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Duke 79, Davidson 67 / Final

Wed, January 7, 2009 7:00 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC  
Wildcats (67)
Blue Devils (79)
National Rankings: Duke #2
Score by Half: Davidson 24-43 - 67   Duke 37-42 - 79  
Officials: Mike Eades, Mike Stuart, Doug Sirmons
Attendance: 9,314
Top Performances
1Stephen Curry (DAV) 29 pts (10/22 fg), 1/8 3fg, 8 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl
2Jon Scheyer (DUKE) 22 pts (6/11 fg), 3/4 3fg, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
3Kyle Singler (DUKE) 22 pts (8/18 fg), 3/8 3fg, 6 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before DAV 1758 (#52), DUKE 1924 (#6)  After DAV 1750 (#52), DUKE 1932 (#6)
ELO Points Transfer: 8
AP Game Recap

DURHAM, N.C. -- Stephen Curry started creating shots, and not coincidentally, they started to fall. Just that quickly, Davidson was on its way back from a big deficit -- and it was starting to feel like last March again.

But the Wildcats had too far to come, especially against No. 2 Duke.

"We still had a 10-point lead. ... These teams are going to make runs like that on us," guard Jon Scheyer said. "And whenever that happens, when it gets tight or close like that, we've got to take shots aggressively and with a lot of confidence."

Scheyer and Kyle Singler both scored 22 points, and Duke held off a late Curry-led charge to beat Davidson 79-67 on Wednesday night.

Gerald Henderson added 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting for the Blue Devils (13-1).

Matchup History
Season Series: Duke, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Duke, 7-0 Since 1991: Duke, 17-0
7
11/19/05
DAV 55 DUKE 84
8
11/22/04
DUKE 74 DAV 61
9
12/29/03
DAV 54 DUKE 88
10
11/25/02
DAV 80 DUKE 95
1/2/02
DAV 71 DUKE 106
12/5/00
DAV 60 DUKE 102
12/21/99
DAV 65 DUKE 109
11/17/98
DAV 61 DUKE 94
11/20/97
DAV 65 DUKE 100
12/11/96
DAV 58 DUKE 85
2/13/91
DAV 39 DUKE 74

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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