DURHAM -- It wasn't the zone part of the equation that eluded Radford, but the defense.
Duke shredded the Highlanders' ill-advised zone with 18 3-pointers in a 104-67 romp in Saturday's untelevised game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Freshman Andre Dawkins (20 points) hit his first five 3s, and six of seven, and Nolan Smith added 20 points for the hot-shooting Devils, who made 18-of-32 from beyond the arc.
Radford switched to a man in the second half but it was equally ineffective. A pair of alley-oops, the second to freshman Ryan Kelly at the 14:29 mark for a 68-43 lead Duke coasted comfortably to its fourth straight win to start the season.
The fifth 3 from Dawkins put Duke up 80-46 and is Duke's 16th made 3 of the game.
The Highlanders, the Big South champions a year ago, started strong enough, leading 13-10 at the 15-minute mark, with big man Art Parakhouski (game-high 23 points) having his way inside, but coach Brad Greenberg's team forgot to play any semblance of defense in the final 15 minutes of the half.
Duke went on a 16-2 run, spurred by a pair of 3-pointers by Smith and Jon Scheyer (11 points), to take control of the game.
This is the only game on Duke's schedule that will not be televised.