Duke traveled 5,000 miles to have this happen?
The seventh-ranked Blue Devils journeyed from Durham, N.C., to Honolulu for the Rainbow Classic. It was a long trip, but a short stay in the tournament as Iowa knocked off Duke 81-71 on Tuesday in the opening round.Jess Settles, who was scheduled to play two minutes, got in 23, scoring 28 points and grabbing eight rebounds. He was the difference for the Hawkeyes (9-1).
"Settles was incredible," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "Imagine if he had been practicing the last 17 days?"
The sophomore forward, who leads the Hawkeyes in scoring at 19.7 points per game, missed the last four games with a back injury. He had no clue how he would do Tuesday.
And Duke had no clue on how to handle him, or Iowa's fullcourt pressure.
Elsewhere in the rankings, it was No. 5 Kentucky over Marshall 116-75; No. 8 Connecticut over Illinois 71-56; No. 9 Maryland over La Salle 96-80; Stanford over No. 19 Wisconsin 95-78; No. 21 Iowa State 96, Chicago State 47; and No. 25 St. John's over Manhattan 81-70.