Duke 80, Wake Forest 62By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Sat, Jan 5, 2013 2:20 PM EST
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's outside shooting set the tone in an 80-62 romp past Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry each scored 22 points as the top-ranked Blue Devils (14-0) beat the Demon Deacons for the sixth consecutive time. Travis McKie scored 20 points C.J. Harris added 19 points for Wake Forest (7-6), which had its three-game winning streak end. Mason Plumlee scored all but two of his 13 points in the second half as the Blue Devils went to 14-0 for the sixth time in coach Mike Krzyzewski's 33 seasons. Duke made 9-of-16 shots from 3-point range in the first half. Kelly had 17 first-half points, putting him within one of his season high, before scoring on a runner on the first possession of the second half. He picked up his fourth foul with 16:08 to play and fouled out with 7:20 left. Duke didn't connect on a 2-point basket for nearly the first 11 minutes, relying on seven 3-pointers and four free throws for a 25-17 lead. Plumlee's dunk at the 9:03 mark of the opening half was the first 2-point basket for the Blue Devils. They made only 3-of-17 shots inside the arc in the first half. Duke's advantage grew to 17 points before Harris scored six of Wake Forest's last eight points of the first half to pull the Deacons to within 41-30. The Blue Devils went on a 17-6 run to begin the second half. They did all this while starting point guard Quinn Cook missed his first 11 shots from the field in a scoreless outing. Still, Wake Forest was within 69-55 with slightly more than six minutes remaining. Wake Forest, which hasn't played outside North Carolina in more than a month, had three freshmen in the starting lineup. NOTES: Ryan Kelly, a senior forward, has scored at least 20 points in Duke's last four games against Wake Forest, including a career best 23 points last February. ... The Demon Deacons are 0-5 in ACC openers when Duke is the opponent. ... Duke has won 26 of its 33 ACC openers under coach Mike Krzyzewski. ... Wake Forest fell to 5-25 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams, with three of those victories against Duke. The most-recent upset came in 2009.
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