The Duke Basketball team defeated the Colorado State Rams on Friday night and there were certain things the Blue Devils did well and some things that didn't go so well in the victory.
On Friday night the Duke Basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season and the 2019-20 Blue Devils introduced themselves to the Cameron Indoor Stadium crowd for the first time this season.
Coming off of a 68-66 win over then No. 3 Kansas, the Blue Devils returned to Durham to face the Colorado State Rams and it wasn't a sloppy first half, but it wasn't as crisp as some would have liked to see.
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Duke blitzed Colorado State at the end of the first half to take a 42-26 lead into the break and the Blue Devils continued that onslaught in the second half, cruising to a 89-55 victory.
There were some areas of the game that the Blue Devils improved on coming off of the season opening win over the Jayhawks, but in some aspects of the game where Duke took a step back, and that's going to be expected throughout the season in each game.
Duke had five players reach double-figures, four of which were starters, and the one starter who did not score at least ten points, Matthew Hurt, finished with nine.
Cassius Stanley followed up his epic Tuesday night performance with another stellar outing, pacing the Blue Devils with a team-high 19 points and seven rebounds.
Sophomore point guard Tre Jones was as good and reliable as always, with 15 points, five rebounds, and eight assists, and it seems that it's only a matter of time before the Minnesota native notches a triple-double this season.
Mike Krzyzewski leaned on his bench even more than he did in the Champions Classic as ten players saw more than 12 minutes in the win over Colorado State as Joey Baker saw his first action of the season, adding four points, one rebound, and two steals.
Newly appointed captain Justin Robinson also played eight minutes, although he was unable to score on the night.
Duke still has a lot to iron out before it's a finished product, but things are trending in the right direction, especially if they are able to correct the things you will find on the stock down list.