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Duke defeats Kansas, 73-40

  • 2:30 p.m., Nov. 30, 2013
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,

Saturday, November 30, 2013

No. 2 Duke routs KU women in Jam finale, 73-40

Kansas' Cece Harper, right, signals to her teammate Jada Brown, left, to change position in the court as she's guarded by Duke's Tricia Liston during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer)

Kansas' Cece Harper, right, signals to her teammate Jada Brown, left, to change position in the court as she's guarded by Duke's Tricia Liston during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer)

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— The No. 2-ranked Duke women’s basketball team doubled up Kansas University in the second half and routed the Jayhawks, 73-40, Saturday in the final game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament.

Duke outscored Kansas, 44-20, in the second half after shaky shooting performances by both teams gave the Blue Devils (8-0) a 29-20 halftime lead.

The Jayhawks (4-3) were led by 11 points from freshman guard Keyla Morgan. No other KU player scored more than five points as Kansas shot just 20 percent from the field.

Tricia Liston led the Blue Devils with 19 points and eight rebounds. Duke held a steep 54-28 rebound advantage over Kansas.

KU senior CeCe Harper (five points, three rebounds) was named to the Island Division All-Tournament team. Duke was named the champion of the division.

The Jayhawks will host Arkansas at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Waylon Cook 4 months, 2 weeks ago

This season is going to be sooo long!

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Scut Farkus 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Too early to tell, but coaching is usually the factor when the disparity between halves is so large.

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