DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski showed no consideration for the plight of his former player and assistant - current Michigan coach Tommy Amaker.
Dahntay Jones and Daniel Ewing scored 17 points apiece as third-ranked Duke rolled to its fifth straight victory over Michigan, posting an 81-59 rout.
The Blue Devils (5-0) hammered their second straight Big Ten Conference opponent, beating Ohio State on Tuesday, 91-76.
"We're coming together piece by piece," Jones said. "Right now, we're getting better and better every day. We're a work in progress and we know that and we don't expect things right away. Once we get it going, we go in spurts and we usually get up emotionally and things start happening."
The Wolverines (0-6) never had started a season worse than 0-4, but they extended their dubious school record and are just two shy of the worst stretch in school history, set in 1967 with nine losses. Michigan lost its final game last season.
But following the contest, Krzyzewski offered nothing but praise for Amaker.
"I coached against (Amaker) last year," he said. "I'd rather not play against guys who have been on my staff or who have been on my team. I don't see where it's a lot of fun. Two years before Tommy got here, we were 21-34. In his four years at Duke, we were 108-30.
"For me, as a young coach, to have the asset of an incredible point guard, leader, and stable person out on the court, who makes amazing decisions, was huge as far as developing our program."
Amaker, who played for Krzyzewski from 1984-87 and was an assistant at Duke from 1988-97, fell to 0-2 against his mentor. Michigan also suffered a 104-83 home setback last December 8.
The Blue Devils outscored the Wolverines, 11-2, during the closing 3:50 of the first half. Chris Duhon, who tallied 15 points and matched his career high with six steals, capped the outburst with a ferocious dunk, electrifying the crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium and opening a 44-25 halftime lead.
Michigan matched its second lowest point total in the series with Duke. The Wolverines scored just 51 points on April 6, 1992 in the 71-51 loss to the Blue Devils in the NCAA championship.
"I think for us the most difficult part was trying to take care of the basketball," Amaker said. "We had foul trouble with our point guard, Daniel Horton, and that really put us in a bind right away. For us to have the ability to fare better and to get our program going, we need to value the basketball a lot more than what we showed here this afternoon."
Freshman Lester Abram led Michigan with 14 points but the Wolverines got dismal efforts a pair of returnees. Senior forward LaVell Blanchard netted just nine points on 4-of-10 shots and junior wing forward Bernard Robinson Jr. was 2-of-9 for four points.
The Blue Devils held a 38-31 edge on the glass.
Krzyzewski improved to 15-0 all-time against former players and assistants.