No. 1 Duke tops Davidson 67-50 to remain unbeaten

No. 1 Duke tops Davidson 67-50 to remain unbeaten
January 2, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Duke's Mason Plumlee, left, and Davidson's Jake Cohen, right, wrestle for control of a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ryan Kelly scored 18 points to help No. 1 Duke remain unbeaten with a 67-50 victory over Davidson on Wednesday night.

Quinn Cook scored 15 points and Mason Plumlee scored eight of his 10 in the second half for the Blue Devils (13-0), who are one of only four undefeated teams remaining in Division I.

The game was tied 29-all at halftime before Duke opened the second half with a 12-0 run. The Blue Devils, who led by as many as 19 in the second half, heated up from 3-point range after the break, going 3 for 4 in the early minutes of the period.

Jake Cohen led Davidson (7-6) with 19 points and eight rebounds despite battling through early foul trouble, and De'Mon Brooks added eight points and 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' 24th straight loss to Duke.

This was the final tuneup for both teams before opening conference play Saturday night. Duke hosts Wake Forest, while Davidson hosts UNC-Greensboro.

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