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Duke routs Boston College, 89-68

Posted February 24, 2013

FINAL: Duke 89, Boston College 68

The game was never in doubt Sunday as Duke opened a double-digit lead early and rolled to an 89-68 win over Boston College at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils improved to 24-3 (11-3 ACC) and inched closer to Miami atop the conference standings.

Five Blue Devils finished in double figures led by Rasheed Sulaimon's career-best 27 points. Mason Plumlee finished with a 19-and-15 double-double.

7:27 2nd: Duke 75, BC 52

With the game well in-hand, the margin has not changed much as the Blue Devils continue to lead by 23 at the under-8 timeout.

11:14 2nd: Duke 67, BC 43

Duke's lead still sits at 24 points as Sulaimon has reached the 20-point mark.

15:19 2nd: Duke 60, BC 36

Duke continues to hold a 24-point lead early in the second half with no signs of slowing as they are still over 61 percent from the floor.

Mason Plumlee has reached the double-double mark as five Blue Devils are in double figures scoring.

HALFTIME: Duke 51, BC 27

Rasheed Sulaimon is putting on a performance for rookie of the year in the ACC as he has 15 points and two assists at the break.

Quinn Cook also has 10 points with 2 steals, assists and rebounds at the break. Amille Jefferson has 10 points off the bench. 

Duke is shooting a blistering 62.1 percent from the floor.

3:04 1st: Duke 39,BC 18

Duke's lead continues to grow at home as they now hold a 39-18 advantage with the first half winding down.

Duke is shooting 56 percent from the floor and four of the five starters are at eight points or more with Cook's 10 leading the way.

7:51 1st: Duke 24, BC 9

The lead has stretched to 15 points for the Blue Devils as Boston College has more turnovers (10) than points (9) at the under-8 timeout.

10:41 1st, Duke 17, BC 8

Duke is on a 14-3 run and leads Boston College by nine at the second media timeout of the game.

Mason Plumlee has dominated early with eight points and four rebounds. Amille Jefferson has four points off the bench.

15:47 1st: Duke 5, BC 5

Mason Plumlee had a massive block that resulted in two points for Duke the other way and Quinn Cook will shoot free throws following the first media timeout with the game tied at 5 in Cameron.

Seth Curry has hit a three to lead all scorers The teams have combined for five turnovers..

20:00 1st: Duke vs. Boston College

Duke will start their recently normal lineup of Quinn Cook, Seth Curry, Rasheed Sulaimon, Josh Hairston and Mason Plumlee.

Pregame

The Boston College Eagles look to pull off another upset as the visit Cameron Indoor Stadium to square off with the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

The Eagles are coming off a 69-58 victory over Maryland that marked their second win in three outings. Despite more than a couple gutsy performances by Steve Donahue's squad this season, Boston College is still tied for second to last place in the ACC standings with Georgia Tech at 4-9 coming into Sunday. The Eagles have been very good at home this campaign, but they are just 2-6 in true road tests. {{a href="page-11818937"}}

Duke bounced back from a road loss to Maryland on Thursday with an 88-56 rout of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The victory over the Hokies lifted the Blue Devils to a 23-3 overall record, which includes their second place 10-3 standing in ACC action. Coach Mike Krzyzewski's team has outscored opponents 81.0 to 61.1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season on the way to a perfect 13-0 home record. Duke has defeated 11 opponents by double figures at home this season.

This will be the 18th meeting in history and second encounter of the season between these schools. Duke barely survived its Feb. 10 visit to Chestnut Hill with a 62-61 decision as Olivier Hanlan's jumper in the closing seconds was off the mark. The Blue Devils are 15-2 all-time versus BC.

Hanlan scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds for BC in its upset of Maryland on Tuesday. Also scoring in double figures for the Eagles was Lonnie Jackson who tallied 13 points off the bench, while Eddie Odio filled the box score with eight points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. In ACC games, the Eagles have the sixth best scoring offense in the league at 65.8 ppg and place eighth in scoring defense with an allowed average of 68.5 ppg. Ryan Anderson (15.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg) and Hanlan (14.5 ppg, 1.3 spg) are BC's top-two leading scorers, respectively, while freshman point guard Joe Rahon tallies 10.0 points and 3.6 assists per outing. {{a href="page-3373440"}}

Duke's inside-outside combo of Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry has fueled its stellar season. Plumlee is posting 17.5 points and 10.5 boards per game in his first season as the featured player in Coach K's system, while Curry is netting 17.1 ppg with 43.5 percent efficiency from 3-point range.

Both players were very effective against Virginia Tech. Plumlee recorded a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds which he accompanied with five assists and three blocks, while Curry pumped in 22 points. Rasheed Sulaimon added 17 points and five rebounds to help the Blue Devils completely dominate the Hokies. Duke shot an overwhelming 53.8 percent from the floor, including 12-of-17 from beyond the arc, while adding 16 additional points at the charity stripe in the contest. The stellar offensive outing is customary for the Blue Devils, who are leading the ACC with 78.5 ppg, outscoring the opposition by an average of 13.8 ppg.

Miami-Florida's first ACC loss of the season on Saturday gives Duke a chance of putting together a late rally to steal the ACC regular season championship from the Hurricanes. The Blue Devils are playing at a very high level right now and although the Eagles just downed Maryland, they will struggle to find that same success in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 24, 3:04 p.m.

    Dook will lose at least 2 of their last 4, possibly 3 of 4.

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    Wanna give me the winning lottery numbers since you can see in the future?

    — Posted by Stilllearnin

    Please pay no attention to the fat bald guy behind the curtain. Its predictions are always a sure sign the opposite will happen.

    http://www.lostlettermen.com/wp-content/uploads/UNC-fan-300x225.jpg

  • Hokies94 Feb 24, 2:59 p.m.

    Going to be a beatdown. Duke is really sharing the ball with great passing.

  • Stilllearnin Feb 24, 2:30 p.m.

    Dook will lose at least 2 of their last 4, possibly 3 of 4.

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    Wanna give me the winning lottery numbers since you can see in the future?

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 24, 2:26 p.m.

    BC strategy is to just keep hammering Plumlee!

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 24, 2:16 p.m.

    Duke looks very sluggish out of the gate. Got to step up the energy, this is not a warm up game.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 24, 1:55 p.m.

    Never say never in the Always Crazy Conference, but I don't see BC winning in Cameron.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 24, 1:49 p.m.

    Dook will lose at least 2 of their last 4, possibly 3 of 4.

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    It hasn't been a week yet mr. classy.

  • Hokies94 Feb 24, 1:47 p.m.

    Go Duke.

  • DooksucksV3 Feb 24, 1:24 p.m.

    Dook will lose at least 2 of their last 4, possibly 3 of 4.

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CHI 2
 
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