Smith, No. 5 Duke Top Pesky Tulsa, 70-52

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Nolan Smith had 18 points, Kyle Singler added 17 and No. 5 Duke pulled away to beat Tulsa 70-52 on Thursday night.

Jon Scheyer finished with 15 points for the Blue Devils (24-4). They used an big run early in the second half to break open a surprisingly tight game and extend their decade-long nonconference winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 77.

Jerome Jordan had 12 points to lead the Golden Hurricane (19-9). In losing their fourth straight, they finished with a season-low point total and were denied the first victory against a top-five team since 1996.

Leading scorer Ben Uzoh, who entered on a streak of three straight 20-point games, finished with eight on 3-of-15 shooting.

Brian Zoubek, a 7-foot-1 senior who has emerged lately as one of Duke's most valuable players, had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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  • by cww on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:56 AM
    Great game Devils! Zoo had another solid game in the paint. Bring on the Heels...there's blood in the water!
  • by Answer on Feb 25, 2010 at 09:09 PM
    Coach K said he wanted to play a team late in the season that would be the type of team Duke could see in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I think it's a good way to think and gives the Devils a break from the ACC (not that the ACC is all that this year) before making the stretch run through the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. Aside from what people may think Coach K is a pretty smart guy.
  • by curious on Feb 25, 2010 at 06:58 PM
    why did duke have to play tulsa, anyway?

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