7:25 PM ET, March 19, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duke's confident mascot wore a piece of tape across his forehead that read: "Played In, Blown Out."The Blue Devils didn't disappoint.Avoiding the upset bug that has taken down several favorites in the NCAA tournament, the top-seeded Atlantic Coast Conference champions opened play in the South Regional with a dominating 73-44 victory Friday night over No. 16 seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
• Kyle Singler led all scorers with 22 points and Duke never trailed.
• Jon Scheyer added 13 points and moved into the top 10 in school history in points.
• With the win, Duke has 30 wins in a season for the 11th time in school history.
• The 44 points are the third fewest ever allowed by the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Jon Scheyer #30 of the Duke Blue Devils grabs a rebound over George Davis #22 of the...(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-53 (.321)||24-47 (.511)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-19 (.211)||6-13 (.462)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-7 (.857)||19-28 (.679)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
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