Duke (19-5, 7-4 ACC) would again wheel its way back, cutting the Tar Heels’ lead to 3, but it could not complete the comeback.
The Blue Devils notched wins against opponents who, while they were among the ACC’s worst teams, helped Duke improve on defense.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski took Duval out multiple times after bad turnovers.
Wake Forest had 16 offensive rebounds against Duke in Winston-Salem, although the Blue Devils won that game.
A large part of that was biggest the Tar Heels had multiple chances at the rim.
During a stretch in the second half, he played 6-11 Marvin Bagley III, 6-10 forward Wendell Carter Jr. and 6-11 center Marques Bolden at the same time.
Bagley, Duke’s leading scorer, went 10 minutes late in the second half without even taking a shot.
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