Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Rasheed Sulaimon racked up 27 points on 10-of-15
shooting and sixth-ranked Duke dismantled Boston College, 89-68, on Sunday at
Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Mason Plumlee converted 11-of-15 from the free throw line, scoring 19 points
to go with 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (24-3, 11-3 ACC), who have strung
together consecutive blowout victories since falling to Maryland last
Quinn Cook and Seth Curry each buried a pair of triples, scoring 12 and 11
points, respectively, in the victory.
After taking Duke down to the wire -- albeit a loss -- on its home floor
earlier this month, Boston College (12-15, 4-10) never had a chance on Sunday
"Unfortunately for us, I thought we didn't handle our first trip to this
building very well," said Boston College coach Steve Donahue. "For most of the
guys, all of the guys, our seven scholarship players, who are all freshmen or
sophomores, for the first time this year did not play with the poise on both
sides of the ball."
Ryan Anderson led the Eagles with 23 points in the team's sixth straight road
Thanks to strong play on both sides of the ball, the Blue Devils jumped out to
a sizeable lead early and it would only increase as time went on.
They forced 10 turnovers in the first 12 1/2 minutes of action and took a
29-11 lead following Curry's three-point play, which sparked a 19-8 run to
blow the contest open.
"We just wanted to set the tone in the beginning and we did a great job of
that," said Sulaimon. "Diving on lose balls, getting rebounds, pushing it up
the court. I think we're at a good place right now and I think we're going to
start playing well at the right time of the year."
Sulaimon, who scored 15 in the first half, followed with three straight
buckets before consecutive three-point plays from Amile Jefferson gave
Duke a comfortable 45-19 advantage.
Things didn't get much better for the Eagles in the second half, as Sulaimon
and Curry each canned triples early in the period before another Jefferson
three-point play gave Duke its largest lead of the game at 67-36.
Boston College never came closer than 21 points the rest of the way.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 878th win at Duke and is one shy of
tying Dean Smith for second most victories at one school ... The Blue Devils
are 14-0 at home this season ... Jefferson scored 14 off the bench for Duke
... The Eagles had 16 turnovers for the game ... Patrick Heckmann scored 15
points for Boston College ... Duke leads the all-time series 16-2, including
a 12-1 advantage since Boston College joined the ACC.
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