9:00 PM ET, February 10, 2010
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The shots kept clanging off the rim -- open look after open look -- yet Mike Krzyzewski repeatedly told his Duke players not to get frustrated. Eventually, he told them, the shots would fall.Once they did, the Blue Devils (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) grabbed control against their fiercest rival.Jon Scheyer scored 24 points and Duke pulled away in the final minutes to beat North Carolina 64-54 on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak in the series.
• Duke ended its three-game losing streak against North Carolina, winning for the second time in the teams' last eight meetings.
• Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler combined to score 43 of the Blue Devils' 64 points.
• The win secured the 26th 20-win season of Coach K's career. Only four coaches in history have more.
• North Carolina has lost four straight and seven of its last eight overall.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Keeping the Dribble
Early in the second half, Duke trailed 34-33 after getting poor production out of their Big 3 of Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer. However, those three -- led by Scheyer -- created offense in the final 16 minutes to help Duke pull away.
|1st 24 Min||Last 16 Min|
|Pts||0||16*||*11 by Jon Scheyer|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-69 (.319)||20-58 (.345)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-18 (.500)||5-19 (.263)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-18 (.611)||9-16 (.563)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|