Jon Scheyer sheds slump, sparks Duke's offense

HOUSTON (AP) — Jon Scheyer let the 3-pointer fly right in front of Duke's bench, and Blue Devils from coach Mike Krzyzewski on down followed its arc and held their collective breath.

The shot fell, his teammates roared and Duke's offense was rolling again.

The Blue Devils' leading scorer had missed 17 of his previous 18 shots before sinking that 3 early in the second half of Duke's 70-57 win over Purdue in the South Regional semifinals Friday night.

The top-seeded Blue Devils (32-5) hit 12 of 22 shots after Scheyer's 3 and marched into the round of eight for the first time since 2004. Duke will play third-seeded Baylor (28-7) in Sunday's regional final.

The 6-foot-5 Scheyer, one of three seniors in the starting lineup, said this week that the Blue Devils are "on a mission" to add another championship to the school's storied tradition.