Boxscore
Duke 67, VCU 58
Friday, November 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau
Officials - Jamie Luckie, Mike Roberts, Doug Sirmons
Attendance - 3474

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
VCU 28 30 58
Duke 29 38 67

Recap


No. 5 Duke 67, VCU 58: Mason Plumlee finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Blue Devils overcame an uncharacteristic poor shooting effort from the 3-point line to down the Rams in a semifinal game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Seth Curry had 15 points and seven rebounds for Duke (5-0), which shot 3-of-16 from beyond the arc but went 24-of-27 from the foul line. The Blue Devils will meet No. 2 Louisville in the tournament's title game on Saturday.

Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic had 16 points apiece for VCU (3-2), which will square off against Missouri in the third-place game.

The Blue Devils managed to hold a 29-28 advantage at the break as they leaned on Plumlee to bring the ball up the court against the vaunted full-court pressure defense of the Rams. The tactic resulted in just three first-half turnovers for Duke.

The Blue Devils used two layups and a dunk out of the break to spark a half-opening 19-8 run that gave them a 12-point advantage. VCU worked the deficit down to 54-50, but missed six consecutive free throws over a 9:51 stretch that sealed its fate.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Duke has won 22 straight regular-season tournament games, with its last loss coming against Marquette in the championship game of the 2006 CBE Classic. … VCU did not record its first assist until the 2:03 mark of the first half. The Rams finished with four. … The Blue Devils committed just eight turnovers, tying a season low.

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Juvonte Reddic 36:00 8-15 0-0 0-3 5 8 13 0 1 1 1 1 16
D.J. Haley 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2
Darius Theus 34:00 3-13 1-4 0-2 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 7
Troy Daniels 27:00 2-7 2-6 2-3 1 5 6 0 3 0 2 0 8
Treveon Graham 33:00 5-12 1-2 5-6 5 3 8 0 1 0 1 0 16
Rob Brandenberg 26:00 2-9 0-5 5-5 2 3 5 1 1 0 2 0 9
Jarred Guest 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Melvin Johnson 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
David Hinton 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Briante Weber 17:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 3 0 0 0
Teddy Okereafor 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Tuoyo 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-63 4-18 12-19 15 22 37 4 21 5 10 1 58
  33.3% 22.2% 63.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rasheed Sulaimon 34:00 4-12 2-5 2-2 2 5 7 0 1 1 0 0 12
Seth Curry 31:00 3-9 0-3 9-10 1 5 6 0 3 1 2 1 15
Ryan Kelly 38:00 4-9 0-3 3-3 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 5 11
Mason Plumlee 36:00 5-9 0-0 7-8 0 10 10 1 3 0 2 1 17
Quinn Cook 39:00 3-7 0-2 3-4 0 3 3 9 2 0 3 0 9
Tyler Thornton 14:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 3
Josh Hairston 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0
Amile Jefferson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-48 3-15 24-27 4 27 31 14 18 4 8 8 67
  41.7% 20.0% 88.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8