Paradise Island, Bahamas (Sports Network) - Mason Plumlee led a balanced
attack with 16 points, as No. 5 Duke upended second-ranked Louisville, 76-71,
in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Saturday night's game marked the first time Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski
matched up against Rick Pitino since 1992. Pitino's only time facing the Blue
Devils was when his Kentucky squad fell 104-103 in overtime in the 1992 East
Region Championship game in Philadelphia on the dramatic game-winning shot
from Christian Laettner.
Quinn Cook totaled 15 points, while Rasheed Sulaimon, Seth Curry and Ryan
Kelly all scored 14 for the Blue Devils (6-0), who went 23-of-27 from the foul
line, but just 5-of-20 from beyond the arc.
The Blue Devils have won 23 consecutive regular-season tournament games,
dating back to the title game of the 2006 CBE Classic.
Peyton Siva had 19 points and six steals, while Russ Smith added 17 points for
the Cardinals (5-1), who battled back from a double-digit deficit in the
second half and grabbed the lead.
Curry's 3-pointer with 4 1/2 minutes left gave the Blue Devils a 64-61 edge,
and Duke remained in front the rest of the way.
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