Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 11 rebounds in
No. 2 Duke's 88-50 win over Delaware.
Ryan Kelly netted 18 points and Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points and six
assists for the Blue Devils (8-0), who extended their non-conference winning
streak to 98 games.
"Sometimes in these situations ... there's a chance for a letdown, and we
didn't have it," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
Duke was without the services of starting guard Seth Curry after he injured
his left ankle during the second half of the Blue Devils' win over Ohio State
on Wednesday. It's the first contest Curry's missed since transferring from
Liberty following the 2008-09 season.
Devon Saddler tallied 23 points and nine boards for the Blue Hens (2-6), who
have dropped four straight games.
"We have tried to put ourselves in position to play some `up' games, to play
the best competition possible," Blue Hens head coach Monte Ross said. "When
you do that, there is always a possibility that you are going to lose some of
Terrell Rogers' jumper a little over four minutes in cut the Delaware deficit
to 10-7, but Duke seized control and registered the next 15 points.
Plumlee, who had five points during the surge, sunk 1-of-2 free throws to cap
the run and make it 25-7 midway through the opening frame.
Duke took a 42-19 cushion into the locker room and cruised in the second half
en route to the easy win.
Amile Jefferson had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench for Duke ... The
Blue Devils shot 52.2 percent (35-of-67) from the field, while Delaware
finished 27.7 percent (18-of-65) from the floor.
Coach K ready for another run at gold When USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo heard that Mike Krzyzewski would not return to Team USA following the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, he swore he would take the Duke head coach out for "pizza and wine" to convince him to come back. Turns out, all he needed was room service chicken fingers with the legendary coach and a one-on-one meal with Krzyzewski's wife Mickie.
Coach K reintroduced as Team USA coach At a press conference Thursday, Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski confirmed that he would rejoin Team USA and coach both the next world championships and the Olympics in 2016.
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