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We all knew that the Kentucky Wildcats were not going to be as good as they were last season, but we didn't know it was going to be this bad. Sure, the Wildcats' freshmen need to learn how to play with each other, but they haven't yet and it showed in the game against Duke.
With that said, Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry played amazing in that game, combining for 41 points in the game. Curry had 23 points and Plumlee had 18.
Duke needed big performances out of its senior leaders and it definitely got that from these two players. Curry shot 50 percent from the field in the game and Plumlee shot a very impressive 87.5 percent from the field. Plumlee even outplayed Nerlens Noel in the game.
Noel had 16 points and eight rebounds. Plumlee may have only had two more points and five less rebounds, but he was much more effective in the game, only missing one shot, whereas Noel was 5-11 from the field.
Noel played a pretty good game and definitely padded up the stats sheet, but that is how well Plumlee played against Kentucky. Not to mention, Duke got the 75-68 point victory.