Duke Tops UVA 56 – 41

Brian HoraceGeneral Information, Results/Thoughts1 Comment

Not at all a thing of beauty for Duke at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.  One of those games where the defense was there, but the Devils were offensively very limited, and by limited I mean completely off. Nolan Smith scored 22 points and had 4 assists for the Devils but he also had 4 turnovers. Kyle Singler scored 2 points in this game, and had 5 turnover and I’m not sure if the Virginia defense was pesky or Kyle just had an off night.  Some nights the game just doesn’t come to you, he was smart enough not to force the issue, he only hoisted up 5 shots.  Fortunately for Duke UVA is very limited offensively and while in the first half the the 8 turnovers committed by Duke kept UVA hanging around, the Virginia woes offensively just got worse in the second half and despite Duke’s 10 second have turnovers there were no repercussions.

The opportunity lost was for Duke to really use the Plumlee brothers and Ryan Kelly to a higher degree and take advantage of UVA’s size limitations, but that did not happen. It’s hard to really get into any kind of offensive flow when you cough it up 18 times in a game. Luckily for Duke they have Nolan Smith. That can cure a lot of ills.

Duke Blue Devils
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kyle Singler, F 23 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 4 2 0 0 5 4 2
Ryan Kelly, F 33 5-7 1-1 0-0 1 5 0 1 4 1 0 11
Mason Plumlee, F 23 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 9 3 1 1 3 4 9
Nolan Smith, G 36 9-17 2-5 2-3 1 7 4 1 0 4 1 22
Seth Curry, G 39 2-8 1-5 2-2 0 4 3 3 1 3 3 7
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tyler Thornton, G 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Josh Hairston, F 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Dawkins, G 26 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
Miles Plumlee, F 13 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
23-46 5-16 5-9 5 38 12 6 6 18 13 56
50.0% 31.3% 55.6%
Virginia Cavaliers
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Assane Sene, C 23 2-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 1 0 1 2 4 5
Jontel Evans, G 20 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 6
Mustapha Farrakhan, G 33 4-14 1-2 2-3 1 3 0 0 0 5 1 11
Joe Harris, G 37 2-11 2-6 2-2 1 7 2 0 1 1 1 8
Sammy Zeglinski, G 35 1-7 0-2 0-0 1 5 4 2 0 0 2 2
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Will Regan, F 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.T. Harrell, G 26 3-8 0-2 1-2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 7
Akil Mitchell, F 24 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 5 1 3 0 1 2 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
16-56 3-12 6-9 7 27 8 6 2 12 13 41
28.6% 25.0% 66.7%

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