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Duke Rips Boston College Apart, 68-27

A 41 point ACC win? That’s going to raise some eyebrows.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 09 Womens Duke at Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - FEBRUARY 09: Duke Blue Devils forward Mia Heide (42) shoots a free throw during a women’s college basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Boston College Eagles on February 9, 2023, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA.
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Duke women haven't been playing basketball nearly as long as the men have, but they hit a major program milestone Thursday night, winning game #1,000 at Boston College, 68-27, which, according to the Duke Chronicle, is the second-fewest points ever allowed in an ACC game.

It was just not BC’s night. Duke ran over them, backed up, and did it a couple of more times.

Not surprisingly, Duke won every quarter, including the fourth by 20-5.

Basically, it was a romp - and Duke only hit two threes.

Boston College had 25 turnovers, which is just devastating. Duke also out rebounded BC, 43-38 overall and 15-13 offensively. When you add 25 turnovers and 28 times (Duke’s defensive rebounding total), there wasn’t much Boston College, now 14-13, could do.

It’s worth noting, however, that this is by far the lowest point total by Boston College this year. The Eagles scored 64 against #13 Ohio State, 53 against #11 Virginia Tech and 48 against #10 Notre Dame.

What Duke did was way beyond what anyone else has done to this team. And it speaks volumes of what Duke’s potential is.