No. 1 Duke Turns Back Santa Clara, Stays Unbeaten


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Lance King/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) — The Duke Blue Devils got more than they bargained for from the Santa Clara Broncos, but still managed to come away with a victory.

Seth Curry scored 31 points, Mason Plumlee added 22 and Duke beat Santa Clara 90-77 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday to stay undefeated.

“We’re going to keep playing teams where our game is their season,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “That’s something that most people never, ever compete against, where you’re always competing against somebody’s best. . At Duke, a lot of teams have free money against us because the story is not us winning — the story is us losing, and that’s the way it’s been for 25 years.”

Kevin Foster paced the way for Santa Clara (11-3) with 29 points, but the Broncos could not keep up with Duke in the second half. 

Duke won their 101st straight non-conference home game.

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