The Duke star dropped 22 points on Virginia Tech, sending the Hokies stumbling to their ninth consecutive loss and reminding everyone that with him in the lineup, the Blue Devils could very well still be the team to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
“I’m always trying to be aggressive early on,” Curry said in a post-game press conference. “Coach called the first few plays for me so I was able to get some good looks and they went down.”
Curry connected five times from beyond the arc to highlight his big night and helped Duke bounce back from a gut-wrenching two-point loss to Maryland.
As a team, the Blue Devils shot 53.6 percent from the field and knocked down 12 3-pointers as they remained in second place in the conference.
“Our shooting was terrific. Seth set the tone for that in the first half,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a post-game press conference. ”He put on an amazing display with 19 points and we stayed steady the whole time.”
Curry came through with a big game for the Blue Devils, and his ability to rise to the occasion will be crucial to Duke’s success the rest of the year.
If Curry can rise up the way he did against Virginia Tech and continue to be a steady contributor, the Blue Devils are going to be in good shape as they contend for the ACC championship and take aim at a national championship as well.
Brian Lester is a college basketball writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @BLester1993.