No. 5 roosters roll over after Citadel coach taken to hospital
Durham, North Carolina – Duke No. 5 beat The Citadel 107-81 on Monday night after Bulldogs coach Dougar Bowcom fell on the field one minute into the game and was taken to hospital.
Bocum fell along the bypass and was taken to Duke University Hospital. Bocum, 61, was conscious when medical staff helped him out of the gym.
“All things considered, it’s as good as it can be,” said assistant technical director Jake Castleberry. “He was tight the whole time. … He just said he was in pain.”
Team spokesman John Burch later said Bocum was in good spirits and would remain in hospital overnight. He will return with the team Tuesday morning to Charleston, South Carolina.
Castle’s Hayden Brown scored an offensive rebound just before play was stopped for Bowcomb, who is in his seventh season at school. Castleberry took charge of the seat at The Citadel.
The Bulldog dealt with the incident by quickly refocusing.
“When you go to school in the castle, you face some very difficult things,” Castleberry said. “Frightening as it is and… terrifying. They know they have to come forward. That’s what I’ve learned day in and day out.”
New striker Paulo Banchero scored 28 points in his career while Wendell Moore Jr. scored 22 points for Doc (6-0), who completed his five-game home with five double-digit wins. This was the Blue Devils’ last mod before Friday night’s showdown with the top-ranked Gonzaga.
“Paulo was really strong with the ball,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We’re a different team when he’s like this.”
Mark Williams added 14 points, Trevor Kells added 11 points, and Jeremy Roach added 10 points for the Blue Devils.
Citadel made 18 baskets from a 3-point range, setting a record for a competitor’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke did 18 3s twice on the premises.
“So our team will keep that memory with them for the rest of their lives,” Castleberry said.
The Bulldog took 34 attempts out of 3. Brent Davis, five and four Browns.
“I didn’t think our defense was so awful in all three,” Krzyzewski said. “They knocked them down.”
Brown and Davis scored 19 points and Stephen Clark 16.
Duke had 25 assists compared to three turnovers. The Blue Devils were 27 to 29 in the free throws.
The Blue Devils finished 46-29 on the rebound, with Banchero and Moore each winning by eight.
The Blue Devils opened the second half in 15-6 increments to take a 52-42 first-half lead. Banchero scored 13 points in the second half.
“When Paulo plays like this, we’re going to be a tough team to stop,” Moore said.
The Big Picture
Citadel: The Duke kept his four former rivals below 60, a mark that reached Citadel with 10:16 remaining. But Bulldog, who opened the season with a win in Pittsburgh, was unable to defeat another opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Duke: The Blue Devils have had a lot of opportunities to spot kinks over the past two weeks. They will not play at home again for another three weeks. They posted the highest point total of the season.
off the field
Panchero, a potential NBA player, spoke to reporters for the first time since he was accused of aiding and abetting disruptive leadership during the November 14 incident involving teammate Michael Savarino, Krzyzewski’s grandson.
“My teammates were on my side, so it wasn’t too difficult for me,” Banchero said. “I wouldn’t say I didn’t think about the last two games. It was. I feel like today was a rebound game for me and I felt really good there.”
He had his lowest two games (10 and 11 points) since the crash before Monday.
Savarino has been charged with driving while disabled and driving after eating under the age of 21. He was suspended from team activities.
“We all learned from him,” Banchero said. “I can’t really say much about it. We learned from him and treated him as a team. We have moved on. We want to continue our season.”
Castle: Sunday in South Carolina.
Duke: Against No. 1 Gonzaga on Friday night in Las Vegas.
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