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Mason Plumlee, a 6-foot-10 center who helped break VCU's pressure, had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Duke to a 67-58 victory over the Rams on Friday night In the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Plumlee, who had 20 points and 17 rebounds in the opening-round win over Minnesota, brought the ball across midcourt several times in each half to help the Blue Devils withstand the pressure defense VCU calls ''havoc.''
Both teams played good defense and made it tough to score. Both teams combined four field goals over the final 8 minutes and half of those came in the final 17 seconds.
The Blue Devils (5-0) will meet the winner of the game between No. 2 Louisville and No. 13 Missouri in the championship game on Saturday night.
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The Duke Blue Devils kept their impressive streak of in-season tournament win alive as they took care of Minnesota, 89-71 behind 20 points and 17 rebounds from Mason Plumlee.
Mason Plumlee posted another solid performance in Duke’s victory over Minnesota in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.
Not to be out done was the performance of Seth Curry who scored...
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career-high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke's starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils' points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota on Thursday in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Plumlee was coming off a career-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field...
Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry star as Duke won its opening round game in the Bahamas
It may not have been the NCAA Tournament but the Duke VCU game was no less entertaining as the Blue Devils held on to win 67-58 and advance to the championship game in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.
Mason Plumlee put up yet another double double showing he he is going to be a tough matchup for any team.
Duke won despite being out rebounded by the smaller VCU Rams. Mason Plumlee...
Minnesota put up some impressive defensive numbers in its first four games. Then the schedule got tougher, a lot tougher.
The Golden Gophers couldn't get over a second-half hump against No. 5 Duke and lost 89-71 on Thursday in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Minnesota had held its first four opponents to 28.6 shooting from the field and 19.1 percent on 3s while...
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career-high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke's starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils' points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota on Thursday in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Duke has recently been unstoppable in regular-season tournaments, and it will try to win its 21st straight such game Thursday against Minnesota in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas.
Since losing to Marquette in the 2006 CBE Championship game, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils have won two Maui Invitationals, the 2K Sports Classic, the NIT Season Tip-Off and...
In a game with a couple of potential Final Four contenders with a couple of Hall of Fame coaches there are just so many side stories that could play out when Duke takes on Louisville for the Battle 4 Atlantis title.
Mason Plumlee has been Duke’s best player and will likely get a challenge againt Louisville.
Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino haven’t faced each other since...
Hey. Still in Utah. Ended up computer-less for the last two days due to circumstances you don't really care about. But with the Battle 4 Atlantis kicking off tomorrow I might as well do a quick little preview on the teams, starting with Duke since we know that's who the Gophers play in Round 1.
The Blue Devils are always good, but are generally at their best when...