DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Freshman Shavlik Randolph scored 23 points and Dahntay Jones added 14 Saturday night as sixth-ranked Duke coasted in its season opener over Coach Mike Krzyzewski's alma mater with a 101-53 rout of overmatched Army.
Randolph, a 6-10, 215-pound forward, became a legend in the state during a terrific career at Broughton High School in nearby Raleigh. Duke (1-0) fans made their affections known for Randolph when they chanted "We want Shavlik" at home games he attended two seasons ago.
Krzyzewski was back on the bench after being forced to leave an exhibition game last week with a strained hip flexor. The Class of 1969 cadet improved to 5-0 against his former school.
Randolph scored the game's first five points as Duke (1-0) never trailed. He had a three-pointer and freshman Sean Dockery made two free throws as part of a 10-0 run that made it 36-13 with 8:26 remaining.
The Blue Devils closed the half with 11 straight points as Jones, Nick Horvath and freshman J.J. Redick had three-pointers. Jones' layup capped the burst for a 54-20 halftime bulge.
Joey Payton had 10 points to lead Army (0-1).