Duke 73, North Carolina 68

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Officials - Mike Eades, Karl Hess, Bryan Kersey
Attendance - 9314

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
North Carolina 33 35 68
Duke 29 44 73

Recap


No. 1 Duke 73, North Carolina 68:
Quinn Cook and Mason Plumlee scored 18 points apiece as the Blue Devils withstood a determined effort by the visiting Tar Heels.

Duke (22-2, 9-2 ACC) trailed by four at halftime and didn't take its first lead until Seth Curry hit a 3-pointer with 14:10 remaining to put the Blue Devils ahead 42-41. After North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston answered with two free throws, the Blue Devils went on a 12-4 run and never trailed again.

Hairston had 23 points and Reggie Bullock made four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for North Carolina (16-8, 6-5), which shot 13-of-23 from the foul line. Dexter Strickland added 14 points for the Tar Heels.

After allowing 15 3-pointers in an 87-61 loss to Miami last Saturday, the Tar Heels held Duke to one 3-pointer in the first half. The Blue Devils rediscovered their form in the second half, when they shot 52 percent and made five of their 12 attempts from 3-point range.

Strickland hit two free throws to cut the lead to 65-61 with 1:15 left, but the Blue Devils hit eight straight free throws to remain unbeaten (13-0) in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Plumlee had a game-high 11 rebounds for Duke, which has won six of the last eight meetings in the series. …. North Carolina freshman PG Marcus Paige was held to four points on 2-for-9 shooting. …Four Duke starters finished with four fouls.
 

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dexter Strickland 34:00 5-8 0-0 4-4 0 2 2 0 3 1 2 0 14
Reggie Bullock 36:00 5-10 4-7 1-4 3 5 8 1 4 1 2 0 15
P.J. Hairston 34:00 8-18 1-7 6-8 7 1 8 3 3 1 3 2 23
James Michael McAdoo 34:00 4-12 0-0 1-5 4 4 8 1 3 2 2 0 9
Marcus Paige 30:00 2-9 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 2 1 1 4
Leslie McDonald 20:00 1-6 0-3 0-0 2 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 2
Brice Johnson 4:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
J.P. Tokoto 3:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
Jackson Simmons 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Desmond Hubert 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-66 5-18 13-23 18 18 36 8 18 8 13 3 68
  37.9% 27.8% 56.5% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 13

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Seth Curry 29:00 3-10 2-5 3-4 2 3 5 1 4 0 2 1 11
Josh Hairston 9:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 2
Quinn Cook 37:00 6-12 0-3 6-6 0 6 6 2 4 4 5 0 18
Rasheed Sulaimon 38:00 5-11 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 5 4 0 4 0 13
Amile Jefferson 20:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 0 2 1 0 0 2
Tyler Thornton 28:00 3-4 3-4 0-0 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 9
Mason Plumlee 35:00 6-13 0-0 6-8 4 7 11 0 4 1 4 1 18
Marshall Plumlee 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Murphy 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-56 6-16 17-20 11 26 37 10 22 6 17 2 73
  44.6% 37.5% 85.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 17