Found February 11, 2013 on
1. Mason Plumlee continues one of the most bizarre free throw shooting seasons in memory. Through the first seven games of the year Plumlee - historically bad from the stripe - made 79% of his FTs. In the following twelve games he seemed to remember who he was and made them at a 52% clip. Now he's turned it around once again and has made 27-36 (75%) over his past four games, including 7-10 vs BC where he made two with 0:46 seconds left in the game to tie it, and another on Duke's final possession to give them the lead.
2. Olivier Hanlan continues to make his case for Freshman of the Year. Against Duke he had 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. He's been limited to single digit scoring just four times this year, and only once in conference play. Add Hanlan to the list of young players from Canada who are currently playing at a high level.
3. BC had just 9 assists on 21 made baskets. The 43% assist rate was the 3rd time in four games where they generated an assist on ...
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Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left on Sunday to help No. 4 Duke rally from early and late deficits to beat Boston College 62-61.
Seth Curry added 18 points for the Blue Devils, who watched the three teams above them in the AP Top 25 lose to unranked opponents this week, and then nearly joined them.
BOSTON (AP) -- Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left on Sunday to help No. 4 Duke rally from early and late deficits to beat Boston College 62-61.
Seth Curry added 18 points for the Blue Devils, who watched the three teams above them in the AP Top 25 lose to unranked opponents this week -- and then nearly joined them...
From almost the opening tip this game had a feel to it of a trap game and the Blue Devils almost got snared in the trap as they slugged their way to a 62-61 victory over Boston College.
Mason Plumlee recorded another double double but it was hardly a dominant performance from the Blue Devils.
It took Duke more than 5 minutes just to score and Boston College came out as every...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Most everyone – North Carolina’s coaching staff included – will be focused on limiting No. 1 Duke’s 3-point shooting success on Wednesday. That emphasis could unearth an equally as dangerous proposition in the post defending Mason Plumlee.
Miami and Duke further moved away from the rest of the ACC pack by continuing to get excellent performances from their best players, while Virginia made a move thanks to the terrific play of Joe Harris.
North Carolina State creatively won at Clemson and Erick Green finally ran out of gas.
So, with respect to Wake Forests Devin Thomas, North Carolinas James Michael McAdoo and Reggie...
Roy Williams said during his pre-Duke game press conference that freshman center Joel James would be unavailable Wednesday night after having suffered a concussion against Wake Forest. According to Williams, James suffered a "blow to the head" in the Wake Forest game and had been experiencing headaches since then. Despite this James played nine minutes on Saturday versus...