Monday, October 25, 2010

Duke Routs Sisters of the Poor In Opening Exhibition Game


Duke freshman Preston Contnoir, photo by Travis Long/RN&O.
 Kyle Singler scored 31 points to help Duke rout Saint Augustine’s 141-68 on Saturday night in an exhibition game.

Andre Dawkins added 20 points off the bench for the Blue Devils, who had seven players score in double figures in their first game since winning the NCAA championship in April. Freshman Kyrie Irving started at point guard and had 17 points for Duke.

Duke scored the first 16 points of the game and led 30-1 by the time the Falcons made their first field goal eight minutes into the first half. The Blue Devils closed the first half on a 12-2 run en route to a 73-25 lead at the break.

Chris Johnson, Jon Kindred and Keith McAllister scored 11 points apiece to lead Saint Augustine’s.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was honored before the game for leading the U.S. national team to the gold medal at this summer’s world championships in Turkey.

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