Freshman guard Rasheed Sulaimon paced the Blue Devils with a career-high 25 points as part of Duke’s 17th victory this season. The highlight of the afternoon rout however, came from senior forward Mason Plumlee.
Late in the second half with the game all but decided, Plumlee soared in off a missed lay-up attempt and finished with a reverse put-back dunk.
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While Sulaimon stole the show for the most part, Plumlee once again did his thing for the Blue Devils, scoring 19 points in the win. In addition, the senior forward also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists.
Plumlee continues to assert himself as one of the leading candidate for National Player of the Year in college basketball and after another day at the office for the senior, the hype remains high. Duke is expected to lose its No. 1 overall ranking when the poll is re-released on Monday afternoon, but the adjustments that the Blue Devils used to get back on track on Saturday will certainly keep them amongst the nation’s elite.
Alongside Plumlee and Sulaimon’s production on Saturday, the Duke starters combined to score 79 of the team’s 84 points. Plumlee has scored in double figures offensively in all but one game for the Blue Devils this season.
Duke will make a trip to Wake Forest on Wednesday.
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