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Duke Tops UVA 56 – 41

By February 17, 2011One 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
Kyle Singler, F231-50-20-004200542
Ryan Kelly, F335-71-10-0150141011
Mason Plumlee, F234-50-01-229311349
Nolan Smith, G369-172-52-3174104122
Seth Curry, G392-81-52-204331337
Tyler Thornton, G50-00-00-000000100
Josh Hairston, F20-00-00-000000000
Andre Dawkins, G261-31-30-003000013
Miles Plumlee, F131-10-00-216000102
Virginia Cavaliers
Assane Sene, C232-50-01-224101245
Jontel Evans, G203-70-00-011010216
Mustapha Farrakhan, G334-141-22-3130005111
Joe Harris, G372-112-62-217201118
Sammy Zeglinski, G351-70-20-015420022
Will Regan, F20-00-00-000000000
K.T. Harrell, G263-80-21-202000127
Akil Mitchell, F241-40-00-015130122

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