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|Thursday, 22 November 2012 18:31|
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke's starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils' points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota on Thursday in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.|
Sophomore point guard Quinn Cook had a career-high 17 points for the Blue Devils who extended their regular-season tournament winning streak to 21 games, a run that stretches to the championship game of the 2006 CBE Classic.
Duke (4-0) will face VCU in Friday's semifinals.
Rodney Williams had 16 points for the Golden Gophers (4-1), who just couldn't cut into the Blue Devils' lead in the second half.
VCU 78, NO. 19 MEMPHIS 65
Treveon Graham scored 26 points and Rob Brandenberg added 15, including two late 3-pointers, and VCU beat No. 19 Memphis in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The Rams used their frenetic style of play to take a 16-point lead in the first half only to see the Tigers pull to 63-61 with 4:05 to play. VCU then went on an 11-0 run with all the points scored by Graham and Brandenberg.
VCU ( 3-1) will meet No. 5 Duke in Friday's semifinals.
Adonis Thomas had 19 points for the Tigers (2-1), who committed 22 turnovers that the Rams turned into 33 points.
NO. 13 MISSOURI 78, STANFORD 70
Laurence Bowers scored 19 points, as usual most were in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 13 Missouri beat Stanford in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday.
Bowers, who had 13 points in the second half, has scored more points after halftime in every game this season for the Tigers (4-0).
Missouri will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 2 Louisville and Northern Iowa in Friday's semifinals.
Chasson Randle had 22 points for the Cardinal (3-2).
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