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Frosh Duo Helps No. 8 Duke Beat Wake Forest Without Coach K

Duke forward Paolo Banchero (5) slam dunks over Wake Forest forward Dallas Walton (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Matt Kelley)
Duke forward Paolo Banchero (5) slam dunks over Wake Forest forward Dallas Walton (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Matt Kelley)
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Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP) -- Duke labored through two games with shaky shooting and turnover-prone play since returning from a COVID-19 outbreak.

This time the eighth-ranked Blue Devils got their offense rolling behind a blossoming freshman and an opportunistic defense — all without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.