Williamson proving to be one of a kind at Duke

Williamson proving to be one of a kind at Duke

Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket past Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in NY.

Cam Reddish hit a 3-pointer on Duke's next possession, and R.J. Barrett follow up with a jump shot to extend the lead to 65-57.

"Growing up my favorite player was Michael Jordan", said the freshman Blue Devil, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

Jordan made a loud statement by bagging his first scoring title in 1987 and coming back the next season to do it again, including a Defensive Player of the Year award, rounding out his dominance on both sides of the floor.

The Duke Blue Devils spent Tuesday evening giving the Princeton Tigers a taste of their backhand, defeating the Ivy League squad, 101-50.

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Texas Tech is still No. 10.

The Blue Devils missed all of their 3-point attempts in the first half and their first 14 in the game. Seven other Red Raiders scored in this contest as the Red Raiders shot 56% in the contest.

Williamson finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the game with several National Basketball Association executives, including Knicks president Steve Mills, in attendance. Zion Williamson, somehow, might be better than advertised as a truly generational athlete and basketball player.

After averaging just 5.7 minutes and 1.7 points against Auburn, Gonzaga and Indiana, Alex O'Connell has re-emerged recently as a key piece off the bench, averaging 18 minutes and 8 points over Duke's last four contests. In total, Texas Tech finished with 24 turnovers.

Texas Tech led for much of the game as its defense slowed the potent Blue Devils attack, holding Duke to 38.3 percent shooting from the field. He also had six rebounds, two steals, and one block. Duke then closed on a 16-5 run to create a misleading margin.

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