Seth Curry's Saturday against Santa Clara: Duke wins 90-77 | Sports | Indy Week
Sports
INDY Week's sports blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on | Add on  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Seth Curry's Saturday against Santa Clara: Duke wins 90-77

Posted by on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 1:23 PM

click to enlarge Duke's Seth Curry - FILE PHOTO BY AL DRAGO

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM—The biggest mistake that the Santa Clara Broncos men’s basketball team made Friday while prepping for their Saturday afternoon match against No. 1-ranked Duke? Practicing in the Dean Dome. (Hey, head coach Kerry Keating, if you want to curse your team, schedule a practice in your next opponent’s arch-rival’s gymnasium. That’s not how you win games.)

Aside from that, the 11-2 Broncos had a couple of things going for them. Broncos senior guard and all-time leading scorer Kevin “Microwave” Foster put up 29 points and Santa Clara’s big men were physical enough with Mason Plumlee to keep him at the foul line and keep him from making most continuation shots. With four minutes left in the first half, Santa Clara had a 45-41 lead over Duke. Then Seth Curry took over, the Blue Devils went on a 21-3 run and the Broncos keeled over.

Before Curry transferred to Duke he played at Liberty University, where he scored a career-high 35 points in a 2009 game against Virginia Military Institute. Today, he hit his Duke career high with 31 points on 12-for-18 shooting, and made four out of seven three-pointers. Throughout the game, Curry shot the ball with a deluxe touch and attacked the basket wisely, showing absolutely no signs of the shin injury that’s been plaguing him all season.

Next, an undefeated (12-0) Duke travels to Charlotte to play against Davidson on Jan. 2nd, where Curry will have less pressure to make up for an overwhelmed Mason Plumlee, but more pressure to perform in front of his home crowd. Check back here next week when I’ll be discussing the risks of Duke’s Plumlee dependency. For now, click here to check out the Duke/Santa Clara box score.

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Sports



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

what i gonna to do is to be my hero and be awesome, just like them, cannot change history and …

by heartnecklace on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

wwe is too violate, if some can fix it that will be okay.

by heartnecklace on Should North Carolina State try to suplex the WWE? (Sports)

I find myself not caring about any of this. Amazing how such a "strong, proud, powerful people" could lose the …

by 10yearwalk on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Gaffe-r is right...he f8cks up all the time. "A lot of success over the last 3 years"....less smoke blows out …

by DonGarbageBlows on Colin Clarke returns as head coach of Carolina RailHawks (Sports)

Comments

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

what i gonna to do is to be my hero and be awesome, just like them, cannot change history and …

by heartnecklace on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation