Kennard leads Duke past Maine, 94-55

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Luke Kennard scored a career-best 35 points and freshman Jayson Tatum finished with 10 points in his long-awaited debut, leading No. 5 Duke past Maine 94-55 on Saturday.

Amile Jefferson added a career-high 20 points for the Blue Devils (8-1), who played without a true point guard.

Preseason All-America Grayson Allen and freshman Frank Jackson – their starting backcourt for the past four games – were held out. Allen has been dealing with a lingering toe injury, while Jackson has not had any publicly disclosed injuries.

Even without those two, the Blue Devils had plenty of offensive punch, shooting 60 percent in routing the struggling Black Bears (2-6). Ilker Er scored all 20 of his points in the first half for Maine.

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