Kelly leads Duke past Chinese national team

August 17, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
In the second city of the Friendship Games, Duke picked up where it left off with a 78-66 victory Thursday night against the Chinese junior national team in Shanghai, China.The Blue Devils defeated their opponents in the first basketball game played in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, a venue built for the 2010 Expo Shanghai China. Duke was led to victory by junior Ryan Kelly, who scored 20 points on the night. The forward has put together a strong showing so far in Duke's international tour. In the team's first contest, he tallied 14 points to go along with 13 boards and two blocks in Duke's first game Wednesday night in Kunshan.

Junior guard Seth Curry and freshman Austin Rivers added 15 and 12 points, respectively.

The victory gives Duke a 2-0 edge in their international tour. The Blue Devils defeated the Chinese junior national team 77-64 in Kunshan yesterday, the city where Duke will open a campus in 2012. The teams will face off next Monday, Aug. 22, in the MasterCard Center in Beijing. After its final contest in China, Duke will travel to Dubai for a final game against the United Arab Emirates national team.

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Reprinted with Permission of The Duke Student Publishing Company

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