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Updated: Monday, December 29, 2003 8:39 PM EST
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(2) Duke 88, Davidson 54

DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- J.J. Redick broke his own school record for consecutive free throws as second-ranked Duke crushed intrastate rival Davidson, 88-54.

Redick scored a season-high 22 points, including both of his free-throw attempts to extend his streak to 44. He set the previous record of 43 last season.

The sophomore guard, who began his current streak at the end of the 2002-03 campaign, helped the Blue Devils (9-1) break open the game by making five of his six 3-pointers in the second half. Duke opened the half with a 19-0 run in the first five minutes after holding a 39-22 lead at the intermission.

"He (Redick) started off (the season) struggling, and now you can see he's getting cocky again, the 3-pointer shooter we know he is," said Duke guard Chris Duhon, who contributed 12 points and seven rebounds. "He is just doing it every day in practice, and it is carrying over."

Luol Deng, trying to become the first freshman to lead Duke in scoring since Johnny Dawkins in 1982-83, added 18 points.

Mike Krzyzewski won his 599th game at Duke as the Blue Devils extended the nation's longest-current home winning streak to 33 games.

Ian Johnson scored 14 points for Davidson (4-7), which has lost its last 17 games against Duke.

"This is a terrific Duke basketball team," Wildcats coach Bon McKillop said. "They hit you with every aspect of the game, offensively and defensively."

After Duke hit its first five shots to open an 11-2 lead on Redick's 3-pointer with 17:22 remaining, the Blue Devils allowed Davidson to stay in the. Banging the Blue Devils inside, the Wildcats closed to 18-15 on Terrell Ivory's layup with 8:42 left in the first half.

"I think (playing physical) is a way of the (opposing) coaches making the other team believe they could win something over us," Deng said. "Most of the teams, they come and play us physical. But we're always ready for that."

Duke quickly responded as Redick's layup ignited a 21-7 spurt that closed the opening half. From the 7:47 mark of the first half to the 15:45 mark of the second half, the Blue Devils outscored the Wildcats, 40-7.

"Our defense has been our constant since the Michigan State game," Duhon said. "Every day, every game, we want to make sure it doesn't suffer."

Sheldon Williams contributed 14 points for Duke, which shot just under 51 percent (32-of-63). The Blue Devils shot 59 percent (17-of-29) after shooting just 44 percent (15-of-34) in the first half.


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