Duke Pulls Away From FSU, 70-57

Florida State rallied from a 17 point deficit to take a one point lead with four minutes remaining, but Duke stormed back to take control of the game down the stretch to move to 2-0 on the season.

Building big leads only to watch them evaporate at the hands of the Seminoles isn't anything new for Duke. Just a season ago the Blue Devils held a 17 point advantage at home to Florida State only to fall by one. On Wednesday another 17 point lead evaporated, but this time Duke was able to answer the call to win 70-57. Jon Scheyer scored a game high 21 points while Gerald Henderson added 11 points and eight rebounds to lead Duke to a second consecutive conference victory, and the team's first true road victory of the season.

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.

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