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Hot-Shooting No. 8 Duke Downs Bellarmine, 74-57

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DURHAM โ€“ The No. 8 Duke men’s basketball team played its third consecutive game against a reigning conference champion on Monday night, defeating Bellarmine, 74-57, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Kyle Filipowski led three Blue Devils in double figures with 18 points and was joined by Tyrese Proctor with a team-high eight rebounds.


HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Duke opened its scoring with two consecutive three-pointers by Kyle Filipowski.
  • The Blue Devils held Bellarmine scoreless for over four minutes while utilizing a 11-0 run to take a 22-9 lead with 9:33 remaining in the first half.
  • Filipowski became the first Duke player in double-figures, knocking down two free throws to help the Blue Devils take a 41-33 lead into halftime.
  • Mark Mitchell and Filipowski helped Duke start the second half the same way as the first, connecting on two three-pointers in a row.
  • The Blue Devils eclipsed their previous season-high for three-pointers in a game with their 11th of the evening, courtesy of Jeremy Roach at the 17:06 mark.
  • Duke’s defense kept Bellarmine’s offense at bay in the second half, including a 1-of-12 stretch from the field, to take a 66-50 lead with just over five minutes to play.
  • The Blue Devils limited the Knights to just 24 second-half points, their second-lowest point total in a half so far this season.


GAME NOTES

  • Duke out-rebounded Bellarmine, 37-25, including 11-6 on the offensive glass. Through the first five games, Duke has…

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