Posted December 30, 2011 on AP on Fox
No longer is Western Michigan unbeaten against the Atlantic Coast Conference. Matt Stainbrook scored 18 points, but the Broncos were routed 110-70 by No. 7 Duke on Friday night for their first loss against a current ACC school. Seth Curry scored a season-high 22 points as the Blue Devils (11-1) dominated from start to finish - and more than earned their lofty ranking, Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins said. ''It's just kind of like going into a heavyweight bout - you may get in a punch or two in the early rounds, but as the fight wears on, they just keep wearing you out with those body shots,'' Hawkins said. Demetrius Ward added 16 points and Hayden Hoerdemann finished with 12 for Western Michigan (5-8), which entered 6-0 against the current configuration of the ACC. Five of those victories have come against Virginia Tech with the other coming against Clemson. This time, the Broncos had their four-game winning streak snapped and were denied decisively in their bid to become ...
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