Dec. 20, 2008

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jon Scheyer matched his season high with 23 points and No. 6 Duke took a 31-point halftime lead on the way to an 82-64 victory over No. 7 Xavier on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

Gerald Henderson added 19 points for the Blue Devils (10-1).

Derrick Brown had 18 points and B.J. Raymond added 10 for Xavier (9-1).

It never looked like a matchup of top 10 teams as the Blue Devils were ahead 22-3 before Xavier managed its first field goal, a layup by C.J. Anderson 5:54 into the game.

Everything Duke tried worked, whether it was 3-point shooting or drop passes close to the basket that turned a short jumper into a layup.

Meanwhile, Xavier couldn't get anything right as passes flew out of bounds and shots missed by a mile.