Men's College Basketball Roundup: Late layup lifts West Virginia to impressive win
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Mike Krzyzewski has been doing OK for himself as a college basketball coach.
He has more wins than any other Division I men's coach with 936. He has four national championships and he has led the U.S. national team to two gold medals.
Still, he doesn't take anything for granted, not even when his team is off to a 9-0 start for the 15th time under his direction.
"I couldn't expect to be 9-0," he said Saturday after the No. 2 Blue Devils beat Temple, 90-67, at the Izod Center. "I have dealt with unrealistic expectations since 1986. I deal with them every summer with the U.S. team. It's a good place to be. I'd rather have people expect something of you than not expect something good of you.
"We're a beatable team. We just haven't been beat yet. With our conference we'll be tested a lot."
Seth Curry scored 23 points and big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles as Duke prevailed in the matchup of unbeatens. Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
The Owls (6-1) got within 12 points twice late, the last at 72-60 with 6:38 left on a basket by Jake O'Brien. After a free throw by Plumlee, Curry scored the next seven points for Duke, the last a 3-pointer with 3:38 left that gave the Blue Devils their first 20-point lead, 80-60.
"Curry was great today," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "He stepped up and did what he had to do. When we were just sniffing to get back in it, he hit some tough shots. That's a fabulous team and a fabulous coach."
Plumlee finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Quinn Cook scored 14 and made three 3-pointers for Duke.
• Indiana 100, Central Connecticut State 69: Christian Watford scored 21 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 19 rebounds and No. 1 Indiana (9-0) routed visiting Central Connecticut State (4-4).
• Michigan 80, Arkansas 67: Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 12 points and matched a season high with 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan (9-0) beat Arkansas (4-4) at home.
• Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55: Deshaun Thomas had 18 points, including a 3-pointer in an 11-point run in the first half, to lead No. 7 Ohio State (6-1) past visiting Long Beach State (3-6).
• Kansas 90, Colorado 54: Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Kevin Young added 16 points and eight rebounds and No. 9 Kansas (7-1) rolled to a home victory against former Big 12 member Colorado (7-2).
• Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38: Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping No. 12 Missouri (8-1) overcome a sloppy first half en route to a victory against visiting Tennessee State (4-6).
• Michigan State 73, Loyola 61: Gary Harris scored 20 points and No. 19 Michigan State (8-2) broke away in the second half to beat Loyola of Chicago (6-3) at home.
• Oklahoma State 62, Missouri State 42: Markel Brown scored 15 points, Michael Cobbins and Le'Bryan Nash added 10 apiece and No. 23 Oklahoma State (7-1) beat visiting Missouri State (2-7).
• North Carolina State 80, Cleveland State 63: Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 25 North Carolina State (6-2) beat Cleveland State (6-3) in its annual return to Reynolds Coliseum.
• Robert Morris 66, Hampton 54: Coron Williams and Karvel Anderson each scored 12 points to lead Robert Morris to a win at Hampton (1-7). Lucky Jones had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals for the Colonials (6-4), who have won three in a row.
• Penn State 78, Army 70: D.J. Newbill scored 19 points and Jermaine Marshall added 16 as host Penn State (5-4) survived a second-half surge by Army (4-4).
• West Virginia 68, Virginia Tech 67: Juwan Staten, who missed 5 of 6 from the floor, sank a layup with five seconds left to hand West Virginia (4-3) a home victory against previously undefeated Virginia Tech (7-1).
First Published December 9, 2012 12:00 am