Duke No. 21 scored his first 12 points against Pittsburgh on
Thursday and then scored again to start the second half.
What happened between and after those 12-point runs was
good for the Blue Devils, too. Kyle Filipowski, 22, led with
hard shooting as Duke defeated Pitt 96-69 in the
quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro
Coliseum. Winners of seven straight games and 10 of their
last 12, the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (24-8) advance to the
semifinals of Friday night's Tournament to take on top
seeded Miami by 7 points. Mr. Duke eliminated Panthers
head coach Jeff Capel (22-11) on penalties. The Blue Devils
had their best season with 62.1 percent, hitting 11 of 26 3
pointers. Duke's 27 assists set a single-game record for an
ACC tournament. It reflects how they grew together as a
team and played well," said Duke coach Jon Scheyer.