Duke Routs Boston College 89-66 in ACC Action
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The Duke Blue Devils (24-3, 11-3 ACC) used a 21-4 first half run to pull away from conference foe Boston College and win 89-66 on Sunday afternoon in Durham.
Duke was led by freshman sensation Rasheed Sulaimon who had a career 27 high points. Senior forward Mason Plumlee contributed his 16th double-double of the season and dropped 19 points and 15 rebounds.
The Boston College Eagles (12-15, 4-10 ACC) lost their ninth game in their last 12 and were led by sophomore forward Ryan Anderson with 23 points.
The game was over by halftime and leaves Duke with just one obstacle, Virginia, standing between them and a huge matchup with No. 2 Miami next Saturday in Durham.
That'll do it for us today. The Duke Blue Devils improve to 24-3 on the season with a blowout 89-66 home win over Boston College.
With the win Duke inches closer to a huge showdown next Saturday when they try to avenge an earlier loss to No. 2 Miami.
We hope you enjoyed our coverage and stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all your college basketball news!
Congrats to Coach K on an NCAA-record 951st career win— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 24, 2013
Can't even say it didn't come easy...because it did.
Duke 89, Boston College 68 (FINAL)
Duke 89, Boston College 66 (34.5 Second Half)
All over but the shouting...and the Crazies get Todd into the game with their chant.
New career high for Amile Jefferson, as he has 14 points vs BC— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) February 24, 2013
That's two guys for Duke with career-high's today.
Duke 89, Boston College 61 (1:53 Second Half)
Duke is such an unselfish team it's unreal. A true team effort today.
With 3:22 left on the clock here at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the "We Want Todd" chants have begun for walk-on Todd Zafirovski— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) February 24, 2013
Duke 87, Boston College 59 (2:47 Second Half)
Not much left here in Durham...Duke on the way to win number 24 of the season.
Duke 82, Boston College 57 (4:46 Second Half)
Boston College and Duke are both shooting at very solid clips. But Duke has 25 points from the line and that's the difference.
Duke 80, Boston College 57 (5:30 Second Half)
All that stands between a showdown with Miami is Virginia. The Blue Devils should treat them as badly as they have BC.
Duke 78, Boston College 57 (6:17 Second Half)
Rasheed Sulaimon 25 points today has been the difference. Almost literally.
Duke 76, Boston College 55 (7:08 Second Half)
BC with a chance to get this one under 20 points...that's honestly pretty exciting.
Anderson just air balled a 2 footer— TheDevilsDen.com (@TheDevilsDen) February 24, 2013
So it's come to this...
Wait there’s still 8:30 left?— TheDevilsDen.com (@TheDevilsDen) February 24, 2013
Feels like there shouldn't be...
Duke 75, Boston College 52 (8:12 Second Half)
Duke has let up on the defensive end. Something that will not make Coach K happy.
Duke 67, Boston College 46 (10:10 Second Half)
BC now on a 10 to zero run to get within 21 with half the second half left to go.
Duke 67, Boston College 41 (11:58 Second Half)
BC with a three cuts the lead to 26...
Amile Jefferson has matched his career-high with 13 points today.— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 24, 2013
Duke 67, Boston College 38 (12:50 Second Half)
BC shooting 50 percent from the field...that'd be okay if Duke weren't shooting 60 percent. And if they didn't have so much more talent.
Duke 67, Boston College 36 (14:06 Second Half)
Duke has five guys with double-digits in scoring...BC has two....but it doesn't matter. Game is in the bag.
Good patience from Ryan Anderson in the post today. Goes up-and-under against a much bigger Plumlee to get up to 11 points— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) February 24, 2013
Lone bright spot for the Eagles.
Duke 60, Boston College 36 (15:16 Second Half)
Coach K not happy about his team's lack of defensive fire. Calls timeout to put his team in line.
Duke 60, Boston College 34 (15:37 Second Half)
Honestly at this point...just hope nobody gets hurt.
Another 3 from Sheed. He's looking like the best frosh in the ACC and one of the tops in the USA today. 55-27.— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 24, 2013
Great point.He's having some game.
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