Is College Basketball Already Too Easy For Zion Williamson, Duke Freshmen?

  • Is College Basketball Already Too Easy For Zion Williamson, Duke Freshmen?

Is College Basketball Already Too Easy For Zion Williamson, Duke Freshmen?

Williamson had seven of Duke's 38 rebounds.

When the tape recorder is off, that's when a coach will usually tell you how he really feels about his team. Surprising some - not anyone here at Ball Durham - by proving to be one of the key pieces to the lethal attack, the junior forward came off the bench but played 30 minutes as a result of his providing the spark to several fast breaks with one hustle play after another.

And if the Blue Devils, who made 54 percent of their shots and 47 percent of their three-point attempts, continue to put on similar displays as the season continues - next up is a home game on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Army, Coach K's alma mater and site of his first head-coaching job - they will be the source of headaches for coaches who will be tasked with figuring out how to slow down such a phenomenal group of freshmen and their impressive supporting cast.

Facing a Kentucky squad with twin towers in Reid Travis and E.J. Montgomery, the Blue Devils needed all the help they could get grabbing boards and controlling possession, and White delivered.

Duke scored early and often against Kentucky on Tuesday.

Check out some more highlights from Duke's decisive victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in the tweets embedded below.

I foresee the Wildcats playing like a disrespected team here. "He's a great player and he's a great challenge to defend". Udoka Azubuike (17 points, 4 blocks) also played well in his limited minutes, and Devon Dotson (16 points, 3 assists, 3 steals) showed promise in his college debut. Duke experienced a taste of how loud opposing fans can get at the start of the contest, as a horde of Kentucky fans descended upon Indianapolis, transforming Bankers Life Fieldhouse into Rupp Arena lite.

Duke led by 10 after six minutes and extended the lead to 34-13 less than 10 minutes into the game.

"They were just better than us", Calipari said, per ESPN. "We have a big target on us, and every environment we go to is going to be like that, so just to get used to it".

The Blue Devils found themselves in deep foul trouble as six players, including Reddish, Williamson and Bolden, picked up two fouls each in the first half. He lived up to the hype in his first collegiate game.

Quentin Grimes (21 points, 4 assists) and Dedric Lawson (20 points, 6 assists, 14 rebounds) proved they could replace the production lost from last year's team.