RALEIGH, N.C. — Grayson Allen scored 28 points and No. 20 Duke took control with a second-half flurry to beat North Carolina State 88-78 on Saturday and end a three-game losing streak.
Freshman Brandon Ingram added 25 points for the Blue Devils (15-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 points late in the first half but seized momentum with their go-ahead 14-0 run.
Matt Jones came up with two 3s in the game-turning burst, which allowed Duke to build a double-digit lead and put the Wolfpack (11-9, 1-6) into catch-up mode.
Duke kept the pressure on, too, shooting 71 percent from the field after halftime — including 7 for 11 from 3-point range — in an efficient showing and finished at 54 percent for the game.
Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 19 points to lead N.C. State, which shot 52 percent but couldn’t keep up once Duke’s offense found its flow.