Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 17

Jan. 17, 2010

Plumlee Leads No. 8 Duke Past Wake Forest, 90-70

DURHAM, N.C. - Miles Plumlee had career highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds, younger brother Mason Plumlee added 11 points and No. 8 Duke pulled away to beat Wake Forest 90-70 on Sunday night.

Kyle Singler added 21 points and 15 rebounds and Nolan Smith had 20 points for the Blue Devils (15-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They overcame a defense determined to stop leading scorer Jon Scheyer, broke the game open with 13 straight points midway through the second half and rolled to their 13th straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (12-4, 2-2), who lost their 12th straight at Cameron and haven't won here since 1997, when Tim Duncan was still in school.

It was the first time both Plumlees scored in double figures in the same game for the Blue Devils, who have won nine of 10. They remained perfect at home and 10 of their 11 victories here have come by at least 20 points.

Chas McFarland added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Wake Forest, which rallied from 12 points down early in the second half with a 17-5 run and tied it at 55 on Aminu's dunk with 14:07 left.

Singler hit a 3-pointer 7 seconds later and Scheyer followed that with a three-point play. Then came the sequence that put Duke squarely in charge: Mason Plumlee soared in for a dunk and Wake Forest's Ishmael Smith collided with him in mid-air, knocking the Blue Devils' freshman to the floor. Official Ray Natili called it an intentional foul, despite the Demon Deacons' protests.