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Duke 86, Washington 80: Quick wrap up

The Huskies showed a little moxie today. They were down all game. The lead was as much as 14, but they kept playing and behind Tony Wroten, they fought their way back and made it a game.

After five first half turnovers, Wroten played much more under control and drove relentlessly on Duke guards, scoring a career high 23 points before fouling out.

Washington just dug itself too much of a hole in the first half. The Huskies shot an icy 32 percent from the field in the first half and the offense went stagnant.

When Aziz N'Diaye suffered a sprained left knee in the first half, the Huskies were forced to play a smaller lineup and spread the floor and use dribble penetration. It opened things up for Wroten, Abdul Gaddy, CJ Wilcox and Terrence Ross.

Don't know about the extent of N'Diaye's injury yet.

Wilcox had 22 points and Ross had 16.