ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Ticker) -- Daniel Ewing scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack as second-ranked Duke found its shooting touch in the second half and pulled away for a 76-47 rout of Liberty in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout.
The Blue Devils (3-0) sputtered early but led for the final 29 1/2 minutes. Two free throws by Jeremy Monceaux got Liberty (1-3) within 20-18 with just under six minutes to go before halftime and Duke settled for a 27-20 cushion at the break.
After shooting 31 percent (10-of-32) in the first half, the Blue Devils clicked at 59 percent (16-of-27) in the second and overwhelmed the Flames.
Duke held Liberty to two baskets in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half and grabbed a 45-26 lead on a free throw by Shavlik Randolph.
Chris Duhon added 12 points and seven rebounds, Luol Deng chipped in 11 points and Shelden Williams 11 for Duke, which faces Purdue on Saturday in the championship game.
Jason Sarchet scored 16 points and Gabe Martin had 14 for Liberty, which committed 22 turnovers and shot under 35 percent (18-of-52).
A 3-pointer by J.J. Redick with 10:39 left in the first half put the Blue Devils in front for good, 14-13. It was the only shot Redick made in his first 11 attempts and he finished with eight points on 3-of-13 shooting.
While Duke struggled from the floor before halftime, Liberty could not take advantage. The Flames shot under 26 percent (7-of-27) and had nine turnovers in the opening 12 minutes.