Kelly enjoys a memorable return

After missing 13 games, he scores a career-high 36 points to lead Duke past Miami

Originally Published: March 2, 2013
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly 30 minutes prior to tipoff of No. 3 Duke's 79-76 victory over No. 5 Miami on Saturday, Ryan Kelly galloped onto the Cameron Indoor floor with his teammates.

As the layup line commenced and the cheers enveloped the arena, Amile Jefferson slapped Kelly's chest and yelled, "Let's go!"

Kelly only nodded.

That stoic pregame demeanor contained the anxious persona of a man who could no longer sit on the sideline. He hadn't played in nearly two months.

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