DURHAM — Ayo Dosunmu had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds while sixth-ranked Illinois shot 58% to beat No. 10 Duke 83-68 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Kofi Cockburn added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (4-1), who jumped to a 14-2 lead and never looked back to regroup from last week’s loss to No. 2 Baylor.
“We had a lot of time, a lot of preparation to get better and we went hard,” Dosunmu said. “We did what good programs are supposed to do: bounce back.”
The Fighting Illini led by 14 at halftime and didn’t let the margin slip below double figures, handing the Blue Devils their second nonconference home loss in a week while playing without their famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium crowd amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Illinois led by 19 points early in the second half, aided by an outside shooting effort that had the Illini make 7 of 11 3-pointers — including 6 of 8 in the first half as they took control.
Matthew Hurt scored 19 points to lead the Blue Devils (2-2), who shot 40% and made 5 of 22 3-pointers.
“We got beat by a team that’s better than we are and older, more mature,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said, “and they kind of imposed their will on us. … We’re not there yet. We’ve got a lot to learn.”
The Blue Devils host Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Campbell 80, Jacksonville 78
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cedric Henderson Jr. had a career-high 26 points as Campbell narrowly beat Jacksonville 80-78 on Tuesday night.
Jordan Whitfield had 17 points for Campbell (2-0). Joshua Lusane added 15 points, and Gediminas Mokseckas had 11 points and six rebounds.
Dontarius James scored a career-high 23 points for the Dolphins (3-2). Mo Arnold added 17 points and seven rebounds. Tyreese Davis had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Longwood 77, NC A&T 60
FARMVILLE, Va. — Christian Wilson had 15 points as Longwood — coming off a loss to Division III Greensboro College on Sunday — topped NC A&T 77-60 on Tuesday night.
Nate Lliteras and Juan Munoz each added 13 points for Longwood (1-3). Justin Hill had nine points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
Kameron Langley had 16 points for the Aggies (2-5). Blake Harris added 16 points.