DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Cameron Reddish scored 24 points, and No. 2 Duke pulled away to beat Boston College 80-55 on Tuesday night.
Duke's RJ Barrett (5) is defended by Boston College's Ky Bowman (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Zion Williamson had 16 points and a season-best 17 rebounds, RJ Barrett finished with 19 points and Tre Jones added 11 points for the Blue Devils (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They overcame some shaky early shooting by shooting 63 percent after halftime to claim their sixth straight win, and they will be no worse than tied for first in the league standings when they visit No. 3 Virginia on Saturday night.
Jordan Chatman scored 16 points while North Carolina native Ky Bowman finished with 11 - he averages 20.8 - on 5-of-17 shooting while facing constant pressure from Jones. BC (11-10, 2-7) gave Duke fits for a half before fading down the stretch of its third straight loss.
Reddish finished one point shy of his previous high, set Nov. 11 against Army, and this was his best game since scoring 23 at Florida State on Jan. 12 and hitting the game-winning 3-pointer in the closing seconds.
He scored 10 points in less than four minutes, hitting two 3s three possessions apart while starting the 23-8 run that put the Blue Devils in control. The lead gradually grew from there, with Alex O'Connell making it a 20-point game with his jumper with about five minutes left.
Boston College: Bowman saves some of his best performances for the four ACC schools from his home state - he scored 33 points two years ago against North Carolina and 30 in last year's victory over Duke. But until now he never had to contend with Jones, one reason why the Eagles remained winless at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke: The Blue Devils were at both extremes with their enigmatic 3-point shooting. Duke, which entered shooting a program-worst 30.9 percent from long distance, missed 14 of 15 3s in the first half while trailing 30-28 at the break. And then the Blue Devils hit four of their first six in the second half while they pulled away.
Boston College: Visits Syracuse on Saturday.
Duke: Visits the Cavaliers on Saturday night in a rematch of the Blue Devils' 72-70 victory three weeks ago.