Basketball·Recap

Barrett, Duke put lone loss behind them with rout of Indiana

No. 3 Duke put its lone loss firmly in the past just as easily as Williamson left those Hoosiers in his wake. Williamson scored 25 points, RJ Barrett added 22 and Duke routed Indiana 90-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Canadian scores 22, Williamson provides highlight-reel dunk

Duke's Zion Williamson reacts following a dunk against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday. Duke won 90-69. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

Zion Williamson jumped a lazy pass by Indiana near midcourt. All of a sudden, nothing stood between him and yet another must-see dunk.

No. 3 Duke put its lone loss firmly in the past just as easily as Williamson left those Hoosiers in his wake.

Williamson scored 25 points, Canada's RJ Barrett added 22 and Duke routed Indiana 90-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Watch highlights of Barrett and Williamson beating up on Indiana:

Canada's R.J. Barrett scores 22 points in Duke's win over Indiana

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The Duke Blue Devils beat the Indiana Hoosiers 90-69.

No play sent a louder message than the steal by Williamson that ended in a Dominique Wilkins-style windmill jam.

"I tipped it, and when I saw the ball bounce, I knew I was going to get it, so all I did was take a quick look back," Williamson said. "They stopped running, so I said, you know, let's give the [Cameron] Crazies a little something to cheer for."

Tre Jones added 15 points and a fourth Duke freshman — Cameron Reddish — finished with 13 to help the Blue Devils (6-1) bounce back from their lone loss and win one of the made-for-TV event's glamour matchups. This one featured a handful of potential NBA lottery picks — the Duke freshmen and Indiana's Romeo Langford — on the floor at the same time.

Duke looked nothing like the group that lost to Gonzaga last week in the Maui Invitational final. The Blue Devils never trailed, shot 52 percent and turned a season-worst 20 turnovers by Indiana into 24 points.

Langford scored 13 points on 3-of-15 shooting to lead the Hoosiers (5-2). But No. 2 scorer Juwan Morgan, who averages 17.5 points, was in foul trouble all night and finished with eight. Indiana trailed by 24 points at halftime and never got closer than 19 in the second half.

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