Loyola faces tough test vs No. 2 Duke

Loyola (Md.) (6-5) vs. No. 2 Duke (8-1)

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Duke presents a tough challenge for Loyola (Md.). Loyola (Md.) has played a ranked team only once this season and lost. Duke is coming off a 103-62 win over South Carolina State on Tuesday.

LEADING THE WAY: Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. has averaged 17 points, six rebounds and five assists while Paolo Banchero has put up 17.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. For the Greyhounds, Cam Spencer has averaged 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals while Jaylin Andrews has put up 14.2 points.SOLID SPENCER: Spencer has connected on 30 percent of the 60 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 15 over his last three games. He’s also made 89.4 percent of his free throws this season.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Loyola (Md.) is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 65 points or fewer. The Greyhounds are 1-5 when opponents score more than 65.

STREAK SCORING: Duke has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 89.8 points while giving up 60.3.

DID YOU KNOW: Duke is ranked ninth in the nation by scoring 85.3 points per game this season. Loyola (Md.) has only averaged 68.1 points per game, which ranks 202nd.

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