia Southern or UC-Davis next.
The game was tight early on, but two free throws by Thomas sparked a 15-4 run
by Duke capped by a basket by David McClure for a 26-14 lead halfway through
Nelson’s basket in the final minute of the first half gave the Blue Devils a
comfortable 46-24 lead going into the locker room.
An 18- run in the second half posted Duke to a 75-33 lead after Martynas
Pocius hit a three-pointer with a little over half the game remaining.
Columbia never seriously threatened the remainder of the game.
McClure finished the game with six points and six rebounds…Blue Devils
forward Josh Roberts had eight points and seven rebounds…Duke leads the all-
time series, 2-1.