Friday, December 21, 2012

ACC Thursday Night Basketball

PLUMLEE (Lance King/Getty Images)

#1 DUKE 76, Elon 54 -  Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Elon on Thursday night for their 100th straight non-conference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and the Blue Devils (11-0) built a 43-32 rebounding advantage -- the first time this season they outrebounded an opponent by more than 10. Their 15 offensive boards led to 19 second-chance points.

Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual.

Duke shot 43 percent but forced 17 turnovers and turned them into 19 points while holding the Phoenix to just five offensive rebounds.  

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