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NCAA Game Summary - Duke at Florida State



(Saturday, February 2nd)

Final Score: (5) Duke 79, Florida State 60

Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - Seth Curry poured in 21 points and connected on 5-of-7 from 3-point range and Quinn Cook added 18 points and six assists as fifth-ranked Duke cruised to a 79-60 road victory Saturday over Florida State at Donald L. Tucker Center.

Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson scored 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Blue Devils (19-2, 6-2 ACC), who shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from behind the arc en route to winning their third straight following a tough road loss at Miami-Florida on Jan. 23.

"Our guys played a terrific basketball game," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It's tough to single out any one guy."

Aaron Thomas scored 14 points and Devon Bookert added nine for the Seminoles (12-9, 4-4), who have lost four of their last six games.

Duke scored the first 11 points of the contest just 3 1/2 minutes in, while Florida State missed its first four shots. The lead stretched to 18-2 on Cook's layup with 14:15 left in the first half.

Florida State's woes continued as Curry nailed two free throws with three minutes remaining to make it 38-12. Josh Hairston's dunk with 10 seconds left before the break capped off the visitors stellar first half, as they went up 42-22.

After 20 minutes of play, the Seminoles shot a mere 28.6 percent (8-of-28) from the floor, including 1-of-10 from 3-point range, while Duke shot lights out, 62.1 percent.

"We wanted to throw the first punch today and send a statement," Cook said. "We have great shooters on our team."

Sulaimon's second 3-pointer and Duke's ninth of the game, kept the pressure on FSU and made it 65-41 as the contest neared the midway point of the second half.

"It was raining threes," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "They were able to put themselves at that magic level that has been elusive to us."

The Blue Devils stifled Florida State's top scorer, Michael Snaer, all game long, as he didn't find the scoreboard until the second half. Snaer, who nailed a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired last season at Duke which snapped a 45-game home win streak, finished with just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting.

Duke led by as many as 26 and put the nail in the coffin after Curry's trey with 8 1/2 minutes left made it 70-45, and easily hung on for the victory from there.

Game Notes

Duke has a 32-9 lead in the all-time series with Florida State and is now 14-6 against the Seminoles in Tallahassee ... Mason Plumlee added eight points and five boards in the win ... FSU outscored Duke's bench 37-7, but shot 41.8 percent from the floor ... The Blue Devils next play host to N.C. State on Feb. 7 ... FSU hits the road to face Georgia Tech on Feb. 5.

02/02 17:34:33 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Half
NOP 61
DAL 56
 
Half
ORL 49
IND 51
 
Half
PHO 57
LAC 55
 
Half
ATL 61
MIN 47
 
1st
TOR 14
DET 9
 
1st
SAN 12
MIL 8
 
8:00pm Tonight
GSW
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
1st
TENST 25
BEL 16
 
Half
NCSU 42
ND 30
 
1st
VILL 15
CREI 4
 
7:30pm Tonight
MD
NW
8:30pm Tonight
UTAH
WASH
2nd Intermission
TEAMFOLI 8
TEAMTOEWS 11
 
8:15pm Tonight
CARTER
IRVIN