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Duke 79, Wake Forest 68

DURHAM, N.C. - Matthew Hurt scored a career-high 26 points to help No. 21 Duke beat Wake Forest 79-68 in Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski's return from a one-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols.

Freshman DJ Steward added 21 points for the Blue Devils (5-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 51% and controlled the boards to extend their homecourt dominance in the long-running in-state series.

Krzyzewski had missed the one-point win against Boston College. He had said previously that he and his wife were following quarantine protocols after a family member had tested positive for COVID-19, though Krzyzewski said they had tested negative.

Duke finished with a 35-25 rebounding advantage, including 15 offensive rebounds that led to 15 second-chance points.

Daivien Williamson and Ismael Massoud each scored 17 points to lead the Demon Deacons (3-3, 0-3), who had just one field goal during a seven-minute stretch midway through the second half as Duke stretched its lead.



Associated Press


January 9, 2021


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