Durham, NC (Sports Network) - There was an early moment of trepidation in
Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night before top-ranked Duke turned it on
in a scoring surge rarely seen.
Seth Curry led a balanced attack with 20 points and Mason Plumlee added 18
points and nine boards, as the Blue Devils used an eye-popping second-half run
to rout Cornell, 88-47.
Rasheed Sulaimon posted 16 points and Quinn Cook added six points and 12
assists for the Blue Devils (10-0), who posted their 99th straight non-
conference victory in Durham, the longest such streak in the country. They
used a 41-4 scoring start to the second half to break open a close game early.
"In the second half we came out with a lot more energy," said Curry. "Our
defense was a lot better. We translated tipped balls into layups and fast-
Shonn Miller led Cornell (4-7) with 14 points and six rebounds. The Big Red
made things interesting early just two days after falling by 11 points at
Cornell had an early 12-8 lead and still was within striking distance at 28-25
after Miller's jumper with just under six minutes to play in the first half.
The Blue Devils built a 41-30 margin at the half, but it was a methodical
extension of the advantage that served as little evidence for the oncoming
The Blue Devils started the second half with a 41-4 surge, including 10 points
from Curry, to take an 82-34 lead. Cornell went nearly 6 1/2 minutes before
its first points of the half, missing its first 10 shots, and started the
second half 2-of-17 from the floor.
Duke didn't miss much during that time period, making 13 of its first 15 shots
including Amile Jefferson's slam for a 57-30 lead. Errick Peck's bucket for
the Big Red stopped a 19-0 run, but Curry responded with six in a row for a
The rout was on from there as Duke played every player on its bench and all
but two scored.
Jefferson scored eight points and Alex Murphy added seven off the bench ...
Duke ended the game on a 60-21 run ... The 41-4 scoring surge spanned 12
minutes, 45 seconds ... Mike Krzyzewski improved to 24-1 against the Ivy
League as Duke head coach .. Duke didn't score a single second-chance point in
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