Duke vs. Wake Forest: Recap and Stats

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Duke vs. Wake Forest: Recap and Stats
(5) Duke 75
(18-2, 3-2 away)
Wake Forest 70
(10-10, 9-3 home)
Venue: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Duke 40 35 75
Wake Forest 40 30 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Duke M Plumlee 32 M Plumlee 9 Q Cook 7
Wake Forest D Thomas 15 T McKie 7 M Jones 5

On Wednesday, January 30th, Wake Forest lost on their home court to No. 5 Duke 75-70 in conference play. The Demon Deacons now have a record of 1-3 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Demon Deacons got 14 points and seven rebounds from Travis McKie. Devin Thomas had a team-high 15 points and added six rebounds. For the Blue Devils, Mason Plumlee got a career-high 32 points and nine rebounds. Next up for Wake Forest (10-10, 3-5 ACC) is Maryland (15-6, 3-5 ACC) on Saturday, February 2nd on the road.

Wake Forest Game Notes

  • WFU beat the spread by 8.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Demon Deacons have beaten the spread.
  • The Demon Deacons have been unlucky 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Wake Forest has lost 17 close games.
  • Prior to this game, WFU played 26 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 10-16.
  • Wake Forest has lost 100% of the time this season (0-5) after recording 4 or fewer steals.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 51.9% or better this season, Wake Forest has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 75 or more total points this season, Wake Forest has lost 86% of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition records 28 or more field goals made this season, Wake Forest has lost 86% of the time (1-6).
  • WFU set a season low for steals.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--WFU has a 3.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Devin Thomas and C.J. Harris) accounted for 41.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Travis McKie and Devin Thomas) accounted for 44.8% of the rebounds.
  • Devin Thomas has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 20 games this season.
  • Travis McKie has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 20 games this season.
  • Travis McKie has 12 straight double-digit point games.
  • C.J. Harris has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Duke Game Notes

  • Duke won, but did not cover the spread.
  • Mason Plumlee recorded a team season high in points with 32.
  • Mason Plumlee accounted for 42.6% of the team's points.
  • Mason Plumlee accounted for 31.0% of the team's rebounds.
  • Mason Plumlee has led the team in scoring 8 times and in rebounding 18 times in 20 games this season.
  • This marks the 35th 20-point game of Seth Curry's career.
  • This marks the 8th 20-point game of Mason Plumlee's career.
  • Mason Plumlee has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mason Plumlee set career highs with 32 points and 12 field goals made.
DUKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mason Plumlee363292227
ASeth Curry372122011
B+Quinn Cook381247103
C+R. Sulaimon24641001
CJosh Hairston14230011
D+Tyler Thornton22201000
D+Amile Jefferson19030101
-Alex Murphy6010100
-M. Plumlee4010001
WFU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATravis McKie371472120
B+Devin Thomas251562002
BA. Adala Moto17740000
BA. Roundtree III11412011
C+Tyler Cavanaugh15621103
C+C.J. Harris341431005
C+Madison Jones31405203
C-C. Miller-McIntyre25621003
-Chase Fischer5000000

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