Duke at Wake Forest: Gameday Open Thread
Duke heads west across the state to take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem at 7:00 on Tuesday night.
The Blue Devils won the first matchup between the two teams by a wide margin, 90-59 at Cameron Indoor Stadium last month. The Blue Devils shut down Brandon Childress, holding Wake's leading scorer without a point.
The Blue Devils enter the rematch at 23-4, 13-3 in the ACC, a half game behind Florida State, who picked up a key win over Louisville on Monday night.
At the other end of the standings, Wake looks to stay out of last place. The Demon Deacons are currently a game ahead of the Tar Heels at 4-12, 11-15 overall.
Duke's last trip to face an unranked in-state foe didn't turn out too well, as the Blue Devils were pasted by NC State, 88-66 six days ago. Duke seemed to right the ship with a home win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, but the Blue Devils will need to show that the lessons they claim to have learned about focus and motivation were really taken to heart against a team that, on paper, they should be able to handle easily.
The crowd will likely be sparse as Wake plays out a disappointing season. One local media member commented that the program might be "embarrassed" by the small crowd that even a marquee game like the Duke showdown will attract.
The officials for the game are Jamie Luckie, Clarence Armstrong and Brent Hampton.
Duke's starting lineup: Vernon Carey Jr., Tre Jones, Wendell Moore Jr., Jordan Goldwire, Cassius Stanley. Duke is 2-0 with that lineup.
Both teams sluggish to start. Teams are a combined 3-of-4 from three, 0-of-5 from two. Wake up 6-3, three minutes in.
Jordan Goldwire breaks the seal from two-point range as we go to the under 16. Duke trails 6-5.
Duke struggling from the field, also giving up penetration on defense and fouls are mounting as a result. Wake up 15-9 as we have a replay review for a kicked ball.
After a long replay review, followed by a Wake time out, Duke goes on a 4-0 run to take us to the under 12. It's now 15-13 Wake.
Duke is shooting 5-of-14 (35.7%) so far.
Duke has now been whistled for seven fouls. Wake has been called for three, but two of them are on Brandon Childress. Advantage Duke.
Wake is definitely following the blueprint, driving everything toward the hoop from every angle. Duke again struggling to keep guys in front of them on the perimeter. Wake on a 6-0 run, up 23-15.
Wake is definitely picking up some confidence. Neath just drove to the hoop and tried to put Cassius Stanley on a poster. Dunk didn't go, but Stanley got hit with his second foul. Wake lead is up to 27-18.
Next time down the floor, Carey picks up his second foul. Sarr puts Wake up by double digits at the line, 29-18.
Duke is getting short shots in the lane on offense. It's just missing them. 7-of-23 (30.4%). Moore has been aggressive tonight. Draws a foul on Sarr--his second--to send us to the under 8. 29-18 Wake.
Turnovers mounting on Duke. And DeLaurier just picked up his third foul. Justin Robinson now in the game for a rare first-half appearance due to a shortage of bigs without fouls. Wake extends the lead to 32-20.
Moore looks like he's playing against Duke ... driving it to the hoop with authority every time and drawing fouls. Massoud now has two.
Justin Robinson has an assist and a steal he turned into a layup. Not bad for someone pressed into service due to foul trouble. Duke cuts it to six, but Wake immediately drives baseline for points. At the under four, it's 34-28, but the pace has been more to Duke's liking in recent moments.
Cassius Stanley hits to cut it to 35-31. Duke is on an 11-3 run since Justin Robinson entered the game.
Justin Robinson with a rebound. Justin Robinson with a blocked shot. Justin Robinson with a dunk. This is how legends are made. 35-33 Wakeas the first half winds down.
Tre Jones hits a three at the buzzer to tie it at 39. Absolutely crushing end of the half for Wake who couldn't have had things go much better for about 18 minutes.
That's a 19-7 Justin Robinson run for Duke.
Justin Robinson enters at the 18:20 mark of the second half. He gets a dunk. Leaves to loud applause from the Duke fans in attendance.
Sarr picks up his third foul and heads to the bench.
Moore driving to the basket and making things happen. Needs to work on his finishes. Ends up shooting two free throws instead of and-ones.
We go to the under 16 with Duke up 50-46.
Duke pushes the lead to seven. Carey called for his third foul. Stays in the game for now.
Duke run is up to 7-0. Wake calls time at 13:35, with Duke up 55-46.
Under 12: Duke has taken control at 58-48.
Wendell Moore now has 14 points on two made shots. He's 10-of-11 from the line.
Vernon Carey picks up his fourth foul on a very shaky call ... Jamie Luckie came running in from half court to overrule the ref right in front of the play to change the foul to Carey.
DeLaurier (in for Carey) picks up his fourth. The universe is calling out for Justin Robinson.
Meanwhile, Wake has cut the Duke lead to 62-56.
Duke calls time out at 7:58, leading 65-58.
Torry Johnson comes up limping after the time out. Wake takes him back to the locker room to check him out.
Stanley loses the ball on a drive and Sarr hits. Wake cuts it to five. Justin Robinson pulls down an offensive rebound leading to a Jones jumper, however.
Robinson picks up his fourth foul.
White hits a three and Duke's lead is down to four with 5:30 to play. Moore with an offensive foul on the other end. Wake with the ball, down 69-65
Wake misses two free throws but gets the offensive rebound. Vernon Carey picks up his fifth foul, whistled by Jamie Luckie. We go to the under 4 with Duke up 71-65 and Wake headed to the line.
Matthew Hurt rebounds a Tre Jones airball as the shot clock runs down and puts it back in. Also hits the and-one. Duke up 76-68, under 2 to play.
Wake has missed four of six free throws down the stretch. Makes comebacks difficult.
5-0 run by Wake cuts it to 78-74. Time out Wake 55.3 seconds to play.
Stanley 1 of 2 from the line. Sarr dunks ar the other end. Time out Wake. 79-76, 31.7 to go
Back to back turnovers by Duke. Wake ties it & has the ball 8.1 left
And we go to overtime tied at 79
Childress got the three to tie it, his first basket in the two games against Duke
Wake wins the tip, drives to the hoop, DeLaurier is gone
Moore puts Duke back in front with a 3 point play
Wake responds with a 4-0 run. Robinson shoots an air ball. Time out Duke.
Robinson fouls out. Childress finishes the 3 point play. Wake is up 4.
Sarr fouls out at the other end. Jones to the line. 37.9 left
O’Connell for 3. One point game with 16 to play
We head to overtime number two, tied at 97
Wake comes out strong. Three by Childress ... he's 4 of 6 since his 0-for-10 to start the game. Jones blocked at the other end. Wake with a putback to go up five.
Nothing falling for Duke. Hurt and Stanley miss at the rim on drives. Halfway through 2OT, Wake up seven.
Childress. 107-99 Wake, 1:00 left.
Duke loses for the second time in three games 113-101