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Florida Gulf Coast got the start it wanted, and the finish that befalls so many other visitors to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Eagles played pretty even with No. 9 Duke on Sunday night - except for the 30 straight points they allowed the Blue Devils in an 88-67 loss.
''If you're going to beat a team like Duke, you need to score,'' said coach Andy Enfield, a former Florida State assistant. ''You can't shut them down for 40 minutes. ... When they went on their run tonight, we couldn't score.''
Bernard Thompson had career highs of 24 points and six 3-pointers for the Eagles (2-2), who led for most of the first half but became the 96th straight non-ACC visitor to lose at Cameron.
Foul trouble, sloppy ball-handling and cold shooting during the last 5 1/2 minutes of the half ruined their chances at their first win over a Top 25 team and second victory in six days against an ACC program. They beat Miami by 12 last week.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 28 points, and No. 9 Duke routed Florida Gulf Coast 88-67 on Sunday night for its school-record 96th straight nonconference win at home.
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon added 19 points and Ryan Kelly had 14 points for the Blue Devils (3-0).
They scored 30 straight points -- including a 23-0 run to close the first half -- to brush...
Duke passed its first true test of the season, beating one of the best teams in the country its last time out.
A matchup against Florida Gulf Coast doesn't figure to present much of a challenge.
The No. 9 Blue Devils host the Eagles looking to set a school record for consecutive non-conference home wins Sunday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
After defeating Georgia State 74...
It wasn’t a start befitting at team that had days early taken out the No. 3 team in the country, but the No. 9 Blue Devils kicked their game into gear and easily took out the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.
Mason Plumlee had a dominating performance for the Blue Devils recording a near double-double with 28 points and 9 rebounds.
Mason Plumlee had a dominating performance scoring...
A year ago Duke got re-involved with Amile Jefferson and waited out his recruitment into the Spring signing period. After seeing a couple of targets go elsewhere this Fall, the Blue Devils are looking around again for a potential late signee, and appear to have found one in the form of Gavin Schilling. The 6'9, 235 pounder spoke with TDD about that on Sunday.
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Duke takes on a Florida Gulf Coast team that beat Miami less than a week ago. FGCU's strength against Miami was on the boards as they won both of the rebounding %'s and inside the 3 point arc where they shot 60% from 2...