(2) Duke 73

(8-0, 4-0 away)

Kansas 40

(4-3, 4-1 home)

    3:30 PM ET, November 30, 2013

    Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

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    #2DUKE 29 4473
    KU 20 2040

    Top Performers

    Duke: T. Liston 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

    Kansas: K. Morgan 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tricia Liston keys No. 2 Duke's drubbing of Kansas

    Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- After a sluggish first half, Duke finally got going offensively against Kansas.

    The second-ranked Blue Devils had their worst offensive first half of the season before pulling away for a 73-40 rout of the Jayhawks on Saturday at the Paradise Jam.

    "It was a great second half, we played well offensively," Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. "The first half our defense was good, but our offense was impatient."

    Duke led 29-20 at the half before scoring 17 of the first 21 points in the second half to blow open the game. Alexis Jones had five points and three steals during the burst, which was capped by Elizabeth Williams' layup with 14:27 left that made it 46-24.

    "We were in attack mode from the beginning and right away we were scoring and distanced ourselves. We were a little more patient on offense," McCallie said.

    Tricia Liston scored 19 points and Williams added 17 to lead Duke (8-0). Liston earned MVP honors of the tournament.

    "That's great, but overall glad we won all three games and played the way we wanted to," Liston said.

    Duke played the whole tournament without senior post Haley Peters, who injured her right knee against Vanderbilt on Nov. 21.

    "Missing Haley's big for us," Liston said. "It gave a lot of people opportunities to get a lot of minutes. That will help us down the stretch."

    Freshman Oderah Chidom added seven points and 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

    Kansas (4-3) never got closer than 20 the rest of the way.

    Keyla Morgan scored 11 points for the Jayhawks.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 73 40
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 11-54 (.204)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-33 (.727) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

    PointsT. Liston 19K. Morgan 11
    ReboundsO. Chidom 14B. Williams 4
    AssistsC. Gray 5L. Cole 4
    StealsC. Gray 3C. Harper 2
    BlocksE. Williams 4C. Gardner 1

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