Grayson Allen showed what he's capable of when healthy — and then went down with the latest in a run of injuries for No. 6 Duke.
Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half, then injured a toe late in Duke's 93-58 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday at Durham, N.C.
Allen, who has been playing through a right foot injury suffered in last week's loss to No. 5 Kansas, appeared to tweak that foot or ankle when he went down while going for a rebound with about 12 minutes to play and Duke leading by 35. He stayed on the bench for the rest of the game.
Allen, a junior, was not available for comment after the game because he was receiving treatment, spokesman Cory Walton said.
"He just landed funny, and when that happens, it hurts," Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It really hurts. He looked fresher in that first half than he has the entire season, and hopefully we'll get there by Tuesday night" when No. 24 Michigan State visits.
Luke Kennard added 18 points and Amile Jefferson and Frank Jackson each finished with 15 for the Blue Devils (6-1), who have won four in a row but once again must deal with an injury to a key player. Duke also has been without three freshman big men because of injuries.
South Carolina 64, No. 18 Syracuse 50: Sindarius Thornwell scored 16 points and the Gamecocks (6-0) never trailed in the victory in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational.
at No. 9 Xavier 64, Northern Iowa 42: J.P. Macura scored 18 points, and the Musketeers' defense dug in during a dominant first half as they improved to 6-0.
Alabama State 76, Cal State Fullerton 67 (OT): Rodney Simeon scored 24 points and the Hornets made eight of nine free throws in overtime to defeat the Titans (2-4) in the Global Sports Classic at Las Vegas. Tre Coggins scored 19 points for Fullerton, but he made only one of 12 three-point attempts. Alabama State's Tony Armstrong scored in the lane with four seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Milwaukee 54, UC Irvine 37: The Anteaters (3-3) shot only 25.6% from the field, making only one of 14 three-point tries, and were routed by the Panthers (2-3) in the Pentagon Showcase at Sioux Falls, S.D. Milwaukee led by 25 points with 4:23 left. UC Irvine had no one in double figures.
UC Irvine vs. East Tennessee State, 9:30 a.m. PST (Sanford Pentagon Showcase at Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Portland State at Pepperdine, 2:30 p.m.
Cal State Northridge vs. Portland, 8 p.m. (Wooden Legacy at Honda Center)