Top-ranked Duke left no doubt which team was better after dismantling Maryland 84-64 on Saturday in Durham.
More worthy of debate, however, was which team produced the superior dunk.
Or was it Plumlee returning the favor late in the second half with a two-handed reverse dunk of his own off the rebound of a Quinn Cook layup attempt?
Slight edge to Plumlee, in my opinion, not that the Duke senior will care one way or the other. What was most important to the Blue Devils was bouncing back from the 27-point drubbing they received at the hands of Miami earlier this week.
Duke accomplished that with ease thanks mostly to the contributions of two freshmen.
Rasheed Sulaimon, who had struggled with his shooting in recent weeks, appeared to fight through the freshman wall on Saturday, drilling six of his eight 3-point attempts to finish with a game-high 25 points. And Amile Jefferson, playing a bigger role with Ryan Kelly still out with a foot injury, scored 11 points, grabbed nine boards and bothered Maryland's big men with his length and athleticism.
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