No. 5 Kansas Trumps Duke 94-83
(CHICAGO) — Andrew Wiggins scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to lead No. 5 Kansas to a 94-83 win over (4) Duke on Tuesday night in game two of the Champions Classic.
“Big players make big plays,” Wiggins said. “I think our whole team, whoever was on the court, every possession we made a big play. That’s why we came out on top.”
Duke (1-1) was lead by freshman Jabari Parker. The Chicago native scored a game-high 27 points to go along with nine rebounds in the loss for the Blue Devils.
The game was tied at 79 late in the second half before Kansas (2-0) reeled off a 9-2 run to seal the victory.
“They just wanted it more,” Parker said. “They outplayed us in the second half. Me, I need to get just a little bit more experience. I’ve got a long way to go.”
Fellow freshmen Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden combined to pour in 39 points for the Jayhawks, who scored 17 of the game’s final 23 points.
“We didn’t play a bad game tonight, we played well,” Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We didn’t play well on the defensive end in the second half and in big moments, we weren’t able to get a stop. Part of that is they’re good. They’re really good.”
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