Fifth-Ranked Duke Rolls Past Minnesota

  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) scores as Minnesota's Andre Hollins (1) and Elliott Eliason (55) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Duke guard Quinn Cook (2) drives to the basket as Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. (33) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Paradise Island, Bahamas — Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career-high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke’s starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils’ points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota yesterday in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Plumlee was coming off a career-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field, 10 of 11 from the free throw line and had nine rebounds in the Blue Devils’ previous game, an 88-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast.

Sophomore point guard Quinn Cook had a career-high 17 points for the Blue Devils who extended their regular-season tournament winning streak to 21 games.

No. 13 Missouri 78 Stanford 70

Paradise Island, Bahamas — Laurence Bowers scored 19 points, as usual most were in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as Missouri beat Stanford in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Bowers, who had 13 points in the second half yesterday, has scored more points after halftime in every game this season for the Tigers (4-0).

Women

No. 2 UConn 95
Wake Forest 34

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — Breanna Stewart scored 20 points while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck each had 16 to help Connecticut rout Wake Forest in the opening game of the Paradise Jam.

UConn (3-0) dominated from the start, scoring the game’s first 12 points and carrying a 45-12 lead into halftime.

The Huskies held the Demon Deacons to just four field goals in the first 20 minutes. It took 7 minutes for Wake Forest to hit its first basket and the Demon Deacons missed their last 15 shots from the field in the first half.

While Wake Forest couldn’t make a basket, UConn was hitting almost everything. Stefanie Dolson made her first career 3-pointer in the first half and finished with 11 points. The Huskies finished the game shooting 69 percent from the field.

Wake Forest (2-2) made just 22 percent.