The win was the 144th consecutive win in Cameron against non-conference opposition. Duke has never lost to an American East Conference school.
The Duke students are deep into exams and it showed in turnout and play on the court. It was just one of those December games that will quickly be forgotten.
The Blue Devils played solid defense but struggled with the Hartford zone only pulling away late in the contest.
RJ Barret coming off ACC Rookie of the Week honors scored 27 points to lead the Blue Devils to go with 15 rebounds in a steller performance.
Zion Williamson had a double-double as well going for 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Tre Jones played a solid floor game tallying 10 points and dishing out 6 dimes with 2 steals.
Javin DeLaurrier scored 10 points to go with a game-high 5 blocked shots. Zion Williamson added another blocked shot to his totals which leads the ACC.
Duke will take to the court again this Saturday against Yale.