Duke men's basketball passes first test away from home against Wake Forest - Duke Chronicle
Dukechronicle.com - Wed 9 Jan 20:14 GMT

Duke men's basketball passes first test away from home against Wake Forest - Duke Chronicle

The Blue Devils have attracted some national criticism for becoming the final Division-I program to play a road game this season.

  Last season, the Blue Devils defeated Indiana on the road in the ACC/Big Ten challenge and fell to St. John’s—which Duke will host next month—as part of their two road games.

  But those two games this year are both home, thus resulting in the lack of a true road contest.

  The Blue Devils have attracted some national criticism for becoming the final Division-I program to play a road game this season.

  But in his first career road game, freshman Zion Williamson halted the home crowd’s cheers as he took control of the offense and scored the next two baskets which were followed by freshman R.J. Barrett converting a layup for the 22-20 lead.

  While veteran leaders like captains Javin DeLaurier and Jack White have played in road games in the past, this first true road environment for the four starting freshman will be crucial practice for the daunting slate of the ACC and the numerous upcoming top-25 matchups in opposing territory for the Blue Devils.