No. 13 Duke blows by Eastern Kentucky

DURHAM, N.C. — Taylor King's body was on Hawaiian time, but there was nothing wrong with the Duke freshman's shooting touch.

King set personal bests with 27 points and six 3-pointers in the 13th-ranked Blue Devils' 78-43 rout of Eastern Kentucky on Sunday.

DeMarcus Nelson had 12 points and Gerald Henderson added 10 for Duke (6-0), which played its first game on the mainland since winning the Maui Invitational and showed no ill effects of jet lag — though King later admitted he hasn't fully adjusted to the time switch.

"When we came back, the time change was really messed up — guys were going to bed at 4 or 5 in the morning, me included," King said. The trip "really took a toll on myself. ... I don't think I've adjusted to it yet."

It didn't show. Duke never looked back after a dominant first half in which the Colonels made just four of 17 shots and had 18 turnovers. The balanced Blue Devils never trailed, led 34-12 at the break and cruised to their NCAA-best 54th straight nonconference victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Adam Leonard had 12 points and leading scorer Mike Rose added 11 for Eastern Kentucky (2-3), an NCAA tournament team last season that lost its 11th straight game against a ranked opponent.

Freshman Kyle Singler, the MVP of the Maui tournament and the Blue Devils' leading scorer, played just 20 minutes and was held to a career-low seven points.

"It was just the way the game was going on — guys were playing well," King said. "Gerald and Kyle were playing unbelievable out there, and the whole team did, and (Krzyzewski) went with the rotation that he did. I was happy and just excited we won (the tournament). That's all that matters."

No. 18 Kansas State 82, Rider 69

At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Andre Gilbert scored 22 points, Jacob Pullen added 19 points and five assists and Kansas State held off Rider in the Old Spice Classic.

The Wildcats' Michael Beasley had 13 points and 10 rebounds — his sixth double-double in as many games, but well short of the 30-plus points he had been scoring.

North Carolina State 69, No. 20 Villanova 68

At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Gavin Grant hit two of three free throws with 0.4 seconds left and North Carolina State beat Villanova to win the Old Spice Classic Championship.

Villanova (4-1) seemed to clinch the win when Dante Cunningham tipped in a missed layup with 2.2 seconds remaining, but Cunningham fouled Grant the next trip down.

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