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Duke Runs Past MD 77 – 56

By February 13, 2010No Comments

This game was never much of a match after MD led 6-5. Duke ran away with this game on the strength of rebounding, defense and efficient offense, and on the backs of Jon Scheyer and Brian Zoubek. Zoubek had a monster game that included 16 points and 17 rebounds. He was everywhere not only on the offensive side of the ball but on defense as well, taking charges, blocking shots, and being completely disruptive to the MD offense. It’s easy to see why Jon Scheyer says that Zoubek is his favorite Dukie to play with. Underrated as a passer this was a game for the senior that we have hoped he would have. Definitely the most important player on the floor today.

Not to be overlooked the effort put in by Lance Thomas on a severely bruised knee, Lance played great defense, scored 4 points, 2 assist and had 3 rebounds. A lot of what Lance brought to the game cannot be measured in stats, overall a good effort on a gimpy leg.

Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith: while Scheyer handled most of the scoring load in this game hitting 6 of 12 shots including 3 triples and scoring 22 points. Scheyer had several gutsy drives to the basket putting pressure on the interior of the MD defense, a very crafty effort put in by the senior in this game. The motion offense that Duke is using as of late is the exact right fit for its pieces, guards coming open off of curls (including Singler) and Nolan being able to create off the dribble. It’s keeping everyone involved and creates creases and lanes for passes.

More breakdown in a bit including more on where this win situates Duke in the race for the ACC…

Greivis Vasquez, G337-122-31-2374103417
Landon Milbourne, F271-60-20-013012032
Eric Hayes, G313-70-22-201300408
Adrian Bowie, G81-40-10-014100212
Dino Gregory, F210-30-03-423004123
Cliff Tucker, G-F245-130-42-2120002212
Sean Mosley, G242-60-10-024210124
James Padgett, F81-10-00-013000012
Jordan Williams, F243-90-00-137010136
Jon Scheyer, G366-123-47-8131001122
Lance Thomas, F261-30-02-423210004
Brian Zoubek, C227-100-02-28171021316
Kyle Singler, F384-142-60-0261131110
Nolan Smith, G355-140-34-4226201414
Jordan Davidson, G20-10-00-000000000
Miles Plumlee, F111-20-00-014010122
Andre Dawkins, G100-30-10-001000000
Ryan Kelly, F31-20-10-000000002
Mason Plumlee, F172-40-03-413101227

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