No. 1 Duke Routs Iowa, 80-62
The scary thing is, No. 1 Duke is going to get better.
Facing its first top 10 opponent of the season, Duke made easy work of No. 7 Iowa on Tuesday night, beating the Hawkeyes, 80-62, in the first night of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Blue Devils (5-0) got contributions from just about everyone, and served notice they can be as dominant as last season’s NCAA championship squad--even without Shane Battier.
“This team is not in competition with last year’s team,” Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “This team has to run its own race. This team has to go through its own process and handling the mantle of beingNo. 1.
“They have a lot of pressure on them. I believe we can become better as a result.”
They’re pretty good already. Jason Williams scored 25 points and had five assists, and Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Chris Duhon had 11 assists and Mike Dunleavy had 18 points, going three of seven from three-point range.
Iowa is 4-2.