Stanley, boardwork, zone help No. 12 Duke top NC State 88-69

Stanley, boardwork, zone help No. 12 Duke top NC State 88-69
North Carolina State guard Braxton Beverly, right, defends while Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (Source: Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Cassius Stanley scored 14 of his 18 points after halftime as No. 12 Duke took over in the second half to beat North Carolina State 88-69 on Monday night.

Fellow rookie Vernon Carey Jr. added 17 points for Duke, which shot 63% after halftime.

Duke had a run of 17 straight scoring possessions after halftime and dominated the glass by a 46-27 margin.

The Blue Devils also used zone defense to take N.C. State out of its early rhythm.

Devon Daniels had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Wolfpack, who won the first meeting by 22 points.

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