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Barrett Leads No. 3 Duke to 113-49 Rout of Stetson
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release: 12/01/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. -- RJ Barrett didn't know how close he was to a triple-double. The Duke freshman was having too much fun to check the box score.

Barrett had 26 points, seven rebounds and a season-high seven assists, and the third-ranked Blue Devils routed Stetson 113-49 on Saturday night.

"I was just having too much fun out there" to worry about the stats, Barrett said.

Cameron Reddish scored 23 points and Zion Williamson finished with 17 to help the Blue Devils (7-1) win their second straight.

Duke shot a season-best 58 percent, and had season highs of 19 steals and 27 turnovers forced while reaching triple digits for the first time since the season-opening 118-84 rout of then-No. 2 Kentucky.

"That's what happens when we play hard and play together," Barrett said. "We play defense and turn it into offense."

Barrett played just 17 minutes, but that was long enough to challenge for Duke's first triple-double in nearly 13 years.

According to the school, he's the first player in program history with that many points, rebounds and assists plus four steals in a game. He was taken out for good with 15:38 left and the Blue Devils up by 50.

"I thought we'd play the starters more in the second half, and then we just exploded," coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Abayomi Iyiola scored 19 points to lead the Hatters (1-8), who have lost eight straight and were 2 of 23 from 3-point range.

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