Ryan Kelly scored a season-high 22 points against Wake Forest in Saturday's 80-62 win. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
4:30 p.m. update
DURHAM—Whenever Duke plays Wake Forest, Ryan Kelly seems to find his shooting touch.
Saturday afternoon’s game, a 80-62 Duke victory, was no exception.
Kelly scored a season-high 22 points and shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Foul trouble limited him to just 18 minutes of action, and he finished one point shy of his career-high, which came last season at Wake Forest.
Of the five career games that Kelly has topped 20 points, four of them have come against the Demon Deacons (7-6).
“I’m just confident,” Kelly said. “I’ve put a lot of work into it in practice. When I get my open looks, I shoot it with confidence.
“People were saying earlier in the season that I wasn’t shooting the 3 ball well. Numbers always tend to find a way to come back to what they’re supposed to be.”