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Duke 77, Pittsburgh 69

(AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

By AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer

DURHAM, N.C. - First-year big man Kyle Filipowski had a season-high 28 points and matched his season high of 15 rebounds to help No. 24 Duke rally from 12 down to beat Pittsburgh 77-69.

The 7-footer was the center of the offensive effort for the Blue Devils (13-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), making 8 of 14 shots and 11 of 13 free throws.

Fellow freshman Tyrese Proctor added 14 points for Duke, including a pair of tough driving scores that helped the Blue Devils hold their late lead.

The Blue Devils got back into the game with a stronger defensive effort and by attacking the paint and controlling the glass. After Pitt thrived in isolation plays with some of its top shot-makers to build its lead, Duke started getting stops in those sequences to start climbing back with more defensive switches.

The Blue Devils were also relentless rebounders, which in turn helped them assert themselves with urgency in the lane.

Duke had a 15-0 run during the game-turning stretch, which included Filipowski and Ryan Young going to work on the boards.

Pittsburgh (11-6, 4-2), meanwhile, went more than eight minutes without a basket and never found its range from behind the arc after thriving there all season.

Jamarius Burton scored 16 points to lead the Panthers, who shot 8 of 28 after halftime (28.6%) and made 6 of 22 3-pointers for the game.

BIG PICTURE

Pittsburgh: The Panthers had been one of the surprises in a league where little has gone to plan so far. They got off to their first 4-0 ACC start since their debut season in the league in 2013-14 before before falling last weekend to Clemson, which entered the week a league-best 5-0 in ACC play. They shot nearly 57% before the break and played with plenty of confidence early - including Blake Hinson barking at the rowdy "Cameron Crazies" after making a first-half 3 - but were unable to keep it going when Duke upped its defensive intensity.

Duke: The Blue Devils were coming off a bumpy week, which included a blowout loss at North Carolina State and a one-point win at Boston College. But the defend-and-rebound emphasis under first-year coach Jon Scheyer was on full display after halftime. By the end of the game, Duke nearly had as many offensive rebounds (24) as Pittsburgh had total rebounds and had finished with a 51-28 edge on the glass. Duke also scored 24 second-half points in the paint after managing 10 before the break.

SHORT-HANDED

Both teams were missing key contributors.

Duke captain Jeremy Roach (11.9 points) missed his second straight game with a lingering toe injury. He was wearing a gray boot on his right foot on the bench.

Pitt said forward John Hugley IV (8.0 points) didn't make the trip due to a non-COVID illness.

January 11, 2023


Pittsburgh
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Hinson F 31 3-8 2-3 2-5 1-3 0 1 0 1 2 10
F. Federiko C 23 2-3 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 2 2 1 4 4
J. Burton G 33 7-17 2-3 0-1 2-5 6 0 1 5 4 16
N. Cummings G 33 5-11 2-2 2-6 0-1 0 0 1 4 4 14
G. Elliott G 32 2-6 4-5 1-4 0-3 1 0 1 0 2 9
N. Sibande   26 4-8 2-2 1-4 1-6 1 0 1 1 0 11
G. Diaz Graham   13 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 1 5 2
N. Santos   9 1-4 1-2 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Totals   200 25-58
(.431)
13-17
(.765)
6-22
(.273)
9-28 9 5 9 13 21 69


Duke
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Mitchell F 35 2-9 6-6 0-2 4-9 1 0 1 4 1 10
D. Whitehead F 31 2-11 0-0 2-7 1-5 1 2 0 2 4 6
K. Filipowski C 35 8-14 11-13 1-4 4-15 2 1 1 4 2 28
R. Young C 20 3-6 1-3 0-0 7-10 0 1 0 2 2 7
T. Proctor G 27 4-9 5-5 1-4 0-0 5 0 0 0 4 14
J. Grandison   21 2-6 0-0 2-6 0-1 2 0 2 0 1 6
J. Blakes   19 0-5 0-0 0-4 1-3 1 0 0 3 2 0
D. Lively II   12 3-6 0-0 0-0 3-4 1 1 1 2 5 6
Totals   200 24-66
(.364)
23-27
(.852)
6-27
(.222)
24-51 13 5 5 17 21 77
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