Duke basketball: 2 studs, 3 duds from loss against Ohio State

Duke basketball forward Paolo Banchero
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Duke basketball players who were duds against Ohio State

AJ Griffin

The last three games from AJ Griffin have been extremely disappointing considering the promise he showed at the end of the recent homestand.

Tuesday night was the second consecutive game that the White Plains, New York native did not score, and he only has two points since his 18-point outing against Lafayette.

Mike Krzyzewski needs to find a way to get his freshman star on the court and involved in games against the better competition the Blue Devils will play as ACC play approaches.

Trevor Keels

Trevor Keels also put up another lackluster performance against Ohio State as he was 3-for-12 from the field with nine points, three rebounds, and three assists.

Keels is now 5-for-32 from the floor in his last three games and needs to find the shooting stroke and aggressiveness that he displayed in the season-opening victory over Kentucky.

Paolo Banchero

Paolo Banchero was not bad against Ohio State, but he was not the star Duke needed him to be.

Banchero, much like his fellow freshmen, played like they were in the first true road game of their careers.

The presumptive top pick in the NBA Draft had 14 points and five rebounds on 4-of-14 shooting from the floor in the loss while committing four fouls and three turnovers.

Banchero will be fine going forward as Tuesday was a good learning experience for him in his first-ever road environment.

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