Duke bounces back against Virginia Tech tonight 88-56

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Duke dominated from start to finish and did it in a multitude of ways against Virginia Tech. Defensively Duke held The ACC’s leading scorer Erick Green to 22 points which doesn’t sound like a success but when you watch this kid play you can tel he is capable for exploding at any given time. Duke was able to contain him and also keep him and the entire Tech team off of the 3 point line to the tune of 1 for 16.

As mentioned in my pregame post Duke would need to win the rebounding margin and had the capabilities to do so. They did by 9 (34 to 25). Mason Plumlee did not have a monster game but had a very solid outing and played very smart and energetic basketball tonight.  Mason would score 13 points in the win. Mason went 4 of 6 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Plumlee also tied for the team high with 5 assists (Tyler Thornton also had 5) and pulled down 12 rebounds as well. Defensively Mason played much better against Tech, there are not stats for the amount of shots he disrupted but Plumlee did register 3 blocks in the game and stayed out of foul trouble doing so.

Finally, for Senior Seth Curry a great game at his fathers Alma Mater. Curry would tie Erick Green for the game lead with 22 points. Curry was red-hot from beyond the arc going 5 out of 6 from distance. The big difference between Tech and Duke is supporting cast and Duke was able to get contributions from a number of theirs. Josh Hairston scored 11 points in the win notching his second straight double figure scoring output. Rasheed Sulaimon also benefited from Dukes offensive efficiency scoring 17 points.

Duke was uber efficient from beyond the arc going 8-9 for just under 90% in the first half and 70% for the game.  All in all a great team to face after a loss, despite great shooting from Erick Green Duke prevails.

Some noteworthy and exciting news for Duke has who are hanging and dissecting every quote and blurb about senior forward Ryan Kelly, two nuggets from Coach K via Laura Keeley:

 

 

 

 

Official Basketball Box Score
Duke vs Virginia Tech
02/21/13 9:00 PM at Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.

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VISITORS: Duke 23-3, 10-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Mason Plumlee....... f  4-6    0-0    5-6    1 11 12   3  13  5  2  3  0  36
15 Josh Hairston....... f  4-6    0-0    3-4    1  2  3   3  11  0  0  0  0  21
02 Quinn Cook.......... g  3-6    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   3   7  1  2  0  0  18
14 Rasheed Sulaimon.... g  7-11   3-4    0-0    1  4  5   1  17  2  1  0  2  30
30 Seth Curry.......... g  6-14   5-6    5-6    2  0  2   2  22  2  0  0  1  32
03 Tyler Thornton......    2-3    2-3    0-0    0  1  1   1   6  5  0  0  1  30
12 Alex Murphy.........    3-4    1-2    1-1    1  0  1   2   8  0  0  0  0  11
21 Amile Jefferson.....    1-4    0-0    2-2    2  3  5   1   4  0  0  0  0  17
40 Marshall Plumlee....    0-1    0-0    0-2    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  1  1   3
52 Todd Zafirovski.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   30-56  12-17  16-21  11 23 34  18  88 15  5  4  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-25 60.0%   2nd Half: 15-31 48.4%   Game: 53.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  8-9  88.9%   2nd Half:  4-8  50.0%   Game: 70.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-10 100 %   2nd Half:  6-11 54.5%   Game: 76.2%   3,1

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HOME TEAM: Virginia Tech 11-15, 2-11
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 Cadarian Raines..... f  5-9    0-0    0-1    3  2  5   4  10  1  1  0  0  26
31 Jarell Eddie........ f  2-9    0-6    1-1    0  4  4   1   5  0  1  2  0  28
42 C.J. Barksdale...... f  6-6    0-0    2-2    3  5  8   2  14  1  1  1  0  21
10 Marquis Rankin...... g  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  1  1  0  0  21
11 Erick Green......... g  8-14   1-2    5-5    0  2  2   1  22  3  2  1  0  32
01 Robert Brown........    0-2    0-2    2-2    0  1  1   1   2  2  3  0  1  17
02 Joey van Zegeren....    1-4    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   4   3  0  0  0  0   7
05 Marcus Patrick......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
14 Greg Donlon.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
22 Christian Beyer.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
24 Joey Racer..........    0-0    0-0    0-1    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
25 Will Johnston.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  16
33 Marshall Wood.......    0-3    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  0  3  0  0  24
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   22-51   1-16  11-14   8 17 25  21  56  8 12  4  1 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-26 38.5%   2nd Half: 12-25 48.0%   Game: 43.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-7   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-9  11.1%   Game:  6.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-10 80.0%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 78.6%    0

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Officials: Doug Sirmons, Ed Corbett, Brian O'Connell
Technical fouls: Duke-Seth Curry. Virginia Tech-None.
Attendance: 7585
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Duke..........................   48   40  -   88
Virginia Tech.................   28   28  -   56
Duke is ranked #6 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.

Points in the paint-DU 30,VT 28. Points off turnovers-DU 15,VT 7.
2nd chance points-DU 14,VT 4. Fast break points-DU 3,VT 7.
Bench points-DU 18,VT 5. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-DU 2nd-00:18, VT 2nd-01:47.
Largest lead-DU by 33 2nd-02:32, VT by 4 1st-18:42.