Despite leaving the game temporarily for medical attention in the first half after taking a elbow to the mouth, Duke freshman Zion Williamson returned and finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. DeJon Jarreau had 10 points off the bench for Houston, which shot 32 percent from the field, including 39 percent in the second half.
Duke didn't climb out of its early hole until the 8:13 mark when Barrett scored to tie the game at 16-all. As you'd imagine, few thinks there is much of a chance of the Blue Devils getting upset in this one.
Barrett scored three quick baskets after halftime, including a slam dunk in transition after a Reddish steal that gave Duke a 48-28 lead with 18:08 to play. Had it not been for Tre Jones' efforts on defense, Duke may have lost this game.
Townsend wonder strike helps Palace stun Manchester City
West Ham's four-game winning run was ended by Watford with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu netting in a 2-0 win for the visitors. But the ball fell to Townsend who, inexplicably, took the ball on the volley from 30-yards-out.
Duke forward RJ Barrett (5) drives to the basket past Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in NY. Zion Williamson puts up 20.1 points per game and is also the teams leading rebounder with 9.1 rebounds per game. In total, Texas Tech finished with 24 turnovers. Not many teams have been able to keep the Blue Devils under control and it will be a hard task for Texas Tech, but I think they are up for it. Texas Tech should be able to put up enough points in this one to keep this game interesting and will rely on the defense to keep them in it down the stretch.
As for Princeton, they come into this game with a 5-4 record, but not having played anyone really of note to this point.
Cam Reddish hit a late 3-pointer for a 63-57 lead that sealed the win in the first meeting between the programs. Tech now has the nation's most efficient defense according to KenPom, and they rank in the top six nationally in effective field goal percentage defense, block percentage, and forced turnover percentage. He also had 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block.