No. 1 Duke fends off Santa Clara

Updated: December 29, 2012

Seth Curry poured in 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, and No. 1 Duke stayed perfect with a hard-fought 90-77 victory over a game Santa Clara at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Mason Plumlee again filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 13 rebounds and five
assists, while Ryan Kelly added 10 points and 11 boards in the 101st straight
non-conference home win for the Blue Devils (12-0).

Kevin Foster paced Santa Clara (11-3) with 29 points, but it wasn’t enough for
the Broncos to post their first upset against a top-ranked opponent.

It was the fifth straight double-digit victory for Duke, though Saturday’s
game was hardly a blowout as the Broncos, winners of six straight coming in,
held a four-point lead early in the second half.