Gameday: Season Opener Set for KU Men's Basketball

In the world of one-and-dones Coach K and Duke attempting to take unprecedented path to a title

Thanks to White's timely rebounds, pinpoint shooting and leadership, Duke shut down one of the most unsafe offenses in the nation and set the tone for what looks to be an explosive season.

"My nerves were pretty calm", Williamson said about his attitude entering Tuesday's 118-84 victory and his debut as a college player.

Kansas has played "small ball" the last few years, but that should be changing this season with plenty of frontcourt depth and talent.

For the Blue Devils, Jack White was there to keep them together. Barrett, Williamson and Cam Reddish combined for 83 points.

Another freshman, point guard Tre Jones, chipped in with six points, seven assists and no turnovers in 30:42 on the floor.

This will be the third time the Spartans have played the No. 1 team in the country, falling to Duke previous year (88-81), and beating then-No. Barrett played like the No. 1 pick he's projected to be.

"Really proud of my guys", Krzyzewski said. "And they responded. They were magnificent".

It took all of one college game for the basketball world to begin buzzing about Duke freshmen R.J. That's the Kentucky Wildcats. "We just have to tighten up a lot of stuff".

Before we analyze the hammer, let's consider the nail. The team that drew the No. 2 recruiting class in America. The No. 2 team in America.

Loyola Chicago 76, UMKC 45: The Ramblers rolled to victory in their season opener, which was highlighted by the raising of their Final Four banner prior to the game. They dish them out.

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Maybe the bright lights of the Champions Classic will finally do it.

Zion Williamson, Duke - Barrett scored more points for the Blue Devils, but no one embodied the way Duke bludgeoned United Kingdom like the 6-foot-7, 285-pound forward from Spartanburg, S.C. He looked like a pro playing against college kids.

Duke hosts Krzyzewski's alma mater, Army, on Sunday.

Meanwhile, there's little graceful about the powerful Williamson. Kenny Goins leads the way for the Spartans with nine points while the team as a whole is shooting 9 of 26 (32 percent) from the field.

"Now we know what they can do", Self said of Dotson and Grimes.

"It didn't bother him", he said. It didn't matter. He didn't have a player on his roster who could handle the Canadian star. The methodical, often monotonous Pack Line stands in stark contrast to the type of free-flowing, up-tempo basketball Duke dominated with on Tuesday, which would make it challenging for Coach K's crew to overcome. "We'll take more positives from this than negatives".

What is this Duke team missing?

The Blue Devils found themselves in deep foul trouble as six players, including Reddish, Williamson and Bolden, picked up two fouls each in the first half.

The hype promised as much.

It's the beginning of the season. "But more importantly, the team that gets him is going to have a chance to win multiple championships".

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