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The Observer News Enterprise is live at Time Warner Cable Arena for college basketball between the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils and the Davidson Wildcats.
Starting line ups
G Quinn Cook
G Rasheed Sulaimon
G Seth Curry
F Mason Plumlee
F Ryan Kelly
G J.P. Kuhlman
G Nik Cochran
G Chris Czerapowicz
F Jake Cohen
F De'Mon Brooks
Duke leads the all-time series against Davidson, 88-17. Davidson has lost the past 23 games to Duke, including its last meeting on Nov. 18, 2011 at Cameron Indoor Stadium (82-69).
Duke wins the opening tip, but falls behind in the early going. Davidson leads 8-7 with 15:02 left in the first half. De'Mon Brooks with two points, three rebounds and an assist early for the Wildcats. Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon and Seth Curry each with two points for Duke.
At the 11:35 mark of the first half, Davidson leads 14-11. Duke is being outrebounded 9-5. Jake Cohen and De'Mon Brooks lead the way with four points each for the Wildcats.
With 7:27 left until halftime, Duke leads Davidson 19-18. Rasheed Sulaimon paces Duke with six points and three rebounds. Seth Curry also has six points for the Blue Devils. De'Mon Brooks leads Davidson with four points and six rebounds.
There is 4:48 left in the first half. Duke has its biggest lead of the game at four, 24-20. Both teams make substitutions.
An official's timeout at the 3:51 mark in the first half and Duke leads 24-22. Rasheed Sulaimon with eight points (6-for-6 from free throw line) and four rebounds to lead the Blue Devils early. De'Mon Brooks with four points and seven boards for Davidson.
Officials review a shot by Duke's Ryan Kelly with 2:35 left in the first half. The shot is confirmed as a 3-pointer, giving Duke at 29-24 lead.
Davidson calls its first timeout with 2:02 left in the first half, trailing 29-24.
Davidson's De'Mon Brooks nets a lay up after an offensive rebounds with 57 seconds left in the first half ties the game 29-29. Duke calls timeout.
At halftime, Duke and Davidson are tied, 29-29. Ryan Kelly leads Duke with 11 points (3-of-4 from 3-point range) and three rebounds. De'Mon Brooks paces Davidson with six points and eight rebounds.
HALFTIME: No. 1 Duke 29, Davidson 29
Davidson calls its second timeout at the 17:34 mark of the second half. Duke leads 31-29.
The Blue Devils get their biggest lead of the game on a Quinn Cook jumper. At 15:47, Duke leads 35-29. Davidson has started the second half 0-3 from the field with four turnovers.
Duke is on a 12-0 run to start the second half. The Blue Devils now lead 41-29 with 14:11 left in the second half. Davidson is 0-for-5 shooting this half with five turnovers.
A jumper by Chris Czerapowicz at the 13:51 mark breaks a 12-0 run by Duke. Wildcats shooting an even 30 percent for the game.
An official timeout at the 11:10 mark of the second half. Duke leads 45-31. Duke's Ryan Kelly with 16 points to lead all scorers. He's made 3-of-4 attempts from 3-point range. De'Mon Brooks paces Davidson with six points and 11 rebounds.
Duke calls its second timeout at the 9:11 mark of the second half. Blue Devils are ahead 48-37.
Davidson cuts lead into single digits, but Blue Devils grow lead and keep it at double digits, 52-42, at an officials timeout with 6:24 left in the game.
Mason Plumlee picks up his fourth foul with 4:23 left in the game. Jake Cohen makes 2-of-2 free throws, but Duke continues to lead, 56-46.
Duke in foul trouble with just over three minutes left in game. Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry each with four fouls. However, Duke is ahead 61-46 after a 3-point play by Quinn Cook.
The Blue Devils big second half burst pushes them to their 13th victory of the season. Duke improves to 13-0 on the season, while Davidson falls to 7-6.
FINAL SCORE: DUKE 67, DAVIDSON 50
Duke: Ryan Kelly - 18 points, six rebounds; Quinn Cook - 15 points, three rebounds.
Davidson: Jake Cohen - 19 points, seven rebounds; De'Mon Brooks - eight points, 12 rebounds