Marvin Bagley III Double-Double Helps No. 7 Duke Routs Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Six Duke players scored in double figures and the No. 7 ranked Duke routs Pittsburgh 87-52 for coach Mike Krzyzewski to pick up his 500th road win on Wednesday. Marvin Bagley III collected his 13th double-double of the season with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Marvin Bagley III of the Duke Blue Devils

Marvin Bagley III of the Duke Blue Devils

PITTSBURGH — Six Duke players scored in double figures and the No. 7 ranked Duke routs Pittsburgh 87-52 for coach Mike Krzyzewski to pick up his 500th road win on Wednesday. Box Scores

Marvin Bagley III collected his 13th double-double of the season with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Duke (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which led by as many as 32 points in the first half and shot 53 percent in the win.

Bagley III is now one double-double shy of the Duke freshman record, which is currently shared by Jabari Parker and Gene Banks.

Trevon Duval had a season-high 14 points and shot 5 of 8 from the field with three 3-pointers, while Gary Trent Jr also scored 14 points and Grayson Allen added 11 points for the Blue Devils, who were bouncing back from a 96-85 loss to North Carolina State four days ago.

“We’ve been practicing like crazy trying to get better,” Krzyzewski said. “We were better tonight. We have to just keep working at it.

“They’re young kids and we’re not deep. They’re real young and they have talent but they’re real young and have to keep learning these new habits. Today was a step forward.”

Bagley III added: “You could hear a lot of the players, everybody actually, calling out screens. Just everybody was talking and connecting and that allowed us to be more alert and to move as one, that really helped us a lot tonight.”

Wendell Carter Jr ended with 10 points and seven rebounds and Justin Robinson hit three 3-pointers in his 10 point performance off the bench for Duke, which led 50-24 at halftime on 59 percent shooting and never trailed in the game.

They also had 21 assists on 34 made field goals and rattled up 30 points off turnovers

Junior guard Jared Wilson-Frame scored 17 points for Pittsburgh off the bench, while Parker Stewart chipped in with 10 points in the defeat for the Panthers (8-9, 0-4), who lost four straight in conference play.

After being blown out in the first half, Pittsburgh put up a fight in the second half and managed to cut the lead to 17.

But despite forcing coach Krzyzewski to take a timeout, Pitt struggled to keep up again and the Blue Devils eventually pulled away for good.

“We just didn’t have enough answers tonight,” Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings said. “In the first half, they were just awesome.”

NEXT UP

Duke returns home to host Wake Forest on Saturday.

Pittsburgh hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday.

GAME SUMMARY

  • Points in the paint-DU 40,UP 26.
  • Points off turnovers-DU 30,UP 10.
  • 2nd chance points-DU 22,UP 7.
  • Fast break points-DU 6,UP 6.
  • Bench points-DU 22,UP 30. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
  • Last FG-DU 2nd-01:26, UP 2nd-01:55.
  • Largest lead-DU by 35 2nd-02:17, UP None.
  • DU led for 39:30. UP led for 00:00. Game was tied for 00:30.

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