Duke vs. Virginia Tech: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Duke vs. Virginia Tech: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(6) Duke 88
(23-3, 6-3 away)
Virginia Tech 56
(11-15, 9-8 home)
Venue: Cassell Coliseum
9:07PM ET / 6:07PM PT, February 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Duke 48 40 88
Virginia Tech 28 28 56
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Duke S Curry 22 M Plumlee 12 T Thornton 5
Virginia Tech E Green 22 C Barksdale 8 E Green 3

In a game where the Blue Devils scored 36 points from three-point territory, Virginia Tech was smoked by No. 6 Duke 88-56 in conference play. Virginia Tech dug a hole early, down 48-28 at the break, and was never able to get back in the game. With the loss, the Hokies drop to 1-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Hokies got a good performance from C.J. Barksdale, who put up a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Erick Green picked up his fifth straight game with 22 points or more, scoring a team-high 22 points on 57.1 percent shooting in 32 minutes. Erick Green had a team-high 22 points and added three assists. Mason Plumlee registered a double-double for the Blue Devils with 13 points and 12 rebounds (5 Ast 3 Blk). Next up for Virginia Tech (11-15, 2-11 ACC) is Florida State (14-12, 6-7 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 24 at home.

Virginia Tech Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 10:16 left to go.
  • The last time VT started the season 11-15 was 2002.
  • Prior to this game, VT played 33 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 7-26.
  • Virginia Tech has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-5) after recording 56 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 88 or more total points this season, Virginia Tech has lost 100 percent of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition records 16 or more free throws made this season, Virginia Tech has lost 100 percent of the time (0-10).
  • When the opposition records 15 or more assists this season, Virginia Tech has lost 75 percent of the time (3-9).
  • VT set season lows for rebounds (25), three-pointers (one), and three-point percentage (6.3).
  • Virginia Tech has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--VT has a 1.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Erick Green accounted for 39.2 percent of the team's points.
  • C.J. Barksdale accounted for 32.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Erick Green has led the team in scoring in 24 out of 26 games this season.
  • C.J. Barksdale has led the team in rebounding in six out of 26 games this season.
  • This marks the 31st 20-point game of Erick Green's career.
  • Erick Green has five straight 20+ point games.
  • C.J. Barksdale had career highs with 14 points, six field goals made, and a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Duke Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Seth Curry and Rasheed Sulaimon) accounted for 44.3 percent of the points.
  • Mason Plumlee accounted for 35.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Seth Curry has led the team in scoring 11 times in 26 games this season.
  • Mason Plumlee has led the team in rebounding 23 times in 26 games this season.
  • Mason Plumlee recorded the 46th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mason Plumlee recorded a double-double. It was his 15th this season and 33rd of his career.
  • This marks the 39th 20-point game of Seth Curry's career.
  • Seth Curry has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon has three straight double-digit point games.
DUKE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mason Plumlee3613125032
ASeth Curry322222100
AR. Sulaimon301752201
B+Tyler Thornton30615100
B+Josh Hairston211130000
BAlex Murphy11810000
BAmile Jefferson17450000
CQuinn Cook18711002
-M. Plumlee3010110
VT PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AC.J. Barksdale211481011
AErick Green322223012
B-Cadarian Raines261051001
CJarell Eddie28540021
C-J. van Zegeren7310000
D+Robert Brown17212103
DMarquis Rankin21011001
D-Will Johnston16000000
FMarshall Wood24010003

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