Duke vs. North Carolina: Live Analysis, Score Updates and Highlights
Duke scores the first 14 points and never trails the rest of the game on their way to a 69-53 rout of UNC. Duke finishes the season at 27-4 and 14-4 in conference, and 18-0 when Ryan Kelly plays.
And this one's over. Duke wins consecutive games for the first time in Chapel Hill since 1999-2002. Mason Plumlee led all scorers with 23 points.
Only 21 seconds left, but Mason Plumlee grabs another board for good measure, giving him 23 points and 13 rebounds on the night.â€” Duke Men's Hoops (@Duke_MBB) March 10, 2013
Mason Plumlee looking like the Mason Plumlee from November and December again -- the guy who was the National Player of the Year leader.â€” Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 10, 2013
Duke runs their clock-draining offense which eventually leaves Mason Plumlee open for a dunk.
Make that back-to-back layups for Cook. Maximum degree-of-difficulty points on both.â€” Duke Men's Hoops (@Duke_MBB) March 10, 2013
Cook ends a seven-minute field goal drought for the Blue Devils with a quick drive to the lane through traffic and terrific finish. 65-49â€” Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 10, 2013
P.J. Hairston's huge three puts the Tar Heels within 14. Timeout Duke.
Quinn Cook tries to take McAdoo off the dribble and gets blocked. P.J. Hairston answers with a contested three and the DeanDome is rockingâ€” Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 10, 2013
Coach K is still not impressed with his team's 21-point lead.
UNC crowd was getting back into it after a 6-0 run, but Brice Johnson missed a pair of FTs to take some of the air back out of the DeanDomeâ€” Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 10, 2013
At least Carolina is showing Andrew Wiggins he can play right away?â€” Will Brinson (@willbrinson) March 10, 2013
Marcus Paige hits the runner in the lane and the Tar Heels trail by 19.
Plumlee's last dunk gives him 8th 20-point game of the season. Duke is 9-0 all-time when a Plumlee scores 20 points...All Mason, however.â€” Duke Men's Hoops (@Duke_MBB) March 10, 2013
Carolina is shooting 31.9% overall, 0 for 11 from 3-point range.Duke is at 63.2% overall.â€” Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 10, 2013
Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry have more combined points than UNC. They're shooting 17-for-24.
Kelly showing off his smarts. Recognizing mismatch against Strickland, demands the ball on the block and takes it to the rack. 58-36 Dukeâ€” Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 10, 2013
North Carolina still looking for its first 3-ptr of the night. Tar Heels are 0-of-10 from 3-pt range tonight.â€” Duke Men's Hoops (@Duke_MBB) March 10, 2013
Mason Plumlee throws down the filthy reverse two-handed dunk off of a beautiful feed from Cook.
Seth Curry makes both of his free throws to put the Blue Devils up 20.
That Quinn Cook hustle play illustrated the difference between Duke and North Carolina right now.â€” Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 10, 2013
Mason Plumlee now has 18 points in the game, including 10 in the second half.
Dexter Strickland got poked in the eye on the last play but should return.â€” Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 10, 2013
UNC bookends a Hairston moving screen with a Bullock baseline jumper and an excellent take by Strickland after Duke D got crossed up. 52-34â€” Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 10, 2013
Dexter Strickland receives treatment after he heads to the bench limping.
Defensive communication - or lack thereof - has reappeared tonight. RoyW was jumping up and down trying to relay a D set the last time down.â€” InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 10, 2013
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