Plumlee leads No. 5 Duke past Wake Forest 75-70

Plumlee leads No. 5 Duke past Wake Forest 75-70
January 30, 2013, 10:36 pm
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Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) dunks as Wake Forest's Devin Thomas (2) and Travis McKie (30) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points and No. 5 Duke held off Wake Forest 75-70 on Wednesday night.

Seth Curry added 21 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minutes for the Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They shot nearly 52 percent - despite going just 2-for-14 from 3-point range - and got a huge night from their senior big man to earn their first road victory of the season.

Freshman Devin Thomas had 15 points for the Demon Deacons (10-10, 3-5), who were denied their second upset of a nationally ranked state rival in eight nights.

C.J. Harris and Travis McKie added 14 points each for Wake Forest, which led 66-65 on Tyler Cavanaugh's three-point play with 4:02 left.