DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – AJ Griffin hit five 3-pointers – the most by a Duke player this season – and the sixth-ranked Blue Devils routed visiting Syracuse 79-59.
Griffin was one of four players for Duke with 15 points, joining Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore Jr. and Mark Williams. Banchero had 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.
Jesse Edwards led Syracuse with 12 points and nine rebounds. Jimmy Boeheim also had 12 points.
Griffin swished 3-pointers on his first two shots to spark Duke’s 11-2 run out of the gate.
Syracuse surged back with a 13-5 stretch but never took the lead from Duke.