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NCAA Game Summary - Louisville vs. Duke



(Saturday, November 24th)

Final Score: (5) Duke 76, (2) Louisville 71

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee led a balanced attack with 16 points, as No. 5 Duke upended second-ranked Louisville, 76-71, in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Saturday night's game marked the first time Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski matched up against Rick Pitino since 1992. Pitino's only time facing the Blue Devils was when his Kentucky squad fell 104-103 in overtime in the 1992 East Region Championship game in Philadelphia on the dramatic game-winning shot from Christian Laettner.

Quinn Cook totaled 15 points, while Rasheed Sulaimon, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly all scored 14 for the Blue Devils (6-0), who went 23-of-27 from the foul line, but just 5-of-20 from beyond the arc.

The Blue Devils have won 23 consecutive regular-season tournament games, dating back to the title game of the 2006 CBE Classic.

Peyton Siva had 19 points and six steals, while Russ Smith added 17 points for the Cardinals (5-1), who battled back from a double-digit deficit in the second half and grabbed the lead.

Curry's 3-pointer with 4 1/2 minutes left gave the Blue Devils a 64-61 edge, and Duke remained in front the rest of the way.

Louisville trailed by as many as nine in the opening half, but cut it to 29-28 on Montrezl Harrell's jam with 1:41 remaining. Plumlee's dunk at the other end ignited a 7-0 spurt to end the half with Curry's 3-ball in the closing second providing a 36-28 difference.

Kelly's two free throws with 14:18 remaining moved the Duke lead to 52-41, but Louisville had an ensuing 11-2 push.

The Cardinals finally pushed ahead on Siva's 3-pointer from the top of the arc, but Cook answered at the other end from beyond the arc.

Chane Behanan's jumper tied the game at 61 before Curry's 3-ball moved Duke ahead for good.

Louisville had it at one possession several times down the stretch, but Duke made all six of its foul shots over the final two minutes.

Game Notes

Duke is 6-0 for the sixth straight season ... Duke leads the all-time series, 5-3, but had lost the previous three matchups ... Harrell had 10 points ... This was the first meeting between Duke and Louisville since the 1986 national championship game. Duke dropped a 72-69 decision to the Cardinals in what was Krzyzewski's first Final Four appearance.

11/25 00:40:48 ET

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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
7th
SFG 11
KAN 4
 
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WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
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ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
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MARS 35
FATL 16
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PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
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MSU 35
MICH 11
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KENT 31
MSST 45
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STAN 38
ORST 14
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TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
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UTST 34
UNLV 20
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MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
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UCF 34
TEMPL 14
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WASU 37
ARZ 59
 
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CLEM 16
SYR 6
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LAMON 18
TXST 22
 
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TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 34
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COLST 45
WYO 31
 
Final
LSU 10
MISS 7
 
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TENN 20
ALA 34
 
Final
AUB 42
SCAR 35
 
4th
PSU 14
OSU 17
 
Half
UTAH 10
USC 14
 
2nd
WASH 0
ARST 0
 
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HAW
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SJS 1
BUF 2
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TOR 1
BOS 4
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NYI 7
DAL 5
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PHI 4
DET 2
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OTT 2
NJD 3
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MON 3
NYR 1
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STL 3
CHI 2
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NAS 0
PIT 3
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MIN 7
TAM 2
2nd Intermission
ARI 1
FLA 1
 
2nd
CAL 1
WAS 2
 
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14