DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Freshman Shavlik Randolph showed why the "Cameron Crazies" wanted him so badly.
Randolph scored 23 points and Dahntay Jones added 14 as sixth-ranked Duke coasted in its season opener over coach Mike Krzyzewski's alma mater with a 101-53 rout of overmatched Army.
Randolph, a 6-10, 215-pound forward, became a legend in the state during a terrific career at Broughton High School in nearby Raleigh. Duke (1-0) fans made their affections known for Randolph when they chanted "We want Shavlik" at home games he attended two seasons ago.
"It's always crazy every time you step out there," Randolph said. "I just wanted to go out there and start the season off right - with a good win. We did that. That team was a great team. They were well-coached, they ran their offense well. I'm very pleased with this win."
Krzyzewski was back on the bench after being forced to leave an exhibition game last week with a strained hip flexor. The Class of 1969 cadet improved to 5-0 against his former school.
"I love West Point," Krzyzewski said. "West Point has been a foundation of who I am - whatever that might be. I believe in what they teach, just like at this school, I believe in what they teach.
"They're going to be good. I like what they're doing. I'm going to be pulling like crazy for them because they played so hard. I'm not sure you'll see a game where two teams play any harder against one another."
Randolph scored the game's first five points as Duke (1-0) never trailed. He had a 3-pointer and freshman Sean Dockery made two free throws as part of a 10-0 run that made it 36-13 with 8:26 remaining.
The Blue Devils closed the half with 11 straight points as Jones, Nick Horvath and freshman J.J. Redick had 3-pointers. Jones' layup capped the burst for a 54-20 halftime bulge.
Joey Payton had 10 points to lead Army (0-1). The Black Knights shot just 36 percent (21-of-58) and committed 27 turnovers.
Duke's five-man recruiting class is considered to be one of the best in the country and Randolph, the centerpiece, made 7-of-12 shots. Redick, one of the best shooters in his class, netted 14 points off the bench, but the rest of the group struggled.
Starting center Shelden Williams did not have a basket and made 8-of-14 at the line for all of his points. Dockery missed all four shots and combined with fellow first-year players Michael Thompson and Lee Melchionni for 12 points.
"Everybody got their feet wet as far as playing," Krzyzewski said. "I think no matter how excited you are I think the younger guys are still a little bit nervous playing their first game. I'm pleased with what happened and we've got to get on to getting ready for Davidson."
The returnees for Duke also contributed as Chris Duhon had eight assists and Daniel Ewing came up with 10 points. The Blue Devils are counting on Duhon, a junior guard to provide leadership.
"Even if my shot's not falling or I'm not having the greatest game ever, I can always be a leader," Duhon said. "That's what I've been working on, and the coaching staff has been doing a great job of installing the tools that I need to get better."
Krzyzewski spent most of his post-game press conference praising the players from Army. Black Knights coach Jim Crews, a former assistant under Bob Knight like Krzyzewski, became the fifth straight coach to lose his debut for Army.