Saturday, April 3, 2010

Devils ride 3-pointers to halftime lead

INDIANAPOLIS - Outstanding 3-point shooting by Duke's three-man scoring tandem of Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer helped the Blue Devils build a 39-31 halftime lead over West Virginia on Saturday night in the NCAA semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Smith made three 3-pointers and Singler and Scheyer added two apiece as West Virginia virtually abandoned its 1-3-1 zone defense and played man-to-man. Overall, Duke shot 7-for-14 from 3-point range.

Singler, who shot 0-for-10 from the field in Duke's win over Baylor in the regional final, was 6-for-12 from the field with 14 points in the first half. Smith scored 11 in the first half but was called for his third foul late in the half.

Scheyer scored eight points, and Brian Zoubek contributed seven rebounds and three assists.

Devin Ebanks scored nine points to lead West Virginia.

-- Ken Tysiac


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of low class Duke fans chanting as a WVU player is down. There was no need for that. Absolutely no class!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Duke fans are no better than Philly fans who chant when a player goes down. No class.

Jeremy said...

Shut up. No one was chanting. Quit your griping! Duke had this one in the bag from the get go. Go Duke!!!

Anonymous said...

Duke fans were chanting the name of the player, showing respect to him. That's actually being classy, not being classless. You whining tarheels wouldn't know class if it smacked you across you sorry faces. Get back to throwing Presbyterian fans out for yelling during free throws.

Anonymous said...

You idiots...Duke fans were chanting his name. A show of respect.

This isn't U of Maryland. Duke has class.

Anonymous said...

The Duke fans were chanting "its all over".

The WV fans were chanting Butler's name.
Get it right Jeremy.

LDUTheCoach said...

Finally after 62 games, Cinderella stories and buzzer beating heroics we finally have our final set.. and who in their right mind had Duke vs Butler… man Butler is such a great story but they definitely have their hands full (not that they haven’t done it before).

This game is a toss-up though the way Butler is playing and if you want a in depth preview and prediction go to: http://www.lionsdenu.com/march-madness-2010-national-championship-preview-prediction-vs-butler/ … I really hope Butler can do it, but its going to be SOOO tough.

Singler, Scheyer and Smith are so good, they score so many points in Dukes victory.. at one point they had 57 of the Blue Devils 69 points.. Insane, I can’t wait for the madness to begin Monday night but I am not looking forward to it ending… best tourney EVER!