Kyle Singler added 15 points, including his 2,000th career point during a game-opening 26-4 run that took the drama out of this one early. The Blue Devils (14-0) never let the Blazers (10-3) closer than 14 points after that in a performance that pleased coach Mike Krzyzewski considering it came in a nonconference game crammed between Duke’s first two ACC contests.
Smith finished 11 for 22 from the field to go with seven rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes. It marked the fifth straight game Smith had scored at least 22 points, a stretch during which he’s averaging 26 points while shooting 62 percent (45 of 73) overall and 63 percent (12 of 19) from 3-point range.
Harvard (Crimson, 21,125 students, Cambridge, MA) 78, BOSTON COLLEGE 69 – Laurent Rivard scored 23 points and Keith Wright had 15 as Harvard upset Boston College and for the third straight season on Wednesday night.
This one may have been payback for all those Ivy League losses. The Crimson beat Eagles first-year coach Steve Donahue, who led Cornell to three consecutive Ivy titles before coming to Chestnut Hill.
WAKE FOREST 79, High Point (Panthers, 4,500 students, High Point, NC) 63 – J.T. Terrell scored 18 points off the bench and Wake Forest used a key second-half run to beat High Point, ending a four-game losing streak.
Travis McKie added 13 points and Gary Clark and C.J. Harris had 11 each for the Demon Deacons (7-8), who led by as many as 21 points late in the second half.
Nick Barbour scored 12 points for the Panthers (5-8), who lost their fifth straight despite fighting back from a 12-point halftime deficit to pull within four twice early in the second half.
The loss dropped High Point to 0-10 against ACC teams since moving from the NAIA to the NCAA Division I level in 1999.