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Freshman Tyus Jones scores 22, leads No. 4 Duke to 80-70 win over No. 2 Wisconsin

  • Duke's Marshall Plumlee dunks over Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky on a steal during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Duke's Marshall Plumlee dunks over Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky on a steal during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) and Duke's Jahlil Okafor eye a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) and Duke's Jahlil Okafor eye a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon (14) reaches in on Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon (14) reaches in on Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

Tyus Jones scored 22 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 and No. 4 Duke shot 65 percent to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 80-70 on Wednesday night in a highly anticipated matchup of college basketball heavyweights.

With 17 points, Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky outscored Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor (13 points) in a test for the two of the nation's top big men.

But it was another touted freshman, Jones, who helped open things up for the Blue Devils (8-0) in the second half. The lightning-quick guard beat defenders into the lane and added two 3-pointers.

Jones followed a transition layup with an assist on Amile Jefferson's jumper to cap a 6-0 run that gave Duke a 69-60 lead with about 3 minutes left against the Badgers (7-1).