Posted December 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
Duke's shooters didn't need to be as accurate as usual, not with Mason Plumlee dominating inside the way he did. Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Elon 76-54 on Thursday night for their 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and the Blue Devils (11-0) built a 43-32 rebounding advantage, the first time this season they outrebounded an opponent by more than 10. Their 15 offensive boards led to 19 second-chance points. ''If we can add rebounding to what we do, I think that'll take us to another level as a team,'' Plumlee said. Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual. ''We were mentally tired. You could see it in our faces,'' coach Mike Krzyzewski said. ''The season is not going to be a perfect one, and I'm proud that we kept playing defense.'' Duke shot 43 percent but forced ...
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