Roundup: Duke rolls past Princeton in opener
DURHAM, N.C. — Nolan Smith scored 22 points, and No. 1 Duke opened its season by beating Princeton, 97-60, last night in the regional round of the CBE Classic.
Freshman Kyrie Irving had 17 points, and Kyle Singler added 16 for the Blue Devils, who shot 55 percent and hit 14 3-pointers.
Opening a season as the top-ranked team for the seventh time, the Blue Devils never trailed and broke it open by outscoring the Tigers, 24-11, during the first eight minutes of the second half. The reigning national champions also did it with defense, forcing 27 turnovers and turning those into 36 points.
Dan Mavraides scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (1-1). They outrebounded the Blue Devils, 31-29, but never got closer than 11 in the second half and fell to 1-18 in the series.
Mike Krzyzewski moved four victories shy of 800 at the school and improved to 30-1 in home openers at Duke. The Blue Devils pushed their decadelong nonconference winning streak at Cameron to 77 games and won their 43rd straight home game against unranked opponents.
â¢ No. 10 Syracuse 86, Canisius 67 — In Syracuse, N.Y., Rick Jackson had 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and Brandon Triche added 16 points for Syracuse.
It was the 831st career victory for Orange coach Jim Boeheim, moving him past Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary’s into fifth place all-time in Division I victories.
Syracuse (2-0) has beaten Canisius 20 straight times. The Golden Griffins (1-1) are 1-15 against Syracuse when it is ranked, the lone win coming Feb. 25, 1967, in Buffalo.
â¢ No. 12 Gonzaga 86, IUPUI 56 — In Spokane, Wash., Steven Gray scored 17 points, and Gonzaga cruised to a victory in the regional round of the CBE Classic.
Kelly Olynyk tied a career high with 13 points for Gonzaga (2-0). Alex Young led IUPUI (0-1) with 16 points.
â¢ No. 14 Purdue 76, Howard 40 — In West Lafayette, Ind., E’Twaun Moore scored 16 points to help Purdue beat Howard in its season opener.
Moore had six rebounds and three assists for the Boilermakers (1-0). JaJuan Johnson, a preseason All-American, added 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Purdue, which made 13 of 28 3-pointers against Howard’s zone defense.
Alphonso Leary led Howard (1-1) with 10 points and nine rebounds.
â¢ No. 22 Temple 82, Toledo 49 — In Philadelphia, Micheal Eric had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead five starters in double-digit scoring for Temple.
The Owls (2-0) dominated from the opening tip and had little resistance from the overwhelmed Rockets. The Owls had five starters in double figures before the midway point of the second half in their first game against Toledo (0-2) since 1986.