Duke 71, Michigan St 61

Friday, March 29, 2013 9:45 PM
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - Pat Driscoll, Mike Scyphers, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 35520

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Michigan St 31 30 61
Duke 32 39 71

Recap


Duke 71, Michigan State 61: Seth Curry hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points as the Blue Devils defeated the Spartans in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region semifinals in Indianapolis.
 
Mason Plumlee tallied 14 points and seven rebounds despite battling foul trouble for Duke (30-5), which hit the 30-win mark for the fourth time in the last five years. The Blue Devils will meet top-seeded Louisville for a Final Four berth on Sunday in a rematch of the Battle 4 Atlantis title game on Nov. 24 – a 76-71 win by Duke.
 
Keith Appling shook off knee and shoulder injuries suffered last week to pace Michigan State (27-9) with 16 points. Adreian Payne posted his eighth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards.

Curry, who scored 14 points in the first half, continued his hot start by knocking down three consecutive 3-pointers to open the second half as Duke took a 47-38 lead with 13:53 to go after Michigan State had rallied to within one point at intermission.
 
The Spartans used a pair of free throws from Appling to close the gap to 49-45, but the Blue Devils held Michigan State without a field goal for an 8:33 span and stretched the margin to 62-49 after two free throws from Rasheed Sulaimon. Duke, which shot 24-for-26 from the foul line, made its final eight free throws to hold off any possibility of a late charge.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Duke improved to 8-1 all-time against Michigan State under coach Mike Krzyzewski. … The Spartans boasted a plus-23 rebounding margin through two games in the NCAA Tournament (98-52), but managed only a 33-29 advantage Friday. …The Blue Devils missed their first free throw but hit their next 16 until Sulaimon missed one with 2:54 remaining.

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Derrick Nix 23:00 3-10 0-0 3-6 4 5 9 1 3 1 1 0 9
Adreian Payne 36:00 3-10 1-5 7-7 2 8 10 0 3 1 1 2 14
Keith Appling 36:00 5-9 1-2 5-5 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 16
Branden Dawson 23:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 1 4
Gary Harris 35:00 2-11 0-3 2-4 1 3 4 2 4 1 1 0 6
Denzel Valentine 18:00 2-3 0-1 0-1 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 4
Matt Costello 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0
Travis Trice 16:00 3-3 1-1 1-1 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 8
Alex Gauna 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-50 3-12 18-24 8 25 33 6 24 6 10 4 61
  40.0% 25.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 10

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Quinn Cook 21:00 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 0 0
Seth Curry 37:00 8-17 6-9 7-7 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 29
Mason Plumlee 36:00 5-9 0-0 4-4 3 4 7 1 4 1 1 1 14
Rasheed Sulaimon 36:00 2-6 0-2 12-14 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 16
Tyler Thornton 26:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 2 1 0 3
Ryan Kelly 38:00 4-11 0-4 1-1 0 7 7 2 2 0 1 4 9
Josh Hairston 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-49 7-18 24-26 4 22 26 8 17 3 7 5 71
  40.8% 38.9% 92.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 7