Durham, N.C. — No. 7 Duke won’t have its best big man for a while. The Blue Devils do have freshman Brandon Ingram, and that was more than enough to beat Georgia Southern on Tuesday night.
Ingram had season highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds, leading Duke to a 99-65 victory.
Grayson Allen scored 18, Matt Jones 16 and Derryck Thornton 15 for the Blue Devils (9-1) in their first game without high-energy forward Amile Jefferson.
“Everybody was asked to pick it up some,” Ingram said. “There was an opportunity out there to get more rebounds. … We had to go after it.”
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game that Jefferson, who averages a double-double, broke his right foot during practice and is out indefinitely, but does not need surgery.
“It’s a huge period of adjustment for us,” Krzyzewski said. “You don’t lose Amile and then, ‘OK, everything’s good.’ … Amile was our best big guy.”
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(At) No. 22 UCLA 89, Louisiana-Lafayette 80: Bryce Alford scored a season-high 27 points, and short-handed UCLA posted its fifth consecutive victory.
UCLA (8-3) was without starting center Thomas Welsh, out with a stomach virus, and reserve Prince Ali, who bruised his left knee against Gonzaga on Saturday night.
Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton each added 19 points for the Bruins.
Shawn Long had 26 points and 16 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-5), which fell to 0-5 on the road this season.
It was Long’s fifth double-double of the season. The 6-foot-11 senior is the NCAA Division I active leader in double-doubles (57) and total rebounds (1,117).
(At) No. 23 Cincinnati 75, Norfolk State 59: Farad Cobb matched his season high with 20 points and Gary Clark had 19 for Cincinnati (9-2).
D’Shon Taylor had 14 points for Norfolk State (4-6).
Memphis 64, (at) Central Michigan 61: Memphis ended the game on an 8-0 run.
Tinara Moore had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Central Michigan (4-4), which had 20 turnovers.
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