Fans React on Twitter to the Duke vs Kentucky Slaughter

Barrett scores 33, No. 4 Duke blows out No. 2 Kentucky in season opener

What a start for RJ Barrett. It returns just two double-figure scorers, but freshman Quentin Grimes is projected to be a lottery pick and should be a huge influence, though nearly certainly a "one and done". Expect this team to show some real growth over the next two months as Coach Calipari prepares them for conference play and March.

"I'm really proud of my guys", he said. Yes, Michigan State made things interesting down the stretch against Kansas before losing by five, but the Jayhawks pretty much dominated wire to wire. Kansas' rotations will be in limbo as it figures things out, giving the Spartans a slight advantage as they swoop in to steal a win in the Champions Classic, putting the nation on notice. Still, the overall takeaway is that virtually everyone is talking about what Duke did on Tuesday, and much of that chatter is framed through the prism of the kind of all-world prospect that Zion Williamson is at this stage.

We knew that would be the case with Barrett.

We could see that coming then. Williamson followed with 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting despite playing just under 23 minutes due to first-half foul trouble.

After making it 59-42 at halftime, Duke kept pulling away throughout the second half. He's a flawless four for four from the field including three for three on 3-point attempts. That allowed Kentucky to climb back as close as 12 points.

"I don't want to make this bigger than it is for those guys or for me. We've still got a good group".

Kentucky: It was an embarrassing performance for the Wildcats, who weren't physical enough against Williamson and couldn't keep up with Barrett.




Kentucky and Duke are both in the Top 5 elite basketball programs and have a legacy of battles that have impacted college hoops and contributed to the rise and popularity of the sport.

Jones says he's never seen anything like it anywhere - even at Duke - and, when it's all said and done, he's got everything it takes to jump over those other Blue Devil greats.

The Spartans return seven rotation players who have started more than 180 games, led by a trio of juniors - guards Joshua Langford (Huntsville, Ala./Madison Academy) and Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) and forward Nick Ward (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) - who have combined to start 156 games.

Kentucky had the No. 2 class with No. 9 EJ Montgomery, No. 12 Ashton Hagans, No. 13 Keldon Johnson, No. 22 Immanuel Quickley and No. 37 Tyler Herro.

"I'm just glad we won to be honest", said a relieved Dedric Lawson, who finished with 20 points on 5-for-18 shooting with 14 rebounds and 6 assists. They combined for 83 points on the night, nearly outscoring the Wildcats' entire roster.

It was the worst loss of his coaching career. Duke outscored Kentucky by 29 points when he was on the floor Tuesday, per ESPN Stats & Information tracking. Nevada shot 27 percent from the field in the first half and 51 percent in the second.

College basketball was treated to a marquee opening night doubleheader at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Blue Devils have won 19 consecutive openers. It'll give you a cushion as you go forward. "As we mature, we'll be able to stop those blows and flip it".

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