DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -Fifth-ranked Duke lost starting point guard Nolan Smith to an apparent knee injury midway through the first half against Loyola of Maryland on Wednesday afternoon.
The sophomore fell to the ground after a basket by Brian Rudolph with 8:31 left in the first half. He remained on the floor while team medical staff examined his left knee and coach Mike Krzyzewski stood at his side. Smith eventually got up and limped off the court for further treatment outside.
Smith returned to the bench with 5:15 left, but sat with an ice bag wrapped around the knee. It didn't appear he planned to return, wearing his warmups while sitting to start the second half.
Senior Greg Paulus, who had started the bulk of the previous three seasons, took over for the Blue Devils.

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