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By Chad Lykins – With a well-deserved week off since their last game, the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils return to the court on Saturday to meet the Temple Owls from the Atlantic 10 conference.
After a dominating performance last week against inferior Delaware, the Blue Devils (7-0) will seek to avenge one of their seven losses from a year prior against the Owls (6-0). Led by a game-high 22 points from Khalif Wyatt, the Owls were able to knock off the Blue Devils one year ago, 78-73. The game saw five Temple players score in double digits. Wyatt, now a senior, is averaging 15.2 points through Temple’s first six games this season. Duke senior Mason Plumlee, who is arguably the frontrunner for national player of the year through the first month of the season, tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
Absent from last year’s game due to a season-ending knee injury was senior guard Scootie Randall. Fully recovered and much improved, Randall has been outstanding thus far this season. Lead...
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By Chad Lykins – At the beginning of the 2012-13 college basketball season, the Duke Blue Devils were sitting just inside the top-10 in all polls. While prognosticators had confidence Duke would be a good team, their votes came with a number of question marks surrounding this year’s...
Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Curry was 5-for-9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points - the first time he was below 19 this season - and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14...
DURHAM, NC --- Mason Plumlee long ago learned how to deflect criticism the way he swats away shots in the lane, with his own unique touch and a wry Midwestern smile.
Plumlee is unconventional in todays college basketball climate. He is a true post player in the era of the stretch-four and where centers are expected to run up and down the court in tune with point guards. That is...
DURHAM, N.C. Mason Plumlee long ago learned how to deflect criticism the way he swats away shots in the lane, with his own unique touch and a wry Midwestern smile.
Duke's Plumlee is unconventional in todays college basketball climate. He is a true post player in the era of the stretch-four, when centers are expected to run up and down the court in tune with point guards. That...
Mason Plumlee was only a 52.8 percent foul shooter as a junior at Duke.
By Ray Horn - The last time the Duke Blue Devils took on the Temple Owls it resulted in a 78-73 loss. It was the Blue Devils first loss to Temple since 1996. I was in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center last year and saw first hand the flaws of last years Duke team. The first thing that was clear was the lack of leadership. The bench was quiet during the game and the substitution...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – There would be no repeat of Temple’s upset of Duke at the Wells Fargo Center last year.
Seth Curry took care of that. The Duke senior guard led four Blue Devils in double figures with 23 points and Duke led by double digits for most of the game on the way to a 90-67 victory at the Izod Center. Duke improved to 9-0, while Temple fell to 6-1.
By Duke Of Hoops – There are any number of reasons for Duke Basketball’s hot start to the season. Barry Jacobs points to defense, Bruce Pearl looks to point guard play and in Mason Plumlee’s senior profile, one can take a multitude of lessons. While the cause of that effect may not be a single answer, Coach Mike Krzyzewski feels there is one topic that is ‘undercutting college...
Mike Krzyzewski dishes on his new Duke team, time with USA Hoops and more.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points -- the first time he was below 19 this season ...