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Duke Destroys Gonzaga 76-41

By December 19, 2009No Comments

An ugly first half turns into a route for a Duke team looking for some consistency.  Duke got 24 points from Nolan Smith today who did it all over the court. Shooting 10-17. Jon Scheyer also put up numbers today off the heels of his 36 point game against Gardner-Webb, Scheyer added 20 tonight against better competition.  Singler is still in the midst of a slump only shooting 3-8, 0-5 from 3. He added only 9 points to the total today.

Defensively Duke was sharp, forcing 18 turnovers and outrebounding the Zags 40-3, Duke also blocked 5 shots in this one.  As sharp as Duke was defensively it must be noted that the catalyst for Gonzaga Matt Bouldin is still recovering from a concussion suffered two games ago, he was not himself in this game but 5 turnovers and 1-7 shooting is not a Matt Bouldin game. I hate to quantify a win or deflate enthusiasm as Duke would have won this game regardless, it would not have been such a blowout under normal circumstances. Regardless, this is a good win for Duke.

Nolan Smith, G10-173-41-2132101124
Jon Scheyer, G5-122-48-9055101220
Kyle Singler, F3-80-53-4210110549
Lance Thomas, F1-60-00-029020022
Miles Plumlee, F1-20-00-002100142
Andre Dawkins, G1-60-44-400100106
Ryan Kelly, F2-31-20-003003015
Mason Plumlee, F2-30-00-013101234
Brian Zoubek, C2-20-00-114011134
Jordan Davidson, G0-00-00-000100020
Steve Johnson, F0-10-00-011000000
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