(2) Duke 97

(7-0, 4-0 away)

Cent Michigan 64

(1-4, 0-1 home)

1:15 PM ET, November 29, 2013

Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

1 2 T
#2DUKE 49 4897
CMU 30 3464

Top Performers

Duke: T. Liston 20 Pts, 11 Reb

Central Michigan: N. DiGuilio 17 Pts

No. 2 Duke rips Central Michigan in Paradise Jam

Associated Press

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie wasn't worried when her team struggled early on against Central Michigan.

She knew that the second-ranked Blue Devils would eventually get going.

Tricia Liston scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half and added 11 rebounds to lead Duke to a 97-64 win over Central Michigan at the Paradise Jam on Friday.

Duke trailed 24-21 midway through the first half before scoring 18 of the next 20 points to take a 39-26 lead with 5:37 left.

"Those things will happen," McCallie said. "We just had to shore up our defense, continue to execute and do the things we need to do. It is a long 40-minute game and you have to play all the way through it. I thought our team was very poised and focused. We did what we needed to do and got a good result."

Freshman Oderah Chidom had season-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds.

"To have double-doubles by Tricia Liston and Oderah Chidom were outstanding. For Oderah being a first year student-athlete, she was rebounding the ball beautifully and scoring with her 10 rebounds and 16 points."

Elizabeth Williams and Alexis Jones added 14 points each for the Blue Devils (7-0), who will play Kansas on Saturday. Duke outrebounded Central Michigan 53-33 and had 24 assists.

After its run, Duke led 49-30 at the half and cruised through the final 20 minutes against the Chippewas (1-4), who were playing the highest ranked opponent in team history.

Niki DiGuilio scored 17 points to lead Central Michigan, which will face Xavier next.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 97 64
FG Made-Attempted 37-75 (.493) 21-65 (.323)
3P Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 9-25 (.360)
FT Made-Attempted 16-17 (.941) 13-22 (.591)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

Game Leaders

PointsT. Liston 20N. DiGuilio 17
ReboundsT. Liston 11C. Bradford 7
AssistsC. Gray 9J. Green 5
StealsC. Gray 1J. Cotton 2

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