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Mason Plumlee added 10 points and 14 boards for the Blue Devils (12-1), who
have won five consecutive games since losing at Ohio State on November 29.
They play at Temple on Wednesday before opening their ACC schedule Saturday
against Georgia Tech.
"We started the last game well, but really not as well as we could have,"
Kelly said. "We had more opportunities when we look back, but tonight we
really jumped out of the gates and were ready to play."
Zack Rosen had 11 points to pace the Quakers (6-8), who were coming off
Thursday's five-point loss at Davidson.
Duke controlled the game from the start, opening with a 14-2 run. Seth Curry
drained a jumper and a three before Plumlee ended the burst with a dunk.
"I just think that they imposed their will," Penn coach Jerome Allen said. "We
didn't come out with the same intensity, the same level of enthusiasm and
The Blue Devils led comfortably for the rest of the half, which they ended
with six consecutive points. Plumlee's dunk in the closing seconds gave Duke a
44-26 lead at the break, and the hosts cruised over the final 20 minutes. The
Blue Devils made half their shots and held Penn to 31 percent.
Duke owns a 10-6 series lead over Penn...The Blue Devils got 15 points from
Curry...Miles Cartwright scored 10 points for Penn...Duke extended its NCAA-
leading home court win streak to 43 games which is the second longest streak
in school history. The school record is 46 straight home wins from Jan. 13,
1997 to Feb. 9, 2000. The Blue Devils have now won 93 consecutive non-
conference home games in Cameron Indoor Stadium.