Plumlee Leads No. 8 Duke Past Georgia State 74-55

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 8 Duke to a 74-55 win over Georgia State on Friday night.

Seth Curry added 15 points and surprise starter Tyler Thornton had 13 for the Blue Devils.

They shot 51 percent while holding the Panthers to 37 percent shooting and keeping them without a field goal for 5 minutes during the run early in the second half that propelled them to their 31st straight home-opening victory.

Next up for Duke: A showdown with third-ranked defending national champion Kentucky in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

Devonta White had 19 points while R.J. Hunter scored 14 to lead Georgia State.

The Panthers never got closer than 12 points in the second half and turned it over 16 times while being denied their first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference team besides Georgia Tech.


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