Indiana embarrassed 94-74 at Duke
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Brandon Ingram scored a season-best 24 points and No. 7 Duke beat Indiana 94-74 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Amile Jefferson flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 11 rebounds, eight points and eight assists for the Blue Devils (7-1).
Matt Jones added a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and Grayson Allen had 16 points for Duke, which won its fifth straight by shooting 53 percent and holding Indiana without a field goal for the first 8½ minutes of the second half.
Troy Williams scored 17 points, Yogi Ferrell had 15 and James Blackmon Jr. finished with 14 for the Hoosiers (5-3), who have lost three of five, and this was by far the most lopsided.
This was supposed to be one of the marquee matchups of the made-by-TV event, but two losses by Indiana at the Maui Invitational took off some of the luster.
And Ingram and the Blue Devils turned this one into a typical Cameron Indoor Stadium blowout.
In surpassing the previous high of 21 points he set against Bryant in his second game, Ingram finished 10 of 15 while hitting four of his six 3-pointers — after making just 6 of 25 all season.
Ingram helped Duke take complete control coming out of the break, with that defensive clamp-down on the Hoosiers. The Blue Devils stretched their lead to 20 on Ingram’s jumper in the lane with 13½ minutes left.
The sequence that all but ended it came with 12:12 remaining, when Indiana’s Robert Johnson was called for a technical foul for shoving Allen. He buried the two requisite free throws, Duke kept the ball and Jones hit a corner 3 that made it 69-46.