October 31, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 23 points to help seventh-ranked Duke beat Pennsylvania 114-55 on Thursday night in its final tuneup before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Kyle Singler added 20 points for the Blue Devils (11-1), who took control of the game early en route to their fifth straight victory. Duke led by double figures in the first 5 minutes, then ran off a 23-3 run that blew the game open and turned the rest of the contest into a formality.
It was a good way for Duke to head into Sunday's ACC opener against Clemson, which hasn't won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995. The Blue Devils shot 60 percent, hit 10 of 21 3-pointers and finished with a season-high scoring output to extend the Quakers' miserable start.
Jack Eggleston scored 13 points to lead Penn (0-9), which has lost both games since Glen Miller was fired and Jerome Allen took over as interim coach.