Greg “King of Somewhere Flop” got decked early in the game for real and no foul was called, but that didn’t keep Paulus from scoring 16 points as another strong second half carried the Blue Devils to an 88-73 victory against Miami . DeMarcus Nelson scored 19 of his 21 points after halftime.
Duke (19-1, 7-0 ACC) has scored at least 50 points in the second halves of their last three straight games.
This time, they won their ninth straight by scoring on nine of their first 10 possessions of the second half to successfully sidestep a possible trap with Wednesday night's visit to archrival North Carolina looming.
James Dews scored 15 for Miami (15-6, 2-5), which has lost two straight and five of six, but kept things tight for most of the first half.
The Duke Blue Devil surfs atop the Cameron Crazies during the first half against the Miami Hurricanes at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 2, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina, and Jon "Crazy Face" Scheyer makes a crazy face. (Photos by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)