Duke blows out Cal State Fullerton in 1st round of NCAA Tournament
Duke took care of business in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, beating Cal State Fullerton 78-61.
Paolo Banchero controlled much of the game, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Paolo Banchero: 17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists
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All of five Duke starters finished in double figures. Jeremy Roach started in place of Trevor Keels in this game, who came off the bench. Keels scored 6 points in 21 minutes as Roach handled the majority of point guard duties.
Roach and Mark Williams both finished with 5 assists while Wendell Moore Jr. led the team with 6. Moore also scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Moore suffered an apparent injury in the second half. He was able to finish the game, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said he would be re-evaluated on Saturday. Duke is set to face Michigan State or Davison in the Round of 32 on Sunday.
Krzyzewski won his 98th career NCAA Tournament game on Friday — the most all-time. He is now 98-30 in this career in March Madness.
Duke’s tipoff time on Sunday has not yet been announced.