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Seth Curry scored 20 points in his final home game and No. 3 Duke pulled away to beat Virginia Tech 85-57 on Tuesday night.
Fellow senior Ryan Kelly added 18 points in his second straight strong performance since coming back from an injury for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-4 ACC).
They shot nearly 52 percent yet struggled for a while before outscoring the Hokies 32-10 during the final 12-plus minutes to finish unbeaten at home for the 17th time in school history.
Erick Green scored 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting to lead Virginia Tech (13-17, 4-13), which hasn't beaten a team in the upper half of the league standings all season.
But for much of the game, Green and the Hokies found a way to keep pace with Duke. Jarell Eddie's jumper with 12½ minutes left pulled Virginia Tech to 53-47.
But Kelly capped Duke's next possession with an extraordinary effort to stick back a rebound after Tyler Thornton had a shot blocked. That started a game-ending run in which the Blue Devils scored on 15 of their final 16 possessions and included curtain calls for the three seniors -- Curry, Mason Plumlee and Kelly.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Seth Curry scored 20 points in his final home game and No. 3 Duke pulled away to beat Virginia Tech 85-57 on Tuesday night.
Fellow senior Ryan Kelly added 18 points in his second straight strong performance since coming back from an injury for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
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