Dawkins netted 14 of his total in the second half, helping the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC) break open a close game with a 12-0 run after the break.
Jabari Parker added 21 points with 11 rebounds and Amile Jefferson supplied 14 and 10 for Duke, which connected on 13-of-25 3-pointers in notching a fifth straight win.
The Panthers (18-3, 6-2) were led by Lamar Patterson with 14 points.
Talib Zanna contributed 11 and 11 rebounds.
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