DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Grayson Allen scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 5 Duke beat Siena 92-74 on Friday night in the first round of the 2K Classic.
Amile Jefferson matched a career high with 19 points and added 12 rebounds to help the Blue Devils open their latest reign as national champions with a lopsided victory.
Freshman Brandon Ingram had 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting in his college debut for Duke while Matt Jones added 10.
The Blue Devils shot 45.5 percent, forced 17 turnovers, trailed for just 10 seconds early and never allowed Siena to get closer than 17 in the second half.
Marquis Wright had 20 points for Siena.