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Plumlee, Duke are too much for Elon


February 19. 2013 11:03PM
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DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Elon 76-54 on Thursday night for its 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and Tyler Thornton hit a pair of key 3-pointers 30 seconds apart that helped the Blue Devils (11-0) pull away.


Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual. Duke shot 43 percent but forced 17 turnovers and turned them into 19 points while holding the Phoenix to just five offensive rebounds.


Sebastian Koch scored 14 points but Elon (6-5) was denied its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2005.


Quinn Cook added 10 points for Duke, which hasn't lost to a non-ACC team at Cameron since falling to St. John's on Feb. 26, 2000.


The Blue Devils outscored Elon 29-10 during a defense-driven 13-minute stretch that began in the first half and ended midway through the second. Thornton connected on the second of his two 3s two possessions before Sulaimon capped it with a 3 that made it 54-35 with about 10:45 to go.



Michigan 93, Eastern Michigan 54

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help No. 2 Michigan rout Eastern Michigan 93-54 Thursday night.


The Wolverines (12-0) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season.


The Eagles (6-4) have lost two straight since beating Purdue.


Michigan trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, then took control with a 20-0 run. The Wolverines led 40-24 at halftime and enjoyed an even bigger cushion for much of the second half.


Eastern Michigan's Daylen Harrison scored 13 points and Glen Bryant had 10.


Michigan's Trey Burke had 11 points and eight assists. Nik Stauskas made three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 16 points, while fellow freshmen Mitch McGary had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double and Glenn Robinson III added 13 points for the Wolverines.


WOMEN Notre Dame 85, Kansas State 57

LAS VEGAS — Skylar Diggins scored 22 points to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 win over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic.


Diggins scored 15 of the Fighting Irish's first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game. Natalie Achonwa added 13 points, Kayla McBride had 12, and Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker chipped in with 11 apiece for Notre Dame (8-1), which led 49-25 at halftime.


Brittany Chambers had 18 points and seven rebounds, Haley Texada scored 11 points and Ashia Woods added 10 for the Wildcats (7-3).


Diggins, who had 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting at halftime, also led Notre Dame with four assists in the first half. McBride had 10 points at the break for the Irish, who shot 55 percent (16 for 29) in the opening half.


Maryland 69, Delaware 53

NEWARK, Del. — Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Maryland hounded All-American Elena Delle Donne in her return from an illness as the Terrapins beat Delaware.


Delle Donne played for just the second time this season after missing a month with Lyme Disease. She finished with 19 points and six rebounds but was a rusty 7 for 23 from the floor in 34 minutes. She also missed the first three games of the season.


Alyssa Thomas added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Katie Rutan scored 13 for the Terps (8-2), who won their fourth straight game.


Delaware (5-3) trailed 52-49 with about eight minutes left, but Maryland closed on a 17-4 run.


Oklahoma 70, UC Riverside 46

NORMAN, Okla. — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points and Nicole Griffin added 18 to lead Oklahoma over UC Riverside.


Joanna McFarland had 12 rebounds for the Sooners (9-2) and Morgan Hook had six assists.


Oklahoma led 32-22 at halftime and never trailed. The Sooners shot 42 percent from the field for the game, while the Highlanders shot 31.7 percent.


Tre'Shonti Nottingham led the Highlanders with 14 points and eight rebounds. Natasha Hadley added 12 points and six rebounds for Riverside (6-4).


It was only the second meeting between the school. The Sooners beat Riverside 88-57 in 2008.


Duquesne 62, West Virginia 54

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wumi Agunbiade scored 15 points, Orsi Szecsi added 12 and Vanessa Abel had 10 to lead Duquesne to an upset of West Virginia.


Duquesne (11-1) upset a ranked opponent for the second time this season after beating then-No. 17 Delaware on Nov. 14. Duquesne has now beaten four ranked opponents since coach Suzie McConnell-Serio took over in 2007 after having beaten only one in the program's history prior to her arrival.






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