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Duke Defeats Wake Forest, 75-73

DURHAM – A career-high 17 first-half points by Jeremy Roach and Kyle Filipowski’s 11th double-double of the season helped Duke defeat Wake Forest on Tuesday night, 75-73. Roach finished with 21 points, one shy of his career-high, and was joined in double-figures by Tyrese Proctor, who matched his career-high with 17 and Filipowski, who finished with 16 points.

Filipowski secured his 11th double-double of the year, and fifth in six games, with his 16-point, 11-rebound effort. The Westtown, N.Y., native has scored at least 10 points in eight straight games and in 20 of Duke’s 22 games this season.


  • Duke got five quick points off a Jeremy Roach three-pointer and a Dereck Lively II dunk to open the scoring in the first 90 seconds of action.
  • A quick 8-0 scoring burst by Wake Forest gave the visitors their first lead since the opening minute of the game, 21-18, with 8:42 remaining in the first half.  
  • Roach became the first player in double-figures with a running floater, giving the junior guard 11 points on the evening. Tyrese Proctor followed up with a fast-break three-pointer on Duke’s next possession to help the Blue Devils reclaim the lead, 23-21.
  • Duke stayed in front for the final 5:32 of the first half and led at the break, 41-34. The Blue Devils were led by Roach’s 17 first-half points, the most scored by a Duke player in a half so far this season.
  • Duke started the second half on a 7-2 run, capped off by Lively slam, to open up a 48-36 lead and force an early timeout by Wake Forest.
  • The Blue Devils defense held the Demon Deacons to a stretch of 1-of-9 from the field and led, 51-41, with just over 13 minutes left to play.
  • A tip-in by Proctor gave the freshman 10 points in the second half and 17 in the game, matching his career-high. A layup by Ryan Young off a Filipowski assist on the next possession gave Duke its largest lead of the evening, 68-54, with just over five minutes remaining.
  • The Duke deficit was cut to seven, 68-61, after a 7-0 run by Wake Forest. Filipowski ended the run and secured his 11th double-double on the season, ensuring Duke possession with a layup at the 2:37 mark.
  • Up by four with less than a minute to play, Filipowski connected on his first three-pointer of the game to make it a three-possession game, 73-66, with 46.4 remaining and dunked home his 16th point of the game to help secure the Duke victory.


  • The game was the 259th in the all-time series vs. Wake Forest, with Duke now leading, 179-80, including 65-16 all-time at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Duke’s current 24-game home winning streak in the series is team’s longest active over any opponent.
  • Duke held Wake Forest to 73 points – four points below its average. For the season, Duke has now held 19 of 22 opponents to below their season scoring average. It was only the third time in ACC play that Wake had been held to 73 or less — 67 vs. Virginia and 57 vs. Clemson.
  • Duke out-rebounded Wake 39-32, the 18th time in 22 games that Duke has had a rebounding advantage. Duke is 15-3 this season when out-rebounding the opponent.
  • Duke has totaled 74 assists over the last four games (18.5), including 13 vs. Wake Forest.
  • Duke is unbeaten at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season (11-0) and has posted an all-time record of 941-171 at Cameron Indoor.
  • Duke has now connected on at least one three-point field goal in 1,175 consecutive games – the nation’s second longest active streak.
  • Junior Jeremy Roach scored a team-high 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 17 points in the first half – a season high in a half for any Blue Devil and a career high in any half for Roach.
  • Roach’s previous career high in a half was 16 in second half at Syracuse last season.
  • Freshman Kyle Filipowski scored his 11th double-double this season, including his fifth in the last six games, with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Over the last six games, Filipowski has scored 126 points (21.0 avg) and grabbed 71 rebounds (11.8 avg).
  • Freshman Tyrese Proctor was third Blue Devil in double figures by matching his career high was 17 points to go with five rebounds.
  • Proctor has scored in double figures in five of the last six games and is averaging 12.7 points in that stretch.
  • Over the last four games, Dereck Lively II has scored 26 points, grabbed 28 rebounds and blocked 12 shots.


  • “That’s when we’ve been at our best, when [Jeremy Roach] is just playing instinctually and playing aggressive. I think he had 17 [points] in the first half. We weren’t in a great flow offensively and Jeremy was the guy that kept us going. I like the look that he had. He drew the toughest assignment guarding [Tyree] Appleby as well. Tyrese is such a natural. He’s a smart player. He makes things easier. He made some uncharacteristic turnovers tonight, but Jeremy we needed in attack mode and that’s what we need to continue him to do.” — head coach Jon Scheyer
  • “I was just shot-ready. I gave up a look first to Tyrese [Proctor], and the ball finds energy and he got it right back to me, and I was loaded up and ready to go. I just shot the ball with confidence and that’s all it is really.” — freshman forward Kyle Filipowski, on his late three-pointer

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