An easy win for the Blue Devils. Commentary to come. For now, enjoy a few recaps from the game:

> News & Observer

> Duke Chronicle

> DBR

> GoDuke

Coach K press conference remarks:

Opening Statement:

“Our guys played hard and we were very balanced. We have a talent differential in our favor but I thought we played as hard as them and unselfishly. This was the first college game – even if it’s a non-record game – for our freshmen and I thought they handled it pretty well. We’re just going to turn around and come back against North Carolina Central and go from there.”

On Jon Scheyer:

“He’s a good scorer. He’s better off the ball but this experience of being with the ball is a good one because then he can start with Greg [Paulus] but can also back him up. It gives us a good rotation. The game tonight, because they played a lot of zone, he didn’t face pressure all down the court so when he got down the court he wasn’t distracted. That was a big part of it. He was able to face the basket and be at a pretty good tempo because of the way they were trying to play defense against us.”

On Greg Paulus’ progress:

“There is a chance that he’ll be ready for our first regular season game but we’ll know more Monday and Tuesday. He’s coming along well. We don’t want to push it; I know he wants to be ready for the first game but it’s not his decision.”

On how not playing is affecting Greg Paulus’ leadership role:

“In some ways it helps him. One thing about being a leader is that you have to find out how to lead depending on your situation. When you’re out on the court sometimes you’re directing and not leading. He knows his team better right now and he would tell you that. He talks to the guys a lot. He has kept his spirit and it’s been good talk. He’s been very supportive of his teammates and he’s been a really good leader. I think that’s helped our team and it’s helped him and his recovery.”

On David McClure:

“He can play defense. He’s a good athlete and a team player. He’s solid. He kept a lot of balls alive today and he’s a very good defender. Because he’s strong, he can cover a number of different positions. He’s a good player. He worked really hard this summer down in Florida and is about 12 pounds lighter and in very good shape. He’s just a good, solid player.”

On North Carolina Central:

“It’s a great thing. We share a great city. Johnny Dawkins’ wife is a graduate of North Carolina Central and got her law degree there. We pull for them. We’ve done it before but this year I think it’s even better that we’re doing it. I hope that both teams play well. It will be a nice celebration of Durham because we have two such classy universities.”

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