2K Classic: Day 2
November 14, 2015
Day Two of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project was a day of contrasts.
In Durham, No. 5/4 Duke took a 113-75 decision from Bryant to improve to 2-0 on the season. Grayson Allen again the Blue Devils in scoring, netting 28 points to go with six assists. Amile Jefferson posted his second consecutive double-double by going for 11 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Ingram had 21 points, Matt Jones tallied 19 points, and Luke Kennard netted 11 points.
Both teams shot the ball well, Duke going 39-73 (.534) from the field while Bryant was 28-58 (.483). However, Bryant turned the ball over 19 times to just six for the Blue Devils, and Duke outscored the Bulldogs 22-6 from the foul line.
Bryant was paced by Hunter Ware and his 24 points. Nisre Zouzoua added 16 points.
In Washington, Rashun Davis’ jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave Radford an 82-80 win over Georgetown at the Verizon Center.
In regulation, Radford led 64-59 with 1:43 to play before Georgetown turned up the intensity. With 33 seconds left, Isaac Copeland’s three-pointer cut it to 64-62. Seven seconds later, L.J. Peak stole the ball and converted a lay-up to knot the game at 64 each. Radford had one last chance to win it but YaYa Anderson’s miss with 1 second left sent the game into overtime.
The first overtime ended much like regulation. Radford held a 71-68 lead after Brandon Holcomb’s lay-up with 1:32 remaining. Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera hit the second of two free throws to cut the deficit to 71-69. A steal by Tre Campbell resulted in Smith-Rivera’s lay-up to tie the game at 71 apiece. Georgetown forced another turnover but could not capitalize.
The second overtime saw Radford make the comeback. Smith-Rivera broke a 76-76 tie with a lay-up with 1:41 to play. That was countered by Davis connecting on a three-pointer with 1:22 left to give Radford an 80-79 margin. Then with two seconds to go, Davis took advantage of a missed three-point attempt by making his own to give the Highlanders the 82-80 win.
Davis ended the game with 28 points to go with five assists. Cameron Jones had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Kion Brown had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Georgetown received 19 points and 12 rebounds from Bradley Hayes. Smith-Rivera had 15 points and five assists, Copeland had 11 points, and Jessie Govan also netted 11 points.
The 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project continues on Sunday when No. 17 Wisconsin hosts Siena in an 8:00pm (ET) tip on ESPNU.
Tickets to see Wisconsin, Duke, Georgetown, and VCU in the Championship Rounds of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 20 & 22, can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1T10Bfn
Allen Leads Duke to Victory (Courtesy ESPN)
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