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Posted On: February 19, 2009 By: Cliff Comments: (one)
The Duke Blue Devils got back too the winning ways on Thursday night as they beat St. Johns by the score of 76-69. The Red Storm gave the Blue Devils all they could handle in the second half as they outscored the Devils by four points and had the lead down to five points with under 30 seconds to go. The seven point win snapped the two-game losing streak that the Blue Devils were on after losses to North Carolina and Boston College. Decent road win up in New York City where Duke usually does play pretty good.
Coack K used a different starting lineup in the game as he gave Elliot Williams a start. Williams played well in the first half as he scored nine points and finished the game with 11 points.
Also, Greg Paulus and Nolan Smith spent a lot of time on the bench tonight as Coack K played junior Jon Scheyer at the point guard position most of the game. Scheyer took control of the ball very nicely and kept the offense under control. I think Coack K was trying to get a point across to Paulus and Smith that they both need to control the ball better, defend better and also work on their shot selection.
As a team the Blue Devils were led by Gerald Henderson who scored 19 points. Following Henderson was Scheyer who added 18 points for the Blue Devils. The other two players that scored in double figures were Kyle Singler with 15 and Williams who we mentioned scored 11 earlier in the article. The only player to score off the bench was Miles Plumlee who had four points in the game.
One thing I didn’t care for during the game was having Bob Knight as an announcer. I feel he knows a lot about the game, however he drags his broadcasting on and on and talks way to much lol. Not as bad as Dicky V but bad enough that I wish someone else was announcing the game.
Duke will now have a big test on Sunday as they play Wake Forest once again. The game will be at Cameron Indoor Stadium and the Blue Devils will need to bring their A game if they want to beat the Deamon Deacons and pick up their second win in a row.
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