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Updated: Monday, November 22, 2004 11:45 PM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(10) Duke 74, Davidson 61

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) - 100 meetings later, Duke continues to beat up on intrastate rival Davidson.

Daniel Ewing scored 19 points and J.J. Redick added 18 as the 10th-ranked Blue Devils posted a decisive 74-61 victory over the Wildcats at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Duke, which posted a 22-8 victory over Davidson in the inaugural meeting in 1909, has won the last 18 meetings between the two schools and 82 of 100 overall.

The Blue Devils shot just 37.5 percent (12-of-32) in the first half, including 3-of-14 from behind the 3-point arc, and Davidson took advantage.

Logan Kosmalski scored 10 points to give Davidson a 22-18 lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first half.

"Our offensive struggles were primarily due to Davidson's defense," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

The Blue Devils (2-0) answered in decisive fashion, outscoring the Wildcats 26-2 over the next nine minutes.

Sean Dockery, who had shot just 12 percent from the arc in his career, hit a pair of 3-pointers around a layup and a 3-pointer by Redick as Duke used an 11-0 run to take a 29-22 halftime lead.

Shelden Williams hit a layup 11 seconds after halftime and Ewing scored the next nine points for Duke, hitting three of his four 3-pointers. Dockery's layup 4:30 into the half capped the outburst, giving the Blue Devils a 44-24 lead.

However, Davidson did not give up, outscoring Duke 27-11 over the next 10 minutes. Brendan Winters scored 11 points over that stretch and Kosmalski scored the final five points, including a 3-pointer with 5:41 remaining to reduce the Wildcats' deficit to 55-51.

"I was thrilled with the resilience of our team," Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. "It's becoming something that is characteristic, the emotional maturity. It's gratifying to have it this early in the season.

"One of the difficult things that makes their team difficult to defend is that they can score from a lot of spots," Krzyzewski said. "We played great defense to keep them to 61 points. If they stay healthy, they're a tournament team and have a chance to win their conference."

The Blue Devils answered with an 8-0 run to clinch the win. Ewing scored five points during that stretch, including his fourth 3-pointer of the game, and Dockery capped it with a pair of free throws with 91 seconds remaining.

Dockery, who is taking over for the graduated Chris Duhon, scored a career-high 15 points.

"The kid who had a magnificent game for us was Sean Dockery," Krzyzewski said. "We needed an experienced perimeter player to play against them, and Sean came through."

Williams added 15 and six rebound for Duke, which won its l1th straight game in Charlotte.

Kosmalski scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Davidson, which fell to 1-1 after upsetting Missouri in its season opener.

"I thought Logan's front-court performance was one of the best in my tenure here," coach McKillop said.

Despite one of the smallest margins of defeat during Davidson's 18-game losing streak against Duke, Kosmalski was not satisfied.

"We came in expecting to win, not just play them close," Kosmalski said. "We're not satisfied with losing whether it's 10 points or 50, we're playing to win."

Winters scored 24, but Matt McKillop, who scored a career-high 28 points in the win against Missouri, was held scoreless, finishing 0-of-4 from the field.


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