Southern Duke Basketball

Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. (34) and Southern guard Jamar Sandifer (10) vie for a rebound during the second half  Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) ORG XMIT: NCRAL325

Southern's final chance to earn its first win this season amid a torrid road trip is Sunday, when the Jaguars (0-4) face North Carolina Central at 3 p.m. inside Durham, North Carolina's McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.

The Jaguars remained in Durham after their 78-61 loss to top-ranked Duke on Friday at the Blue Devils' rowdy Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Southern hung with Duke, which played sluggishly Friday after defeating No. 2 Michigan State three days before, for most of the first half — once even tying it at 25 apiece.

Duke answered after with a 15-4 run that opened up some daylight for the Blue Devils.

“Obviously we didn’t play very well tonight," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. "Part of it had to do with, a big part, was how well (Southern) played, and another part of it is just how we had to manage this week."

Southern's next opponent, North Carolina Central, answered three season-opening losses with a 101-76 win against Warren Wilson College on Friday.

The Jaguars conclude a five-game road trip against NCCU and will return to Baton Rouge to host Tennessee-Martin at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside the F.G. Clark Activity Center.