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Curry carries No. 2 Duke in rout of Temple

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Duke went into its 11-day layoff with an emphatic victory.

Seth Curry led a balanced Blue Devils attack with 23 points and No. 2 Duke routed Temple, 90-67, in a battle of unbeatens.

Mason Plumlee tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds, Ryan Kelly chipped in 14 points and 10 boards, and Quinn Cook added 14 points for Duke (9-0), which is off until Dec. 19 when it welcomes Cornell to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Temple's leading scorer, Khalif Wyatt, was limited to just six points on 3- of-15 shooting for the Owls (6-1), who halted a nine-game losing streak in the series last season with a 78-73 triumph.

The Owls didn't attempt their first free throw until Jake O'Brien completed a three-point play with 8:49 to play in the contest.

Plumlee split a pair from the foul line and gave Duke a 22-12 lead with 10:30 to go in the opening half.

The Blue Devils led by double digits the rest of the way.

A Curry 3-pointer capped a 16-4 run, which made it 29-14 before Duke entered the break with a 46-32 edge.

Will Cummings' layup cut the deficit to 49-39 early in the second stanza, but the Blue Devils countered with a 12-2 spurt to increase the bulge to 61-41.

The margin swelled as high as 26 down the stretch.

Game Notes

Duke shot 47.5 percent (28-of-59) from the floor, while Temple finished 39.7 percent (29-of-73) from the field ... Quenton DeCosey had 13 points to lead the Owls.

12/08 17:39:06 ET

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