Duke vs Kentucky: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for 2018 Champions Classic

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Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and the superstar freshmen propelled the Duke Blue Devils to a dominant 118-84 thrashing of the Kentucky Wildcats at the Champions Classic. Williamson grabbed the highlights with several monstrous dunks, scoring 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting. Barrett tallied a game-high 33 points, while Cam Reddish poured in 22 for the Blue Devils. Tre Jones added six points and six assists. Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson played an excellent game with 23 points, and Stanford transfer Reid Travis collected 22. But that wasn't near enough for the Wildcats, who surrendered the most points in the John Calipari era.

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    Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

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    It's Only One Game, but Duke Just Looks Unfair

    It's Only One Game, but Duke Just Looks Unfair
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    It's Only One Game, but Duke Just Looks Unfair

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    The Craziest Stats from Duke's Demolition of Kentucky

    The Craziest Stats from Duke's Demolition of Kentucky
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    The Craziest Stats from Duke's Demolition of Kentucky

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  6. November 7, 2018
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    Zion Is Here to Melt Your Brain, Over and Over Again

    Zion Is Here to Melt Your Brain, Over and Over Again
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Zion Is Here to Melt Your Brain, Over and Over Again

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    'Zion Could Be Duke's GOAT'

    'Zion Could Be Duke's GOAT'
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    'Zion Could Be Duke's GOAT'

    Mike Chiari
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    John Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'

    John Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    John Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'

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    Breaking Down Duke Phenom Zion Williamson

    Breaking Down Duke Phenom Zion Williamson
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Breaking Down Duke Phenom Zion Williamson

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    3 Takeaways from Blue Devils’ Win Over Kentucky

    3 Takeaways from Blue Devils’ Win Over Kentucky
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    3 Takeaways from Blue Devils’ Win Over Kentucky

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    Duke's Unprecedented Debut Resets the Expectations

    Duke's Unprecedented Debut Resets the Expectations
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Duke's Unprecedented Debut Resets the Expectations

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    Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'

    Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Calipari: 'They Were Just Better Than Us'

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report
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    RJ Barrett's Duke Debut Is One to Remember

    RJ Barrett's Duke Debut Is One to Remember
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    RJ Barrett's Duke Debut Is One to Remember

    Mike DeCourcy
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    Kentucky Basketball @KentuckyMBB

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    RJ Barrett Had a Monster Game

    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    33 pts | 6 ast RJ Barrett lived up to that No. 1 recruit hype in his first game with Duke. https://t.co/ccb5tDkfSj

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    Kentucky Basketball @KentuckyMBB

    .@2ReidTravis2 hasn’t lost confidence in his team from one game. “I feel like as we mature we will be able to take blows like that (and come back). ... I love our group of guys and everyone wants to get better.” https://t.co/pltc2rvEuS

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    Brother Love ✊

    NCAA March Madness @marchmadness

    The smile says it all! Tre Jones tells @TheAndyKatz what it meant to have his brother @1Tyus at his first college game with @DukeMBB. https://t.co/GI3Rv6ywca

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    Zion and RJ Lead Duke in Blowout Win Over UK

    Zion and RJ Lead Duke in Blowout Win Over UK
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Zion and RJ Lead Duke in Blowout Win Over UK

    Scott Polacek
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    Brian Pedersen @realBJP

    Duke averaged 1.494 points per possession against Kentucky. #IsThatGood?

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    Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_ATH

    Zion Williamson just went skipping into the locker room giggling like a little kid. Most of Duke’s guys did. I’m not sure even they expected a romp like tonight. https://t.co/HOwkH47Yjk

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    Michael DeCourcy @tsnmike

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    Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

    Per ESPN Stats & Info, Calipari has never lost by more than 30 points during his tenure at Kentucky.

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    Final Stats

    R.J. Barrett (DUKE): 33 PTS, 6 AST Zion Williamson (DUKE): 28 PTS, 7 REB Cam Reddish (DUKE): 22 PTS, 3 AST

    Keldon Johnson (UK): 23 PTS, 4 REB Reid Travis (UK): 22 PTS, 7 REB Tyler Herro (UK): 14 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST

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    Duke 118, Kentucky 84 (Final)

    The nightmare is over for Kentucky.

    The party is just beginning for Duke.

    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    Duke might be the real life Monstars... Blue Devils rout the Wildcats, 118-84 RJ Barrett: 33PTS Zion: 28PTS (11-13FG) https://t.co/qVUO1f5EZp

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    They Grow Up So Fast

    What a night for Duke's true freshmen.

    Tim Sullivan @TimSullivan714

    Three Duke freshmen have exceeded 20 points against #Kentucky. Coach K has turned one-and-done into one-upmanship.

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    Hype Is Real After Duke's Win 😈

    Hype Is Real After Duke's Win 😈
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    Kentucky vs. Duke - November 06, 2018

    Hype Is Real After Duke's Win 😈

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    Duke 107, Kentucky 78 (3:37, 2nd Half)

    Tyler Herro is a tremendous shooter. He'll be excellent for Kentucky.

    However, he was 0-of-3 from beyond the arc and 0-of-5 overall in the first half. Much of his production happened after Duke had taken control.

    Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie

    IT will look like Tyler Herro had a reasonably good night with 14 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. 9/6/3 of that came after the game was WELL out of reach, and he REALLY struggled on defense. That was not great.

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    Duke in the NBA @DukeNBA

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    Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS

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    Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

    With that basket, Duke breaks the record for most points scored by a John Calipari opponent at Kentucky with 102 points. And there's still seven minutes left...

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    Duke 102, Kentucky 73 (6:00, 2nd Half)

    Williamson has 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting.

    He good, y'all.

    NCAA March Madness @marchmadness

    Zion's just showing off at this point. 🤷‍♂️ https://t.co/YjJt6tmcTm

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    College B-Ball Ref @collegebb_ref

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

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    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Chris Bunn @DukeForum

    Duke just scored a Champions Classic record 95 points. There's 9 minutes left in the game.

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    You OK, Tre?

    Jones has six points and six assists in his college debut.

    For Duke's sake, hopefully he's fine.

    Duke Basketball @dukebasketball

    Tre Jones trips and limps off the floor. Although he is able to make it back on his own, the Blue Devils sub in Williamson.

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    Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

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    Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_ATH

    Really speechless. Duke is going Globetrotters on Kentucky now. Shake and bake into an open corner three. Blue Devils got it to 91-54 briefly. The Wildcats have never been so completely outgunned in the Calipari era.

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    Zion and RJ Looking Unstoppable

    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    Zion and RJ out here toying with Kentucky... (via @CBSSports) https://t.co/igl3QwKxdM

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    The Ringer @ringer

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    ESPN @espn

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    CBS Sports @CBSSports

    Every team watching Duke... https://t.co/7TKDmBvMWY

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    Tim Sullivan @TimSullivan714

    Down by 30 points, #Kentucky's John Caliipari switches to a zone. And Duke's Jack White promptly sinks a three-pointer. One of those nights.

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    Deadspin @Deadspin

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    Kentucky Basketball @KentuckyMBB

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    Duke Basketball @DukeMBB

    72-47 at the Under 16. 🔵👿 #ChampionsClassic https://t.co/I58JcqlffR