Mini-Game Preview – Blue Devils vs. Elon Phoenix – Wednesday December 21
Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Greensboro, N.C., ESPN2
Next up for Duke are the Elon Phoenix, Elon comes in with a 7-4 record. Elon has been in every game they’ve played and even took Georgetown to the wire losing by 3 points. Coming off of a win against St.Peters (68-53) the Phoenix will look to get another winning streak going after losing 3 in a row before the St.Peters game.
Duke comes off of a 10 point win over Tennessee State (65-55) where they had their worst first half scoring output of the season but were still able to hold on with a 25-3 second half run. Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard were the only Blue Devils in the game to make more than 2 buckets. Duke only managed 5 points from the bench in the game.
Duke is led in scoring by sophomore Luke Kennard who has used this season as his own personal coming out party. Kennard is averaging 20.3 points per game. Duke has 5 players averaging in double-figures with Grayson Allen averaging 17.2, Jayson Tatum averaging 14.8, Amile Jefferson averaging 14.3 and Frank Jackson 12.7. Amile Jefferson is also averaging in double figures in rebounding at 11.1.
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