Duke basketball vs. Louisville: Live Updates

Duke 44, Louisville 55, (11:31, second half): Seth Curry found his offense after halftime, opening up the second half with eight points in the first three minutes. But from then on it was all Louisville. Peyton Siva and company continued to traumatize the Blue Devils defensively while finding open driving lanes on the other end. Siva scored eight points this half as the Cardinals opened up an 11-point lead over the Blue Devils.

Duke 17, Louisville 19, (7:41, first half): Neither team could find the net after the media timeout, with both clubs missing from point blank-range on more than one occasion. Quinn Cook finally broke the drought by driving around the bigger Chane Behanan for an easy two. The Louisville press got the best of Duke for the first time tonight when the forced a 10-second violation on the Blue Devils. Six seconds after re-entering the game, Ryan Kelly was whistled for his third foul as Peyton Siva absorbed the contact to put in a layup. Rather than turn back to Josh Hairston, head coach Mike Krzyzewski opted to insert freshman Amile Jefferson.

Duke 13, Louisville 13, (10:31, first half): Mason Plumlee established himself defensively with a rejection against Gorgui Dieng. The Louisville-heavy crowd was then even further displeased when Dieng's block on Ryan Kelly was ruled a goaltending violation. Dieng didn't have to wait very long for his revenge, swatting a Rasheed Sulaimon layup attempt into the Cardinal cheerleaders. Duke took its first lead of the night on a pretty alley-oop pass from Sulaimon to Plumlee, but Kevin Ware immediately responded with a basket plus the foul on Ryan Kelly. Adding insult to injury, Kelly's two fouls forced him to the bench.

Duke 7, Louisville 9, (15:03, first half): Peyton Siva wasted no time breaking down the Duke defense and getting inside, then shuffling a quick pass to Chane Behanan for the slam. Siva then showed his patented pesky defense, blocking a Quinn Cook jumper and starting a fast break that ended in another Behanan two. Cook was subbed out for Tyler Thornton at the next whistle. Duke finally got on the board when Ryan Kelly found Mason Plumlee alone in the paint for a lay-in. Kelly finally broke out of his 0-for-17 3-point skid with a wide-open triple from the top of the key. Rasheed Sulaimon is off to a slow start, missing both of his first two attempts from beyond the arc.


Duke: G Quinn Cook, G Seth Curry, G Rasheed Sulaimon, F Ryan Kelly, F Mason Plumlee

Louisville: G Peyton Siva, G Russ Smith, F Wayne Blackshear, F Chane Behanan, C Gorgui Dieng

Some pregame notes:

  • Duke and Louisville are the two highest rated teams remaining in the tournament. The Cardinals were the overall No. 1 seed and the Blue Devils were the No. 6 overall team.
  • Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are meeting in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1992, when Duke defeated Pitino's Kentucky Wildcats on Christian Laettner's "The Shot."
  • Krzyzewski is 11-1 all-time in the Elite 8. A win today would match John Wooden for most Final Four appearances.


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