Dec. 4, 2013
Site: Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Score: #10 Duke 79, #22 Michigan 69
Records: U-M (5-3), Duke (7-2)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Dec. 7 - vs. Houston Baptist (Crisler Center), Noon (TV: BTN)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore guard Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) matched his career high with 24 points, and sophomore forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) posted a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, but the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 22 AP, No. 21 ESPN/USA Today) fell, 79-69, at Duke (No. 10 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) Tuesday night (Dec. 3) inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Michigan went down 32-22 at halftime after shooting 8-for-26 (31 percent) from the floor, while Duke shot 13-for-31 (42 percent) before the intermission.
With Michigan down 27-15, freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. (Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) made a three-point play to cut Duke's lead to nine with 1:21 left in the first half, before sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) connected with sophomore Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) for an alley-oop to get U-M within seven points. However, Duke went back up 10 going into halftime.
The Maize and Blue cut the deficit to six after Walton took the ball the length of the floor for a layup to make the score 34-28 three minutes in, before the Blue Devils scored three unanswered baskets, extending their lead to 12 with 15:02 left to play.
LeVert got U-M within six points again after a three-point play, but consecutive triples put Duke ahead 52-40 with eight minutes remaining.
LeVert and McGary were the only Wolverines to score in double figures, shooting 8-for-18 and 6-for-10 from the floor, respectively.
Michigan ended the game shooting 25-for-56 (45 percent) and went only 3-for-13 (23 percent) from beyond the arc, while Duke hit 28 of their 56 attempts (50 percent), going 8-for-23 (35 percent) from three.
Duke blocked three of Michigan's shots and forced 12 turnovers, while U-M had no blocks and forced seven turnovers. Meanwhile, U-M shot 16-for-19 (84 percent) from the charity stripe, and Duke hit 15-of-18 attempts (83 percent) from the line.
Quinn Cook scored 24, was a perfect 10-for-10 on free throws and dished out a game-high nine assists. Jabari Parker added 15 points and six rebounds for the Blue Devils, who controlled the lead the entire game.
Michigan comes back home to play Houston Baptist on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 7), with tipoff scheduled for noon. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Tickets are still available.
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