Johnson, Steward help No. 9 Duke beat Coppin State 81-71

Johnson, Steward help No. 9 Duke beat Coppin State 81-71
What a debut by Duke freshman Jalen Johnson as he had 19 points and 19 rebounds. Only the 3rd freshman in Duke history to record a double double in their debut. Duke beat Coppin State 81-71 (Source: Reagan Lunn/ Duke Athletics)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jalen Johnson had 19 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to help No. 9 Duke overcome a turnover-filled performance and beat Coppin State 81-71 in the delayed season opener for both teams.

Fellow rookie DJ Steward scored 24 points for the Blue Devils, including a key 3-pointer with 2:02 left.

Duke was playing without its rowdy fans in the famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DeJuan Clayton and Anthony Tarke each scored 22 points for the Eagles, who made 10 3-pointers and scored 28 points off turnovers.

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