Mitchell, Filipowski power No. 17 Duke past Boston College

Sat, Dec 3, 2022

Mitchell, Filipowski power No. 17 Duke past Boston College

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mark Mitchell scored 15 points and Kyle Filipowski posted 13 points and 10 rebounds for the freshman's fifth double-double in No. 17 Duke's 75-59 victory over Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

The Blue Devils (8-2), who shot 52.8% from the field, are unbeaten in six home games under first-year coach Jon Scheyer.

CJ Penha scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Jaeden Zackery tacked on 14 points and reserve Devin McGlockton had 10 points for Boston College (5-4), which has lost eight straight to Duke. The Eagles have dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.

Duke broke free with several scoring runs, including an 11-0 burst that stretched the margin to 58-37 near the midway mark of the second half.

Ryan Young and Grandison, a pair of transfers from Big Ten Conference teams, combined for 12 of Duke's first 20 points. The Blue Devils led 35-23 at halftime, with Boston College checking in at 27.3% shooting from the field.


Scheyer was in charge on the Duke sideline two seasons ago when Boston College last visited. With Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski in quarantine, he oversaw the Blue Devils' 83-82 victory in a mostly empty arena during the pandemic that January night.


Boston College: The Eagles didn't sustain offense and it was the third game when they failed to reach the 60-point mark. The Eagles have gone nearly three years since last defeating a ranked team and might not have another chance until Duke visits Jan. 7.

Duke: The Blue Devils, who are reigning ACC regular-season champions, showcased various sources of offense and they regularly worked the ball into the lane to set up quality shots. The scoring was so spread out that Duke didn't have a double-figure scorer until Filipowski reached that mark with 11:29 to play on a pair of free throws.


Boston College fell to 0-13 all-time at Cameron Indoor Stadium. ... This was Duke's fourth ACC opener against Boston College. The Blue Devils have won three of those.


Boston College: Tuesday vs. New Hampshire

Duke: Tuesday vs. Iowa in New York


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