Duke basketball earns a ‘turning level’ victory over Pitt

DURHAM – Cameron Indoor Stadium has been a sanctuary for Duke basketball this season.

On Wednesday, it offered area for redemption.

Redemption for Kyle Filipowski: The freshman hadn’t hit a three in over a month, however after snapping that streak within the first half in opposition to Pitt, he went off for a career-high 28 factors and 15 rebounds throughout a 77-69 win.

Redemption for NC State and Boston College: The Blue Devils have been trounced by 24 factors in opposition to the unranked Wolfpack and blew a 14-point second-half result in the Eagles earlier than squeezing out a 65-64 win final Saturday.

Against the Panthers, it was Duke that erased a 12-point second-half deficit, scoring 15 straight factors whereas successful all the trouble performs that led to 24 whole rebounds and restricted Pitt to 26 factors. They completed with a plus-23 rebound margin – the second-most this season whereas holding the Panthers to a 28.6% taking pictures proportion within the second half.

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