EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There was no stopping J.J. Redick Saturday.
Scoring a career-high 41 points, the senior cruised past Texas' guards one by one. Kenton Paulino, P.J. Tucker, Daniel Gibson and J.D. Lewis each tried their hands at guarding the senior but with little success, as No. 1 Duke routed No. 2 Texas, 97-66, at Continental Airlines Arena.
After scoring 10 points in the opening six minutes, Redick said he knew he would be in for one of his days. And his teammates knew it, too.
"When he's shooting like that, just get him the ball and be ready," freshman Greg Paulus said of Redick, who went 13-for-24 from the field.
Redick's hot shot gave the Blue Devils (9-0) a commanding lead early in the game-one the Longhorns (8-1) could not touch.
Texas center LaMarcus Aldridge, who was quieted by Shelden Williams and Josh McRoberts in the paint, scored just eight points in the first half but went on to lead the Longhorns with 21 points.
Williams and McRoberts combined for 11 rebounds, and the senior added 23 points for the Blue Devils.
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