The only people who could stop Ryan Kelly on Saturday were the officials. Certainly not Wake Forest.
Kelly scored a season-high 22 points in the top-ranked Blue Devils' 80-62 rout.
Seth Curry also had 22 points, Quinn Cook had a career-high 14 assists and Kelly finished with his fourth straight 20-point performance against Wake Forest.
''He stepped up and he just had the openings and knocked them down,'' Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. ''He was on his way to a 35-point or 40-point game, really, because we would have kept calling his number.''
When he fouled out with 7:25 left, Kelly was one point shy of the career high he set in his last game against the Demon Deacons 11 months ago.
He was at a loss to explain his knack for putting up big numbers at Wake Forest's expense.
''It's just the nature of the game, and it might be how they defend me - I don't know - but I got open looks, and my guys got me the ball,'' Kelly said.
The Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0) shot 46 percent in their ...