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NCAA Game Summary - Duke vs. Minnesota



(Thursday, November 22nd)

Final Score: (5) Duke 89, Minnesota 71

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Sports Network) - Seth Curry poured in a game-high 25 points to lead fifth-ranked Duke to an 89-71 win over Minnesota on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Mason Plumlee added 20 points and 17 rebounds and Quinn Cook had 17 points and five steals for the Blue Devils (4-0), who will face Virginia Commonwealth on Friday.

Rodney Williams Jr. had 16 points and Andre Hollins poured in 12 for the Golden Gophers (4-1), who took their first loss of the season.

Duke went up 35-24 on Rasheed Sulaimon's 3-pointer with 3:44 left until halftime, but Minnesota was able to cut it to 40-33 at the break after a 9-5 swing to close the opening 20 minutes.

The Blue Devils quickly pushed their lead to 11 at 52-41 when Ryan Kelly buried a short jumper. Duke was able to hold off Minnesota from there, never allowing the Golden Gophers to get closer than nine the rest of the way.

Duke was 8-for-10 from 3-point range and shot 54.5 percent (30-for-55) from the floor, while holding the Gophers to 40 percent (24-for-60) shooting, including a dismal 4-for-16 from beyond-the-arc.

Game Notes

Duke owns the all-time series record 2-1 ... The Blue Devils have won their first four games in nine consecutive seasons ... Minnesota had averaged 44.8 rebounds per game, but grabbed just 35 boards in the setback Thursday.

11/22 22:59:52 ET

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