Duke 69, North Carolina 53

Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Officials - Roger Ayers, Les Jones, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 21750

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Duke 42 27 69
North Carolina 24 29 53

Recap


No. 4 Duke 69, North Carolina 53: Seth Curry scored 18 of his 20 points before the break as the visiting Blue Devils shot a blistering 69.2 percent in the first half to complete a regular-season sweep of the Tar Heels.
 
Mason Plumlee posted his 17th double-double of the season with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Duke (27-4, 14-4 ACC), which defeated North Carolina for the seventh time in the last nine meetings and will enter next week’s ACC tournament as the No. 2 seed.
 
James Michael McAdoo had 15 points and P.J. Hairston added 14 to pace North Carolina (22-9, 12-6). The Tar Heels suffered only their second loss over the last eight games - both to Duke - and secured the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament.
 
Curry sparked the Blue Devils’ offense early, scoring seven points as Duke hit its first six shots and forced the Tar Heels into three turnovers during a 14-0 run over the first 3:26. McAdoo answered with North Carolina’s first seven points to briefly stem the tide, but three straight jumpers from Curry later in the first half stretched the lead to 28-11 with 10:33 left before intermission.
 
North Carolina, which shot 27.3 percent in the opening 20 minutes and 33.9 percent for the game, could get no closer than 14 points the rest of the way. Plumlee took advantage of an undersized Tar Heels' frontcourt with 10 consecutive points to open the second half as Duke’s cushion grew to 61-36 with 9:47 remaining.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Plumlee and Curry combined to shoot 18-of-28 from the field. …North Carolina missed its first 11 3-pointers and did not make one until Hairston delivered with five minutes remaining. The Tar Heels finished 1-of-14 beyond the arc. …Duke F Ryan Kelly, who averaged 27 points in the two games since his return from a foot injury last Saturday, scored only eight points.

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mason Plumlee 37:00 10-15 0-0 3-4 5 8 13 0 2 1 3 0 23
Tyler Thornton 28:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 3
Quinn Cook 40:00 5-12 2-5 0-0 0 5 5 5 1 1 2 0 12
Seth Curry 37:00 8-13 2-6 2-2 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 0 20
Ryan Kelly 28:00 2-4 0-0 4-4 1 2 3 3 3 0 3 1 8
Josh Hairston 12:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 2
Rasheed Sulaimon 15:00 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 1
Amile Jefferson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-49 5-15 10-12 9 22 31 12 14 5 14 1 69
  55.1% 33.3% 83.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dexter Strickland 31:00 2-8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 4
Reggie Bullock 32:00 4-9 0-4 0-0 2 4 6 2 1 1 2 0 8
P.J. Hairston 29:00 4-12 1-6 5-5 5 1 6 0 2 3 1 0 14
James Michael McAdoo 34:00 6-14 0-0 3-4 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 15
Frank Tanner 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Paige 32:00 1-6 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 6 1 0 5 2 4
Desmond Hubert 3:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Brice Johnson 8:00 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Leslie McDonald 14:00 2-8 0-3 0-0 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4
J.P. Tokoto 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Joel James 4:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Luke Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jackson Simmons 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-62 1-14 10-13 16 11 27 10 13 6 11 2 53
  33.9% 7.1% 76.9% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11