Singler is back and leads Duke over Temple

Senior forward Kyle Singler had struggled the previous five games but he sure came out of the slump Wednesday night against Temple. Singler took the ball to the basket early in the game and got to the free throw line to get things going. When the final buzzer sounded, Kyle finished with a team high 28 points and six rebounds and Duke beat Temple 78-61.

Nolan Smith didn’t score over 25 but added 15 points and six rebounds to go along with four assists. It wasn’t Nolan’s average game but Kyle was there to pick things up on offense. That’s exactly what the team needs when Nolan isn’t shooting the ball to well.

I’d still like to see the Plumlee brothers be able to score from down low on the block. Throwing up a wild hook shot or traveling every other play does nothing. Control those feet and let’s see some moves from the brothers.

Up next is a road game Saturday night against Virginia Tech. Expect this to be a tough game and a loud crowd up at Va Tech. Game time is set for 9 pm so it’s a late one for everyone on the East coast.

- Cliff @justdukecom


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3 Responses to “Singler is back and leads Duke over Temple”

  1. John Pooler Says:

    Mason Plumlee’s contribution on the boards was great to watch, but all those travels and the brick he put up are worrisome. Surely the coaches have him working on it, or are they?

  2. John Johnston Says:

    Duke will not go very far in the NCAA tournament. They do not have a big man that can shoot. The Plumlee brothers are atheletic , they are decent rebounders but they have to learn how to put the ball in the basket.

  3. Basketball 360 Says:

    I don’t think Kyle Singler will be as good as he is in college. Mike Duneavy is a good comparison, both are good shooters but athletically gifted. I could see Kyle avering around 10-12 points at some point. But I think he may take a while to get going.

    Last year I thought Gordon Hayward of Butler was going to be a good player, and so far he has struggled.

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