DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Georgetown's first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium resulted in the same fate as many visiting teams.
Dahntay Jones collected 22 points and 11 rebounds as top-ranked Duke shook off a sluggish first half for a 93-86 victory over the Hoyas in the first matchup between the schools since 1990.
Duke (10-0) remained one of two unbeaten teams in Division I along with No. 18 Wake Forest. The Blue Devils host the Demon Deacons on Sunday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
"There's going to be a lot of talk about it, two undefeated teams," Duke guard Daniel Ewing said. "And the fact that we're in the ACC is going to make it real intense. They have a good team."
Georgetown (8-2) took a 44-41 lead on a halftime buzzer-beater by Tony Bethel, and Gerald Riley's jumper made it 48-43 early in the second half. Duke freshman J.J. Redick made a jumper, Casey Sanders made a foul shot and Chris Duhon's basket tied it.
A free throw by Mike Sweetney gave the Hoyas a 49-48 lead, but Sweetney was forced to the bench seconds later with his fourth foul. The Blue Devils took advantage with 10 straight points, triggered by a 3-pointer by Duhon.
"That was a huge play and for about the next seven minutes, he made play after play," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It was beautiful to watch. You can call sets but somebody's got to execute them."
Redick nailed another 3-pointer and freshman Shelden Williams made a pair at the line. An inside hoop by Jones capped the run for a 58-49 advantage with 14:55 remaining.
Ewing scored 19 points and Williams had 15 and 11 rebounds for Duke, which failed to win by double digits for the first time. The Blue Devils, who have won 19 straight at home, held a 45-37 edge on the glass against the bigger Hoyas.
"Georgetown played extremely well," Krzyzewski said. "They're really good and deep. And with Sweetney, they have probably one of the top five players in the country. Our kids battled and I can't believe we outrebounded them."
Sweetney fouled out with 23 points and Riley netted 14 for Georgetown. But the Hoyas saw three players foul out and that led to a huge disparity at the foul line, where Duke shot just 56 percent (20-of-36).
"I thought the run Duke made at the middle part or early part of the second half from an offensive to a defensive standpoint really took us right out of the game," Hoyas coach Craig Esherick said. "They hit those two big threes that really got the crowd back in the game."
Redick, who entered averaging 16.4 points, endured a miserable first half in which he missed all five shots and did not score. He bounced back to hit 4-of-5 shots in the second half, including his pair of critical 3-pointers.
Georgetown climbed within 68-63 ona 3-pointer by Riley with 10:32 remaining. Redick had a basket, Williams dunked and Duhon scored as Duke extended the advantage to 74-63 with just under nine minutes left to play.
Williams had his second double-double and his best effort of the season. He took advantage of the absence of Sweetney and made 6-of-11 shots.
"We've grown up a lot," Williams said. "It helped playing against Clemson and then against Sweetney and the other big man and against guys that are bigger and stronger than we are and more experienced. That'll help you grow up a lot faster." Duhon had eight points, but handed out nine assists and came up with three steals as he ran the offense flawlessly. The Blue Devils shot 68 percent (17-of-25) in the second half.
"This was a big win for us," Duhon said. "Georgetown is a very solid team and this was the type of game we expected. The young guys played big. Although they may not have scored the points, they made plays in key areas. And Shelden was the man tonight."
Georgetown fell to 0-2 in games against ACC opponents, including a loss at Virginia on December 28. Sweetney also fouled out in only 15 minutes in that one. The Hoyas' other eight games have featured contests with cupcakes like Grambling, Towson, Coastal Carolina, Norfolk State and Howard.
"We'll learn from this," Esherick said. "This was good preparation for our league. As long as we learn from this it will be a great experience for us."