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NCAA Game Summary - Cornell at Duke



(Wednesday, December 19th)

Final Score: (1) Duke 88, Cornell 47

Durham, NC (Sports Network) - There was an early moment of trepidation in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night before top-ranked Duke turned it on in a scoring surge rarely seen.

Seth Curry led a balanced attack with 20 points and Mason Plumlee added 18 points and nine boards, as the Blue Devils used an eye-popping second-half run to rout Cornell, 88-47.

Rasheed Sulaimon posted 16 points and Quinn Cook added six points and 12 assists for the Blue Devils (10-0), who posted their 99th straight non- conference victory in Durham, the longest such streak in the country. They used a 41-4 scoring start to the second half to break open a close game early.

"In the second half we came out with a lot more energy," said Curry. "Our defense was a lot better. We translated tipped balls into layups and fast- break points."

Shonn Miller led Cornell (4-7) with 14 points and six rebounds. The Big Red made things interesting early just two days after falling by 11 points at Vanderbilt.

Cornell had an early 12-8 lead and still was within striking distance at 28-25 after Miller's jumper with just under six minutes to play in the first half. The Blue Devils built a 41-30 margin at the half, but it was a methodical extension of the advantage that served as little evidence for the oncoming onslaught.

The Blue Devils started the second half with a 41-4 surge, including 10 points from Curry, to take an 82-34 lead. Cornell went nearly 6 1/2 minutes before its first points of the half, missing its first 10 shots, and started the second half 2-of-17 from the floor.

Duke didn't miss much during that time period, making 13 of its first 15 shots including Amile Jefferson's slam for a 57-30 lead. Errick Peck's bucket for the Big Red stopped a 19-0 run, but Curry responded with six in a row for a 66-32 lead.

The rout was on from there as Duke played every player on its bench and all but two scored.

Game Notes

Jefferson scored eight points and Alex Murphy added seven off the bench ... Duke ended the game on a 60-21 run ... The 41-4 scoring surge spanned 12 minutes, 45 seconds ... Mike Krzyzewski improved to 24-1 against the Ivy League as Duke head coach .. Duke didn't score a single second-chance point in the win.

12/19 22:39:26 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
Final
PHI 103
MIN 94
Final
BOS 87
HOU 93
Final
ATL 105
POR 99
Final
CLE 101
SAC 90
Final
BRK 122
TOR 127
Final
MIA 72
DAL 93
Final
NOP 108
LAC 103
4th
UTA 95
GSW 81
 
1st
PHO 16
CHI 15
 
Final
PRIN 72
HARV 75
 
Final
CORN 57
BRO 49
 
Final
PENN 58
DART 51
 
Final
NIAG 61
MAR 65
 
Final
CAN 63
QUIN 57
 
Final
MAN 87
SIENA 79
 
Final
WILL 63
IUPUI 59
 
Final
FAIR 59
MON 60
 
Final
ARST 67
OREG 68
Final
CLMB 59
YALE 63
 
Half
BUF 45
KSU 25
 
Half
ARZ 24
ORST 13
 
Final
NJD 1
PIT 2
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
3rd
COL 1
NAS 0
 
1st Intermission
ANA 0
CHI 1