It didn't come easy as Florida State rallied furiously, after falling behind 30-13 in the first half, eventually taking the lead when Jason Rich drove through the Blue Devil defense for a lay-up to make it 55-54 with just 3:45 remaining.
Duke would answer back on the next possession when Kyle Singler connected on a three-pointer at the 3:30 mark to put Duke ahead 57-55. The Blue Devils hit eight consecutive free throws down the stretch as part of a 16-2 run to close out the scoring.
Scheyer's first half play broke open a tight game as the sophomore sixth man scored 10 points as part of a 16-0 run that turned a 14-13 advantage into a comfortable working margin.
Freshman Kyle Singler added 10 points and six rebounds for Duke, which overcame a dismal shooting night (43.9% FG) and an inability to take care of the ball (20 turnovers) thanks to stifling defense that held the Seminoles to just 35.5% shooting from the field, and a 44-32 rebounding advantage.