Boxscore
Duke 90, Santa Clara 77
Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Officials - Mike Eades, Sean Hull, Joe Lindsay
Attendance - 9314

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Santa Clara 36 41 77
Duke 38 52 90

Recap


No. 1 Duke 90, Santa Clara 77
: Seth Curry scored a career-high 31 points and Mason Plumlee had 22 as the Blue Devils survived an upset bid by the visiting Broncos.

Nine days after picking up its 100th straight win at home against non-conference opposition, Duke (12-0) was in danger of seeing the streak end before putting together an impressive second-half surge. Curry scored 18 points after the break while Plumlee had 13 rebounds overall for his eighth double-double.

Kevin Foster scored 18 of his 29 points before halftime for Santa Clara (11-3). Evan Roquemore chipped in 17.

Foster had 12 points during a 20-6 run late in the first half that allowed the Broncos to get to within two points at the break. His first basket of the second half was a dunk with 16:31 left that gave Santa Clara a 45-41 advantage.

A three-point play by Plumlee moments later ignited a 13-1 Duke burst and Santa Clara, saddled with foul trouble, could not stem the tide. Curry had a pair of 3-pointers early in the run and added three layups in less than two minutes later in the half. The Blue Devils' largest lead at 67-50 came on a Quinn Kelly basket with 8:28 to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Foster, a senior, scored a career-low two points on 0-for-8 shooting in his last game. ... Duke's last loss at home against a non-conference opponent was on Feb. 26, 2000, against St. John's. ... Plumlee became the 61st player in Blue Devils history to reach the 1,000-point mark.

Santa Clara Broncos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Evan Roquemore 38:00 6-14 2-7 3-4 2 4 6 2 4 2 3 0 17
Kevin Foster 35:00 12-22 5-11 0-0 0 5 5 4 3 1 5 0 29
Marc Trasolini 36:00 4-12 0-1 2-4 1 4 5 0 2 0 2 1 10
Raymond Cowels III 31:00 4-8 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 2 1 0 10
Robert Garrett 22:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 2 2
Brandon Clark 16:00 2-4 0-2 5-5 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 9
Yannick Atanga 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 1 1 3 0
John McArthur 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Denzel Johnson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Niyi Harrison 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-61 9-27 12-15 6 20 26 9 26 7 14 6 77
  45.9% 33.3% 80.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Quinn Cook 36:00 6-14 1-2 2-2 1 4 5 5 3 2 2 0 15
Rasheed Sulaimon 29:00 2-8 0-2 2-5 1 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 6
Seth Curry 36:00 12-18 4-7 3-4 1 2 3 0 1 1 2 0 31
Ryan Kelly 29:00 3-8 1-1 3-3 5 6 11 2 2 1 1 1 10
Tyler Thornton 19:00 1-2 1-2 0-2 0 1 1 1 5 0 2 0 3
Mason Plumlee 39:00 6-10 0-0 10-15 3 10 13 5 2 0 2 1 22
Josh Hairston 11:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3
Marshall Plumlee 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Murphy 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-63 7-14 21-33 13 23 36 15 17 6 11 2 90
  49.2% 50.0% 63.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11