Duke basketball allows The Citadel to make history in Cameron Indoor

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and center Mark Williams (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and center Mark Williams (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program saw The Citadel make history inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

History was made inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday night, and it did not involve the Duke basketball team.

In fact, the history was made against the Blue Devils as The Citadel broke the record for most 3-pointers made in a game by an opponent inside Cameron.

The Bulldogs put on a shooting clinic as 18 3-pointers were drilled despite Duke winning convincingly, 107-81.

The previous record of 3-pointers made by an opponent in Cameron was 15 by Florida State in 2017.

However, the game had a scary beginning as The Citadel head coach Duggar Baucom collapsed on the sidelines 63 seconds into the game and had to be helped off the floor with medial personnel.

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Baucom was transported to the Duke University Hospital, where he was undergoing more tests as the game continued.

The Blue Devils only led by ten at halftime before pulling away in the early stages of the second half.

Duke was led by junior captain Wendell Moore and freshman Paolo Banchero in the victory as Moore, who already has a triple-double this season, came within two rebounds and one assist of reaching his second triple-double of the season.

The Charlotte native ended the night with 22 points, eight rebounds, and nine assist on 8-of-14 shooting while Banchero led the team with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

All five starters reached double digits for the Blue Devils, including 14 points and seven rebounds from Mark Williams.

Duke basketball prepares for biggest week of non-conference season

It is a six-game winning streak for the Blue Devils, and Duke will now head out on the road for the biggest week of its non-conference season.

Mike Krzyzewski will bring his team to Las Vegas to play No. 1 Gonzaga on Friday night in the Continental Tire Challenge before going to Ohio State to play the Buckeyes in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.

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Gonzaga, who already dismantled No. 5 Texas at home this season, will be playing No. 2 UCLA on Tuesday night in Vegas.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. EST on Friday.

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