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AJ Griffin hits 5 3s, No. 6 Duke beats Syracuse 79-59

Griffin was one of four players for Duke with 15 points, joining Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore Jr. and Mark Williams.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - AJ Griffin hit five 3-pointers - the most by a Duke player this season - and the sixth-ranked Blue Devils routed visiting Syracuse 79-59.

Griffin was one of four players for Duke with 15 points, joining Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore Jr. and Mark Williams. Banchero had 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. 

Jesse Edwards led Syracuse with 12 points and nine rebounds. Jimmy Boeheim also had 12 points. 

Griffin swished 3-pointers on his first two shots to spark Duke’s 11-2 run out of the gate. 

Syracuse surged back with a 13-5 stretch but never took the lead from Duke.