NCAA Basketball

No. 1 Duke sluggish in win over Southern

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) No. 1 Duke proved this week it's talented enough to beat the best team on its schedule - but not so dominant that it can take one of the worst for granted.

The Blue Devils beat Southern 78-61 on Friday night behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Wendell Carter Jr.

"We just didn't come ready to play," Carter said. "I can't really speak for everybody, I don't know if everybody was energized or not or if people were hurt or not. Just as a team, we didn't play as a unit. We starters had an opportunity just to be selfish, and that's not the way to go. We've got to take every game seriously, and we did not do that tonight."

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