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Curry, Plumlee named Wooden Award finalists

Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee were officially announced as Wooden Award finalists, surviving the cut as the list was trimmed down to 25 contenders.

Duke is one of only three schools with two players still on the list, joining Kansas (Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore) and Missouri (Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers). Curry and Plumlee also make up two of the three ACC candidates remaining, as only Virginia Tech's Erick Greene was named a finalist outside of the Blue Devil duo.

Two of Duke's opponents also have players named finalists, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas and Louisville's Russ Smith.

Plumlee is widely considered the favorite for the award today, thanks to his lofty averages of 17.7 points and 11.4 rebounds.

Curry has provided a scoring punch for the Blue Devils, averaging a Duke career-best 16.0 points per game. Curry set a career high in scoring when he had 31 against Santa Clara in December.


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