Dahntay Jones scored a season-high 18 points, and third-ranked Duke forced 18 first-half turnovers en route to a 91-57 victory last night over North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
The Blue Devils, playing for the first time in 10 days, improved to 6-0 for the 12th time in 23 seasons under Coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Daniel Ewing added 16 points for Duke. The Blue Devils were 33 for 45 from the free throw line -- taking 33 more foul shots than the Aggies (0-5), who fell to 0-8 against the Blue Devils.
Duke was rusty at the start, missing 16 of its first 19 shots to fall into a seven-point hole against a team that lost to North Carolina State, 101-63, Saturday.
But Jones, in a reserve role for the first time this season, sparked his club. He scored seven points in a 70-second span during a 14-1 run as the Blue Devils took control midway through the first half.
Duke's starters never did find the range in the opening 20 minutes, going a combined 5 for 22 as the Blue Devils shot just 32.6 percent.
"The first half was like a folly of how many ways you could not score inside," Krzyzewski said. "It was sad, just sad. It was like we're not doing any drills.
"When I retire I'm not going to pull out the tape and show my grandkids. There was no cohesiveness, no energy, no commitment to excellence."
Duke's locker room was quiet, and the players were to the point after getting a scolding from Krzyzewski.
"There are going to be some changes," captain Chris Duhon said. "Expect a lot more intensity -- and heart."
* MICHIGAN ST. 80, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 54: Chris Hill had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as the 15th-ranked Spartans got their 34th consecutive win over a non-conference opponent at home. Michigan State (6-2) didn't suffer from a letdown against the Ramblers (4-4) after winning at Kentucky on Saturday, and rolled to its fourth straight victory. Hill was 6 of 11 from the field.
Sherill Baker sank two free throws with 2.5 seconds to play, and No. 20 Georgia overcame an injury to top scorer Christi Thomas to beat Michigan State, 64-61, in Athens, Ga.
The Lady Bulldogs (6-2) trailed the Spartans (4-4) 59-57 when freshman Marquita Driskell made a three-point basket from the left corner with 1:38 to play. On Michigan State's next possession, freshman Alexis Kendrick intercepted a pass and drove for a layup to make it 62-59 with 1:22 remaining.
Michigan State's Syreeta Bromfield hit a short jumper to close the gap to 62-61 with 1:10 to play, before Baker's free throws iced the game.
* SANTA BARBARA 83, PURDUE 82: Jess Hansen's three-point basket from the top of the key with 31 seconds remaining in overtime boosted the host Gauchos to victory over sixth-ranked Purdue.
Purdue had a chance to tie the game with a half-second remaining when Emily Heikes was fouled after an offensive rebound. Heikes made her first free throw but missed the second, and UCSB's Brandy Richardson grabbed the rebound as time ran out. Purdue is 7-1. UCSB is 4-1.
* TEXAS TECH 67, OREGON ST. 51: Plenette Pierson scored 19 points as the ninth-ranked Lady Raiders held the Beavers scoreless for nearly five minutes in each half.
Texas Tech (5-1) got its fifth straight win, trailing Oregon State (5-3) only briefly early.
* NORTH CAROLINA 83, ELON 50: La'Tangela Atkinson got 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the No. 13 Tar Heels had a 15-0 run in the second half en route to a victory at home. North Carolina (7-1) scored seven of the game's first eight baskets, and held the Phoenix (2-3) to just 26.1 percent shooting in the first half.