BOONE, N.C. -- Nathan Healy scored 17 points and recorded a double-double to lead Appalachian State to an easy 71-51 victory over Milligan Sunday in a nonconference game.
While the Mountaineers raised their record to 4-8, Milligan (8-6), an NAIA team from Tennessee, played the game as an exhibition.
Healy, who grabbed 15 rebounds, helped Appalachian State take a 30-21 halftime lead. The Mountaineers then extended their lead throughout the second half to win by 20.
Although 11 players scored for Milligan, Tyler DeVault was the only Buffalo in double figures with 12 points.
Appalachian State shot 38.4 percent from the floor (28 of 73). Milligan was 21 for 65 (32.2 percent). But the Mountaineers had a big edge inside. They outscored Milligan 36-22 in the paint and 22-7 on second-chance points.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.