10th-ranked Duke cruises past BC
Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Josh McRoberts scored 16 points, grabbed 12
rebounds, and blocked five shots, as the 10th-ranked Duke Blue Devils
defeated the Boston College Eagles, 75-61.
DeMarcus Nelson scored 17 points and pulled down eight boards for Duke (18-3,
5-2 ACC) which has won five in a row. Jon Scheyer scored 11 points for the
Blue Devils, and Lance Thomas added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored 17 points and raked in eight boards for BC (14-6, 6-2),
which has lost two of three. Tyrese Rice scored 13 points, but shot only 5-
of-15 from the field, including 1-of-7 from behind the arc. Shamari Spears
added 12 points for the Eagles.
Thomas hit a layup in the first minute of the second half, opening up a 42-32
lead for Duke. The Blue Devils kept BC at bay for the rest of the game, and
the Eagles, though often pulling to within single digits, never got any closer
than five points.
A dunk by Tyrelle Blair brought the Eagles to within 63-57 with a little more
than five minutes left, but the Blue Devils closed BC out with a 12-4 stretch
to finish the game.
The ACC rivals were neck-and-neck throughout the first half, but the Blue
Devils pulled away with an 8-1 run to close. A Rice layup brought the Eagles
within 32-31 with 2:51 left in the half. Scheyer hit a jumper, though, and
Nelson hit three straight layups, including one with four seconds left, and
Duke took a 40-32 lead into the intermission.
Boston College shot 20-of-58 (34.5 percent) from the field, and 4-of-16 (25
percent) from behind the arc…Duke outrebounded the Eagles, 41-30…Duke’s
David McClure landed awkwardly after going for a rebound with six minutes left
in the game, and hyperextended his knee. McClure was helped off the court by
trainers, and did not return.