Duke Survives Davidson 79-73

Gerald Henderson scored 21 points and Greg Paulus had two key baskets and a steal in the final 2 minutes, and No. 7 Duke remained unbeaten by holding off pesky Davidson 79-73 on Saturday.

Jon Scheyer scored 15 points and Kyle Singler added 14 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8-0), who needed big plays from Paulus down the stretch to extend their winning streak over Davidson to 21 straight.

Davidson (3-3) rallied from down 16 in the first half and 12 with 5 minutes to play, getting within 70-65 with 2:37 left.

Paulus then hit a 3-pointer, and after Stephen Curry hit a 3 at the other end, Paulus' baseline fadeaway with 32 seconds left gave Duke a 75-68 lead.

Paulus then stole the ball from Jason Richards, and Duke held on with Henderson's two free throws with 5.3 seconds left putting it away.


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