Duke basketball: Studs and duds have one positional group blossoming

Duke basketball center Mark Williams (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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Duke basketball players who were duds against North Carolina State

AJ Griffin

The second career start for AJ Griffin could not have been more different from his first career start.

After pouring in a career-high 22 points against Wake Forest, Griffin only contributed three points for Duke against North Carolina State.

The freshman forward was 1-of-6 from the floor and 1-of-4 from 3-point range while adding two rebounds and two assists in the victory.

Saturday was AJ Griffin’s first poor shooting game since he has been getting consistent minutes after returning from his offseason knee sprain. It will be interesting to see how he responds on the road in conference play.

Jeremy Roach

In his second game coming off the bench, Jeremy Roach did not do much in his 23 minutes on the court.

Roach only scored two points, both coming from the free throw line, but did pull down a rebound and dish out four assists in the victory.

The sophomore point guard committed two fouls and did not turn the basketball over, his second straight game without a turnover.

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