Posted February 13, 2013 on
Quinn Cook and Mason Plumlee scored 18 points each as Duke moved to 22-2 on the season with a five point victory over North Carolina on Wednesday night.
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You may recall that I picked Florida State’s Michael Snaer to be this season’s ACC Player of the Year. When I get it wrong, I get it wrong. But the bulk of the ACC media picked NC State’s C.J. Leslie to win that award and that’s not going to happen, either. If post-season voting were to take place now, neither would make first-team All-ACC. Plumlee is averaging 18.2 points...
Duke's Mason Plumlee said that Quinn Cook was the team's rock in the first half.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- With its star big man on the bench with foul trouble, Duke went small to beat its top rival -- and one of its smallest players came up big.
The run that propelled the second-ranked Blue Devils to a 73-68 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday night started when Mason Plumlee sat down and backup guard Tyler Thornton warmed up.
"I think the hero for us...
Three good basketball games around the ACC last night. Duke's win over UNC was the featured game of the night, but Miami and Boston College both picked up solid wins as well.
UNC missed a chance for a big win last night. The Blue Devils came out of the game not shooting well and the Heels had Cook, Curry, and Mason Plumlee in foul trouble in the first half. Yet at halftime...
It is the best week in the college basketball regular season it’s rivalry week. Wednesday’s action features the best rivalry in all of sports North Carolina and Duke. See who I like and don’t like from this game and many other games on Wednesday.
Mason Plumlee (Duke) – Plumlee made a smart decision to stay for his senior season at Duke. He is right in the middle...
No one said it was going to be easy, well with the exception of the odds makers who had Duke as a 10.5 point favorite over their arch rivals, North Carolina.
Duke didn’t play its best game but most fans will always take a win over arch rival North Carolina.
What we ended up getting wasn’t a classic but a rather typical, hard fought, close game between the two bitter rivals...
There is a fair amount of resignation within the Tar Heel fan base concerning how this game will go. Much of that is founded in the much talked about manner in which UNC has started games lately. The feeling is Duke will come out of the gate red-hot, can a few threes, get a couple of Mason Plumlee dunks and the Cameron crowd will go bonkers. The theory goes that UNC will be completely...