ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Ticker) -- Luol Deng has quickly established himself as the one of the best freshmen in the nation.
Deng collected 20 points and 10 rebounds and Daniel Ewing chipped in 20 points as the second-ranked Blue Devils posted an 82-69 victory over Pacific in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.
Deng, a London, England native, was considered the nation's best freshman after he signed to play for coach Mike Krzyzewski. The 6-8 forward has done nothing to disappoint, reaching the 20-point plateau for the second straight game and drilling 4-of-5 from the arc.
Krzyzewski passed legendary UCLA coach John Wooden with his 665th career win, good for 17th place on the all-time Division I list.
Duke (2-0) placed five players in double figures. J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams each netted 13 points and reserve Shavlik Randolph added 11.
The Blue Devils (2-0) will meet Liberty in Friday's semifinals. They are seeking to win the event for the second time, having captured the title in 1995.
Miah Davis led the Tigers (1-1) with 24 points. Guillaume Yango added 12 of his 18 points in the first half.
Duke trailed for the first 10 minutes for the second straight game. The Blue Devils took the lead for good with six straight points, capped by Chris Duhon's 3-pointer with 2:31 left before halftime for a 33-28 advantage.
The Blue Devils expanded upon a 39-33 halftime lead with a 14-4 run to start the second half, opening up a 53-37 advantage on Ewing's basket with 14:49 left to play.
The lead grew to as many as 22 before Pacific mounted a final charge, pulling within 72-64 on Davis' two foul shots with 3:52 to go. The Tigers had a chance to get closer when Jasko Korajkic scored inside, but it was waved off as an offensive foul 47 seconds later.
Ewing and Deng followed with 3-pointers on Duke's next two possessions for a 78-64 cushion with 1:50 remaining.
Pacific fell to 0-4 all-time in the Shootout, losing all three games in the 1979-80 season.