Paulus, No. 14 Duke handle Wake Forest
Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Greg Paulus scored 17 points, and the 14th-
ranked Duke Blue Devils cruised to a 62-40 thrashing of the Wake Forest Demon
Josh McRoberts scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Blue Devils
(15-3, 2-2 ACC), who had lost two of three entering the game. Gerald
Henderson, DeMarcus Nelson, and Jon Sheyer added nine points each for Duke.
Kyle Visser scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Demon Deacons
(9-8, 1-4), who have lost three straight. Ishmael Smith scored nine points for
The Demon Deacons were helpless offensively against the Blue Devils, shooting
only 33.3 percent (16-of-48) from the field, and 27.3 percent (3-of-11) from
behind the three-point arc.
Wake Forest trailed in double figures for the entire second half. The Demon
Deacons were able to cut to within 12 with just under eight minutes left, but
the Blue Devils closed the game with a 16-6 stretch, pushing the final margin
of victory to 22 points.
Wake Forest only trailed 20-17 after a Visser layup with 6:54 left in the
first half, but Duke pulled away, closing out the half with a 15-4 run, taking
a 35-21 lead into the intermission.
Duke improved to 155-75 in the overall series, winning for the 10th straight
game at Duke…Duke won despite turning the ball over 15 times, and shooting
only 31.6 percent (6-of-19) from behind the arc.